The Love Child of Harry Reid and Lady Gaga
The Unholy Union of Politics and Entertainment
The unholy union of politics and entertainment is nothing new. Politicians have been using entertainers to add a little luster to their own stars for nearly as long as politics and entertainment have existed. But, over the last few decades, and especially the last ten years, there has been a change in the relationship between those two seemingly disparate worlds. Certainly, the attitude of the entertainers has evolved. Rather than being supportive of the nation and mirroring its people and their values, the tinsel town of recent decades is nothing less than a virus, a reoccurring herpes blister on the face of the body politic.
The Hollywood that once sent its best off to fight for the United States (Clark Gable, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Alan Ladd, Robert Taylor, John Ford, Frank Capra, William Wyler, George Stevens, and John Huston) has now mated with leftist ideology to spawn the likes of Michael Moore.
The Andrews Sisters, dubbed the “Sweethearts of Armed Forces Radio”, dedicated much of the 1940’s to supporting the troops and inspiring the folks back home to buy war bonds. Today we have Lady Gaga and her personal crusade to make the US military more gay friendly.
Sure, Conservatives do have something of a toehold in the entertainment world but nothing to match the bulkhead that has been built up by the Left. Why is that? Granted, the arts crowd does swing to the left but there is something about liberal politicians that lead them to glom onto celebrities like a teenager trying to get an autograph on a napkin or, even worse, a groupie trying to get backstage.
Its one thing to respect talent, but Leftists try to attach themselves to celebrity, to live vicariously through them by bringing them into the halls of power and elevating their uneducated rants to the level of consul from Thomas Cromwell.
One has only to look at the May-December Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Tweetmance between Lady Gaga and Nevada Senator Harry Reid to see that the good senator has never gotten past that child-like awe of celebrities. It was embarrassing to see Reid nearly groveling when Gaga demanded that DADT be brought up to a vote and then to see him running back to her, seeking affirmation when it passed. It’s a disturbing thought, but one can’t help but to imagine a dog-collared Reid kissing the leather boot of Ms. Gaga!
Maybe Leftist politicians are just enamored with the fame of their office more than they are with the money and the power that comes with it. Perhaps politics is just the easiest way for untalented and unattractive Leftists to achieve the fame that they covet. Can’t sing? Can’t dance? Few can bear to look at you? No problem. You can be Speaker of the House! You may not be the belle of the ball but you can mandate that all the boys dance with you.
This would also explain why we can’t get rid of them once they are out of office. Both Bushes, Reagan, they went quietly into that good night once their terms were over. But Clinton and Carter will be with us always. To actually retire from public life would mean to lose contact with their adoring public, to be surrounded by only their legitimate friends, to step out of the limelight and be engulfed in the darkness of an unrequited ego.