While this may come as no surprise, dyed in the wool Hollywood liberals are
throwing their financial backing behind President Barack ObamaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s reelection
campaign en-force. Among the names are Steven Spielberg, George Clooney and Tom
According to data gathered on OpenSecrets.org, Clooney made a $2,500
contribution for the primary and another $2,500 donation for the presidential
race while infamous filmmaker Spielberg gave $30,800 to the DNC on Apr. 26;
$8,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on July 31; and two
$2,500 donations to Barack Obama on Apr. 26.
Spielberg also gave the maximum $2,500 to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on
Aug. 25; two $2,500 donations to Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on June 21;
another $2,500 to Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) on Mar. 31; and another $2,500
to Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) on Sept. 19.
Some of SpielbergÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fellow filmmakers joined him in directing their contributions
toward Democratic causes. Director Ron Howard gave $1,000 to the Democratic
Congressional Campaign Committee, while Rob Reiner and Cameron Crowe donated
$5,000 and $500, respectively, to the same committee. Crowe also contributed
the yearly maximum of $2,500 to President Obama (for both primary and general
election, total: $5,000).
Singer-songwriter Neil Young gave the maximum: $30,800 to the DNC on Apr.
22, and two $2,500 donations to Obama on Apr. 12.
NeilÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wife, Pegi Young, also gave the maximum: $30,800 to the DNC and two
$2,500 donations to Obama on Apr. 14, 2011.
While many of these Hollywood celebrities are indeed the Ã¢â‚¬Å“usual suspectsÃ¢â‚¬Â
among Obama supporters, one Tinseltown campaign contribution Obama probably
wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t receive this time around is from actor Matt Damon, who The Blaze reported as saying:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots
level. One of them said to me, Ã¢â‚¬ËœNever again. I will never be fooled again by a
politicianÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Ã¢â‚¬Â¦You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually
got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better.Ã¢â‚¬Â
*Contributed by The Blaze*