Apparently there really are more than four or five conservatives in Hollywood. The New York Times estimates there might be as many as 1,500 members of “Friends of Abe,” a group of right-leaning members of the entertainment industry. The group is now being eyed by the IRS in its application for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.

The New York Times writes that “federal tax authorities presented the group with a 10-point request for detailed information about its meetings with politicians like Paul D. Ryan, Thaddeus McCotter and Herman Cain” as well as a request for “enhanced access to the group’s security-protected website, which would have revealed member names.”

The group’s application for tax-exempt status reportedly has been under review by the IRS for roughly two years.

  • Catchance

    Yeah, this is my shocked face.

  • Brother bob

    Why couldn’t these Hollywood conservatives heavyweights develop their own studios? America craving for traditional family entertainment.

    • Jack Deth

      That would require lots of money put safely offshore and away from the reach of the Federal government and even the faintest whiff of violating existing RICO laws.

      • nickdqwk

        Hollywood freedom loving conservatives categorized with mafia types for the convenience of the over-reaching government, yea I see it too.

        • Jack Deth

          Don’t forget Obama’s “Hit List” or “Disposition Matrix”. Any “enemy” of Obama could be on it. Which means whatever “rights” you think you have. You don’t.

    • MartiniShark

      It is possible, but the distribution system is still run by the left. The problem is not getting projects made — there are literally countless production studios, and many are conservative and/or family-based companies making that type of product. However the majors on the left comprise the majority of the distributers into the theater networks they have relationships with.

      • Jay Jay

        agreed MartiniShark, they have to start using the real power, the internet. Sidestep the big dist. and get it right to the people.

    • Republicanvet

      Likely not that simple. That’s like saying you should just buy your own text book to help your kid in school.

      It may help to a certain extent, but large parts of the industry that would still be needed to be successful, would still be controlled by leftists.

    • digitalPimple

      They shouldn’t have too.

    • Jack Deth

      Bill Cosby, Sidney Poitier, Marlon Van Peebles and several other heavy hitting, pre~Denzel African American actors, directors and cinematographers tried to do just that back in the mid 1980s.

      And the NAACP and Congressional Black Caucus took them aside and threatened them with decades long litigation if they didn’t quietly drop such an “insane” notion.

    • conservativechick

      Our country is looking more and more like a dictatorship. Stamp out dissent with intimidation, retribution and threats? Where will it all end?

      • Jack Deth

        As long as Obama has an Executive Order pen and the media to hide behind.

        It won’t.

        Welcome to Obama’s “Year of Action”.

        • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

          and they demanded Nixon’s head for far far less…..

          The criminality of this junta in the White House is stunning. Now we can see when he met Chavez in 09, why he was grinning like he just met his idol.. he did.

          What’s next, arresting Congressmen on charges of sedition?

          You have to wonder.. and you also know the MSM would cheer him for it, the NYT’s would have an orgasm.We’re watching an under the table real time theft of our rights.. and the media?

          Is applauding him for it..

          Just reverse this and imagine an R president persecuting D’s openly like this, and the media shrugging.. They would go collectively insane with outrage..

          but ours is fake, because they tell us so..

          • http://twitter.com/newclasstraitor NewClassTraitor

            Tom Kratman’s dystopian novel “Caliphate”, set about a century in the future, has the US ruled first by an 0bama clone, then (after a jihadist attack) replaced by a far right-wing mirror image named “Pat Buckman” who promptly proceeds to turn the lib-left’s toolbox against themselves. Much wailing and gnashing of teeth ensues. And of course, Buckman is no less disastrous than his mirror image.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      I hear The Blaze has a pretty substantial studio just assembled in Texas.

  • Maxx

    I’m convinced if he was still alive, John Kennedy could no longer in good conscience, call himself a Democrat. A party of intolerant, “our way or the highway” malcontents whose abuse of power is reaching levels unprecedented in our nation’s history.

