His transparency is cute, though. Really, Andy's just a puppy who wants a treat. (And three squares a day for himself & the family, a house, a "nice" car, etc. Can you help? Older, wealthier guys hoping to meet "Hollywood" spokesmodels & actresses receive first priority.)
What the Republican Party needs to do now is figure out how to make up for 40 years of ignoring the net effect of film, television and music, and the youth culture that goes along with it. When will the people who make the big decisions and write the big checks realize the AM radio band is not enough?We continue to be amused by the insistence of Andrew & others that all that's keeping Republicans a minority is branding. This is not a contest between two slightly differently flavored & sweetened blends of water & high fructose corn-syrup, or a pair of equally crummy American-made shit-mobiles. It's a war of ideas & thinky-stuff, not chrome fins & fizzy water. The difference between the two social-political-economic products is obvious, & no amount of trickeration will disguise the ideas for long. The right's biggest product line for the last 50+ yrs. isn't "ignorance of the net effect" of mass & youth culture, but the demonization of American culture (See: Hollywood, Big) the burning of books & records, the Junior Anti-Sex League, horror when white youth adopt black culture, and the general Puritan prudishness that attracts the repressed to Republicanism. Why do you think Republicans aren't considered "cool?" They're the party of the gawd-squad & "Get off my lawn, you little punks!"
Andrew, how can we take you seriously when you might as well be a marketing guy who's taken on Hansen's disease sufferers (Lepers, baby!) just for the challenge?
Can the eternally disapproving grouch be made "cool," other than in the most accidentally "Oh, hell, no, I'd never vote for him or her!!" ironic way? How any of that can be changed by "taking over" a Hollywood that is a collection of de-sensitized money-grubbers & egomaniacs is beyond us.
Perhaps, also, Breitbart's delusion that Hollywood is under the control of a mysterious cabal of rootless, cosmopolitan liberals explains his desire to run a wooden stake through Hollywood's heart.
The Democratic Party resonates on the Internet because it resonates in pop culture. The Democratic Party resonates in pop culture because it has been committed to dominating it for over a generation
We at Just Another Blog™ would have a great interest in seeing the minutes of any & all Democratic Party Central Committee or Politburo meetings where any such thing was discussed. Seriously. We may have to ask Mr. Breitbart a few questions: Where is the Democratic Party scholarship money that sent all the leftists to film school? For how long has ACORN been funding screen-writing workshops? What's the Teamsters' real interest in Hollywood?
So let the snark cease for but one moment, & also, perhaps, let us raise a glass to the brave Mr. Breitbart, & his Sisyphean task. You're a much, much, much more stubborn man than we are. Like a fucking mule, you're stubborn. Which is not good for a human being living w/ other human beings.