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Matt Damon a Yankee swapper?
Boston Herald ^ | 11/1/10 | Gayle Fee & Laura Raposa

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 tomorrow’s election.

Say it ain’t 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 it’s a thing people would support,” points out Time maggie. “Aw! We’re glad to see even at 40, Matt Damon still hasn’t lost his youthful idealism.”


TOPICS: Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: mattdamon; moonbat; yankees

1 posted on 11/01/2010 6:26:58 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Red Sox victory parade, 2004, Damon on right


2 posted on 11/01/2010 6:27:44 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I’m not familiar with the WFP.

But my intuition says their goal is to transfer OUR tax dollars to THEIR pockets.


3 posted on 11/01/2010 6:28:33 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: raccoonradio

said fans can “really cheer me up” by voting for the WFP

Actors really are naive boobs.


4 posted on 11/01/2010 6:29:02 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist, conservative Bostonian)
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To: Darkwolf377

“Actors really are naive boobs.”

No kidding! What complete idiots!


5 posted on 11/01/2010 6:30:11 AM PDT by Cricket24 (Conservatives Only...NO RINO'S!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: raccoonradio

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”.


6 posted on 11/01/2010 6:30:50 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: raccoonradio

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.


7 posted on 11/01/2010 6:31:41 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: raccoonradio

New York’s Working Families Party was first organized in 1998 by a coalition of labor unions, ACORN and other community organizations—wikipedia


8 posted on 11/01/2010 6:32:05 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist, conservative Bostonian)
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To: raccoonradio

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.


9 posted on 11/01/2010 6:32:58 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Matt...you're like a busty blond...you think people love you because of your intellect. It's because you're a movie star, dumbass, not your socialist ideals.

I think he missed the class that defines "box office draw"...you know, where your success and ability to get parts depends on how many folks you can lure to the movie house?

Seems that many of his peers aren't getting a lot of parts these days after espousing their liberal ideals...you may be next, mattie-boy....you may be next.

I thought he was great in that first John Grissom movie, but I wouldn't walk across the street to see him up close and in person now. He's a leftie rat, no matter what he does for a living.
10 posted on 11/01/2010 6:35:35 AM PDT by FrankR (November 2nd is NOT an election - it's a RESTRAINING ORDER.....VOTE!)
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To: woweeitsme

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


11 posted on 11/01/2010 6:35:44 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
"We’re glad to see even at 40, Matt Damon still hasn’t lost his youthful idealism.”

Don't confuse youthful idealism with empty-headed bubbly progressivism. Damon is an announced Obozo worshipper.

12 posted on 11/01/2010 6:35:49 AM PDT by IbJensen (Our government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.)
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To: raccoonradio

MATT DAMON!!!!


13 posted on 11/01/2010 6:36:14 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Darkwolf377

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.


14 posted on 11/01/2010 6:37:35 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

He should make a real sacrifice and promise share his paycheck equally with those who vote for the WFP.


15 posted on 11/01/2010 6:39:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: raccoonradio
The "Working Families Party", unsurprisingly, is basically an SEIU subsidiary.

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.

16 posted on 11/01/2010 6:42:20 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: raccoonradio
"Damon, who just turned 40, said fans can “really cheer me up” by voting for the WFP."

The sad thing is, there is probably at least one voter out there that will be motivated to help "cheer up" this washed-up actor.
17 posted on 11/01/2010 6:43:32 AM PDT by liberty75
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To: raccoonradio

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.


18 posted on 11/01/2010 6:44:38 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist, conservative Bostonian)
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To: raccoonradio

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.


19 posted on 11/01/2010 6:46:55 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Note to Leftists- We Will Bury You (politically)
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To: wideawake

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a98XZZhRW9U


20 posted on 11/01/2010 6:49:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: nascarnation
I’m not familiar with the WFP.

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.

21 posted on 11/01/2010 6:50:45 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: raccoonradio
Putting aside the Marxist / Communist thing, I don't understand the offer.

Here's this prick who has despised your favorite sports team his entire life, vocally and publicly. Now, if you vote for something, he'll wear a cap of your favorite baseball team? What the hell kind of deal is that? The Yankees were eliminated from post-season play and won't have another game for months.

It would be like Sarah Palin offering to college kids that if the Republicans take at least 100 seats in the House, she'll wear a T-Shirt of Che Guevara smoking pot.
22 posted on 11/01/2010 6:52:37 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: raccoonradio

The likelyhood that I would ever pay at the box office to see Damon has been downgraded from “Highly Doubtful” to “NFW”.


23 posted on 11/01/2010 6:54:42 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong. RReagan)
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To: Mich Patriot

I’ll wear a red sox cap for a year if Mass goes Republican.


24 posted on 11/01/2010 7:00:01 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: Darkwolf377
Politics and baseball (and in this case the movies) intertwined..

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.

25 posted on 11/01/2010 7:03:23 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: cripplecreek

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...


26 posted on 11/01/2010 7:05:17 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; Borges
Borges, do you find it interesting that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck "wrote" Good Will Hunting together in 1996, that the movie became a smash hit and a critical darling and they followed it up with . . . no new scripts?

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.

27 posted on 11/01/2010 7:07:04 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: raccoonradio

All the more reason Damon should prove his dedication and make a real sacrifice.


28 posted on 11/01/2010 7:07:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: wideawake

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.


29 posted on 11/01/2010 7:20:25 AM PDT by Borges
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To: raccoonradio

Further proof that Matt Damon is a dip shit.


30 posted on 11/01/2010 7:23:47 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The rallying cry of American patriots.....REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!)
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To: raccoonradio

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


31 posted on 11/01/2010 1:45:24 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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