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2012-01-30 09:20:16 AM  
4 votes:
Voight told the crowd he was backing Romney because he was "strong" and "honest." He declared President Obama had "decided to follow his father's footsteps and take us to socialism."

It's hard to believe it was just 50 short years ago that Obama's father instituted socialism in America, the shackles of which were finally thrown loose by Bush's tax cuts.

Anyway, it's refreshing to see conservatives take such an active interest in his father. I don't think I could even tell you the names of, say, Bill Clinton or Jimmy Carter's father, and yet Lolo Soetoro, Sr., is a household name among these rigorous presidential scholars. I wonder why they're so interested in that side of his family? Must be because they've got such funny names.
2012-01-30 12:59:34 PM  
3 votes:

ChimpMitten: "I feel a bit like Newt Gingrich's four wife. I know what I'm supposed to do, but I don't know how to make it interesting."

Newt's ideas for healthcare are a lot like his ideas about marriage. It will all work out as long as you never get sick.
2012-01-30 12:18:05 PM  
2 votes:
Funny thing about it, Jolie probably has more credibility than most of the people you got running in the primary. And unlike the republican hypocrites who want to ban abortion she has adopted kids.
2012-01-30 10:17:20 AM  
2 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: He declared President Obama had "decided to follow his father's footsteps and take us to socialism."

I always knew Jon Voight was a bit loopy.

Here's what makes me INSANE about this whole "Obama's daddy wuz a Socialist" Bullshiat:

Obama met his dad ONCE that he was old enough to remember, he was hardly a significant influence on his life. His Stepdad (Soetoro) was a banker and Oil company executive fer pity's sake. If anyone shaped Obama's values it was his momma and his maternal grandmother and grandfather. Grandmomma was a banker and grandad was a furniture salesman and WWII Vet.

If Obama's skin color were anything but what it is, we'd be talking about what an "All-American" life story he had (Mom was from Ks fer pity's sake)
2012-01-30 03:17:11 PM  
1 vote:

trotsky: Is it just me or is the extreme-right somehow getting even more stupid? I thought that was impossible but stuff like this is starting to convince me otherwise. Unless it's just an elaborate troll. But I somehow doubt that.

It's the result of natural selection.
In the late 70s, the Republicans started courting the religious fundamentalists. Some of the fiscal conservatives at the time warned the GOP that this was a bad idea, but they were ignored when the "religious issues" voters swept Reagan to power.

Since fundamentalists believe that they, and they alone, are acting on behalf of God, they are psychologically incapable of compromise. They honestly believe that disagreeing with them is equivalent to disagreeing with God.

So in order to keep the religious fundamentalists as a voting bloc, the GOP had to give up more and more of what made it a reasonable party, and start incorporating gay bashing, woman-bashing, race-baiting, anti-everyone except fundies bigotry into their platform. The old fiscal conservative, socially libertarian ideals of the GOP were unacceptable to the religious right, so the fiscally conservative, socially libertarian Republicans gradually left. Some joined the LP, but most became "blue dog" Democrats.

Now, all that's left of the Republicans are the far right religious extremists like Santorum, those (like Gingrich) who pander to them, and a few "old money" fiscal conservatives like Romney (and you can see for yourself how they feel about him) who just don't believe, or won't admit to themselves that the lunatics have taken over the asylum.

So no, it's not you. The Republican party has been on a downward spiral of increasing anti-intellectualism and anti-rationality for more than 30 years. This is just the culmination, and with any luck, the death throes, of a once noble party.
2012-01-30 02:37:55 PM  
1 vote:
No, no, subby, Republicans can't do comedy intentionally. They bring the lulz inadvertantly all the time, heck, they apparently can't help themselves on that point.
2012-01-30 01:34:25 PM  
1 vote:
Voight told the crowd he was backing Romney because he was "strong" and "honest." He declared President Obama had "decided to follow his father's footsteps and take us to socialism."

I really wish that these guys would stop using the word "socialism." They obviously have no idea what it means. Hint: it doesn't mean, "things that scare me."

The actor said Newt Gingrich "fell short" of being able to take on Obama. "We cannot afford another four years of rhetoric," Voight said.

Two of the modern GOP's primary stupid thoughts.

1) We don't care who the candidate is, what he promises to do for us (or doesn't) or what kind of person he is (or is not) - all we care about is if he can defeat Obama the Terrible. If Romney does manage to win and he does implement his plan to increase taxes on the poor and middle class and decrease taxes on the rich, they will have the farking gall to act surprised.

2) "Obama has not delivered on anything." Let's all ignore the fact that the Republicans in the House and Senate have worked night and day to stop as many things as possible from getting done. Let's all ignore the fact that Obama, in spite of all of the roadblocks set in front oh him, has actually fulfilled more promises he made in 2008 than he did not fulfill.

And yet the GOP still believes it should be taken seriously.

And the sad thing is, many Americans still do take them seriously.
2012-01-30 12:53:44 PM  
1 vote:

lilbjorn: With that many clowns involved, there is sure to be comedy.

or a Rodeo...
2012-01-30 12:33:28 PM  
1 vote:

Rapmaster2000: [ image 640x255]

This is what most people under 40 between the ages of 30 and 40 know about Jon Voight.

Besides his daughter.

FTFY. That show ended 15 years ago.
2012-01-30 09:39:43 AM  
1 vote:
WOw. Has Mitt Ever come across as more of the Mormon Stereotype than at this moment:

And, in a repeat of a line he often repeated on the presidential campaign trail here four years ago, McCain joked about Zsa Zsa Gabor's sex life.

Noting the other dignitaries on hand, McCain said, "I feel a bit like Zsa Zsa Gabor's fifth husband. I know what I'm supposed to do, but I don't know how to make it interesting."

A few feet away, Romney let out an awkward giggle.

Now we'll leave aside McCain make a farking Zsa-Zsa Gabor Joke (He may as well have just stood up there and shouted "I'm Old" in his best Abe Simpson voice); you have Romney visibly uncomfortable that McCain is "working blue" and then trying to cover it up and act like the "cool dad" by over-praising the joke:

"I thought we only brought one actor and comedian here today," Romney told McCain when it was his turn at the mic. "Gosh, that was quite a repartee there, senator. That was fabulous."
2012-01-30 09:37:22 AM  
1 vote:
Don't ya just love how the corporate social conditioning pogrom has worked over the last generation? Right now they believe that anything short of giving the super -ich and corporations everything they want is socialism. That the govt doing anything for it's people is bad. The military-industrial-media complex has done it's job well. Fascist Imperialism is alive and well in the US. Cheered on the the plebs who have been brainwashed into thinking that it's their neighbor's fault their life is miserable. All because they joined a union. or are getting some assistance because their job doesn't pay a living wage.
2012-01-30 09:23:36 AM  
1 vote:
This is all a big mistake. The endorsement was actually from John Voight, the periodontist.
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