    I hope November 2014 provides Washington with the enema it deserves.

    • Chris Hightower

      JFK would be considered a ‘right-wing nutjob’ by the democrats. ‘Ask not what your country can do for you; Ask what you can do for your country.’ No liberal could get on the national stage today with rhetoric like that.

      • Guest

        I couldn’t agree more!!

    • Guest

      ‘I’m convinced if he was still alive, John Kennedy could no longer in good conscience, call himself a Democrat. A party of intolerant, “our way or the highway” malcontents whose abuse of power is reaching levels unprecedented in our nation’s history’ If, of course, he wouldn’t have possibly evolved in his views on/of things.

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        The WW II generation had a different perspective, they saw fascism up close, lost family, lost loved ones.. I think the real dem party implosion of insanity happened after the WW II era democrats retired..

        The 60’s pro-communist radicals took over, calling themselves “progressives”.. and barely a word of their agenda differs from Marx’s manifesto.. The communist party simply subverted the democrats and burrowed in deep..

        but we’re “extreme” for holding views that JFK endorsed publicly.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    Conservatives in Hollywood like Woolery, Searcy, Dash, Sajak and others show just what pansies those libbie lemmings are.

  • voodoolife

    I hear the pot boiling…

  • 3seven77

    It’s time to Alinsky the left. If Tea Party and Conservative groups have no right to organize, then neither do the leftie commies. Hold then to their own rules. Call them out, stand up, speak out, push back, FIGHT.

  • http://www.jabootu.com/acolytes/bnotes/ Apostic

    First they came for the game show hosts…

  • Michael Rice

    Libs will tell you straight to your face that there is no bias against conservatives in Hollywood.

  • stuckinIL4now

    They’re not even hiding it now, are they? Just doubling down. The “promised” transparency of the SADministration at work.

  • Don Bailey

    Why wouldn’t the Obama Administration continue to press their boot heal into the necks of their political enemies? They learned from the IRS dust up over going after the Tea Party that there are no real consequences for them. No one was held accountable, no one went to jail. They simply have to declare it a phony scandal and the complicit media nod their heads and repeat the mantra. Obama has learned he can get away with anything he wants to. Of course he’s going to continue with this tyranny. Why wouldn’t he?

    • MartiniShark

      Part of the reason “why?” is the sham methods of transparency. They just formed an investigative commission to look into these issues — it is headed by a prominent Obama donor. So I’m sure the report that shows no wrongdoing, that was already written before the investigation, will be released any day now.

      • H50 ✓RAT

        They released that there were no criminal infractions almost a day or two after she was named as commission head. Its a given that she wont find anything more than “training or procedural issues” either.

    • H50 ✓RAT

      They learned nothing from the last “dust up.” There were no repercussions and no consequences.
      Why? Because they can.

  • MartiniShark

    If you want to see the future of conservatism in Hollywood follow Nick Searcy and Adam Baldwin on Twitter. They fearlessly rail in the face of liberal trolls and the established bias. They serve as a great playbook on how to combat the leftist entitlement thinking.

    • H50 ✓RAT

      They take no prisoners.
      Its fun to just sit back and watch the feeds, the progs cant help themselves and these guys are too big to get sent to Twitmo.

      • Humanary Stew

        And yet we had two posters here the other day that got all butthurt because Baldwin and Searcy weren’t liberals.

        • H50 ✓RAT

          LOL, forgot about that.

  • 24fan

    Gary Sinise is one of the ringleaders. Man, hope the gang is able to hold on inspite of this man hunt.

    • conservativechick

      He does so much for our veterans. I love him.

  • dcnj

    Democrat = Communist.

    repeat.

  • https://twitter.com/UnicornOfMayhem Hi This Is My Username

    I would say I’m shocked, but this is not the America I used to know.

    For example, last night I was reading over this site: http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm

    It’s pretty scary how many Communist goals have been put to use on the American people, more so in this administration than others. It’s only going to keep getting worse, too.

