Ed Driscoll

We Are The Narcissists We Have Been Waiting For

> Blog Archive >> Video: Celebrities moved by new spiritual leader to become better people” href=”http://hotair.com/archives/2009/01/19/video-celebrities-moved-by-new-spiritual-leader-to-become-better-people/”>Allahpundit links to the video below, featuring, as he puts it, “Celebrities moved by new spiritual leader to become better people”:

Via the Standard. If ever you doubted that Obamamania is fundamentally a religious movement, at least among nitwits like this, watch and note how few of their pledges are tied to Obama’s policy agenda. It’s mostly personal pap about smiling more and being a better parent, forms of self-improvement which, it seems, simply couldn’t be undertaken until the GOP was out of the White House.

MySpace Celebrity and Katalyst present The Presidential Pledge

Andrew Breitbart asks, “Where Were You Celebrities After 9/11?”:

God bless, President Obama. You have my best wishes and all of my best efforts. Even though I didn’t vote for you, and disagree with much of your agenda.

But that doesn’t mean I will forgive and forget an era of narcissism and petty complaining from the majority celebrity class that began well before Iraq. See “Hollywood, Interrupted” — my book co-written with Mark Ebner — which was written before and during the build-up to the Iraq war and before the WMDs weren’t found. The public behavior from Hollywood was uniformly deplorable. It’s a convenient lie they peddle that they were with us during Afghanistan. They weren’t.

The decadence during this period was world class. The clubs raged. The boutique hotels flourished. The parties never stopped. And a precious few stepped up to support the American troops who have been valiantly fighting for your right to do lines off of each other’s buttocks at your Hollywood Hills $10 million mansions.

This video is not a sign of desire to serve the country under Obama — you will not honor this pledge like the rest of us will forget about our New Year’s resolutions. This video is a relic of the era of celebrity decadence and boutique anti-Republican activism under President Bush.

It is a sickening sign that you want fast and easy absolution for having comported yourself like ill behaved children for the last eight years. Good luck, President Obama. The rest of you can go to hell.

OK, that’s not entirely fair–I know of at least one celebrity who pledged her loyalty to President Bush in the immediate aftermath of 9/11–and her calm demeanor in the years since was an inspiration to us all.