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If you were even remotely engaged in the events surrounding the last election, you probably received at least one left-wing diatribe from a Hollywood multi-millionaire. For most of 2016, you couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting an actor, singer, producer or director who was berating you about Hillary Clinton. Their pro-Hillary message was central to the Democratic convention, campaign events, comedy shows, and get-out-the-vote efforts. It culminated in those nauseating Joss Whedon-directed ads where celebrities lectured you about your vote.
Obviously, it didn’t work. The propaganda may have played well in the bubble but, out in the real world, people were absolutely fed up with the Dems’ Hollywood machine. Not only did the effort fail to drag Hillary across the finish line, it probably ended up hurting her chances.
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So, this time things are going to be different. As they head in to the 2018 and 2020 election cycles, Democrats are trying a new strategy. Thanks to the definition of insanity, that new strategy is exactly the same as the old one: “get Hollywood to help sell our message!”
From the Politico:
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The Democratic National Committee and members of Congress are turning to Hollywood for help with voter turnout and messaging ahead of the midterm elections and 2020 presidential campaign, quietly consulting with a group of actors, writers and producers here.
DNC Chairman Tom Perez, several House members and other top elected officials have already met with the group, formed by members of the entertainment industry in the wake of the 2016 election, that participants liken to a TV writers’ room, complete with producers of such programs as “Veep.”...
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