As an update to yesterday’s post, here is the link to the Big Hollywood expose by Patrick Courrielche on the National Endowment for the Arts using federal funds to promote Obama administration policies and projects. Is this a blockbuster? You make the call…
… On August 10th, the National Endowment for the Arts, the White House Office of Public Engagement, and the Corporation for National and Community Service hosted a conference call with a handpicked arts group. This arts group played a key role in Obama’s arts effort during his election campaign, as declared by the organizers of the call, and many on the call played a role in the now famous Obama Hope poster.
Much of the talk on the conference call was a build up to what the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was specifically asking of this group. In the following segment, Buffy Wicks, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, clearly identifies this arts group as a pro-Obama collective and warns them of some “specific asks” that will be delivered later in the meeting.
Head over to Courrielche’s post and read it, note the quotes and listen to the audio of the call. You’ll get the impression speakers like Buffy Wicks and Yosi Sergant are on a campaign teleconference call with donors, and not artists who are supposed to be non-political since many of their projects are funded by taxpayer dollars.
This friends, is simply another symptom of the disease. The National Endowment of the Arts should not exist at the federal level. No federal funding… zip. There is no authority in the United States Constitution to fund this organization, and by doing so, we eventually guarantee this type of corruption.
Man, the Founding Fathers were all geniuses.