Originally posted at American Thinker. blog
There was a day when Barack Obama couldn’t muster the energy or desire to lift his hand to cover his heart during the national anthem. Now, the Obama campaign is asking his supporters to do for him what he refused to do for America: place their hands over their hearts to pledge support for none other than President Obama.
The campaign is being called “For All,” which is a take on Christian socialist Francis Bellamy’s Pledge of Allegiance, “with liberty and justice for all.” This newest Obama for America gimmick asks committed fans of the President to take photos of themselves with their hand over their hearts with notes scribbled on the exposed skin explaining why they are vowing loyalty to Obama.
Among those willing to send America a message are the usual suspects – twenty-something Hollywood starlets like Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Jessica Alba.
Jessica Alba, celebrated star of outstanding film classics like Knocked Up, The Love Guru, Sin City, and The Little Fockers, is a self-described liberal feminist. In a 2006 interview with Elle magazine Jessica explained that she gave up her faith in the Catholic Church because she “vehemently disagreed with the church’s condemnations of premarital sex and homosexuality.” As for the Scripture, Jessica was “bothered by the lack of strong female role models in the Bible.” Huh?
Anyway, Ms. Alba said, “I thought [the Bible] was a nice guide, but it certainly wasn’t how I was going to live my life,” which is why a radical liberal/Christian socialist-type politician like Barack Obama has transformed Jessica Alba into a shameless shill.
In an email blast to the President’s supporters, Alba explained that her involvement with the “For All” campaign is analogous to how she felt about the Pledge of Allegiance as a schoolgirl. Jessica said that whenever she put her right hand over her heart and said the Pledge of Allegiance, the “gesture was a promise.”
Wow, even as a youngster, every day when Alba pledged allegiance to the United States of America the political pipsqueak was making “A promise to be involved and engaged in this country’s future. A promise to work for liberty and justice — and for affordable education, health care, and equality — for all.”
All grown up, Jessica Alba, who gets paid millions to be eye candy in movies, is featured in a photo with one hand over her heart demanding “Equal Pay.” Alba’s other hand is clenched in a militant fist emblazoned with the words “Right to Choose.”
Based on Ms. Alba’s “For All” message, unless she’s voting for Barack Obama to ensure abortion clinic workers get equal pay, someone should inform her that the President to whom she’s pledging her allegiance pays his female staff approximately $11,000 less than his male staffers. And in case the mother of two is unaware, way back in 1973, Roe v. Wade gave her the right to abort her unborn children any time she wants.
Thespian Natalie Portman must agree, because she is also planning to cast a vote for the male feminist guardian of “Women’s Rights.” Adding to the chorus, under the flickering lights high up in what looked like an oxygen-deprived skybox at the DNC convention, glorified sex symbol Scarlett Johansson registered a pledge on behalf of “Cleaner Energy.”
In the top right-hand corner of the official “For All” poster is a man who appears to be gaunt actor Don Cheadle. Lobbying for “A Voice,” the poor guy looks like he lacks the energy to speak even if he wanted to. Maybe before pledging for “A Voice” he should muster the strength to speak with Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the Coptic Christian brought in for questioning by the Los Angeles County sheriff’s office at the behest of federal authorities for using his “voice” to make a low-budget anti-Muslim film entitled Innocence of Muslims.
In addition to famous Hollywood types, Obama campaign staffers are also posting photos of themselves taking the pledge. Unemployed and having loads of time to volunteer, youthful campaign workers are pledging for things like marriage equality, compassion, jobs, education, security, love, healthcare, a future, hope, opportunity, and success. Thus far, Obama has failed to deliver most of what’s written on all of their idle hands.
Nonetheless, despite the absurdity of pledging anything to Barack Obama, let alone with the hope of receiving from him love and compassion, hope for the future, or personal success, “People…all across the country … are proudly writing down … reasons for getting involved, and then taking the pledge — to vote.”
That is why Barack Obama spokes-actress Jessica Alba is busy reminding pledgers to “Make sure you’re ready to vote this fall. Putting your hand over your heart is making a promise. Casting your ballot is keeping it.”
In the end, glamorous Hollywood ingénues aside, encouraging voters to make a promise and then asking them to keep it is an appalling request coming from a man who has made beaucoup promises and kept none; who pledges nothing to anyone; and whose vision, if reelected, is to move “Forward” the nation’s misery- not just for some, but “For all.”