Natalie Portman campaigns for Pres. Obama in battleground state of Nevada

These are some new photos of Natalie Portman speaking at the “Nevada Women’s Summit” held in Las Vegas on Saturday. It was less of a Women’s Summit and more of a women-centric rally for Pres. Obama’s reelection campaign. Portman, a Democrat and an Obama supporter, was one of the headliners for the event. Politico says that Portman made the appearance with some of Obama’s senior staffers:

The Obama campaign is embarking on a new effort to paint Republicans as out of touch on women’s issues with a nationwide week of action.

Starting with a Las Vegas rally featuring actress Natalie Portman, White House staffers Cecilia Muñoz and Valerie Jarrett and others, the campaign will launch a weeklong assault against the GOP on contraception, abortion, and women’s health.

“Events highlighting how the Romney-Ryan ticket is too extreme for women and families will continue throughout the week, with events in Philadelphia, Richmond, Raleigh, Cleveland, Manchester, Milwaukee and Tampa, and will feature women who are well aware of how Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s policies would impact the health and economic security of women across the country,” the campaign said in a release.

[From Politico]

Even when a celebrity’s politics are similar to my own, I generally don’t want to hear that celebrity pontificate on why they’re voting for a certain person. I’m not saying that every person – celebrity or non-celebrity – doesn’t have the right to believe in whatever they want, or that they don’t have the right to vocally support their candidate. I’m just saying that I’m not interested in hearing about it usually. But! I like that the younger generations of celebrities are approaching the political system in a different way. I like that Natalie wasn’t making some kind of high-profile campaign stop WITH Pres. Obama, and that she used her celebrity in a more concentrated, focused way to draw attention to women’s issues… issues that align with Pres. Obama’s campaign. It’s a smarter way of doing the nexus of politics and celebrity. I also like that Natalie made an appearance in a battleground state – this year’s battleground states are Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Nevada, New Hampshire and Virginia, all states Obama won in 2008.

Oh, and on a superficial level, I like Natalie’s outfit.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. karley says:

    I hate that people think voters are just going to vote for someone because Thors gf likes him. I wish Hillary was running this time

    • thyphoid mary says:

      You can say that again, i would totally vote for her! At least she seems more committed to the country.

    • Pigeon says:

      GOD YES. Even if some people are disillusioned with Obama, 4 more years of him are undoubtedly, hands-down going to be worlds better than 4 – and potentially 8 – years of any of the bigoted, extreme right-wingers.

      HILLARY & OBAMA FOREVER

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        FYI-Hillary’s done as Sec. of State if Obama wins another term-at least that’s my understanding.
        I would DEFINITELY vote for Hil if that was an option. It would be amazing to see a female president in my lifetime…

  2. Marta says:

    she is younger and darker Glenn Close

  3. MoxyLady007 says:

    Oh I wish Hilary were running too. Sigh.

  4. dorothy says:

    Based on reports yesterday, she’s one of the few celebrities that is campaigning.

  5. Trillian says:

    Seriously, I don’t care WHY anyone votes for Obama as long as they DO it. Kermit the Frog would be a better president than any of those right-wing freaks.

    • flan says:

      This.

      If the GOP got the presidency they will think we don’t care enough about all the crap they try to put women through. They’ll get even worse than they are now.

      There will be no more talk about legitimate rape vs non-legitimate rape, but about whether a single woman without a purity ring has the right to say ‘no’ to a man. Some already support visitation rights for rapists if the victim got pregnant(!!!), so even something as nutty as that would not surprise me.

      So yeah, Kermit would be WAY better.

      • Ranunculus says:

        GOP – scary weirdos!!!

      • Dbonese says:

        What is horrible about you women (Dem women) is that you really think this is a freakin political issue??? The conservative party has had abortion on the table for 30 years…30 freakin years!! No president, Dem or Rep, will ever revert women’s rights….Obama voted for LIVE BIRTH ABORTIONS…full term babies being killed…left to die…that’s really cool. You overlook the fact that Obama is an Anti-American, anti-jew (Natalie should be ashamed)…Marxist a-hole and you guys worship him…just look into all of the executive orders he’s given recently…he’s had secret talks with
        Russia about our Nuclear Missile Defense Systems, he has more Czars in place than Russia, he gave our stimulus money to more businesses overseas than in the US, he was Muslim until Michelle convinced him to convert to “Christianity for political purpose, his spiritual adviser is Jeremiah Wright (anti-american preacher..look him up, he’s horrible), mother, father, grandparents all communist, enacted Obamacare (the worst piece of crap ever..it will decline our helathcare system and bankrupt anyway…30Million still not covered…what was the point..oh, biggest tax increase for middle class, in US history, George Soros made Billions off of our stimulus, etc., etc.,…and you’re worried about an issue that will never get off the floor…you guys make women look really bad…I live in Texas and I hope if Oblamer wins, then we secede and leave the US in the dust…and we’ll run Texas like the US should run…by honest hard working pro-american people…

  6. Ranunculus says:

    I rather see smart celebs campaign for Obama.