    Getting people to pay attention and listen seems to be very difficult. I don’t care if some people wish to blindly send themselves to the slaughter, but me and others do not wish to be carried along with them.

    I know I’m not very old… but I can still remember there being a bigger majority of people that rejected Communist ideas and people who promoted them were frowned upon, while I was growing up. I want to go back to that time.

    • iaintlyin

      and on the other hand, scroll down the link to read the english version of the documents

  • Clete Torres

    Not surprised at all. Especially in light of recently hearing that the IRS is working on codifying the same behavior that they used against the TEA Party applicants in their attempt to get 501( c )3 status.

  • LegalizeShemp

    “I thought it was “Friends of Carlota?” Sincerely, Steve Martin

  • Expat61

    Soon they will be knocking on the doors of patriotic men and women, demanding our bibles, constitutions, firearms, gold and silver, to make us permanent slaves of the Political Ruling Class in Versailles on the Potomac. They will force into the reeducation camps, and when we don’t go willingly, they will resort to solutions that will finally remove our constitution and religious inspired thought processes. Their Brave New World will be bereft of any ideas of self determinism, work ethic, or individual exceptionalism.

  • Marvin Nelson

    McCarthy witch hunts updated.

  • TocksNedlog

    “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Republican Party?”

    • conservativechick

      Good one, but it should say Tea Party. That instills fear in all liberals.

  • margie

    How, why ,and when did Hollywood become so leftist? I am a simple fool who doesn’t get it. Can someone explain how nearly the whole entertainment industry got so dam* ugly? I now just watch re runs of old TV shows from the kinder gentler era and listen to talk radio because I amso disgusted by everything “they” keep shoving down our throats. Would appreciate an explanation because I really don’t understand what happened to this very powerful group that has been indoctrinating us for decades now. thanks

    • H50 ✓RAT

      It was one of the progressive targets to control, just like education and government jobs.
      One must control the message to indoctrinate and destroy from within.

  • jude1

    The new Stasi.

  • CLEmom

    Cuomo subpoenaed James O Keefe/Project Veritas.

    Pres Jarrett promised they would reward their friends and punish their enemies…so here we are.

  • Aimee

    I hope these celebrities start talking in public, to the media. They are in a position to make a real difference. This country NEEDS them!

    And if someone doesn’t reign in the IRS soon, I’m gonna really be pissed. This has gone on LONG ENOUGH.

    • Humanary Stew

      They will have a hard time getting any coverage except on Twitter, Fox News or talk radio. The rest of the media won’t dare let them talk about any of the strong arm tactics.

  • Frank Grayson

    Does it even occur to the “progressive” voters who are looking the other way on things like this, that these kind of tactics can and will be used on them should they step one toe out of line of the official left-wing narrative? Do they really want to live that way?

    • iaintlyin

      like the saying goes, they came for my wife, isaid nothing, they came for my dog, iwas scared. Now they’re at the door and i’m alone

      • Frank Grayson

        Lol! Love the “they came for my wife, I said nothing” part.
        Been married long, have we?! 😉

        • iaintlyin

          a few hours

    • H50 ✓RAT

      No, they are the cool kids. No one disses the cool kids.
      At least not until after high school graduation and they go out into the real world.
      Edited to add; These idiots think life is one long High School.

  • arttie

    I do get a chuckle every time a Jefferson Day dinner rolls around.

  • fishydude

    IRS is looking for another audit target list.

    • H50 ✓RAT

      Hollywood is rebelling now that their political activism is costing them their audience. They must be brought back into line. Willingly or not.

      • iaintlyin

        ??

