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The Democratic Trifecta - Entertainment, Media, and President Obama

Updated on January 11, 2017
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The Entertainment Industry in America is predominantly Liberal Democrats. It’s not a secret that they loudly and proudly carry the political water for the Party, often using their status to act as de-facto spokespeople for Democrats. Most recently during a speech at the Golden Globes, actress Meryl Streep used her time at the podium to make negative comments against incoming President Donald Trump. It’s strange that she chose not to speak about her own career while accepting a lifetime achievement award at the ceremony, but instead orated a lengthy political sermon. Her condescending tirade delicately danced around actually using the future President’s name, but to the crowd and the American public, it was obvious who the target was. She spun a tale of victimhood, persecution, and even tried to exploit a long-since debunked story about President Elect Trump and a disabled reporter. It was her goal to insult, humiliate, and turn the viewers of the Golden Globes against President-Elect Trump and everything he has vowed to bring to Washington.

The Old Media

In what seems like the very next moment, the media, also a Liberal stronghold, published glaring headlines about Mr. Trump and his so-called ties to Russia. In this latest smear attack, they upped the ante and included another narrative about sordid sexual practices that they claimed Mr. Trump was involved in. The story immediately started trending on Twitter, a popular social media site using the hashtag #goldenshower. The irony of the entire story is that the die-hard Liberal community has always been vocal about “keeping out of the bedroom.” I assume that only applies to them and not to their political opponents. Several other key details have emerged since the inflammatory story, including the fact that the data has been known since August of last year, the report was given to the FBI by none other than Republican Senator John McCain, and that it was riddled with typographical errors and mistakes. Even the news outlets that did publish the headlines admit that the report was unsubstantiated and unproven, yet they decided to publish it anyway. Anyone with even a splinter of journalistic integrity would have stepped away from the story, but then again desperate times lead to desperate measures.

The story doesn’t just stop there, in fact as more details emerge, and it’s become quite obvious that the media and Senator McCain were duped to a previously unheard of level by the internet hacking group known as 4Chan. The entire faux story started out as the group baiting Rick Wilson, an anti-Trump Republican, with sordid stories about Mr. Trump several months ago. Those details were included in the so-called intelligence dossier that John McCain handed over to the FBI. The documents were nothing more than another attempt to derail Mr. Trump’s campaign and are by no means actual intelligence. If MI-6 had actual intelligence, it would have been handled in the proper diplomatic channels and formatted as such. Of course, there are many Liberals holding on to the notion that something will emerge that will keep Trump from assuming office. This continuation of lost-cause rallying will do nothing but add additional heartache and pain to their loss.

President Obama

And to complete the trifecta, President Obama, in his farewell address took veiled shots at incoming President Trump. He gave a fearful warning about the state of America’s democracy, he claimed to be engaged in a peaceful transition of power when just the opposite is true, and he left a huge mess of most of America for President Trump to clean up. In the quote most likely to be remembered, he said, “For every two steps forward, it often feels we take one step back.” Most people interpreted it as Trump would be taking America in the wrong direction. President Obama has been working tirelessly the last two weeks to push things that will complicate a Trump Presidency including damaging our relationship with Israel eve more than he’s done over the last eight years and his inflammatory remarks and sanctions against Russia for unproven charges relating to the last election.

Three Out of Four

These three groups represent nearly the total voice of the Democratic Party, the only other major unit are the Unions, which have been surprisingly quiet in the last few weeks. Perhaps seeing the impact of Trump’s efforts to return high-paying jobs in manufacturing to America has them hopeful that they can once again rise to their former levels of membership and power. Each area individually has contributed to the demise of the Party, yet they continue along the same pathway, seemingly oblivious to the fact that the average American isn’t paying much attention to what they say.

Publishing Fake News is Hurting the Media

The media may have hurt themselves worse than they think by pursuing fake news stories which are only focused on gaining political capital. Most Americans are losing or have already lost faith in the media. Trust and confidence is already at its lowest in recorded history and with so many false or misleading stories being pushed, it’s expected to keep dropping. What’s even more surprising is that the old-guard at the New York Times, MSNBC, and the Huffington Post blame Republicans for the dismal numbers. Even though nearly every mainstream media company is owned and operated by Liberal Democrats, they still point the finger at their failures to the opposition. The rise of social media and the new media have challenged them on a daily basis; sometimes revealing the facts before the negative narratives have been able to gain traction. Social Media giants such as Facebook and Twitter are often exposed as being highly biased and holding double standards, much to the chagrin of their management. The fact that Americans have access to droves of purveyors of news through the internet has cut the strangling cord of control they once used with impunity.

