It is always amusing to hear actors and actresses venture into the unfamiliar territory of politics when interviewers are cruel enough to broach such issues. Sadly, actress Mila Kunis is no exception to that Hollyweird tendency toward guffaw inducing political bloviating. Naturally and in keeping with most of the rest of the industry, in a new interview she’s disgorging that prosaic, ill-conceived, left-wing trope that she heard somewhere or another that serves as the basis of her “opinion.”
Of course she’s all a gush over The One. “I love Barack Obama, I voted for him and I will forever be proud of my vote,” she is reported as saying to Britain’s Stylist magazine.
Kunis, it appears, considers herself highly informed about politics and most especially on how wonderfully she thinks Obama is doing in office. Conversely, she seems blissfully unaware of the zero job growth we just experienced not to mention the highest unemployment this country has experienced since The Great Depression. She seems also completely ignorant of the trillions of dollars of debt that Obama has piled up.
Still, she is sure that the compromises that she thinks Obama made in recent economic policies are going to hurt us.
“I think America is in a very temperamental state, and the decision that was made and the compromises made mean, in my opinion, that people are going to pay for a very long time,” she said.
Well, if she means the mess that is Obamacare, we most certainly will be paying “for a very long time.” But I doubt that is what she’s on about.
I suppose we shouldn’t fault her too much for knowing so little about economics, though. If she’s like many actors she’s likely so far removed from even her own economic condition that she simply hasn’t the experience to understand the issues. She doesn’t have to worry about living from one paycheck — or lack thereof — to the next.
But, darn it, the Obammessiah is trying so hard, dontcha know?
I know that he [Obama] tried. I know because you keep reading these reports of him trying to compromise with the Tea Party and the Republican Party and trying to come to a 50/50 agreement. I don’t think it was one. I feel the Democratic Party compromised everything and the Republican Party compromised pretty much nothing.
“Feeling,” Miss Kunis, is not knowledge. Now, I am sure she heard, maybe even read, about how the left-wing, Old Media characterized Obama’s efforts. I am sure she saw Obama’s speeches where he mouthed the need for compromise. But it is plain she never once actually learned that none of the plans and policies that Obama and his party have offered contained any compromises. It is plain her bubble world does not allow inside the fact that the GOP is the one doing most of the compromising.
One other thing she is sure about: you folks in middle America and you young people are so ill-informed, so dang stupid that you don’t know why you are even in the Republican Party. You dummies just don’t read, she told Stylist.
She chided the younger generation for not reading books, the news, the paper, and then zoned in on “Middle America.” “So obviously you are incredibly ill-informed to the point where they will go do these tests in Middle America… And they’ll ask, ‘OK, what party are you?’ And they’ll say, ‘Republican.’ ‘Why?’ And they can’t even tell you. They have no idea what the Republican Party stands for. Why did I vote for Obama? I can tell you why I voted for him, what I agreed and disagreed with him on, for hours.”
I think she is in a fantasyland, here. What “tests” is she talking about? Did she read this in a script? It sure doesn’t seem she read this from real life, anyway.
Finally, she has a word or two about you uneducated religious folks.
Whoever you vote for, don’t do it just because. And don’t tell me it’s because of religion either because that whole thing is knocked completely out the window. So you better just educate yourself.
If you are religious, you are uneducated? But, even her savior in D.C. claims to be religious. Is she saying he is uneducated? What contempt Kunis shows for all people of faith.
For one so young she sure has come to hate an awful lot of people. Let’s hope her hatred for the very people going to her movies and helping her earn a living don’t get offended by her dismissive, hatful attitude about them, eh?