PolitiChicks anchor and co-owner, Morgan Brittany, was interviewed for an article in the Hollywood Reporter entitled, ‘Secret Meetings, Big Players: Who Hollywood’s Underground GOP Wants for President’.
The article focuses mainly on a not-so-secret-anymore Hollywood organization called ‘Friends of Abe’ (FOA), created for Republicans involved in the entertainment industry. The reason FOA was originally veiled in secrecy was because it was meant to give non-Democrats in show business a place to congregate, vent, celebrate and encourage without fear of retaliation. And whether anyone wants to admit it or not, unless you’re a mega-star, blacklisting does exist if you’re vocally out of sync with leftist beliefs.
From the article:
Dallas actress Morgan Brittany, who co-founded Politichicks, a new-media company focused on politics and parenting, has appeared at events nationwide with several GOP candidates but has so far declined requests to fundraise, which she’ll accept when the field is narrower.
“There’s not as much discontent among Hollywood conservatives,” she says. “They want to see change, but in the heartland conservatives are angry. They’re done,” she says.
Morgan also says that there is more support for Cruz than meets the eye, but it might be particularly problematic in Hollywood to outwardly support the conservative senator from Texas, a Tea Party favorite.
“If an actor comes out for Ted Cruz, they’ll be demonized,” she says. “I was an actor for 50 years. I’ve done my Hollywood thing. They can’t hurt me. But I feel sorry for people who can’t speak their mind.”
Reporter Paul Bond witnessed firsthand the fears of being ‘outed’ when he says he was thrown out of a Hollywood fundraiser for Rick Santorum:
GOP fans in Hollywood tend to hold their political activities close to the vest. This reporter was thrown out of a fundraiser for Rick Santorum at a $35 million mansion on Sunset Boulevard after celebrity attendees feared they would be “outed” as supporters. But a conservative network does exist even within the famous liberal enclave, and since the meeting with Priebus, the largely underground effort has picked up steam as the field of 2016 presidential hopefuls has narrowed. “They’re holding back to see who emerges. No one wants to back a loser,” says Roger Simon, the Oscar-nominated writer of Enemies, A Love Story and co-founder of PJ Media, a conservative website.
Bond also mentions conservative Tim Allen and his new sitcom which, because of the following exchange, we might all want to start watching:
Then there’s Tim Allen, who told FOX411 at the Summer TCA press tour in August that his ABC sitcom, Last Man Standing, will “drill” Hillary Clinton. He made good on the promise with the Oct. 2 episode, where his character, Mike Baxter, is seen opening mail and the following exchange takes place between him and his daughter, Eve, played by Kaitlyn Dever.
Mike: Wow. Hillary Clinton’s asking us for money. Will her string of mistakes never end?
Eve: The hits keep on coming, but she’ll never top Benghazi. That’s her “Stairway to Heaven.”
Mike: Yeah, that’s the kind of screw-ups that happen when you spend all your free time deleting e-mails.
Overall, it was a decent, and surprisingly respectful article about Hollywood Republicans. Many of our PolitiChicks friends are also interviewed including ‘Airplane!’ director David Zucker, Jeremy Boering, Mark Vafiades. Check out the entire piece HERE.