Yes, Saying the Wrong Thing Can Hurt Your Cause

Hollywood has stumbled also; they often take the handoff from those same faltering media sites and try to influence public opinion whenever the opportunity arises. Meryl Streep is not alone in her efforts. Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, Lena Dunham, and Robert De Niro are just a few of the notable celebrities who have openly attacked our next President. Since it is America, no one will silence their right to free speech, but it seems they never look past the present. Continually making political waves on fabricated stories has already seen many of them embarrassed and has destroyed their credibility and possibly their future earnings. Meryl Streep took shots not only at President Trump, but at football and MMA fans in her sermon at the Globes. Similarly to when Hillary Clinton called Americans deplorable and Mitt Romney made his disastrous 47% statement, attacks on large sections of the population usually don’t turn out well. Most people realize that if things really get bad that the entire entertainment industry will simply disappear as it really doesn’t add any tangible value to society.

Divisionary Politics Starts in the White House

The divisionary rhetoric has escalated over the years, in part because the White House not only allows it to happen, but encourages it. Divisionary politics are one of the tenants of the Democratic Party, but President Obama has taken it to an altogether new level. No President in modern history has elevated race, religion, and other identity issues to the level which Obama has. He speaks eloquently about multiculturalism, immigration, and diversity as they were the cornerstones to a viable society, when in fact there are no facts to back those claims up. Identity politics do nothing but pit one American against another and the outcome is usually negative; with one person being worse off than before. President Obama has also made being the “victim” something that America’s youth are actually gravitating toward. Instead of making their way through life on their own accord, these young Americans are now holding out their hands and expecting both their financial and personal needs to be fulfilled because of how they act, dress, or what their sexual persuasion might be.

Democrats Eroding the Party from Within

This focus on individual identity comes in direct conflict with President Trump’s vision for a renewed national identity. The next year could be very difficult for America’s youth as they’ll find no safe spaces, sanctuary cities, or therapy animals waiting for them in the event of a minor crisis. Most will realize the errors of their ways and hopefully mature rapidly. No one is expecting that die-hard liberals will suddenly stop protesting or voicing their opinions about President Trump; no amount of American success will be enough to stop them. They will continue to demand open borders, free college, and payments for doing nothing. The media will keep pushing the globalist narrative of their ownership until they no longer have an audience large enough to attract advertising. President Obama will walk away from the White House, moving to his new residence; one complete with a wall around it, something he feels the rest of America shouldn’t have. His influence in American politics will drop even more rapidly once January 20th passes, probably more than he expects it will unless he makes a real effort to stay involved as a Party leader. Other ranking Democrats are suffering from an age problem and there are no really notable young Democrats ready to step up and become the leaders of the future.

Victimhood, Like President Obama, is on the Way Out

Victimhood may remain as a small voting bloc in the future, but as America regains ground globally, jobs come back, and all the nonsense of this election season fade into the sunset, their numbers will dwindle. The Democratic Party will continue to lose power with groups they feel are in their camp and as they shift loyalty the shrill cries of the elite will be heard across the nation. It may take time but America will return to a nation where the Constitution is once again the guiding document of government and laws are enforced. The business of running our nation is in the hands of businessmen and women; people used to getting results, finishing what they’ve started, and keeping promises. The Trump Presidency will usher in a new era of politics; an era where when a candidate says they’re going to fix the immigration system and they actually do it; an era where common sense will be applied to regulatory policies and an era where the nation heals from the destructive policies of the last eight years.

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    Ralph Schwartz 11 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    A 2004 paper By Tim Groseclose and Jeff Milyo where they took a stab at media bias; that paper became the launching point of Groseclose’s book Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind.

    I'm sure in today's world the figures have changed to be heavier towards liberal.

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    Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 11 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

    Ah the insult card. You have to demean the messenger? No one is insulting you, unless you consider telling you the truth is an insult which seems to be the case.

    Why don't you look that info up yourself? You just ignore the answers to your other questions and want us to do the work for you? See knowing something requires effort on your part, not just repeating other peoples talking points and ignoring the facts, people who don't provide any proof of what they tell you because they have already brainwashed you to believe anything they say.

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    Kathleen Cochran 11 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

    R.J. Do you have a source for your scale?

    DFMB: Do you have demographics to know who makes up those shareholders?

    Can we answer a question without insulting each other?

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    Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 11 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

    Ralph, you ignored most of Cochran's questions, "When did we all accept as fact this term, Liberal Media? When did liberal become a bad thing to be? Why isn't conservative just as bad a thing to be?"

    Allow me to answer:

    "When did we all accept as fact this term, Liberal Media?"

    Straw man? - we all didn't accept the term as fact. Everyone on earth including the left wing media has accepted that fact (NYT article) EXCEPT YOU.

    "When did liberal become a bad thing to be?"

