Barack and Michelle Obama have finally realized a lifelong dream, they are about to be both Washington and Hollywood elitists after signing a lucrative Netflix deal.
According to a statement released by the streaming giant, “President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for the streaming platform. Potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.”
Apparently spending eight years in the D.C. swamp as one of the most polarizing figures in politics, sending thousands of American jobs overseas, increasing racial tensions and groveling in front of foreign leaders earns you a deal experts speculate could be worth upwards of $300 million. Only in America, well, only in liberal America that is. The Obamas already have a book deal in place with Penguin Random House worth approximately $65 million.
“One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” Pres. Obama reportedly said. “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix.”
To say that Obama engaged with people of “all walks of life” would be a quite a stretch. The far-left former president consistently favored the company of Hollywood performers to the hard-working men and women that labor through straight jobs and struggle to raise children. That reality is more than apparent from the seemingly endless stream of liberal elites he entertained while in office. Now, he and Michelle get to join their ranks.
Obama Favors Only Liberal Hollywood Elites
The star-studded rank and file that the Obamas courted includes dozens and dozens of Hollywood liberals. Consider this extreme-left partial list.
Beyoncé: The A-list artists attended the ex-president’s first inaugural ball and sang at his second.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony: The formerly married couple performed at the 2009 inaugural ball.
Fergie: Sang the National Anthem at the White House during the Easter Egg Roll in 2009. Obama appeared more occupied with her presence than the children.
Whoopi Goldberg: The conservative-hating “The View” host was an Obama mainstay who performed for a DNC fundraiser on Broadway.
Jennifer Hudson: Was on the Hollywood-rich guest list at Obama’s 50th birthday celebration in Chicago.
George Clooney: The entertainer with no government experience enjoyed sit-down policy meetings with Obama in 2010 and was invited to a 2012 State Dinner.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Had a climate change policy meeting with Obama. DiCaprio was quoted saying that “If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts, or science, or imperial truths.” Apparently, he doesn’t know what the word “imperial” means.
Justin Bieber: Performed for Obama in 2011 at a Christmas in Washington event.
Oprah Winfrey: The popular TV show host was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013 after endorsing Obama. Seriously!
Meryl Streep: Also given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Obama in 2014 for no apparent reason.
Kim Kardashian: Met Obama but was not given the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Hmm.
Kanye West: Met Obama, made anti-liberal statements. Obama publicly called him an “idiot.” He currently appears to support Pres. Trump.
After hobnobbing with Hollywood liberals for eight years, the Obamas should have no shortage of show guests and resources. But being a household-name liberal doesn’t necessarily ensure ratings success. Already, conservatives have begun tuning out liberal entertainers for what many consider to be anti-family and anti-American statements.
Will Obamas Be a Netflix Bust?
Since Obama’s exit from the White House, the liberal elite have gone on an anti-conservative, anti-Pres. Trump tear that has caused massive fan loss.
For example, Kathy Griffin has never recovered her comedic career after posting a hate-laden pic of her holding the president’s severed head. CNN, dubbed fake news by the president, has suffered dramatic ratings losses and its recent stint with porn star Stormy Daniel’s lawyer precipitated a 20-point dip.
On the big screen, Oprah’s “A Wrinkle in Time” movie suffered at the box office after left-leaning writers cut out the Christian and conservative elements from the original novel. George Clooney has suffered a significant decline at the box office with the recent “Suburbicon” ranking among Paramount Pictures’ all-time worst flops. Recent appearances in “Hail, Caesar!” and “Money Monster” largly underperformed as well.
On television, top rated shows are widely watched by conservative audiences, with “Roseanne” enjoying almost astonishing success and right-leaning “Last Man Standing” moving to Fox after oddly being cancelled by ABC despite top-level ratings. So, where does that leave the Obamas?
In all likelihood, the Obamas will enjoy novelty success out of the gate. It will probably be like slowing down to look at a car crash. But there’s little doubt the ardent liberals will infuse any project with preachy, left-wing extremism. Expect secular, identity politics and take-away-your-guns narratives. Ultimately, Obama will shoot himself in the foot.
~ Conservative Zone