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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:28 PM
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Republicans in Hollywood feel bullied
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - At a recent event for Republicans in Hollywood, an actress was asked whether she had ever worn her pro-Sarah Palin pin to an audition.

"You must be joking!" she said with a laugh, adding, "But I see Obama stuff all the time."

It's no secret that the entertainment industry is overwhelmingly liberal -- political donations this presidential cycle from the movie, TV and music industries recently were running about 86% Democrat versus 14% Republican. But being outnumbered is one thing, but being bullied by your liberal co-workers into keeping your opinions to yourself is quite another.

Is that what's going on? Yes, say many of the industry's conservatives. That's why secret organizations with such names as "SpeakEasy" and "The Sunday Night Club" spring up every so often. They're not conservative per se, they just let it be known that attendees of their gatherings may freely discuss politics without being chastised for not toeing the liberal line.

"Are you kidding me? Of course it's true," Kelsey Grammer said when asked whether the town is hostile to conservatives. "I wish Hollywood was a two-party town, but it's not."

More sad news from Hollywood here: http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE49K0FS200...


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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:29 PM
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1. Good!
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:31 PM
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2. Wonder if any of 'em fear arrest at the polls?
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:32 PM
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3. Oh, because "An American Carol" was a box office flop?
Even moviegoers "bully" Hollywood republicans!
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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:32 PM
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4. Liberals are bullied everywhere else...
Fuck Grammer, Heaton, Silver & Dennis Miller.

There, I think I named them all. :D
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:04 PM
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25. Yup and that's why it's best if the GOP stays a minority party.
If they were in control of Hollywood or any other place they would start to exclude liberals.
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:26 PM
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34. Don't forget Jon Voigt,
Dennis Miller, Chuck Norris and Ahhhnold. I know, I know, I wish we could forget them entirely!
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:51 PM
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40. Well, there's James Wood.Gary Sinese,John Voight
Emily Proctor. Angie Harmon, and a hanful more
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:33 PM
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5. Maybe if Republicans had any talent they wouldn't get bullied
:popcorn:
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MAGICBULLET Donating Member (606 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:36 PM
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11. ha!
so true...are there any funny conservative comedians anywhere?
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:33 PM
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6. ......an actress was asked ......
Notice they were so ashamed of being Republicans their names werent used.......
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:33 PM
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7. A McCain/Palin pin is the equivalent of "Kick Me, I'm A Dumb Ass!"
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:33 PM
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8. I wonder if it's so much being actively bullied
Edited on Tue Oct-21-08 01:34 PM by Warpy
or it's just being asked to defend such an indefensible viewpoint.

Remember, they don't like to be confronted and they loathe having to be told to explain themselves, although they do both of those to us with abandon.
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ContinentalOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:35 PM
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36. Bingo.
Hollywood isn't that liberal. But there are enough smart liberals here that if you say something stupid you're going to get called on it. If you're openly racist or bigoted against gay people you're going to get called on it. If your understanding of economics is on the Jr. High level as is typical of supply side Republican wackos, you're going to get called on it. Boo fucking hoo.

LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT Kelsey Grammar!
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:35 PM
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9. Don't they have the courage of their convictions?
If I were proud of supporting Palin I wouldn't be afraid to wear a button saying so. Maybe the real problem is that most people know that the Republican candidates are lousy.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:35 PM
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10. Kelsey Grammer was part of two of the biggest shows of all time.
If Hollywood was truly that far left, he would be doing straight-to-video work.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:38 PM
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13. Hollywood isn't really a town at all. It's an industrial park.
The only real socializing is at AA meetings and that's a non-partisan venue.
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Cheap_Trick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:37 PM
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12. boo frikkity hoo
what a bunch of whiny crybabies.
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TheCoxwain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:38 PM
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14. Fuck I did not know Kelsey Grammer was a puke ..quite a shock I must say.
I hope he is one of the nice pukes
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:39 PM
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15. "It's no secret that the entertainment industry is overwhelmingly liberal ..."
Yup - that's what generally happens when you're in a business in which it is a part of the job to constantly walk around in someone else's shoes.

The vast majority of actors are liberals. The actors of note who are conservatives seldom play different types - often as not they only play variations on themselves.

And sure, there are plenty of people who are in Hollywood who are not actors - but it is a truism that the cameraman and the gopher, the screenwriter and the makeup artist all came to Hollywood to act. They've had the experience of being different people, looking at the world through the eyes of another. And that's a large part of what it is to be liberal.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:41 PM
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16. Oh, the poor babies! Add a couple of violins for me.
LOL!
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vanderBeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:42 PM
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17. Cry me a fucking river.
:nopity:
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:42 PM
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18. Bullies being Bullied...
Edited on Tue Oct-21-08 02:33 PM by fascisthunter
quick... play a meathead hero again for us....
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EOTE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:44 PM
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19. I wouldn't wear my Obama t-shirt to a Klan rally either.
And if I did, I wouldn't be surprised if I was beat up.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:48 PM
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20. Well, at least Hollywood is a more appropriate place for their PROJECTION!
Assholes! :puke:
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:53 PM
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21. I didn't know that Hollywood Republicans..
were getting their cars bashed in, or having slurs painted on their houses, or that they were getting death threats.
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Batgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 01:55 PM
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22. Bet they're all nostalgic for those halcyon days between 911 and Katrina
Edited on Tue Oct-21-08 02:12 PM by Batgirl
when liberals were slammed for being "objectively pro-terrorist" and "American haters."

