Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Effete Hollywood Elitists for McCain

The Moonie Times reports on an upcoming fundraiser for John McCain that will feature some of Hollywood’s finest:

Mr. McCain will attend a fundraiser at the Beverly Hilton on Monday, the day the Democrats’ convention opens,bringing together top leaders from the Los Angeles business and entertainment communities, according to an invitation for the event obtained by The Washington Times.

Show business publication Variety reported that Angie Harmon, David Zucker, Jon Cryer, Lionel Chetwynd, Craig T. Nelson, Jon Voight, Craig Haffner and Robert Duvall are among those expected to attend.

OMG! John McCain thinks he’s a celebrity! I bet they’ll even be serving arugula at the event, and maybe swiss cheese too! No non-elitist True American in touch with the common people would consort with these effete, pampered Hollywood sissy boys. See how stupid that sounds? It sounds just as stupid when it comes from conservatives bashing Barbara Streisand or Sean Penn.

But the reality is that this brand of stupidity only works on ignorant right wingers. The left has its own versions of such silly pandering, usually focused on the rich or on successful corporations, but this particular type of idiocy – bashing entertainers, but only, of course, those who support the other side – who speak out about politics and using them to impugn the character of those they support, is a staple of the right wing in this country. And it works on many of their followers. And there’s a word for the people it works on: morons.