Friday, May 4, 2012

5 Liberal Celebrities Recently Burned By The Obama Administration

Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP
Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Five in one week...

You've probably heard about a couple of the run-ins the following celebrities experienced. It's not just the ire of celebrities that catches media attention, but the fact that it's liberal celebrities angry at Obama, and quite a few of them recently.

Yeah, yeah, celebrities schmelebrities – but what is it about the Administration that has liberal celebrities so outspoken about the country's head they once wholeheartedly supported?

And how is this "public servant" handling it?

John Cusack & Imperialism

Last Tuesday, a sad, disillusioned John Cusack implied that Obama has crossed the Rubicon. He was actually talking about his new film The Raven on CBS's Good Morning when casually asked about the race.

That's when Cusack candidly expressed his disappointment.

From The Daily Caller:
'I don’t think the executive branch — I think that they’ve kind of continued that imperial presidency of the Bush administration with these claims to executive privilege,' Cusack concluded. 'I thought that speech about the assassination of American citizens, you know, in the name of [the War on] Terror was, I thought, very, very troubling.'

He goes on to explain that it goes beyond "left or right" and practically describes himself as a civil libertarian.

Even with those signature puppy dog eyes, Cusack's countenance cast a deeper sadness and disappointment for his and his loved ones' futures.

Jon Lovitz & Taxes

SNL alum Jon Lovitz wasn't acting! when he called Obama a “----ing a-hole...for saying the rich don't pay their taxes.” He and Kevin Smith co-host a show called “The ABC's of SNL.”

From Huffington Post:
This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don't pay their taxes is f*cking bullsh*t. And I voted for the guy, and I'm a Democrat. What a f*cking a**hole. The rich don't pay their taxes? Let me tell you something, right. First they say to you, you're dead broke, 'the United States of America, you can do anything you want, go for it.' So then you go for it and then you make it, and everyone's like 'f*ck you.'
If I make a dollar and out of every dollar I'm taxed at 50, half, at 50 cents, I have to give, isn't that like enough?' asked Lovitz. He continued, 'It's half. HALF?!'
You can listen to the show here for free, but the quotes sum up his feelings about Obama's alleged plan to further tax the rich.

Speaking of banking on taxing the rich to save the economy, Tony Robbins has created a staggering video of how not only will that plan not keep the country afloat for a year, but it will never even chisel a portion of the national debt of over $15 trillion.

Susan Sarandon & Privacy

Susan Sarandon is probably known more for her outspoken liberal activism than her film credits. So doesn't it surprise you that she, of all people, would be barred from entering the White House under Obama's watch? Or should it even?

After exercising a FOIA request she also had to find out her phone had been tapped. So why was she wired and denied security clearance?

Sarandon herself hasn't added much reaction except a little confusion, and the government is keeping very quiet about its reasons for flagging her. A couple of attorneys vaguely speculated that she is "extremist" and Obama doesn't want to shake hands with that before election time.

One article cited controversies over Sarandon referring to Pope Benedict as a "Nazi," calling for troops to come home, and for supporting Occupy Wall Street. This clearly makes her a threat to national security. One of the attorneys, Michael Wilde, said "But, wire taps do not necessarily have to be indicative of someone that is a serious security threat, especially in the Patriot Act era." So commonplace and accepted now. Don't you feel heard?

It would appear that Obama abandons his former liberal support when it suits his election goals. And he is not giving up oversea wars anytime soon.

Matt Damon & Leadership

Bourne Identity star Matt Damon got ballsy when he said that Obama didn't have any “balls.”

Elle Magazine recounted Damon's comments last year that Obama "'misinterpreted his mandate' by rolling over to banks and extending Bush-era tax cuts." Along with referencing Occupy Wall Street's need for a leader, he said:
I’ve talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots level. One of them said to me, ‘Never again. I will never be fooled again by a politician,’  -- You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better.
Obama retorted:
I've even let down my key core constituency: movie stars. Just the other day, Matt Damon – I love Matt Damon, love the guy – Matt Damon said he was disappointed in my performance. Well, Matt, I just saw The Adjustment Bureau, so right back atcha, buddy.
Laugh-In While Rome Burns - The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner 

Perhaps the hardest bite to swallow at last Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner were Obama's flippant jokes about grave subjects, complete with a high-five to wingman Jimmy Kimmel.

Some of the comic cover-up included comments about: continuing the precedents of Bush, the GSA scandal, winking as he mentioned his birthplace, leaving his mic on while saying negative things in the bathroom - most likely referencing when he left his mic on while telling Russian president that he'd have more freedom after his second term, Don't Ask Don't Tell, Congress' laziness, and having a secret agenda for right-wing conspiracy theorists which was mainly jokes about waging war on Christmas and re-passing health care reform.

