Think of this collection of talent: a who’s who of A-list Hollywood stars — Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Jerry Seinfeld, Ben Stiller and Ben Affleck. Add to that group Danny DeVito, Jack Black, Jon Hamm, Nicolas Cage, Leonard Nimoy and director Woody Allen. There's more Oscar's there than at a de la Renta boutique. It's bound to be a hit, no matter what they call the project.
Well, it's not a movie. It's not a play. It's real life and these are among the many Hollywood venerables who have made contributions to the Alison Lundergan Grimes senatorial campaign in Kentucky. Her opponent? Mitch McConnell.
Yikes, talk about the battle of the heavyweights. Hollywood vs. McConnell. How did Mitch stir up that kind of hornets nest?
The outpouring of celebrity support comes amid a concerted effort by Jeffrey Katzenberg, one of Hollywood’s most prominent Democratic donors, to put Senate Minority Leader McConnell in the electoral bull’s-eye. HuffPo:
In a recent email drumming up support for Lundergan Grimes, Katzenberg cast McConnell as the chief Republican roadblock to Democrats’ agenda. He wrote that the Kentucky contest is “a pivotal election that can get the Senate working again.”
“There is no more important election being held next year in this country,” Katzenberg added, according to the email, per The Hollywood Reporter.
“As the Senate’s minority leader since 2007, McConnell has used the filibuster 420 times to block legislation and appointments that were supported by a clear majority of senators. ... We are talking about outright obstruction of the democratic process.”
And just so you know that the democrats aren't alone in their disdain for Mitch which rhymes with... Here's how the conservative Republicans, McConnell's own meat and potatoes supporters look at him:
This certainly is shaping up to be the must see
film, campaign of 2014, don't you think?