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Thursday, November 8, 2018

With celebs running the gamut of Lists- A to Z List- the GOP has turned its back on their increasingly dim starpower

In 2012, the Republican National Committee created the Growth & Opportunity project to analyze why the party lost the presidential election.

Among its report's scores of recommendations was this one:

Establish an RNC Celebrity Task Force of personalities in the entertainment industry
to host events for the RNC and allow donors to participate in entertainment events
as a way to attract younger voters.

Now- after decades of trying to make inroads into La-La-Land, the GOP has turned its back on its ability to produce nominating convention events like "Night of A Few Stars":
 At a pre-election rally, [Vice Pfresident Pence] taunted Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams and her supporters in entertainment: “This ain’t Hollywood. This is Georgia.”
Celebrity political activism apparently wasn’t enough to snag Abrams the victory on Tuesday in Georgia, where she was weighed down by the state’s Republican lean and intense voter suppression efforts. But Pence’s scorn for Hollywood, now a set piece in Republican politics, is a relatively recent development. There was a time when Republicans welcomed Hollywood and used its glamour to win over voters. But today, the GOP has settled on a narrow electoral strategy — appealing to a minority of voters — in which Hollywood is better as a foil than as an ally.
Bad news for these idols of today's youth:

Tim Allen, 65
Scott Baio, 58
Stephen Baldwin, 52
Pat Boone, 84
Morgan Brittany, 47
Jerry Bruckheimer, 75
James Caan, 78
Adam Carolla, 54
Michael Damian, 56
Stacey Dash, 51
Robert Duvall, 87
Clint Eastwood, 88
Sarah Michelle Gellar, 41
Jim Fitzpatrick, 59
Kelsey Grammer, 63
Patricia Heaton, 60
Dwayne Johnson, 46
John O'Hurley, 64
Donny Osmond, 61
Marie Osmond, 59
David Lee Roth, 64
Antonio Sabato, Jr., 46
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 71
Tom Selleck, 73
Gene Simmons, 69
Gary Sinise, 63
Janine Turner, 55
Jean-Claude Van Damme, 58
Jon Voight, 79
Bruce Willis, 63
James Woods, 71
Yeezy, 41

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