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Florida: The Appalling Attempts by Universal Studios in Orlando to Campaign for Obama

I always find this sort of thing so funny. I mean, the liberals are always insisting republicans are the filthy rich. Yet, our money and patronage is always seen as, what, expendable? I have to wonder if Universal Studios in Orlando has had a drop in profits in the last few years of tough economic times for American families who have been unable to take such vacations there. Not to mention Thanksgiving and Christmas getaways are undoubtedly a big season for their park. Yet, they do something like this and take the chance of alienating a large percentage of people who would be put-off by something so blatantly unnecessary...

Florida voters need to know about the appalling attempts by Universal Studios in Orlando to influence the November election in favor of President Obama. Since the park hosts more than 6 million visitors a year, about 500,000 per month -- maybe double that during Halloween Horror Nights throughout October -- this isn’t a campaign to be taken lightly.

I went to Halloween Horror Nights last weekend and was shocked that Universal was using its amusement park as a political platform to reach the masses in favor of Obama and to slam Republican contender Mitt Romney in a show called “Bill and Ted’s Adventure.”

We went to the show thinking it was going to be centered on a movie by the same name. We had no idea its premise had an election theme. But at first, we thought it was going to be OK, since it was Bill and Ted who were running for election. Instead, though, the “show” turned into a 40-minute campaign rally for Obama, defaming Romney.

In the show, a black man was dressed up in a suit and sunglasses looking all cool and singing a rap about how he was the first black president. He makes references to gay rights, women's contraception, killing Osama bin Laden, supporting Big Bird and the like. All the while, the crowd was getting pumped up and cheering the entire time. The black man’s “opponent” was a white man talking like a "nerd" and looking all disheveled as he stumbled out saying that he lied in the debate, that he shoves grannies off the cliff. "Oh, I didn't know that women could vote," he even said at one point.

The show, of course, ended with the most popular songs blasting as dancers took to the stage, making it a big, cool Obama party to appeal to the voters.

It was absolutely ridiculous the trash that Universal Studies is feeding these people coming to the park every day, particularly impressionable younger voters. It is absolutely reprehensible and completely biased that Universal would use its park as a platform for the Democratic Party’s political gain. As an amusement park, it should stay politically neutral.

It was especially appalling the way the show was attempting to destroy Romney's image, and in a battleground state like Florida. And visitors are paying for this! I spent about $180 on my ticket that day ($90 for general admission and $80 for the express pass). This isn't just a “Saturday Night Live” skit or a political cartoon.

I think major heat should be put on Universal Studios, by the Republican National Committee, the news media, etc. Boycott the park, or have people with pro-Romney signs out front if the park has to turn itself into a political campaign arena. I am going to continue my efforts to try to make everyone aware of what is going on.

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As usual, the entertainment industry is oblivious to the fact the American also vote with their feet and wallets.

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