When you couldn't publicly oppose Bush or the invasion of Iraq without having your patriotism called into question.

When the term "Dixie Chicked" was coined.

I'm sure all of that bullying upset the poor dears terribly.

Edited to add: What are the odds, as they play that good old Republican Victim card, that they are able to look around and notice that McCain/Palin have been employing, with shamelss gusto, the classic fallback rightwing strategy of demonizing liberals as not belonging to the "real America"? They must be simply outraged.
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:01 PM
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23. What a bunch of fucking crybabies
"Waaaahhhhhh, we aren't catered to, and people say mean things about us, wahhhh, why should we have to actually defend what we believe in waaaahhhhhhh"

The only reason Grammar is successful at all is because he is good at playing pompous, arrogant windbags, which isn't really a stretch for him.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:03 PM
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24. Tell your drama to the Dixie Chicks, a-holes. eom
eom
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:13 PM
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26. Grammer and the rest of them are members of SAG.
So, it's okay for them to be union, but I bet they don't support the Employee Free Choice Act, since they are staunch repukes?
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ailsagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 04:23 PM
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46. I was very surprised to hear Grammer is a repuke...
I thought he had some grey matter...
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:41 PM
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27. They all should be castrated
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dennis00 Donating Member (216 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:07 PM
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28. They should do a sitcom called "Right Wing"
with a president who chokes on pretzels and falls off his Segway and runs over police officers with his bicycle.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:15 PM
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29. aw boo hoo
:rofl:
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:15 PM
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30. Maybe they should move to Branson, Missouri.
I'm sure they would all feel quite welcome there as entertainers.

This is kind of like an Oil CEO or investment banker complaining that there are not enough Liberals in his profession-LOL! Suck it up.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:19 PM
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31. It's THEIR party that screwed up this country. They need to take accountability.




.... there's a first time for everything.









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jakefrep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:20 PM
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32. They're paying for Joe McCarthy's sins
Why would anyone in Hollywood support a Republican after that?
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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:46 PM
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38. The Hollywood blacklist was largely a result of the HUAC
(House committee on Un-American Activities) and began in 1947 with repukes controlling the house from Jan '47 to Jan '49, but continued under the leadership of both parties for more than 10 years. Sen. McCarthy's shit was mostly directed toward those in government.
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 04:02 PM
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42. Hell, Raygun switched parties after he named names. Hollywood is a heartless town
where back-stabbing is a way of life. It's kind of surprising that there are so many nominal liberals.


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foxfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:20 PM
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33. Fuck 'em.
Edited on Tue Oct-21-08 03:24 PM by foxfeet
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:29 PM
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35. Kelsey Grammer, what a fuck head
Years ago I attended a perfomance of Richard the Second starring the ego happy Kelsey. He was drastically late for the perfomance, so much so that the audience had to wait outside for almost an hour. Rather than be ashamed of his arrogant behavior and breaking of Union rules, this ass hat literally paraded through the waiting crowd, with questionable bimbette on his arm. Actors are required to use the sage door, but Kelsey in his coked up frenzy went right to the front door of the Taper and banged on it until someone let him in. The whole time he and his date waved and smiled to the highly annoyed crowd. A vulgar display by a self indulgent twit. Kelsey was so fucked up for so many years that rather than complain that he is not welcome to trash minorities in public as he'd like, he should be thanking the good liberal hearts of Hollywood for giving him millions of dollars worth of work even after his drug, alchohol and sex addictions were well known.
As far as the play, Kelsey rushed and sweated through the first two acts, finally hitting a nice stride in the third, then delivering the last two acts as if he were an iambic zombie. The worst display of etiquette and the worst performance by any major actor in a lifetime spent attending such events. If I ever see that Repbulican, hate filled, nasty man I'll have nothing to say but "give me back my $120 for Dickie Two Eyes, you fraud."
But I'm sure he's a great guy if you get to know him.
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ContinentalOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:37 PM
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37. LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT.
We don't want you wingnuts here anyway. Go back to whatever small town hellhole spawned your selfish little mind.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:51 PM
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39. The sad fact is. most really conservative actors suck.
Grammer is perhaps one of the best examples of the suckiness of conservative actors.

Stephen Baldwin is another very good example.
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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:53 PM
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41. In all fairness, Stephen Baldwin was a shitty actor
long before he was "born again".
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 04:07 PM
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43. Mel Gibson is a very good actor
and he's pretty right wing.
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Postman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 04:15 PM
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44. Isn't acting considered part of "Liberal Arts"?
Edited on Tue Oct-21-08 04:15 PM by Postman
What part of "liberal" do they not understand?

Sorta like complaigning there are a bunch of racists at a Klan Rally
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 04:16 PM
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45. Dear Mr. Kelsey Grammer: people who whine don't make good politicians. Don't quit your day job. n/t
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