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White House Correspondents Dinner: The Hollywood Party

The White House correspondents dinner was actually pretty entertaining at times. However there may be ramifications politically from some of the jokes. The Washington Post wrote an article that was very interesting.


Hollywood and Washington went on a romantic date Saturday night


One of the jokes Jimmy Kimmel made rang very true in a not so funny way he said, “Everything that’s wrong with America is here tonight” and that was true. The drivers of all our political and economic problems were all in the same room Saturday night. Hollywood, liberal leaders and the Democrat 1% had a good laugh at America’s expense tonight. Yes it was funny. Yes Obama got some good jokes in. However the humor aside a lot of the jokes the president and Jimmy Kimmel made shouldn’t have been funny. The joke campaign ad the president had made about himself shouldn’t have been funny. The joke statements were pretty true. Granted I did giggle when they referenced the absurd Sarah McLaughlin anti-animal cruelty campaign. Which seems like it was designed to divert funds from starving children in Africa in order to buy dog beds. I digress…

It’s pretty telling however about the democratic party that it seems Hollywood plays a large role in their platform. It’s unfortunate that the majority of Americans would actually take into account a celebrity’s political views when forming their own opinions about the issues. Celebrities wield a lot of power when they do things publicly because people want to be like them, and they want to emulate them. But hold on a minute! Do you really want to make such important decisions based on what somebody completely removed from the issues thinks? When deciding the fate of issues like abortion, freedom of religion, and immigration don’t you think your decision should come from a deeper place than “Because Kim Kardashian tweeted about it.” It’s a sad state of affairs that our citizens use such shallow means of examining the issues. Read the Constitution, read a history book, or better yet learn what your faith teaches about the issues. Hopefully in the future Hollywood won’t have such a pivotal role in politics.