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President Obama and Hollywood

Updated on October 20, 2014

January 21, 2013 - President Obama's 2nd Term Begins

I watched the Presidential Inauguration. I did not vote for the President, but I always watch the inaugurations. They are historical no matter who the man and someday woman may be taking Office.

The speeches and prayers were eloquent and poignant. The music was patriotic and uplifting. The air of the people exhibited the spirit of America.

An admirable and appropriate celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. I loved that the President held both Lincoln's Bible and Martin Luther King, Jr.s, traveling Bible.

Yet, can we believe what we see. I wish we could, but there is skepticism and doubt.

Holding onto the American Dream

I do not agree with President Obama’s political ideology, but, if we are all honest, none of us agree whole-heartedly with every President’s politics and decisions.

Even though I do not agree with the President on most issues, he is the President of the United States. I respect him as a man, his accomplishments, and his Office. I am, above all, an American.

I believe in “One Nation Under God,” but I am not too sure about the “Indivisible” part anymore. It seems our country is divided more now than it has ever been in my lifetime.

Can it turn around?

New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza points out President Obama's failures in his first term. Many of which were not seen on the biased liberal news media.

Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream
Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream

Dinesh D’Souza shows a different side of the Obama Presidency that we do not often see in the news media.


Hope for the Nation is Skeptical

When the President swore to uphold the Constitution, I question that. It seems that the liberal news media ignores a whole part of the country and makes it appear that the President does, too.

I am not sure the President cares about working with the Congress and Senate. One of the news commentators said that the President did not socialize with the Congress or the Senate – people who represent us. He did not have these men and women to the White House.

Who does he have in the White House? Hollywood celebrities. YouTube viral performers who once called our military killers and spewed hate for America. It makes me question who has the influence in our country. It seems if you are famous, you are “in” with the President.

President Barack Obama

Some Reasons for Doubt

I found it strange that President Obama, who proclaimed he was not for gay marriage in the beginning of his first term, changed his mind when he saw that Hollywood donations would not be coming in if he had not risen up for gay marriage toward the end of his first term. He was hailed and lauded for his decision. It made me angry that he used the gay community to get votes. He diminished people to campaign donations. He should have proclaimed this right to the gay community from the beginning, but no one seems to look at his past record.

He would rather go on David Letterman than meet with the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. As a matter of fact, I have never seen a President or his First Lady on so many of the popular talk shows. It makes me wonder about his priorities.

Hollywood's Influence

I do not doubt the influence of Hollywood on our country, but will it ever be held accountable? Not during this Presidency. The same people who shout for gun control profits on films and TV shows in destroying life and property with guns. They make “bad and evil” look cool. The same people who shout at the American people to give up their money and possessions to make everyone equal, even though everyone is not, compete in displays of ugly drama and flaunt their wealth and ability to escape their wrong-doing.

The great Hollywood finger points at us, and our President welcomes them to the White House while he rejects the Representatives of the People. I want to believe the President’s rhetoric, but his actions speak louder than his words.

Hollywood or the Issues

Do you think President Obama has spent too much time with Hollywood celebrities?

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Hope for the Future - You Can Do it Mr. President

My prayer is that during his last term, he will shuck the Hollywood "gurus." I hope he will work with both sides of the aisle to heal this country and the great divide that seems to be getting wider and wider.

Mr. President, We the People need you to be on our side.

What do you think of President Obama's 2nd Term?

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    • susanholland10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Holland 

      4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @David Stone1: Sorry you think this lens is "snarky." I am not looking for cohorts, nor am I looking for an argument. I focused on Hollywood because the news shows when he is going to be on a talk show or when a celebrity visits the White House, and those are not prejudicial statements - unlike your statements about me. I also wrote this last year and just recently updated it. I wanted to keep the original focus because it still holds true today.

      I agree with your statement that he lacked sufficient experience and needed more seasoning when he entered the Office, but that would be another lens. I don't think anyone "gets" being the President until they receive that first intelligence report. If you are disappointed in or approve of President Obama, I would love to hear from you. It is okay to agree to disagree.

      Thanks for dropping by.