  7. epiphany says:

    Oh look, another incredibly wealthy celebrity is supporting a left wing candidate *eye roll* What a surprise!
    Yeah, that Barry is a real man of the people.

    • F*ck you, I'm going to Guam! says:

      Do you offer any solution or other options? Or did you just want to blow off some steam?

      • epiphany says:

        I’m just blowing off steam. It’s not my responsibilty to offer solutions, I’m not running for political office. I just know that after 4 years it should be glaringly apparent that Obama is not the right person for the job. And yes, I wish we could avoid political discussion on this site as well, but TPTB invariably post stories that support left wing candidates, when I would prefer they not post any stories with a politcal bent, and keep their politics to themselves.
        Absolutely love your user name BTW.

    • mst says:

      I agree but I don’t like Romney either. I wish there was a viable third party candidate.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I completely agree. I will be voting for Obama because the Democratic party is stronger on women’s issues but honestly, I’m done with the weak-ass Dems. I wish I could take the things I like about Republican party and things I like about Democratic party and create a third party that is appealing to me and most closely represents my beliefs.

        In the end, my vote for a Dem is just a vote against the Republican party (because I’m a woman and would never vote against my own interests) but truthfully, I also wish there was a viable third party candidate. *sigh*

    • Lady_Luck says:

      Here here to that, Ephiphany!
      These blind messiah worshippers are really starting to make me wanna vomit.

  8. Vee says:

    Obama’s economic policies have been devastating to the U.S. I cannot support him.
    It’s hard being a fiscal conservative and a social liberal in this political environment.

    • ol cranky says:

      if it makes you feel any better, Romney’s policies aren’t any better and he’s a bigger supporter of off-shoring. Back in the day, if you laid people off (lay off, not firing) you couldn’t replace the laid off person’s position for at least a year to justify that you really needed the lay-off; nowadays, we’re training our Chinese replacements

    • Chatcat says:

      Vee…I am soooo with you.

      People who say if you are a Republican or Independent and not a Democrat, then you don’t care about women and social issues are misinformed and scary. Yes, there are those of us who are fiscally conservative, believe in hard work and not handouts, but are open minded and open hearted enough on the social issues. I shake my head at the Natalie’s of the world who think to know my mind, my heart, my conscious because I don’t subscribe to the Democratic Party.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Comparatively, Romney is a pretty moderate Republican. As I said, I’ll be voting Dem but I don’t appreciate some of the scare tactics used by the Obama administration to paint Romney as the *most conservative presidential candidate EVER*. It’s simply not true and it’s rather insulting to those of us that take the time to research both candidates.

        Romney wouldn’t have lasted a day as governor in Massachusetts if he wasn’t able to make decisions on a bi-partisan level.

      • Chatcat says:

        Hi Kitten! It’s good to be back~

        It’s tough to be “the middle” and as a country I think that is what truly needed this time around, but we’re not getting it from either party. Having said that, and all the info I read/see, I think Mitt is definately the more moderate of the two candidates, so I will vote that way because his record in government more what I want out of my President then Obama’s left leaning policies, particulary on fiscal issues.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Chat-it’s good to be back at work or it’s good to be back at C/B? :)

        I need a vaca! :(

        Romney is a smart guy, that’s for damn sure.

    • RobN says:

      “It’s hard being a fiscal conservative and a social liberal in this political environment.”

      Isn’t that the freaking truth. Liberals think that since you aren’t in favor of massive social programs and spending money we don’t have, that you must hate gays and want women barefoot and pregnant, and conservatives think that if you have no problem with gay marriage that you must also be in favor of an expensive nanny state we can’t afford.

      Being a socially moderate fiscal conservative is like being a unicorn; people have heard of you but have never seen one and don’t really know what to do with you.

