Celebs Want the “Cool Guy” in the WH (Even Though the Cool Guy Wants to Tax Them Into Oblivion!)

October 9, 2012 at 5:00 am / by

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California PolitiChick "Anita Gunn" is a closeted conservative working the entertainment business. Anita started at a major talent agency, assisting a well-known music agent, and is now a VP at a major… More

“Anita Gunn” is our resident Hollywood Insider PolitiChick.  Anita works in the entertainment industry and will be giving inside scoops, offering her unique perspective what it’s like being a Closeted Conservative in Hollywood.  Anita has changed her name to protect the innocent (meaning herself and/or her career…).  Editor

Because I work in the movie industry, I am often asked this question over and over by fellow conservatives who work in the “real world”:  “Why do celebrities always support Democrats?”

I thought I’d try and tackle that question (next week I’ll tackle the question as to why Jews support Democrats – but one crazy subject at a time!).

Since I was once a liberal and have worked in the entertainment industry most of my adult life, I believe I have a unique insight into what makes celebrities tick.  But first let’s recap what the crazy celebs have been up to this election cycle:

We’ve got Jessica Alba and Eva Longoria pledging their allegiance to Obama (since pledging the allegiance to the American flag is so uncool and yesteryear).

We’ve got Sean Penn campaigning with Hugo Chavez.

We’ve got Samuel L. Jackson yelling at us to “wake the f*ck up” and vote for Obama.

We’ve got Madonna announcing to a crowd of thousands: “So y’all better vote for f*cking Obama, OK? For better or for worse, all right, we have a black Muslim in the White House, OK? Now that is some sh*t. That’s some amazing sh*t.”

I could go on and on, but you get the idea. So the obvious question is; what’s in it for them?

First of all, celebrities clearly have a lot of guilt about making so much money without having to work hard for it. Therefore they embrace causes such as Occupy Wall Street to show their fans that they’re “one of them.” I know it seems counter-intuitive that celebrities are on board with the 99% vs. 1% (considering they fall into the latter category), but they are exempt from being accused of being part of the evil 1% because they “care” about the “little people.”

Remember–these people are making millions, so it’s easy for them to want to give away other people’s (aka my) money. They know that whatever the government takes away still leaves them with plenty to continue living the good life.  After all, what is the difference between making $50 million per year vs. $25 million per year? When you make that kind of money, losing a few million here and there really doesn’t change your lifestyle all that much.  So celebs feel good about showing their support for the “little people,” then drive off in their Bentleys and straight into their gated mansions.

Secondly, most (if not all) celebs have money managers, so they have no clue how much they are paying in taxes. They get paid as corporations; therefore they pay fewer taxes and can take advantage of more loopholes than your average doctor, lawyer or small business owner.

I do find it ironic that the same celebs who claim others should pay more in taxes go to places like Canada to make movies, where they can take advantage of tax breaks. Hypocrisy anyone? But I digress.

Then there is the “cool” factor. After all, Obama is perceived as cool (although I personally don’t find bike helmets and mom jeans cool – but that’s just me). Hey he admitted to snorting coke and smoking pot (“choom!”) so he’s obviously cool! Meanwhile, Mitt Romney doesn’t even drink coffee. What a square! Celebs always want to be associated with the cool kids, not the nerds. So celebs are only too happy to help the cool guy win.

Finally, celebrities do not, as a rule, follow politics. Most entertainment people get their news from The Daily Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, the LA Times, the NY Times and Rolling Stone. Not exactly hot beds of conservatism. And they are surrounded by like-minded people so they are never challenged to change their views.

Comedian Adam Carolla, who doesn’t openly identify as a conservative but holds many conservative views, told the Daily Caller, “it ain’t easy being right-of-center in liberal Hollywood.”

Carolla went on to say:

If you’re conservative in Hollywood, you’re on a list of people who need to be put in their place.  If you’re Woody Allen, you do what you want. If you’re Spike Lee, you can go ahead and tweet out the address of the guy who the New Black Panthers put a bounty on and there’s no repercussions, because Hollywood will decide who’s guilty and who’s not guilty. Now, if Tom Selleck tweeted out the address of a black guy who the new Klan had put a bounty on, there’d be repercussions against Tom Selleck. That much I can promise you.

