- The Washington Times - Monday, October 3, 2016

The pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC supported by Hollywood stars Joss Whedon, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. is mocked in a new parody of their “Save the Day” ad.

Mr. Whedon gave $1 million in seed money to “Save the Day” before it launched its first star-studded commercial on Sept. 21 to help Mrs. Clinton reach the White House. The video, which also features actors Martin Sheen and Neil Patrick Harris, has amassed nearly 7 million views.

Now, Republican strategist John Brabender has put together a counter commercial that pokes fun at the “collective wisdom” of Hollywood activists.

“Thanks famous actors, because it’s times like these when we realize just how lucky we are to have famous Hollywood actors to guide us. They know stuff we just don’t know!” a slew of actors say in the style of cliched celebrity videos. “Stuff we can’t know because we’re not famous actors. And they’re not just acting smart, they are smarter.”

“And thank goodness they made it clear that we must vote for Hillary,” the ad continues. “I could have made a terrible mistake without their help. I thought Clinton deleting all those emails was dishonest and corrupt and put your national security at risk. But now we know that it was all just an accident! … I mean, who among us couldn’t hit the delete button 30,000 times?”

Mr. Brabender, who is working on multiple gubernatorial and congressional House and Senate races, told The Hill Sunday that the opportunity to put something together was too good to pass up.

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“I just could not resist doing this,” he told the website. “As soon as I saw the Hollywood video, I thought a tongue and cheek response to the notion that the Hollywood elite believed they had so much influence on the American voter was needed.”

“Save the Day Response” has been viewed over 60,000 times in less than 24 hours. The video is not connected to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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