Skip to comments.'Duck Dynasty' Migrating to White House Correspondents' Dinner
Posted on 04/27/2013 7:16:22 PM PDT by NoLibZone
"Duck Dynasty" stars Korie Robertson and Willie Robertson just alighted on the swamps of Washington, D.C. ... for an appearance at the White House Corresopndents' Dinner!
Just don't tell Tom Brokaw -- as we previously reported, the legendary newsman is boycotting the event after Lindsay Lohan made an appearance last year ... and that was the LAST STRAW.
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If they are to be condemned for attending, let’s condemn the whole table of folks from Christian Broadcasting Network as well.
I like them, I like their show, and I like the prayer at the end of the show before they break bread together.
Their is enough evidence of their faith on You tube, before folks start slinging mud at them.At least their were two points of light in that dark room.
I’m glad they did the “In their faces” thing by attending.
Yeah. Who let the peasants in?
I love it. Just wish they presented Zippy and the Wookie with some squirrel.
Willie and Korie live their faith everyday. They’ve adopted children, have their own, and believe what they say. I pray they don’t get tempted by the pleasures of this world, just as I pray I don’t. they’ll have more temptations than I, but we all get tempted. Phil knows just what to say or do to keep Willie, and Jase on the narrow path. Si just had an appearance in Spring, Tx last weekend from a crawfish festival, sponsored by bud light. So, was that wrong, too?
[[But; even JESUS got talked about; due to His association with sinners, winebibbers and tax collectors...]]
Jesus wasn’t associating with htem, He was givign them God’s word-
[[Im glad they did the In their faces thing by attending.]]
Are you sure htat was their motivation for attending?
I honestly believe the Robertsons are a family of faith. Yet faith coupled with today's teachings of many modern main stream denominations does not always equal a conservative political view as shared on Free Republic.
Gee, didn't her husband attend as a guest of FNC last year?
The DD haters are idiots. Do they not even consider the importance of the series?
I’ll remember this thread come primary time in LA.
The only point I’m making is that the Robertsons now have a very successful television show that enjoys a great deal of support among those who lean right in this country.
Accepting an invitation to attend a gala at a White House that is occupied by a man most of their supporters view as the antichrist himself, is just plain stupid.
The Robertsons may not have had a partisan thought in their brains when they did it, but that’s not the point. They should have known how this would appear to their supporters.
I think the negative reactions from people on this thread come from a couple of things. 1. They are ignorant about the dinner. 2. They beat their chest and like to say “Obama bad” without using brain cells. 3. They don’t realize that CBN invited them. 4. Did they ask the DD folks why they were going? No. 5. They probably like to hide in their homes shouting how everything is bad and probably do nothing to change it, or they just like to throw stones at other people because it makes them feel better.
All terrible reasons for someone to change their minds and not go.
You’re missing the point.
The Robertsons enjoy the support of millions of people who view the current occupant of the White House as an enemy of the United States.
Attending a party that appears to be little more than a love fest for the Occupant, will naturally produce a less than positive reaction among those who support the Robertsons.
It’s a simple human dynamic, and people in the entertainment business err terribly when they ignore it.
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.'
Sounds like 'sociatin' to me!
I refer to ALL in that category as the "NOT a CLUE" folks.
[[Accepting an invitation to attend a gala at a White House that is occupied by a man most of their supporters view as the antichrist himself, is just plain stupid.]]
[[Its a simple human dynamic, and people in the entertainment business err terribly when they ignore it]]
Precisely- Jesus when He went to social events went with the itnent of Givign hte sick peopel God’s word (Something that those who are claiming that it’s ok for robertsons to attend a den of thieves murderers and liars because Jesus went to social events simply to party leave out)- I doubt the Robertson’s went to white hosue party for such a purpose
30 And the Pharisees and their scribes began grumbling at His disciples, saying, ‘Why do you eat and drink with the tax-gatherers and sinners?’ 31 And Jesus answered and said to them, ‘It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.’