But there is good news. Zombie of PJ Media talks about how the whole “fair share,” “play by the rules,” and let’s tax “millionaires and billionaires,” thing can be taken too far. Jon Lovitz and a few other left-leaning Hollywood types are finding their breaking point:

The “Lovitz Curve” argues that that many in people in Hollywood and other affluent, left-leaning areas of America enjoy, support, and appreciate rhetoric that rails against “corporate fat cats” and the greedy “1 percent.” However, the confiscation of wealth via high taxes will eventually include the Hollywood types. Wealthy West Coast liberals will cheer on and swoon over any politician who engages in overheated class warfare rhetoric — up until a certain point, when it suddenly dawns on them that the rhetoric is aimed directly at themselves.

I can’t wait for that day of reckoning! In the meantime, for closeted conservatives like me working in Obamamania Hollywood, there is a safe haven. I belong to a large and ever growing conservative Hollywood underground group, founded by a prominent conservative celebrity. We meet regularly at a local bar (where you have to be on a list to get in – so Hollywood!) There we can openly share ideas in complete safety. We also attend events featuring speakers such as Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Dick Cheney and Justice Scalia (and that’s just this year!) But if I told you any more about this fellowship group and who their members are, I’d have to kill you.



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Anita Gunn

California PolitiChick "Anita Gunn" is a closeted conservative working the entertainment business. Anita started at a major talent agency, assisting a well-known music agent, and is now a VP at a major movie studio. Anita grew up in a very liberal Jewish home, and bought the Utopian dream of a one world government and social justice for all. Anita did her best to "save the planet," pontificating about how the evil Republicans and greedy corporations were destroying the earth. 9/11 shook Anita's foundation and everything that she believed. By the time Obama burst into the scene in 2007, Anita was morphing into a conservative. “Of course, coming out of the closet as a conservative in the entertainment industry is pretty much career suicide,” she says, so in 2011, the name "Anita Gunn" was born. Anita has done commentary about the culture war on such radio shows as the “Dr. Gina Show,” “Real Side with Joe Messina” and “Socialism is not an Option” on Blog Talk Radio. Anita started a secret conservative Facebook group which has 1000 active members, and is part of another secret group of artists who behind such videos as “Cruz Against the Machine.” There are still some remnants from Anita’s liberal days, “including the love of Astrology and wearing platforms and bellbottoms”--and yet signs of her conservative switch can be seen by her ever-present gun necklace. Anita says her goal is to “help rebrand and hip up the conservative movement to include more artists, musicians, actors, gays and minorities and young people.” Anita's belief is that if she saw the light, there are others who would also embrace the conservative movement, if only just shown the way. Follow Anita Gunn on Twitter @AnitaGunn1.

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  1. Dora Marie says:

    Occupy Hollywood! Begin taxing botox and elective surgery, fine people that have “at some point made enough money,” (a quote of the President) and limit them to one movie a year (maybe they will stop producing bowel busters and hearlding them as blockbusters.)

  2. Glenn Fairman says:

    Good article. It has been commented on before that actors are by and large devoid of serious content–empty shells in search of a script. And while this is a stereotype, it is remarkably accurate, especially when one considers some of the celebrities you have mentioned above. It is said that actors have a gnawing compulsion to be loved and accepted, and what better way to affect that adulation than by donning the fascade of liberal tolerance and share the wealth philosophies. After all, it costs them nothing and it is good PR to ephemerally advocate for the Hoi Polloi. It would seem prudent that a cynical personality would indeed desire to take on whatever cultural or political attributes necessary in which to maximize their Q factor amongst the widest number of people. And since one is loathe to be blacklisted as a neo-con or a devilish conservative, its best to keep those pesky principles to oneself. Since Progressives are pretty much inclusive of anything and anyone, (except Christians and Conservatives) better to play it safe, hold all the orthodox opinions, and smirk and mock when Leviathan raids the coffers of the wealthy and taxes them into submission, However, since the Tax Beast, like the bank robber Willie Sutton, always goes where the money goes, do not be surprised as entertaiment production heads to better climes and Penn and Co. are reduced to providing the talent for infotainment commericials featuring the latest new and improved adult diaper, in 3-D.

