The third leg in the Axis of Liberalism is Hollywood.
Of the entertainment industry’s total contributions of $200 or more, $9.7 million went to Obama in 2008, versus $1.2 million for McCain. DreamWorks mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg has single-handedly raised nearly $7 million for Obama’s campaigns and super PACs in the last five years.
Ever wonder why so few sympathetic portrayals of conservatives on the large and small screens? MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell, a former Democratic senator’s legislative aide and a “West Wing” television show writer, said: “You’ll never, ever, get the Republican TV show. The Writers Guild of America, my union, is at a minimum 99 percent leftist liberal and, like me, socialist. And we don’t know how to write it. We don’t.”
Some Republicans wonder why, given this tepid recovery, Romney is not doing better. Given the Axis of Liberalism’s power and its hostility toward “the right wing,” it is a testament to the strength of ideas that Republicans ever win.
Larry Elder is a best-selling author and radio talk-show host. To find out more about Larry Elder, or become an “Elderado,” visit www.LarryElder.com. To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.
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