        • H50 ✓RAT

          What don’t you understand about my post?
          They were useful mouthy tools.
          Because of the stupid, the audience stopped watching, hitting them in the wallet.
          They cut way back on being useful mouthy tools.
          Now the Administration is making examples of the cons in HWD to get the useful mouthy tools back on the propaganda train.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    I could name dozens of Movie & Television actors, Musicians, etc. who either are Conservative, or lean Conservative, but I’m not, because KING 0BAMA IS A FINK! Jawamax 8<{D}

    • iaintlyin

      a fink? oh my, kids hold your ears.

    • iaintlyin

      I wonder what Jack Ward the actor would have thought about this. He was cool

  • Control The Gov

    Sounds like a Chicago style smack down. Do we really need more of the same in 2016?

  • AmericanLass

    I don’t get it, why when you know targeting is going on, would you apply for tax exempt status ? That goes for Churches, Tea Partys and individuals ?

    • iaintlyin

      Because it’s the lawful thing to do. Just because tyrants are the law (for now) we can’t back down and hide while they lie and indoctrinate our young into believing our Founding Fathers were criminals and christianity is evil.

      • BAW

        I was trying to come up with “the” reason why they might knowingly as AmericanLass suggests be asking for trouble. But it seems to me there are a lot of possible reasons and explanations. The one you gave encompasses a lot. Because they are not cowards? Because they are not, yet, willing to submit? Because they still believe they have rights? Because they care? Because they know someone has to do something? Because they support conservative values, individually and as a group? Because it’s the right thing to do and they are conservatives so that’s what they do.

        But it could also be that they applied two years ago before the IRS admitted targeting conservatives.

        • iaintlyin

          They’re in trouble while they’re on the legal road, imagine what stew they’d be in if they were found to be huddling in some church basement or even a Hollywood restaurant. Any of us that want to unite and keep each other informed………..our days are numbered. The closer to 2016 we get we’ll see more and more of this we’ll see if not experience, a method to scare and silence. Hold on, someone is at the door, I’ll be right back

          • BAW

            I had to read that twice, then I laughed. I notice you’re in NY and we’re talking about conservatives in Hollywood. No surprise, I can’t entirely understand, I’m in Texas.

          • iaintlyin

            whew, that was close, I saw the brown shirt and thought I was a goner, wrong thank god, it was only UPS. I’m not sure what you meant that you don’t understand. That a ny’er is a conservative? We (287) even have a column on the ballot under guess what? CONSERVATIVE PARTY.

          • BAW

            Trying to acknowledge that I can’t truly understand what it is like to be a conservative in NY or Hollywood. Thought you might be able to imagine how much easier I think it is being a conservative in Texas. We aren’t out numbered. We aren’t told we aren’t welcome. We aren’t punished for our beliefs. We still have to be vigilant but I was just trying to show my respect for conservatives in far more difficult positions. Not the least bit surprised there are conservatives in NY or Hollywood. I know there are good, decent, smart people in every area, every group.

          • iaintlyin

            well I can let you know what its like in one word “F’ed up”. and I don’t mean frustrated, that’s long gone. Did I say 1 word? Nurse!!! help me, I think I got Bidenized.

      • AmericanLass

        If its the Law, that’s one thing, but if they don’t want to be tax exempt, can they just pay the taxes outright ?

    • H50 ✓RAT

      Because its the law and you have to do it.
      See how that works? Obey the law and get targeted by your tyrannical government as an enemy. Its the Chicago way.

  • Josephine Schmo

    creepier and creepier the left can be! Below a fella speaks of the tough road one must travel to get works distributed. Now, D’Souza is being investigated. Sick all of them! I just hope truth wins before long.

  • dwsmokin

    Two years to review an application? Wow, I wonder if the new brown shirts the IRS ordered for all their agents are in yet.

  • Meadows

    Adam Baldwin (Chuck, Law & Order), Nick Searcy (Justified), James Woods (White House Down), Gary Sinise (CSI), Jon Voight (seemingly every friggin’ movie released over the past decade). All of these guys still get plenty of great acting gigs. . .so where is this Hollywood “blackllst” they’re always whining about?

    • H50 ✓RAT

      You do notice that all the folks you listed didn’t come out of the conservative closet until after they made it big? Gary Sinise lost his CSI gig when the show got canceled, he was the most recent causality.

      If you look at the timelines between when the got vocal and their last big jobs, its pretty obvious.

      And what about all the roles the could have/should have gotten because they were right for the character but were given to someone else?
      Each of these guys have acknowledged that by coming out of the conservative closet they new they were effectively ending their careers, but they just couldn’t stand it anymore. If they get work anymore its from other conservatives in the industry.

      Clint Eastwood devoted quite a bit of his last book to the blacklisting of cons in the industry and some of his personal experiences.
      Hot flash; Its not just the actors that get targeted either, its throughout the industry.

      • iaintlyin

        see 0’s pantry. Whinesteen Wipes

      • Meadows

        CSI was cancelled less than a year ago, so the jury is out on what Sinise will do next. But are you seriously telling me that Baldwin, Searcy, Voight, and Woods can only get parts given to them by other conservatives? Searcy was in Moneyball, directed by Bennett Miller (who also directed a pro-Obama doc shown at the DNC). Voight did National Treasure, directed by Jon Turtletaub (who is a member of Greenpeace). Woods has shown up on “Family Guy”, and Seth McFarlane is no right-winger. And don’t forget Kelsey Grammar, who has recently been on “The Simpsons” and “30 Rock” (unless Matt Groening and Tiny Fey suddenly had a Dennis Miller-esque 9/11 political conversion, there goes your theory on that one.)

        • H50 ✓RAT

          Oh, I dont think so. Look at the before and after volume of work for these people. I think that says a lot. Just because theyre getting bits and pieces here and there instead of steady work doesnt eliminate the bias against them.
          Grammer had to shut down his website after cash flow problems after losing Fraiser. Sinese is talking about condensing his charities after losing his show. I could see Fraiser being coincidental because it had a long run and was pretty much played out. But the CSI franchise is still popular and the season cliff hanger with the character finally asking his girlfriend to marry him would have sustained the show for at least another season.
          I have several friends in the Hollywood industry, some liberal, some conservative and they admit the bias against conservatives and say it can cost you jobs, so Im sure youll understand if I take their word over yours.

    • Iacobus

      Justified will be canceled.

      (Just saying. Not saying Searcy’s involvement had anything to do with it.)

      But anyhoo, that’s just a handful of actors. You could say *those* actors are doing fine but what about the rest that fear for their careers? Genuinely good not-so-well-known actors, mind you.

      Put this in perspective: The whole of the entertainment industry is lopsidedly liberal. (And not just movies; music too.) It doesn’t take much to figure out why. They have an agenda and they’ll be damned if anyone that doesn’t toe the line is going to stop them until they only have themselves in an everlasting echo chamber.

      • H50 ✓RAT

        Why do you think Justified will be cancelled?

        I love that show. Have a huge crush on Raylan.

        • Iacobus

          From what I understand, everyone involved with the show thought it would be a good time to end it while the show’s content was good.

          I can relate to that; far too many shows fall prey to lameness for being on too long. (Perfect example: The Simpsons.)

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Thats a darn shame if thats what they end up doing.

            But yea, I can see the go out on top viewpoint. Sigh.

  • H50 ✓RAT

    Yea, theres no pattern of conduct or corruption and selective enforcement in the Obama Administration. ////////
    The good news is these folks have the connections and financial security to fight back, unlike many of the other conservative groups that folded.

    Get ’em, Im cheering you on!

  • http://twitter.com/newclasstraitor NewClassTraitor

    It’s called “the Chicago way”. Gangster government scaled up from a city to an entire country.

  • frannie

    I long for the real America to return………….we have been hijacked by progressive godless criminals

  • Plow Comms

    The most common illusions conjured up to justify today’s collectivist central planning and coercion include “social justice”, “fair” income distribution, and stopping “global warming”.