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      David Stone 

      4 years ago from New York City

      He's been disappointing as a president, but not for the views expressed here (without much detail to support them.) He has never overcome the fact that he lacked sufficient experience for the office and would've done better with more seasoning.

      Since you didn't ask and because no arguments, just prejudicial statements, were presented, there's no point in responding to them. This is basically a snarky lens that will appeal mainly to the people who share your views and are looking for cohorts. There are good reasons to be disappointed in President Obama, but this lens does not articulate any of them.

    • susanholland10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Holland 

      5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @Michey LM: Michey, I am very concerned about the direction our Country is going, too. I agree. Taxing the rich more is only going to harm the nation because they can afford to take their business elsewhere while we are left with the mess.

      I hope the President's ideology turns into dealing with the reality of the situation. Elitism and arrogance will not help us. I wish the government could come to a common ground for the people they are supposed to be serving. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

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      Michey LM 

      5 years ago

      It is a lens which show an understanding of the situation, and very well done. The president, is experimenting with his ideology, and even it is clear that it is not working, he persists on it!

      Taxing the rich is a joke, which will impact more middle class then the 1% rich population because they will stop investing (so creating jobs), donate to charities will stop, it really is not solving any problem... and so an so. I am really worry about the direction we go.

    • susanholland10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Holland 

      5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @OhMe: OhMe, you and I are on the same page. I am extremely worried about the road we are being forced to go down. The President has the media in his corner and they laud him as if he were a deity rather than a man. I think he feels like he is above the people he serves. I respect his office, but does he respect what the office means? I am not sure that he thinks of himself as the caretaker. He seems to have taken on more of a "my way or the highway" attitude. I pray he does right by the Country, but it hasn't gotten off to a good start.

      Thanks so much for commenting and for recommending the lens to Sittonbull, too. Thank you for the Squidlike, too. :-)

    • susanholland10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Holland 

      5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @sittonbull: Hi Sittonbull! I am very cautious when I write anything political. I want to make my point, yet I want to be heard, too. Plus, I have found that not many writers are conservative.

      I want our Constitution left alone, too. Our Forefathers were wise, educated men. They knew what they wrote was lasting for any age because, more than our generations, they studied from the ancients to the their present and saw the same things had happened through time. People think it is dated, but the Constitution still holds as true today as it did then, especially with the 2nd Amendment.

      The mainstream news media wants to brainwash its audience with their edited version of news stories or they don't ask the necessary questions. I will watch NBC and CNN then turn it to Fox News. I know liberals hate Fox News, but if they watch it purely for comparison, they will see that their stories are expanded and not edited. How many people saw a caricature President Bush's body being burned by liberal protesters during the 2008 Republican Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota? They even broke store windows and destroyed cars to protest the convention. None of that was on the liberal news media because it was liberals who where the trouble makers.

      I think there are extremes on both sides, but it seems the liberal media tries harder to sell the bad conservative image. When they interview a Tea Party member, it is like they go through the crowd to find the most uneducated, poorly dressed, and poorly spoken person in the crowd. I don't mean to sound mean, but that is what they do. They don't even try to find a medium ground. I am more moderate than members of the Tea Party, but I agree with much more than I disagree with.

      In this day and age of our Country, I look to God to guide me. I do not trust our government to do the right thing.

      I am so glad OhMe recommended my lens to you and you liked it. Thank you so much for your comment. :-)

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      5 years ago

      My friend Nancy (Ohme) referred me to this excellent lens and I identified with the theme of all you have said here. Your articulation is much more diplomatic and respectful than I can bring my own thought pattern to be. I am almost 68 and have watched the insidious coup of the evermore radical left take over our mainstream media, our judicial system, the NEA, many of our religious organizations, our labor organizations , etc. and in 2008 the executive branch, and the congress. I now find myself ... and most of my generation at a polar opposite perspective than my own countries leadership, the mainstream leadership of my church organization, etc. Yet ... I have faith that God is on the side of the values that I was taught to respect and that we must continue to do all in our power to continue to support those values and uphold the constitution of the US. The Constitution doesn't need to be changed... but I believe the electoral system does as it has shown to be beset with fraud. Enjoyed your lens!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I am so afraid for our country and I feel that the President is making a mockery of our constitution and congress. Enjoyed reading your thoughts on the subject.


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