Your point abotu
Of course it is fake. It is a reality TV show!
Actually if they are aware of it I’d be even more impressed they would go. I think your point makes it all the more obvious and it’s not really about the enemy in the White House(which by going doesn’t show support of) but rather it shows the pettiness of people that say they have Christian values. The hate in people’s hearts is the real tragedy here. I think Obama is a disaster, but I’m not going to hold the Robertsons to missing out out a correspondence dinner simply because Obama is in the White House. It’s petty, childish, and just plain sad.
I hear you, but our personal opinions on what they did, are beside the point.
Simply stating the obvious, the Robertsons did something that many of their fans are going to disagree with, and some will even be offended. So much so, that they'll tune out the show.
What they did is not smart business. Bottom line.
Sure they are, and just like you and I, they're free to make whatever boneheaded choices they want to.
The Robertsons have a television show. It's a business. By attending the White House correspondent's dinner, they came very close to touching a third rail in the entertainment business, which is partisan politics.
I haven't even voiced an opinion on what they did. I've only made the observation that it was a poor business move on their part, which it was.
I’m sure Phil would tell them he had a beaver dam to take out or something but Willie. That boy’s a Yuppie with a Yuppie wife and Yuppie house. Yup.
Not true. Entertainers' box office, Nielsen, and record sales suffer when they touch the third rail of partisan politics.
Witness the fate of the Dixie Chicks, whose comments abroad about GWB crashed their music career. Those ladies never recovered from that faux pas.
On the flip side, there are countless insider reports of conservatives in the entertainment business who fly under the radar to protect their careers from being trashed by leftist retaliation for their views.
How many times have you seen Freepers say, "I'll never buy another one of his records" after hearing that some popular recording artist supports the left wing agenda?
How many times have you seen people boycott or support retailers, due to some partisan stance of the company? It happens all the time.
It's just a fact. Many consumers make choices based upon an entertainer's or businesses' political views. Knowing this, astute business people steer clear of the area. I know I do, in my own business. I've actually lost liberal customers when they became aware of my politics.
come on guys, be real. Why do you like Duck Dynasty in the first place? Probabley for the same reason I do. They bring “real family values” back to a country that seems to have forgotten what it was founded on.
Think about it. Say you went from nothing to a millionaire, and you got a phone call one day from the President and he invited you to the White House, would you say “NO Mr President, I don’t like you so I’m not going to come”. What if your kid had won a state championship and the President had invited his team to the white house, would you tell him that he could not go.
Maybe they, (the Robertsons) will have some kind of positive effect. Just because they are going, or have gone, or whatever, doesn’t mean that they are bad people, cause they are not. I’m just saying that it would be hard for ANYONE to say “NO” to the President.
Just something to ponder over a bit.
Thanks for letting me voice my opinion.
Agreed..I enjoy the show too & have a weird/strange crush on Phil!? even though i’m several years younger :)) but there’s something about him.
In a subdivision, no less. ;)
Ok assuming your last line is correct. I mean isn’t the whole deal with Christian right beating their chest on morals and values by nature not smart business. Are conservatives now the cold and calculating party? I guess I should realize that there are Christians and Conservatives who are both but may lead more to smart business as opposed to morals and values. But I guess what I’m saying is the group that is critical because their of the morals and values lot is hypocritical in the sense that with all that hate in their hearts it clouds their judgment and invokes them to throw stones where no stones need to be thrown.
I also realize that’s a little off your point. I get what you are saying too. I just don’t think as value centered as they appear to be that could give a rip about smart business.
The coin definitely flips both ways.
I very much admire Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby for taking the conservative stands they have, but I know they lost a lot of left-leaning customers because of doing so.
The phrase, "Shut up and sing" comes to mind. Consumers are interested in the products and services that businesses and entertainers provide to them, and are more than willing to pay good money to have them.
