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Stars Align for Iran Deal

Celebs strain to sway a skeptical public

President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran isn’t polling well. Enter Hollywood, or at least a pair of recognizable stars trying to sell the unpopular plan.

A new video by the anti-nuclear group Global Zero recruited a pair of familiar faces to support Obama’s deal.

“Playing politics with our national security isn’t all that funny,” Jack Black says in the spot, while Morgan Freeman adds that we all could be “super dead” without the deal. The emphasis is on humor, but the seriousness of the subject isn’t up for debate.

A new CNN/ORC poll shows a majority of Americans surveyed hope Congress kills the nuclear agreement. Some Democrats in Congress are equally unsure about the deal.

While other Obama-boosting proposals gathered a sizable celebrity quotient, the Iran deal only mustered Black, Freeman and Natasha Lyonne of “Orange Is the New Black” fame. They teamed with Jordan’s Queen Noor, ex-CIA agent Valerie Plame and retired U.S. Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering to support the proposal.

The video’s star power pales in comparison to other Hollywood-led attempts to bolster Obama’s vision. When Obamacare was first enacted, the president’s A-list allies included Amy Poehler, Lady Gaga, Scarlett Johansson, Taye Diggs, John Legend, Sarah Silverman and Mia Farrow, among others.

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Black, though, is no stranger to backing Obama’s agenda. In 2010, he teamed up with the liberal group Health Care for America Now to expose lies allegedly told by those against Obamacare. Black shot a series of videos for the group, slamming those opposed to Obamacare as “corporate liars for hire.”

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