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Obama's Hollywood Supporters Resort to Fiction to Prop up Presidency

Obama's Hollywood Supporters Resort to Fiction to Prop up Presidency

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The Hollywood community rallied on behalf of then-Sen. Barack Obama in 2008 despite the politician’s lack of credentials.

The proof he could heal the partisan divide and deliver on his lofty promises existed only in the minds of his starry-eyed supporters. 

Five years later, some of the president’s Hollywood boosters are resorting to pure fiction to prop up a failing administration.

Last week hip hop mogul Russell Simmons rallied Obama’s base around his “signature” health care debacle, claiming ObamaCare had “already saved hundreds of thousands, if not millions of lives.”

The legislation’s web site is a tech disaster of comical proportions, and few folks have been lucky enough to successfully log on to it, let alone tap its healing powers.

This week, Hollywood producer Haim Saban feted Obama at a posh fundraiser with Tom Hanks among other stars in the crowd, ticking off a list of alleged accomplishments that mixed wishful thinking with magical realism.

We’re out of Iraq, we’re out of Afghanistan and the military and intelligence cooperation with Israel – our staunchest ally in the Middle East, arguably in the world, has never been deeper and the president’s commitment to Israel’s security has never been stronger.

Out of Afghanistan? A new report suggests a continued presence in the country for the foreseeable future, and U.S. boots are still on the ground at the moment. And if Obama’s Iranian deal was such a positive break for Israel’s future, why did Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chew out Obama on Sunday over it? 

The Age of Obama began with spin, hip logos and campaign slogans that spoke to Hope and Change. Now, as Obama’s second term continues to unravel, his boosters are forced to manufacture accomplishments in order to justify the early hype.


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