Obama's reaction to Kimmel's Ron Paul jab - Yahoo Vid
Both he and Kimmel made plentiful light of the recent indiscretions of Secret Service agents in South America. Kimmel worked in jabs at Occupy efforts, North Korea, marijuana crackdowns, and one about Obama not sticking to his guns, but he could just ask Eric Holder for some. Obama repeatedly mentioned what he would do in his second term - is he only jesting? It wouldn't be the first reference.

The President worked in a backhanded congratulations to Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington for her Pulitzer prize, saying "You deserve it Arianna. There is no one else out there linking to the kinds of hard hitting journalism that HufPo is linking to every single day...and you don’t pay them. It’s a great business model." She actually laughed about it, but found his exploitation of Bin Laden's assassination for his campaign "despicable."

So, who cares? Well, it could be an indication that even those who previously felt insulated within the soft embrace and slick veneer of the Hollywood celebrity lifestyle are coming unhinged.  And perhaps what has them even more frustrated is that their liberal sympathy is a love increasingly unrequited.

An unapologetic Barack Obama seems to be talking out of turn as he brazenly disregards their tantrums like his snap back at Damon, careless jokes at the WHCD, or how he continues to try to get America to laugh along with him. The above and countless other citizens have justifiable, serious concerns like the true identity of our leader, provoked tensions in the Middle East, dying soldiers, police brutality on peaceful protesters, drone murders overseas and drones here in the states, assassination of Americans under NDAA, and Executive Orders seizing full control during peace time -- just to name a few. Understandably, the WHCD is a roast -- but are these issues that easy to place in a comical context?

But he does; he thinks jokes about killing Disney's Jonas Brothers with predator drones are funny:

That was at the WHCD two years ago, and the Jonas brothers were perturbed by the reference. Obama needs to work on the material -- maybe some sensitivity training?

Do you notice more liberals becoming disillusioned and feeling betrayed? This article, written from a socialist-leaning viewpoint, finds that liberals' defense of Obama can't withstand scrutiny -- especially of broken promises, saying Obama is "Bush’s spiritual successor on practically all the issues we care about."

So, what does it mean?  Is this a good sign that the system is turning inward on itself, showing signs of breaking solidarity and a liberal awakening to deception?  Or is it all for show, as the left-right step continues its perennial march?  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Anonymous said...

I couldn't have said it better. He stole my vote in '08 and has done nothing of substance to earn it in '12. I'll never vote for a republican (especially Romney), but I will not vote for Obama this year. Maybe I'll write in my vote for Matt Damon, John Cusack or even Jesse Ventura. Barack Obama fooled me once. Never again!

BT said...

More and more, the American public is seeing our way out of the Socialism/Marxism takeover is Dr. Ron Paul !!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

anybody who can't see a way out, hasn't been paying attention to Ron Paul.

What's not to love... End the Wars, End the Fed, End personal income tax...End big government.

if you're rolling your eyes then maybe, just maybe you want change but without real change.

Ron Paul isn't going to throw granny under the bus. He's been grilled on this subject many times and he's been consistent in his response.

The only drastic change is ending the wars and removing bloated government departments...right off the bat.

The Fed will be audited but not ended right way...rather new competing currencies like silver will be introduced.

And that's about all he can do alone, everything else he needs to build a coalition with politicians who will be, we assume, representing the best interests of their constituents.


Anonymous said...

I have a simple cure for the soetoro/obama problem. Dr. Ron Paul.

Anonymous said...

Considering that it's already been decided that Obama will win, this why the Republicans are so hot to run Romney, to ensure Obama wins. Liberals will vote for Obama just to keep Romney out.

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul-Take Back America!

Anonymous said...

The Republican establishment, representing the military/security complex, will not allow Paul to win.

They will cheat to beat him.

And if he did win and became President, he would be assassinated by those who profit from imperialism and war.

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul or None At All.

PJ London said...

Hey BT,
You are using the wrong labels. You do not have a Socialist/Marxist takeover.
"Fascism promotes political violence and war, as forms of direct action that create national regeneration, spirit and vitality. Fascists commonly utilize paramilitary organizations for violence against opponents or to overthrow a political system. Fascism opposes multiple ideologies: conservatism, liberalism, and two major forms of socialism—communism and social democracy. To achieve its goals, the fascist state purges forces, ideas, people, and systems deemed to be the cause of decadence and degeneration."

Re the new Executive Orders :
"Fascists advocate a state-directed, regulated economy that is dedicated to the nation; the use and primacy of regulated private property and private enterprise contingent upon service to the nation, the use of state enterprise where private enterprise is failing or is inefficient, and autarky. It supports criminalization of strikes by employees and lockouts by employers because it deems these acts as prejudicial to the national community."