What turns them off, is when a business or entertainer steps outside the bounds of that relationship and takes a public stand which they disagree with.
First thanks for the refreshing honest conversation.
Second with what you said about an entertainer stepping out of bounds, what I find confusing is that it wasn’t like DD people came out and said they were for gay marriage. They simply attended the correspondence dinner on behalf of CBN no less. They didn’t take a stand, all they did was attend a function he was at. For all we know they decided to go and talk about their beliefs and see if they could help change any minds. That’s the troubling part to me.
You're very welcome. I'd much rather talk than argue any day :-)
...what you said about an entertainer stepping out of bounds, what I find confusing is that it wasnt like DD people came out and said they were for gay marriage.
Well, it really wasn't a 'gay rights' event, so I never had any thought about that aspect of it anyway.
In my opinion, the very fact that the Robertsons, who are now known to be (more or less) right-leaning, Christian people, would even think of attending a dinner at a White House occupied by a man who is the polar opposite of the things (I think) they believe in, was kind of stunning.
As to their motivations for attending, I can't assign one at all. I wouldn't know what their reasoning was unless they made a statement of some sort, and I haven't seen one. It's a bit of a mystery to me.
Even more-so, given the fact that most of their fans can't stand Obama.
But what you said is to my point precisely. Nobody knows there motivation due to lack of information. Everyone is jumping to conclusions. To me that makes people look childish.
They showed up. Nuff said.
I don't think people are being childish at all.
Obama is a monster on par with some of the worst despots in history. What would you think of entertainers who partied with Hitler during the pre-war period? There were lots of people who correctly fingered Hitler for the monster he was, and they were duly appalled by famous people who were cozy with him.
Charles Lindbergh was an American celebrity of the day, who spoke approvingly of Hitler, and he wasn't alone. There were lots of mush minded liberals who thought he was just great, and even some decent conservatives were blinded by his hype and propaganda.
Today we can look back with 20/20 hindsight and see how ignorant those people were, but at the time, many people's vision was clouded. Recall that Hitler was even Time Magazine's Man of The Year at one point.
No, I don't think people are going too far in condemning the Robertsons for attending Obama's media shindig. By showing up, they gave the appearance of tacit approval of the regime. Not good, and it's going to be reflected in their ratings.
Well that’s where we will have to agree to disagree. Comparing Hitler to Obama is sort of like comparing Kittens to Lions. Obviously time could prove me wrong but at this point with the info we have you are making a ridiculous comparison.
Again this tacit approval thing is in again ridiculous. Sort of like saying protestors showing up at Obama rally are giving tacit approval just by showing up.
This kind of distain is what I’m talking about. He is bad for this country, he is a socialist, he “may” want to be a dictator. But this kind of ridiculous hatred is just sad to see. I hope you reflect on that.
And here I thought we were having a civil conversation. Silly me.
I’m not sure what how what I said isn’t civil. Did I call you names? No. If you are calling Obama, Hitler, it’s obvious you have hate in your heart. That’s not an insult. Rather it’s an obvious insult to history and what Hitler did. Again I’ll give you in time I may be proven wrong, but not yet, not now.
If? Why don't you read what I posted again and note that I did no such thing. I only used Hitler as a convenient analogy to show how ignorant Americans are responding to Obama.
You said Obama was on par with the worst depots in history. And then suggested your analogy to Hitler. How did I read that wrong again?
Yes I did, but I didn't ever say they were the 'same'. There are a lot of similarities in their careers, but they're just similarities.
I was making an entirely different point, but it got washed out by my mention of Adolf Hitler. Funny how his name still has so much power after all this time. Let us hope that Obama doesn't cause enough harm to merit similar reactions in the distant future.
Obama right now is more akin to what you find in modern day Europe.. now Pol Pot, the Kim’s, Hitler, Stalin or anyone else.
I would have written...”Go Duck yourself” on the invitation and sent it back.
Weird. They are not also newsmen are they?