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Porn Industry Wants Four More Years of Obama

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The porn industry wants to do it one more time with President Obama.

Workers in the adult industry say they favor the current president over Republican challenger Mitt Romney by a five to one margin.

Industry news site Xbiz surveyed folks in the business about which candidate they wanted to see elected president. The results:

Of the 339 respondents, 68% say Obama, while only 13% favor Romney. Another 14% would like to see "someone else" in the White House, while 5% responded "I don't care."

The results of the poll did not come as a shock to at least two prominent industry kingpins.

Hustler founder Larry Flynt in September took out full-page ads in the Washington Post and USA Today offering $1 million in cash for proof of Romney's tax returns and/or details of his offshore assets, bank accounts and business partnerships. Romney in late September did release his 2011 tax return and a brief summary of his returns from the previous 20 years. Flynt told XBIZ simply that he was "not surprised" by Obama's favorite status in the industry.

Vivid Entertainment CEO Steven Hirsch agreed.

"The results aren't really surprising because most people involved with the adult industry have a liberal view of government and how it should work," Hirsch said. "Social issues are more important than fiscal issues and they will support a candidate who shares their beliefs."

As Brian Doherty noted last month, it's clear enough why the industry is so opposed to Romney, who has declared that "current laws on all forms of pornography and obscenity need to be vigorously enforced. 

But not all in the porn industry is satisfied with the two major party choices. Xbiz also talked to Reason Foundation supporter John Stagliano, who two years ago was put on trial for federal obscenity charges:

Evil Angel founder John Stagliano, who overcame a federal obscenity prosecution that generated nationwide attention in 2010, pointed to his support of another presidential hopeful.

"The only candidate who protects our right to do business is the Libertarian Party candidate, Gary Johnson," Stagliano told XBIZ, referring to the former governor of New Mexico who has garnered the most support of any of the third-party candidates heading into this election. "He was the only person dealing with the real problems we have, like war, the debt, censorship and inefficient government."

Link via The Washington Examiner. Watch Reason.tv on the trial of John Stagliano here:

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  1. Something about an Alt Text – #WINNING

  2. Well they do get screwed for a living.

    1. I present you with one internets for wisdom beyond your years.

  3. Everyone in the entertainment biz wants Obama elected. He’s finally going to change Washington.

  4. Of course they love Obama, with Obamacare insurance companies will have to treat them the same as people with statistically lower rates of STDs.

    http://www.businesswire.com/ne…..Adult-Film

    “The rates for Chlamydia and gonorrhea of adult film industry performers were 34 and 64 times higher than rates in the general population in Los Angeles”

    1. It seems plausible that most porn performers would be promiscuous in their lives “off the job”.

      Also, STD treatment is not a huge driver of medical costs.

  5. Vivid Entertainment CEO Steven Hirsch agreed.

    “The results aren’t really surprising because most people involved with the adult industry have a liberal view of government and how it should work,” Hirsch said. “Social issues are more important than fiscal issues and they will support a candidate who shares their beliefs.”

    “You know- morons.”

  6. I’ve read that the porn industry is suffering because of all the freebie sites (and amateur stuff). Will they be requesting a bailout?

    1. No, they just want the “unregulated” portion of the industry run out of business.

      1. You don’t want people running a porn studio in their garage.

  7. Yeah you can tell why these people are in Porn and not some more legitimate business.

    I think they need to send some business consultants down to Mexico to learn how much profit there is in your product being declared illegal but impossible to actually prevent people from getting.

    1. How is it not a legitimate business?

      1. Put work in the Porn Industry on your Linked In profile and see how many other job offers you get.

        By legitimate I do not mean that as a way to disparage porn as a career choice, but rather to point out that as a general rule the only people (yes there are a few exceptions, hence theg general rather than universal nature of the rule) who go into the field are those with few other marketable skills beyond their physical assets. This is no different than Professional sports except it carries more stigma.

        That said, perhaps you should get your humor filters adjusted cause that there was a joke.

  8. Woo Hoo! That’s some good automatically generated thumbnail for asset.

  9. Everyone in the entertainment biz wants Obama elected.

    At only 68% support for Obama, that makes porn considerably more conservative or libertarian than Hollywood.

    If you subtract out the black actors and actresses, the support for Obama by porn actors might dip down to around 50%.

  10. As Brian Doherty noted last month, it’s clear enough why the industry is so opposed to Romney, who has declared that “current laws on all forms of pornography and obscenity need to be vigorously enforced.

    How is that clear? There aren’t that many such laws left on the books, and none of them apply to mainstream stuff. The stuff that the Bush admin attempted to prosecute was way out there and even then they couldn’t get a conviction.

    The “porn plank” in the platform was red meat for the base. Nothing more.

    1. How is that clear? There aren’t that many such laws left on the books, and none of them apply to mainstream stuff.
      There are still laws against distributions, receipt and possession, and one is all it takes. However, whether it applies or not is not for you or most people to decide. Obscenity completely delegates the decision to jurors and if prosecutors don’t succeed they can always try again. Being lucky one time for someone else could still land you or that same person in jail for the exact same work the next time. A not guilty decision can never declare a work constitutionally protected. It’s equivalent to removing the speed limit but allowing drivers to be punished for “going too fast” based on other people’s whims.

      Former DOJ official Trueman said

      “unless it’s just waist-up nudity of women’s breasts it probably can be found obscene somewhere in the country.”

      in addition:

      As anti-porn activist Patrick Trueman concedes in Reason.tv’s video “Obscenity vs. Freedom of Speech,” the films that triggered Stagliano’s indictment are “in many respects typical of what’s available today” i.e., they are not different in kind from pornography that is widely available in the District of Columbia (where Stagliano is being tried) and throughout the country.

      1. The stuff that the Bush admin attempted to prosecute was way out there and even then they couldn’t get a conviction.

        Tell that to Ira Isaacs

        and wiki:
        In June 2006, the U.S. Federal government in the district of Arizona brought a case against JM Productions of Chatsworth, California in order to classify commercial pornography that specifically shows actual semen being ejaculated as obscene.

        They were successfully convicted

        and many other cases, including several over mere drawings and even plain text! Despite having obvious standing, most have never made it through appeals and the couple or so going past, have been refused to be heard by the SC.

        In any case, team blue advocates in the porn industry are still moronic since Obama did not change anything, when he could have simply stopped them (like Ira’s case), but no one in either team is going to do anything since it’s political suicide.

        Ironically, if you really want to force a decision in hopes of repealing such laws, vigorously enforcing it is the way to do so. Although that could actually turn out to be worse. Like the analogy above, because of selective enforcement, a number of people are still able to “legally” drive 90+ mph most of the time. Only a few go to jail when someone complains. A concrete decision could set a hard limit to 60, so everyone doing above that goes to jail.

  11. “Social issues are more important than fiscal issues and they will support a candidate who shares their beliefs.”

    Right–this is why Obama and his handlers are making every effort to point out that they have the pornstar vote.

    1. It’s a useful datum for Republicans to file away for use the next time someone tries to guilt-by-associate them with OMG white Southerners!

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