    Maybe from it's inception? Maybe since its modus operandi is the end justifies the means, lying is a badge of honor, liberals have no respect for the constitution, liberals basically hate America or at least don't believe in American exceptionalism. Maybe because liberalism has failed everywhere it has been instituted. Not enough time to complete the reasons because I have a life but I could go on forever.

    Why isn't conservative just as bad a thing to be?

    Because conservatism is the holding of political views that favor free enterprise, private ownership, and socially conservative ideas based on facts and successful results wherever conservative policies are applied. None of which are bad things to be. It's modus operandi is not the ends justifies the means but the means is everything to achieve the proper end. Lying is not the cornerstone of conservatism, it has to be the basis of liberalism because liberals can't reveal the true motives behind anything they do. That's why they had to lie about Obamacare and everything else they pretend they are for.

    "Does the public realize that most media is owned by old, white, rich, conservative men?"

    So Cochran explain to us who these old, white , rich conservative men are when 90% of the media are owned by the 6 public corporations owned by share holders: GE, Disney, CBS, Viacom, Time Warner, & News Corp. ?http://www.cleancutmedia.com/articles/media-owned-...

    Oh, I forget you never come back to defend the left wing talking points you mindlessly spew because it requires an analytical mind which if you had one you'd never make such self embarrassing statements.

    Cochran I know you asked the questions expecting no one would answer them. I did, so you can go and hide now.

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    Ralph Schwartz 11 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Just one more example of their hypocrisy. Look at the likes of Lena Dunham and Madonna, both disgusting and raunchy, but they try to make hay out of the fake golden shower story about Trump. It's a double standard of epic levels.

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    Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 11 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

    I'd call it Hillarity.

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    breakfastpop 11 months ago

    I could care less what Hollywood thinks. The fact that they think anyone decides important issues based upon their opinions is hysterical.

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    Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 11 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

    Jackie, Cochran is entitled to express her opinions no matter how embarrassing they are to her, if she only knew.

    As far as Meryl Streep is concerned tell me who gives credence to anything a woman says who gave gave a convicted child rapist, Roman Polanski, a standing ovation? http://www.snopes.com/meryl-streep-applaud-roman-p...

    Besides falsely accusing Trump of making fun of a handicapped reporter https://www.catholics4trump.com/the-true-story-don...

    she also said that if all the ‘outsiders and foreigners’ were kicked out of Hollywood, ‘you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.’ We haven’t heard such elitist snobbery since Hillary Clinton branded Trump supporters ‘a basket of deplorables’. That really happened! Wonder if Hillarity won would Streep criticize that person who is going to "sit in the most respected seat in our country" (like Bill Clinton respected that seat in the oval oriffice?) for calling half the country deplorables?

    I think Streep is going to need a serious pr makeover...maybe there is a job there for Cochran!

    Another great hub Ralph. Thanks for the info.

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    Jackie Lynnley 11 months ago from The Beautiful South

    I read that she lost a role in a Ron Howard movie because of her remarks. I know he is liberal too but perhaps he knows where his money comes from unlike Meryl. Can only hope that is true.

    I would say Trump has done more for America before even becoming president than Obama especially since Obama has gone in the opposite direction to destroy us and continues even now making sure all the criminals and terrorists as possible are released before he is gone from power to help wipe us out. When I hear loser the rest of my life his name will come to mind.

    I guess Kathleen doesn't know what is going on as most liberals...or maybe because they would not accept truth they have been caused to believe a lie/liar.

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    Ralph Schwartz 11 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Not to be disagreeable but I'd argue that most of the traditional media is not owned by conservatives. The following is a liberal skew scale with a 100 score being totally liberal (in their average reporting across all stories)

    ABC Good Morning America 56.1

    ABC World News Tonight 61.0

    CBS Early Show 66.6

    CBS Evening News 73.7

    CNN NewsNight 56.0

    Fox News Spec. Rept. 39.7

    Los Angeles Times 70.0

    NBC Nightly News 61.6

    NBC Today Show 64.0

    New York Times 73.7

    Newshour with Jim Lehrer 55.8

    Newsweek 66.3

    NPR Morning Edition 66.3

    Time Magazine 65.4

    U.S. News and World Report 65.8

    USA Today 63.4

    Wall Street Journal 85.1

    Washington Post 66.6

    Washington Times 35.4

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    Kathleen Cochran 11 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

    When did we all accept as fact this term, Liberal Media? When did liberal become a bad thing to be? Why isn't conservative just as bad a thing to be? Does the public realize that most media is owned by old, white, rich, conservative men? Do we really want to go back to the days when reporters looked the other way as the Secret Service snuck women into the White House for Kennedy's trysts? Do we want to go back to the pre-Watergate type coverage of Washington?

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    Old Poolman 11 months ago

    Outstanding piece of writing Ralph, there is nothing I could add that you haven't already covered.

    It will be interesting to see how much longer this open hostility by the liberals will continue even when their lives get better?