By David R. Sands-The Washington Times
“Congress: The Sequel” is shaping up as one blockbuster that Hollywood would rather not greenlight.
The liberal-leaning entertainment world, long a fertile source of campaign funds and star-power endorsements for Democrats, faces a major script rewrite on Capitol Hill as Republicans prepare to take control of theHouse of Representatives and boost theirÂ Senate caucus in the nextCongress.
Democrats, aided in large measure by Hollywood cash, held their ground in states such as New York and California, but the nextÂ Congress will include dozens of conservative newcomers from the heartland with little cultural, political or geographic sympathy for the entertainment and media centers on the coasts. How that gulf will affect policy on issues such as taxes, government spending and intellectual property rights remains uncertain.
Daniel Cortez is a rare figure with experience in both worlds. A Northern Virginia retiree and disabledÂ Vietnam veteran,Â Mr. Cortez had a brief career as a military technical adviser on some Hollywood productions and earned bit parts in the movies “No Way Out” and “MacArthur.”
“The realityÂ â€” and I saw it up closeÂ â€” is that those in the motion-picture industry are highly political and highly political from the left,”Â Mr. Cortezsaid. “The incomes and the kind of money that passes around out there is so stratospheric that they have very little idea of what ordinary people care about or why they are so angry.
The reaction against such elitism, he added, “is why the ‘tea parties’ got organized in the first place, and not just elitism from Democrats but Republicans as well.”
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