  3. 67primrose says:

    Obviously you (and other celebrities) realize that hiring (voting) an “unqualified inexperienced clerk” (whose background was not verified by anyone) to perform the largest corporate (Federal Government) job in the country being president (CEO), has resulted in the nation’s bankruptcy; ethically, transparently, honesty, financially, politically, morally, religiously, and constitutionally. Too bad more of you don’t come out and fight the “political discrimination” that is occurring in your industry. How can that occur? By soliciting congress to incorporate into “affirmative action programs” that political discrimination in the motion picture and music industry will not be tolerated, since these two industries appear to be more out of compliance with other American industries.

  4. So not left says:

    Thanks for addressing that. This has been a ? for 4 years. Thanks also for mentioning that when there is no one left with any money, except these Fat Cats, that then they’ll still be being taxed to pay the way for all those lazy bums who wanted a free ride on them in the first place.

  5. Lainie Sloane says:

    Great job, Anita!

    Like you, I spent most of my adult life in the entertainment industry but am now retired and gone from those hallowed halls of liberalism and coke laden temperaments.

  6. Brian Maday says:

    Those in the “Entertainment Biz” seem to be largely Leftists. There are not that many of them (to affect the vote), but “Fans” sometimes listen to them. They won’t change. They are political idiots.

  7. JagGaynor says:

    I tried to share this on my own TIMELINE on FB and was refused, saying this article was spam and not allowed. SPAM my lily white ass. CENSORSHIP of Political Free Speech is what it is. Let;s call a spade a spade (no pun intended). Just an example of why Obama must defeated at all costs. Welcome to the Chinese Communists States of America. This is intolerable.

    • Anita Gunn says:

      Welcome to the USSA! Try copying the link from the tool bar and pasting it to your status on facebook.

      • JagGaynor says:

        Thanks for your reply, Anita. I spent 25 years working for the N -othing B -ut C -ommunism TV network. I’m a retired cameraman. Eight of those years were spent shooting and or tape editing news. They’ve gone more and more to the left since I retired (early) in ’96. BTW, I did manage to get it posted be via C&P before I made my original comment here, but I thank you anyway. My point in that posting was to show how Our Dear Leader, Comrade Chairman Obama-Kardashian-bin Laden and his ZObaMaBIES (new word) have unlawfully infringed upon our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS of FREEDOM OF SPEECH, EXPRESSION and RELIGION, and must be exposed, defeated, and by the GRACE OF GOD, be sent back to ChiTown, although being tried for sedition, giving aid and comfort to our enemies, or TREASON and a new residence of Club Fed would be preferable, but I’ll settle for the former address. Keep up the GOOD FIGHT, Anita, and GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  8. John V. Rigdon says:

    Great Article. I will share it one way or another.LOL Politichicks ROCK!!! Keep up the “Real Media” the the “Eye Candy” can’t control.

  9. Love your humor, Anita–so refreshing to hear these words from someone in the entertainment industry. And I’m sure you & your Hollywood friends wouldn’t Gang Tweet someone for disagreeing with you, either. Sigh.

  10. Katie says:

    During several years of my life I too held many Hell-wood actors up as what I should be…the family shows. Even “drooled” at Heston, etc. men among men. I didn’t know any better…then. When I got to be an adult not believing what was being ferried out as fact (put childish things behind me), I grew up tainted but grew up I did. Then came the ‘actors’ in the pulpits but that is another sick story. I don’t do T or FB so I miss a lot of talk which probably is for the best. Enjoyed your article and I fully understand grouping with like-minds
    in private. Day will come, lovely lady, you will be called to answer for your thoughts and
    writings… Until then, we need you in OUR corner. Thanks.

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