If you substitute "Military - Industrial Complex (MIC)" for "the State", and recognise the power of AIPAC as a tool of the MIC beneficiaries, you will see the real power system behind the throne.
Sun Tzu (Art of War)
"So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.

Paul Panza said...

Not to be fooled again means voting for a 100% Native American Indian. If it wears a tie and has short hair it's a lie!!

Anonymous said...

For crying out loud, its 2012..

Don't you know, by now, the entire election process is as rigged as the stock market, is as honest as a federal reserve dollar bill, is as trustworthy as the irs, is as sincere as the main stream media, and is as reliable as Congress.

we are constantly fed lies, lies, lies, lies

Obama was a fraud from day one.
The people who believed his mythology were chumps.

at every election cycle we are asked to choose between sock puppet A (republican) and sock puppet B (democrat). Neither one represents the American people. Both are bought and sold. Both would lie, cheat, steal and sell their grandmother to get that golden ticket to be in the white house.

George Bush gave trillions of dollars to the Banks.
Barak Obama gave trillions of dollars to the Banks.
Based on that little factoid I would say the Banks (bank owners) are in charge.
Heck we should vote for them.

the US needs Americans who can think.
Not just robots for Part A, Party B, or the Party's Over.

Wake up, Stand Up and Fight the sleaze balls who have stolen our nation.

this is not about politics
this is about justice

Anonymous said...

Also, many Jewish liberal celebrities feel deeply betrayed that Obama hasn't removed Iran as a threat to Israel's control of the oil belt.
Cusack is obviously a deeply committed Zionist, if his movies are any indication. Kimmel and Lovitz don't object to the wars, just gripe about money.
Loyalty to The Tribe is very important in Hollywood.

Anonymous said...

Fools! Voting for Ron Paul is like putting a chicken amoungest a cage of foxes. If ron Paul does get elected,the senate/congress is an overflowing cess pool of hacks. If you think Ron will come in as a white knight and clean things up---U dreamers. If he does means one thing--the President position is a DICTATOR

Drutch said...

@Paul Panza - Seriously? You are a genius . Do you have any idea how many of us "Native Americans" have short hair and wear ties?...Though I do agree that the european culture values are not the best, but don't be a racist a-hole.

Franz said...

What we're facing here in American in 2012 is similar to what Americans were facing in 1772, which led to the War of Independence. Although the real life realities of being overtaxed and commerce being monopolized by the Rothschilds were the outer reasons, the inner reasons were that the memory of spiritual wickedness in high places was still very fresh in the minds of the American colonists from the oppression they and several generations before them had suffered at the hands of Luciferians posing as church leaders. This is the real crux of the matter today. It is a matter of clearing the demons in ourselves first then more largely in our communities that are now fully corrupted, from the County and City levels on up to the White House.

citizen ron says you need to f*cking wake up said...

i'm amazed, but not surprised, that many of you posting here are supporting ron paul. are you out of your minds? do you have some sort of mental flaw that causes you to not see what's happening here?

insanity is doing the same thing over and over, getting the same results, and yet you expect something different. this is best exemplified by VOTING.

voting will NOT bring about what it is that you're seeking: change. REAL change. that's because real change comes from within. you want real change? look in the mirror. THAT'S where you start: WITH YOURSELF. voting for a new corporate leader gets you more of the same that we've seen the past 40 years.

to hell with celebrities, who gives a shit what they think? not i. to hell with politicians, we already know which side they're on (not ours). they can take their inbred party and shove it (which they'll likely enjoy).

you can't take back what was never yours to begin with. they've got you right where they want you: confused and looking for a corner in a round room. you ain't gonna find it, cousin. stop wasting your time and money.

ALL POLITICIANS ARE LIARS and all they're looking for is re-election (or 'selection', depending). all they want is power. ron paul in the white house isn't going to save or change anything or anyone.

time to wake up, humans. wake up.

preacher said...

"Remember When The Country Rallied Around You In Hope Of A Better Tomorrow? That Was HILARIOUS!"

(Jimmy Kimmel at the Correspondents' Association Dinner)

Anonymous said...

^Agreed, mostly.

Real change is opting out of government programs, saying no to government schools and healthcare even when it's "free". The reciprocation of favors implicit from accepting government favors is the real problem. As the cancer spreads and more and more of us just "need our fair share" then the thought of voting for an idealist becomes more and more intangible. Real change is saying no to government help.

Anonymous said...

Making 'light' of truly diseased situations is a means of suggesting those who are outraged are less than informed and not worth serious consideration. This has become a normal political ploy used by both sides to shun responsibility for their words and actions. Obama is a puppet for the global elite, dancing as fast as he can as they pull on his strings.

Anonymous said...

The world's tiniest violin is playing Misty for the poor dears. They can always smoke another joint and burn another American flag and shut up and pay up for the great socialist utopian leap forward that comrade dear leader has promised.

