President Obama Explains Why Some in Hollywood Are “Bitter”
Appearing before a modest crowd at a $50,000 per plate fund raiser at the Aspen mansion of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, President Obama departed from his prepared remarks as he seemed to try to get inside the mind of his audience, mainly California über liberals, a state essential to his re-election hopes, with a dose of socialism and a dollop of dime-store psychology.
“You go into these smaller studios in Hollywood and, like a lot of the non-profit enclaves around Manhattan, Berkeley, Ann Arbor, and Boulder, and the jobs have been gone now for four years with nothing but a small amount of stimulus money, less than a billion, to replace them,” Mr. Obama said. “And somehow some people think these important efforts are gonna regenerate without government investment and they’re not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to their PBS and their paganism or show antipathy to people who aren’t like them and have anti-Texas or anti-capitalism sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
As the applause died down, even among these deep-blue partisans, Mr. Obama’s comments were endorsed as a reasonable and moderate distancing from those voters who don’t hold positive views on PBS, or paganism, or are somehow guilty of Mr. Obama’s pending Executive Order on thought crimes. Mr. Obama made it clear he endorsed these “bitter, clinging, left behinders” as justifiably angry and that he would address their complaints in his second term instead of, as he said, “leaving them behind to cling for themselves.”
After many of the guests had departed via their Gulfstream IVs for the ride home, aides explained VP Joe Biden would be expected to further clarify Mr. Obama’s remarks at tomorrow’s vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky.