I watched the movie “The Contender” the other night and I can only thank the Lord that I get HBO for free. It’s a long story but my cable company does not charge me for HBO. Otherwise if I had to pay one thin dime for this liberal propaganda piece of dreg I would have killed myself.
OK, maybe killing myself is a tad dramatic, but I’m painting a picture here…
Oh where to begin with my rant? Before I do begin however: spoilers will ensue. If you are of a mind to watch this Ode to Liberalism disguised as a Hollywood movie – do not read further.
Here is the premise: Laine Hanson, a Senator, is chosen to replace the deceased Vice-President. The President, Jackson Evans, a democrat, played brilliantly and convincingly by Jeff Bridges, wants a legacy to ride out his administration with and chooses Laine (played by actress Joan Allen) as the first female Vice President. Photos surface of Laine who is apparently involved in an orgy at a college initiation. Now the question is, once this scandal is exposed, what will happen to this historic appointment?
Let me discuss a huge and glaring blunder they made with the movie’s President Jackson Evans first. He was portrayed as a West Pointer, a graduate of the United States Military Academy. Bridges played the character as a tough, macho, studly, smart guy with a military bearing. Something you’d expect of a former graduate of West Point. They even have a scene where he’s putting his huge West Point class ring on after bowling. Here’s the rub though. There have been two West Pointers who became President. Grant and Eisenhower. Now comes the important thing to note about that historical fact: they were both Republicans. It is a Democrat’s fantasy to have a graduate of the United States Military Academy become a member of the Democratic party and then become President of the U.S. of A.
The other contender for the Vice President’s position, Jack Hathaway, played by William Petersen of CSI fame, a governor and of course a Democrat, is a little slimy. That’s where the movie-maker’s “balance” jumps in I suppose. Yet Jack wants the job more than life itself and appears willing to destroy anyone to get it and along with a Republican Congressman Sheldon Runyon (Gary Oldman) secretly digs up the dirty pictures of Senator Laine Hanson to use during her confirmation hearings.
In the hearings and during the media frenzy while she is hammered with questions from everyone, she steadfastly refuses to answer a single one with regard to this alleged orgy. Witnesses surface and go on talk shows gleefully giving graphic and vile descriptions of her at this orgy. Still she won’t speak out about it despite the President’s staff – namely one Kermit Newman, another part played to perfection by Sam Elliot, begging her to.
Her contention? This is what should have been an otherwise private affair and if it wouldn’t be asked of a man to explain himself, it should not be asked of a woman.
OK peeps in La La Land. I don’t know what planet you live on, but in my world, even if a man, yes a man, had photographs surface of him in an orgy while he was being considered for the second highest office in the world, I would want to know what his explanation was. Sorry you have created a false soapbox here. I would go out on another limb and say even a male President, caught say in a liaison with an intern in the White House would have some ‘splainin’ to do in my opinion.
As Kermit even says at one point, “Laine, give me something, anything!”
Still she steadfastly refuses to tell anyone anything – the implication is she won’t even tell her own husband.
This to liberals makes her a hero. Yet the plot isn’t as simplistic as all of that. Behind the scenes so to speak, there is a female F.B.I. investigator looking into Governor Hathaway and you begin to get the feeling throughout the movie that there was more to his supposed heroic rescue of a car’s occupant that went over a bridge right above where he was fishing.
Back to Laine and another little scene that was shockingly offensive. She is sitting courtside at what is obviously her father’s private tennis court. Her small son is sitting with her on a bench watching as her father hits tennis balls that come at him from a machine. He swats a few and says to his grandson, “You know where that top spin comes from?” The little boy replies, “Jesus.”
Laine looks askance. Grandpa stops his game and asks, “What did you say?”
Her son replies, “Jesus made that happen, Jesus makes all things.” Grandpa asks where he learned that and the little boy tells him “in school.”
To which this supposedly Republican former politician replies, “I spent my entire political career getting this fairy tale *hit out of the schools and this happens?!”
First of all – note to Liberals: Jesus isn’t “*hit.” I’d like one Hollyweird filmmaker to do a film where they call Mohammad a *hit. Oh wait, someone did and he was arrested! Second of all, I am to believe that a public school teacher was too dumb to realize that while she can brainwash her students about global warming (talk about fairy tales…) and Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Obama, she can’t about Jesus but just forgot? Yeah, right…
Oh – BTW – they paint Laine's Dad as a “good guy” because even though he’s a Republican, and his daughter a former Republican-turned-Democrat, he will none-the-less endorse his daughter for Vice President.
Yeah, what a prince.
During the Vice Presidential nomination hearings, Representative Runyon is relentless in a very soft-spoken, self-righteous, obnoxious, snarky way. Oh, did I mention he was a Republican? He questions Laine and before we know it, in comes a woman to testify that Senator Hanson, who is on that hot seat to become Vice President, stole her husband from her. They were best friends before that little dalliance happened.
Leave it to the Libs. They somehow parlay this into a Laine-is-still-a-hero scenario even though under oath Laine testified she never committed adultery (technically she didn’t, her current husband did, she wasn’t married at the time of the affair) yet she was the other woman who took the husband of her best friend away. They show Laine apologizing after all and remember, it was a “private affair.” Thus, Laine remains our hero.
Still holding to the talking-about-the-sexual-allegations would be “beneath her dignity” – I’m not joking, the character actually utters this—she ends the hearing with a rousing speech. And oh what a speech it is. The music begins to swell as she goes into her “I stand for” speech and lists what she stands for.
Among the ridiculous other things she says in what is supposed to be one of the movie’s key moments, she says she “stands for” a woman’s right to choose.
What she fails to address however in her scripted fictional speech is of course the baby’s right to choose not to be dismembered as it is slaughtered by the abortion doctor…she leaves that part out somehow…
She also stunningly “stands for every gun to be taken out of every home.”
Really? So the fictional Laine Hanson stands against what is clearly every citizen’s constitutional right?
Is it that Liberals can’t read I wonder?
The speech goes on and on in a diatribe that gets oh so Lefty-preachy as the music reaches a crescendo. They get you. It’s slick, it’s deceptively inspiring and were it not for the fact that the only major actor who plays a Republican is the epitome of evil, you could almost buy into their warped morality because the movie is made so professionally as it entertains and is acted so well.
The interesting ending reveals that Laine was never at that orgy as she privately explains to the President. He wants to go public so as to ensure her nomination. She still refuses to defend herself and asks him not to reveal she is innocent – oh how noble.
We find that Governor Jack gets caught by the pretty F.B.I. agent who uncovers the fact that Jack paid his aide to go off the bridge so he could jump in and save her in front of a reporter to secure the Vice Presidential nomination. The snag in the plan? He didn’t save her and she died.
So the movie ends with Jeff Bridges, President, Democrat, West Pointer, making a rousing speech of his own which brings the House and Senate to their feet with almost deafening applause and cheers as he asks for a vote right then to confirm the Lainster. There are cut away shots of Laine jogging in Arlington Cemetery during this epic speech.
Leave it to those Libs. They don’t even know that a) no one jogs in that cemetery, it isn’t allowed. As it should be and b) that this is a desecration and great dishonor to those lying at rest and that anyone “jogging” there in a place that should be reserved for solemn reflection is horribly insensitive (at best). They don’t even know this is a bone-headed thing to do. Can we spell “clueless?”
The President’s speech ends, the camera fades to the credits with the movie viewer certain Laine will win the nomination because after all, this woman who stole her best friend’s husband is such a hero!
This movie won numerous awards. Who knew?
I sit out there, on that limb and wonder, has this country gone mad? Or have we as a nation just bought the lies the left has so craftily infused into our school system, our television and movie viewing and even our news?
We can turn it around, I just hope we do it before it’s too late.
That’s my piece for today.