  9. mel says:

    The problem with Obama is he is not a capable leader. What experience did he bring to office besides being a junior Senator…just because you are a great at public speaking does not make you qualified to lead this country. Hillary was robbed and I truly believe she would have been an amazing president. I don’t dislike Obama…but as far as I’m concerned he is another Jimmy Carter.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      He hasn’t been helped by his surrounding administration. I draw a lot of question marks about the people he has chosen to hire and surround himself with.

    • yolo says:

      I agree with you. As an Area Manager in retail, I viewed it like a Assistant Manager of a store getting promoted to President of a company. I have always questioned his ability to lead and his experience. He had 2 years of a full Dem house, but accomplished little. I mean, I know Bush left the place a mess…but…

      • pichounette says:

        Just to name a few things…He passed a big stimulus bill, a landmark healthcare reform bill, student loan reform, an end to the Bush torture regime, the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a hate crimes bill, a successful rescue of the American car industry, resuscitation of the NLRB, passage of New START, the death of Osama bin Laden, withdrawal from Iraq, a decent start on rationalizing Pentagon procurement, repeal of DADT, credit card reforms, unprecedented gas mileage improvements, a second stimulus in 2010, and passage of financial reform legislation

      • flan says:

        Well said, Pichounette.

        This myth that Obama has done nothing has been repeated so many time by ‘certain’ people that it’s hard not to believe in those lies. They are good at creating ‘realities’, those people, I give them that.

  10. RTR_Girl says:

    Ugh, I wish Celebitchy would avoid the political threads. I would much rather make fun of celebrities with you guys, and read your hilarious snark, than debate economic policy. Don’t get me wrong…I love politics and will defend my conservative principles all day long. I just find it much more enjoyable to make fun of trainwrecks like LeAnn and pretentious twits like GOOP with you guys than to debate Obamacare and energy policy.

  11. mzthirtyeight says:

    I never understand how many quite religious Jews in Hollywood have fervently campaigned for Obama when he has demonstrated little regard for the state of Israel. I realize there’s other factors in their decision, and most in Lalaland do indeed veer left, but Obama’s administration has definitely not shown support, and has even scoffed, at Israel, our ally. I’m not trying to get all political, it’s just a little thing that boggles my mind.

    • Lady_Luck says:

      @mzthirthyeight,
      you saved me a lot of writing! Obama is no friend of the Jews, he bends over backwards to appease the Arab states though. Go figure. I thought Natalie Portman was a smart woman – until now.

  12. lucy2 says:

    If I were a celeb I’d stay away from politics, but if you’re going to do it, a women’s summit is a good option I guess.

    I just want everyone who votes to do their homework and learn the candidates, the truth stuff that has been fact checked, not the campaigning nonsense.
    I came across isidewith.com a while ago, and it’s a great quiz that asks you questions on the issues, the importance of those issues, and then compares your answers to the candidates.

    • Justaposter says:

      Lucy I wish they would really think about who they are voting as well.

      But then again, it is such hard work to actually think about serious issues, instead of going with the flashy cool one.

  13. Lolitalola says:

    To me, she conveys as much credibility at being involved in politics as I believe she danced all her scenes for Black Swan *massive eye-roll*
    And girlfriend should really slow down on the Botox or anything else she is doing, she looks even smugger than usual – if it’s that ever possible.

  14. Kosmos says:

    I’m definitely PRO OBAMA…the right wingers are scary. Good for Natalie !!

  15. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    I love this site more and more! so happy to see so many people support having a democratic president!

    Obama has so many stars that sometimes I worry it will backfire. I hope it doesn’t hurt him. We are living in scary times. As I write this, there are hundreds of thousands of people who are organizing to take away women’s rights – and they are highly organized.

  16. Lady_Luck says:

    Why is that “right wingers” are automatically deemed “scary” by the leftwingers or pro-Obama sheep? Can you not come up with a better argument than to resort to an unjustifiable label? I’m conservative, and proud of that. Does that make me “scary” or perhaps just “right”?

    • Ryan says:

      Why is it that Obama supporters are “sheep?” Can you not come up with a less juvenile or inaccurate term? Say…supporter?

      • mzthirtyeight says:

        It may not be best to resort to negative name-calling, but in this very thread, conservatives have been called “weirdos,” “scary,” etc. So, perhaps it’s a little tit for tat. Surely, you’d also agree that the “other-sided” names are ALSO immature?