Hollywood Miscasting: Danny Glover as President of the U.S.!

-By Warner Todd Huston

In a movie role miscasting that would be akin to picking Michael Moore to portray George W. Bush, a new flick that is starting production soon will feature an unlikely actor as the president of the United States of America. Leftist activist, and virulent anti-American Danny Glover has been tapped to star as a U.S. president that will be confronted with a “global cataclysm” in the film “2012.”

There’s a “cataclysm” alright. That such a U.S. hater would be picked to star as the occupant of the White House is as big a disaster as can be imagined. It is just amazing how Hollywood likes to stick their fingers in the eyes of the American public. Of all the actors in LaLaLand that they could pick to take the role of POTUS, they have to pick Glover, one of the worst anti-Americans in the business. And in a business over flowing with folks with anti-American ideas, that is really saying something.

The film is being written and directed by Roland Emmerich the director responsible for the recent stinker “10,000 BC.” After finishing up with her role as Condi Rice in Oliver Stone’s Bush’ debacle, super cute Thandie Newton is also reported to be in talks to play another part she is utterly unsuited for, Danny Glover’s daughter!

So, why do I say that Glover is the least likely actor to portray an American president? Let’s review just a few of Glover’s greatest hits, if you will.

In 2001, just after 9/11 Glover spoke to an anti-death penalty forum at Princeton University. There he said the following: “One of the main purveyors of violence in this world has been this country, whether it’s been against Nicaragua, Vietnam or wherever.” And later added, “I’ve been an advocate for peace my whole life. But one of the main purveyors of violence in this world is this country.”

He also said that he would be against the death penalty for bin Laden at that same appearance.

In 2003, Glover said that Americans showed a “rabid [post-9/11] nationalism that has its own kind of potential of being maniacal, in some sense.”

Glover has also announced support for murderous dictators like Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez and has visited both dictators several times each.

Glover has allowed a socialist magazine to use his words of praise to sell their rag. For the Monthly Review he says that, “it’s critical to have a magazine that challenges us to think, inspires us to action, and makes us realize that the impossible is only difficult, not insurmountable. That magazine is Monthly Review.”

In a recent interview with the Independent newspaper, Glover calls Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez a “friend,” and a “business” associate and makes the absurd claim that Chavez doesn’t control the media in Venezuela.

In the Independent interview he also launched into an odd little diatribe against the U.S. and spoke as if HE were a South American.

“The changes happening in Latin America are enormous. We’ve been under the heel of US political and economic aspirations for centuries. What’s happening here is extraordinary.”

The writer of the piece was a bit incredulous at Glover’s absurd “we,” and rightfully so. “Notice the ‘we’?,” the Independent writer wrote, “This is Glover, an American actor, sitting in the breakfast room of a hotel in London, talking about events in Caracas…”

And these are just some of the far left, anti-American escapades from the Danny glover saga. It would take pages and pages to get them all in.

Aside from the fact that he is one of the most outspoken anti-Americans in Hollywood, he is also one of the worst actors in the town. So, he’s got that going for him, which is nice.

Still, to cast one of the most loud detractors of the U.S.A. as the president of the same is ridiculously unbelievable. But, it sits perfectly well with the Hollyweird mentality.

But one thing that really galls me, is Glover’s bin Laden comment. Imagine, having a president that would refuse the death penalty for someone like bin Laden! THIS is the sort of man that Hollywood thinks is ideal to act the role of POTUS?

(Photo credit: Timothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty)


Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as newsbusters.org, townhall.com, New Media Journal, Men’s News Daily and the New Media Alliance among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book “Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture” which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of publiusforum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston

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