Anonymous said...

wow....sounds like more than few ACTIVIST POST readers are demoralized cowards without imagination.
you're free (no pun intended) to sit this one out boys.

what's that old saying?
"Never Send a Boy to Do a Man's Job"

Ron Paul 2012

Anonymous said...

They're suprised obama threw them under the bus,where have they been?

Beatriz said...

Wow.. Standing ovation for you. We are few but I'm always happy to find a fellow citizen who is really awake to the mechanism of the system.

Anonymous said...

Well, these 5 are almost "there" - to the point of realization that the real core problems have little to do with who sits in the White House;

Be it Obama, Bushes, Clintons, Reagan, Carter, Nixon, ... back to (at least) W. Wilson, all are merely following orders from the real powers ...

Anonymous said...

I am with you guys , Ron Paul has my vote!

Anonymous said...

Ron Kall who runs announced last week that he intends to change his registration from Democrat to independent and is looking to do so in a mass coordinated move.

Anonymous said...

as long as the fed is not regulated and answers to nobody the wealthy bankers will run the show.

Anonymous said...

The answer is NOT Dr. Paul, though I really like him and would like him to win the republican nomination. The answer is Governor Gary Johnson. He is what America not only wants, but needs. He has a proven track record. I'd check him out if I were you. I have already checked him out and agree with 90% of his positions. If you like Ron Paul, you will LOVE Gary Johnson.

Anonymous said...

The Paulbots and LOLbertarians are as batshitcrazy as Obummer and Mittens.

There is no solution, anywhere.

Why? Mass society is always an abject failure, because it ignores the evolutionary neurological limitations* with which humans evolved.
* Dunbar, R.I.M. (June 1992). "Neocortex size as a constraint on group size in primates". Journal of Human Evolution 22 (6): 469–493.

Emily said...

Whatever answers that are to be had will not be found within this system or those who work within it. The control and manipulation of this system from which all politicians must operate is so deeply corrupted and fractured there's nothing anyone can do to make it 'better'; improving upon this system is simply not possible because the real 'power behind the throne' will not allow for it; they are determined on maintaining the status quo. As well intentioned as some of these politicians may be, like Dr. Paul imo, in the end they will all be ineffectual.

If we want to establish real, lasting solutions, we must look OUTSIDE of the system that's been created for us and create something new for ourselves as a community of shared interests... Take Greece as a small, recent example.

There was a time when I believed in politics and our supposed Democratic Republic, but no longer - all those things are illusions. They are merely tools used by those who place profit before all else to placate the masses into believing that they have true freedom when they don't.

Part of what helped to open my mind concerning the actual nature of the world we live in came after I read this book:

This is the documentary related to the books contents:

What is that saying? Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see. The truth is stranger than fiction, folks.

God Bless.

Anonymous said...

The country as we knew it is lost. The game is rigged, but not enough people believe that to make a change. Back when the factories were running and the unions allowed for a bit of parity with the ruling class, things were better for the common guy. The type of guy who built this country and took an interest in what was going on. But that has departed with family farms, NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT, etc. Corporations run everything through a group of billionaires. And they've put the most unethical people in places of power or near it, and protected themselves with well-paid mad dogs who believe in every man for himself. Their loyalty will be betrayed once the elite is done with them. The Lord will deal with them all once he is ready.

Anonymous said...

America has been a problem for a long time due to those in Washington looking out more for themselves than the people who elect them. Now all of a sudden everybody is missed off because Obama cannot single-handedly CHANGE the system. It was crazy for people in this country to think the first black/bi-racial guy elected to POTUS should be able to walk on water. Where was the ongoing outrage when Bush/Cheney were doing damage for 8 years?

Double standards and extremely high expectations are part of the problem.Obama is doing what all presidents of the U.S. have done. We can at least credit Obama's presidency for helping to reinvigorate activism. People are waking up to the fact that WE THE PEOPLE have to stay alert and make demands on public officials, regardless of who's in office.

Those who suggest anybody but Obama are fooling themselves -- none of the celebrities people mentioned are worth voting for to the highest office. What really makes any of you think Matt Damon or others won't face the same pressures and issues, and have to compromise, as so many presidents have done.

Obama is far from perfect, but I cannot think of any previous U.S. president who was perfect. Our country's problems didn't just take root under the Obama Administration. At least Obama has tried to make some changes helpful to the masses (jobs proposal, health care reform and other measures). Where is the public outrage over the Republicans who are blocking progress because they personally want to see Obama fail -- and will hold the country hostage with high unemployment and extreme income inequality)?

Anonymous said...

Well B. You and your just as mentally challenged half brother George "childrens learn" Bush said, "Fool me once, shame on you, (pause...........) fool me...(realized his error) you can't get fooled again". For the first time in history, baby bush is right. Never again Barry, never again.

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