ROSEMARY BEACH — Leftists have always controlled the media, particularly the movie industry.
With all our problems of joblessness, dropping incomes, slow economic growth, Syria, rising healthcare costs and over-regulation under Obama, what is on the minds of Change.org? They petition the president to denounce the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman. This is the same site that leaned on the president to demand the prosecution of George Zimmerman when local authorities rightfully said that there was no case.
Somehow leftists think it is the role of their president to act outside the purview of the federal government. These are the same type of people who call 911 demanding police action because they got eleven chicken McNuggets in their McDonald’s 12-piece meal.
In hopes of quelling the gassing of Syrian citizens, perhaps Obama can intervene like he did in the GM bankruptcy and offer the Batman villain role to Syria’s evil President Assad. I am all for stopping genocide, but what do we know about Assad’s acting chops? Yes, he has some community theater experience, but is it worth putting the whole Batman franchise at risk just to save thousands of lives? These are the questions Obama’s people want him to weigh in on.
These vapid, LA limousine-liberals do not grasp issues like Syria. Some might say, “Cool look at that, Damascus provides its citizens with free government paid chemical peels.”
This administration gave bona fide liberal producer Kathryn Bigelow and the daughter of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, both Obama campaign donors, special government access — and essentially the bin Laden killing movie rights on a silver platter. Bigelow's “Zero Dark Thirty” was a big money-maker and made Obama look good.
The left makes movies with huge tax credits lavished upon them by our government while they spew their “Pay Your Fair Share” rhetoric at the rest of us.
Now comes Hollywood’s puff piece movie on Hillary Clinton. This flick is scheduled for release before the 2016 election in order to make Hillary look good. It will be so flattering that the Federal Elections Commission should consider it a campaign donation.
Gorgeous women, including Scarlett Johansson, Diane Lane and Reese Witherspoon, were under consideration for the Hillary Clinton role. The casting list had so many hotties that Bill Clinton asked to play himself.
My guess is that Reese Witherspoon has the edge. Reese made a compelling video earlier this year when she auditioned for the role on an Atlanta road. She went off on the policeman who pulled her over, angrily demanding, "Do you know who I am?”
Clearly, the liberals will be able to orchestrate this movie to help Hillary’s campaign and make the Clintons look good, as well as aiding their long-held aspiration of becoming our nation’s first double-impeached family.
Hillary left the State Department in a touching ceremony where Marine color guards ceremoniously folded her pantsuit and retired it. She also left her post-Benghazi political position, as all Clintons have, in a mess.
As Republicans try to capitalize on the Benghazi disaster in order to undermine Hillary's 2016 run for president, they need to realize that Clintons thrive on scandals — and their followers do not care. Shady land deals like Whitewater, “Travelgate,” losing evidence at the Rose Law Firm only to find it later, the Vince Foster suicide, insider trading in cattle futures, Juanita Broderick, Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, etc. only serve to strengthen the Clintons. They feed on scandals like sharks on surfers or Obama on trumped-up racial tension. Controversy does not weaken them; it only makes them stronger and, for some reason, makes Republicans seem weaker for even bringing it up. The Clintons would survive a nuclear bomb.
Democrat women empathize with Hillary and feel she is persecuted (the highest honor for a liberal). Next to Obama, she looks like Thomas Jefferson, and she is a force to be reckoned with. Some say that, at 69, Hillary is too old to run as a Democrat and too young to run as a Republican. Even John McCain said he might vote for her, though odds are he won’t remember to.
Expect more flattering press. AOL/Time Warner/CNN owns Sports Illustrated, so I fully expect Hillary to grace the cover of the magazine's new pantsuit issue.
Ron Hart is a syndicated op-ed humorist, award-winning author and TV/radio commentator. Email Ron@RonaldHart.com or visit www.RonaldHart.com.