Skip to comments.Matt Damon a Yankee swapper?
Posted on 11/01/2010 6:26:53 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Red Sox diehard Matt Damon promises to wear a Yankees cap (Gasp!) if 200,000 New Yorkers vote with the Working Families Party in tomorrows election.
Say it aint so, Matty D.!
Taking to YouTube to promote the progressive some might say Commie initiative, Damon, who just turned 40, said fans can really cheer me up by voting for the WFP.
The Party, he claims, is for cheaper mass transit cards, clean water and more health care reform.
He says that last one like its a thing people would support, points out Time maggie. Aw! Were glad to see even at 40, Matt Damon still hasnt lost his youthful idealism.
I’m not familiar with the WFP.
But my intuition says their goal is to transfer OUR tax dollars to THEIR pockets.
said fans can really cheer me up by voting for the WFP
Actors really are naive boobs.
“Actors really are naive boobs.”
No kidding! What complete idiots!
These people need to move to other countries. I am so sick and tired of these liberal elites telling everyone else how this country should be governed.
If you love communism so much, go move to Venezuela. I’m sure Hugo would love to put these rich movie stars into their own private villas where they can help take care of the “little people”.
Living wage, universal free healthcare, enforced rent control on all rental units and pretty much every other Communist trope. Yet another reason for me to never watch a Matt Damon movie again (but then again, I can’t remember the last one I watched.)
The good news is that if enough morons listen to Moron Damon, it may split the Dem vote and elect a few more Republicans.
New York’s Working Families Party was first organized in 1998 by a coalition of labor unions, ACORN and other community organizations—wikipedia
one of the comments to Herald article said:
>>Here is a socialist idea comrade Matt. All actors, directors, producers make no more $50,000 a year. All movie ticket sales $1.00 and the poor, homeless, illegal immigrants get in for nothing.
The pro-conservative comedy An American Carol (directed by one of the “Airplane!” guys) had a great segment at the start with
lefty film director “Michael Malone” (guess whom it was based on?) going to the socialist workers’ paradise of Cuba to
celebrate their great health care...pretty funny
Don't confuse youthful idealism with empty-headed bubbly progressivism. Damon is an announced Obozo worshipper.
Admit it’s the first time I had heard of the party. Then there’s the International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, I think)—which is true commies. Yeah right.
He should make a real sacrifice and promise share his paycheck equally with those who vote for the WFP.
They run candidates and slates in situations where the Democrats are blowing out the GOP so dramatically or the GOP is blowing out the Democrats so dramatically that their votes wouldn't affect the outcome.
In this way they hope to convince victorious Democrats to move further left and to convince losing Democrats to build a coalition with them for the next cycle.
First time I heard of this party, too. Damon seems sincere, and that’s supposed to mean he’s a good guy for fronting for yet another quasi-socialist party.
Actors are always trying to use their popularity to push something for “the little people’s” good, but in the end the only good their doing is to their own reputations in the Hollywood community, making themselves seem deeper than ‘just’ someone who, for all his popularity and money, doesn’t create properties like writers do, or get them made like producers or directors. They play act and have glamorous lives and get overpaid, and the guilt they feel for that is what fuels these “good’ works.
Doesn’t make their foolishness any less dangerous to real working families.
Working families party represents sleazy far left progressives. In NY they ran a convicted felon for state assembly who had no idea he was even on the ballot.
Bertha Lewis sits in her ACORN office and introduces the new head of the Amercan Federation of Teachers on behalf of the Working Families Party. Its a regular old trifecta of sewer scum.
From Wiki: New York's Working Families Party was first organized in 1998 by a coalition of labor unions, ACORN and other community organizations, members of the now-inactive national New Party, and a variety of public interest groups such as Citizen Action of New York.
The WFP claims to be national, but I only see them here in NY, where multiple "parties" can support 1 candidate. They are the "party" of SEIU and the public sector unions mainly. I would imagine also having their own party allows them to spend money with less regulation on their socialist causes also.
The likelyhood that I would ever pay at the box office to see Damon has been downgraded from “Highly Doubtful” to “NFW”.
I’ll wear a red sox cap for a year if Mass goes Republican.
Red Sox/Phillies/Diamondbacks, etc. ace Curt Schilling said before the '08 campaign that the two candidates who intrigued him the most were McCain and Obama (ugh!), though in 2004 he hit the campaign trail for Bush and said on Good Morning America, "Everybody go out and vote, and vote Bush." Yesterday he made a couple appearances for GOP gov candidate (Mass.) Charlie Baker.
Schilling with W in 2004, either asking for "four more years" or acting like a manager signalling for an intentional walk.
Boston talk host Howie Carr has said when you hear a candidate say they are for “working families”, think NON-working families—as in, welfare...
They "wrote" a script that generated a quarter-billion in revenues and no one signed them to write and produce a new project? They both decided that it would be better to get paid going forward solely as actors in other people's projects instead of getting paid as actors, writers and producers all at once?
I wonder who actually wrote Good Will Hunting and why it would be pawned off as the work of two up to that point relatively obscure young actors.
I note that there is a guy named Aaron Stockard who was interviewed a bunch of times back in 1997 as Affleck and Damon's high school buddy and LA roommate before the two of them became famous.
Stockard now has two credits in Hollywood: as coscreenwriter of Gone Baby Gone and The Town - which are also Affleck's only movie writing credits since GWH and which were written a decade after GWH.
So this guy hung out in LA for 12 years as the close buddy of Damon and Affleck before he got a single credit on any project?
Usually stars of the caliber they were back in 2000 could have gotten their friend some kind of work before 2007.
And Stockard goes from zero to being the author of two highly-polished and successful scripts in a two year period?
There's a story in there someplace.
All the more reason Damon should prove his dedication and make a real sacrifice.
It’s certainly suspicious. They bristled at some questions they got about that back then. Not to mention the fact that GWH was cliche-addled swill.
Further proof that Matt Damon is a dip shit.
So if I vote to live under communism, this ***cough*** actor ***cough*** promises to wear a baseball cap in exchange? Yeah, there’s a fair trade /s