And here's the pickle for the Democrats: The Hollywood nutty left will continue to grab headlines with its outrageous anti-American poison. What's a run-of-the-mill liberal Democrat to do when he (or she) needs their activism -- and money?
Take Dick Gephardt or Joe Lieberman -- or even Hillary Clinton. They voted to authorize war in Iraq. Doesn't that make each of them a "threat to world peace" as well? They may attempt to straddle the issue from here through the primaries, but the fact remains that in the eyes of these Hollywood radicals, they aided and abetted the enemy. Hollywood leftists insist that our president is a new Hitler, with dreams of world domination. That's awfully hard to reconcile within the Democratic Party.
Ask Terry McAuliffe: Does the DNC believe Bush is harboring bin Laden, and should his administration be labeled the "43rd Reich," and if not, are you willing to denounce extremists like Moore and Garofalo?
The pressure also has to be on the reasonable liberals in Hollywood. Unless they publicly distance themselves from the nuts they'll lose all credibility. Promoting the movie "Minority Report" in Italy last fall, Steven Spielberg declared "Saddam Hussein has proven every day that he's currently a criminal." Spielberg added that we don't want to wind up later after a horrendous attack asking, "Why didn't the world act when it had the chance?" A few days later, CNN was reporting Spielberg was clarifying his remarks, suggesting he was not in favor of war with Iraq. Agree or not, it's a reasonable position.
At almost the very same time, from a plain in Spain, Jessica Lange was also publicly expressing her views on Iraq. "I despise him!" she snarled about President Bush. "I despise his administration and everything they stand for ... And I think this latest thing with Iraq is absolute madness ... it's unconstitutional, it's immoral and basically illegal. ... It is an embarrassing time to be an American. It really is. It's humiliating."
Hollywood is liberal, yes. But is Hollywood this radical? Time will tell. Which is why reasonable liberals -- and the Democratic Party -- should be in a tizzy.