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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:20 PM

Oscar Buzz: How Hollywood has politics right and Washington has it all wrong

When it comes to politics, Washington can learn a lot from Hollywood.

The 85th Annual Academy Awards announced their nominees for Oscar Gold 
recently and it appears that the early winners are people who care 
about politics and political issues.

And even though some top political films didn't get nominated such as "The 
Bridge to Nowhere" - the true story of where Sarah Palin's career has gone
 since the 2008 Presidential Election...and "999: How Herman Cain's uncanny 
ability to remember the number 9 three consecutive times" almost turned an idea 
for a pizza promotion into a national movement.

"Lincoln", "Argo" and "Zero 
Dark Thirty", did make it to the final round of voting.

All three political films placed the heart of Washington decision making right on
 center stage, while political issue oriented films such as "Django Unchained",
"The Beasts of the Southern Wild", and "Les Miserables", brought to the forefront 
the man-made disaster of slavery, the harm that comes when a natural disaster 
threatens a local community, and the painful road of prison life and prostitution.

If only Washington knew how to communicate like a 2 hour movie and people turned
 out as enthusiastically to participate in the Political Process, as they do when they
 gather around their TVs on "Oscar Night".

Maybe the Washington power brokers need to learn a few pointers from the
 Hollywood elite on how to run a popular election instead of treating them as 
if they are a natural rival and in competition for our attention.

It is true that both have famous, wealthy and powerful people. The studios lobby 
for their respective nominees to win in the same manner that Exxon Mobile and
 the NRA run campaigns for their potential winners...

For the complete article:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/17/1179684/-Oscar-buzz-How-Hollywood-has-politics-right-and-Washington-has-it-all-wrong

http://www.politicalpizza.net/

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