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Surprisingly, Robert Downey Jr. is a conservative.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/20/movies/20carr.html?pagewanted=1&8dpc&_r=4 ^ | 2010 | Ben Falk

Posted on 07/02/2013 12:38:45 PM PDT by skinndogNN

I just read a Robert Downey Jr. biography written by Ben Falk. Downey didn't help with it, but it was still entertaining.

Downey supported Mel Gibson when Hollywood turned on him, and he has this quote from a 2008 NYTIMES article.

“I have a really interesting political point of view, and it’s not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you can’t go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal. You can’t. I wouldn’t wish that experience on anyone else, but it was very, very, very educational for me and has informed my proclivities and politics every since.”

(Suffice it to say he is not one of the Hollywood types who weeps over innocents trapped behind bars.)

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1 posted on 07/02/2013 12:38:45 PM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: skinndogNN

His cousin is a friend of mine & is completely liberal.


2 posted on 07/02/2013 12:40:31 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: skinndogNN

Not so surprising, sobriety does that to most people.


3 posted on 07/02/2013 12:42:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: skinndogNN
This is an old story. For what it is worth, I'm pretty sure I remember him being an Obama supporter.

I have always been impressed that he has stayed clean and really seems to care about his family, for what it is worth.

4 posted on 07/02/2013 12:42:53 PM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: skinndogNN

If I am not mistaken he gave money to da-one last fall... Really? I am cynical as to if he truly is a conservative...


5 posted on 07/02/2013 12:43:55 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks.....)
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To: safeasthebanks

And this is why Donwney’s movies do so well. It doesn’t matter who he supports.

He shuts up and sings.


6 posted on 07/02/2013 12:44:15 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: All

No he’s not. He gave money to Obama and attended a few Obama events.


7 posted on 07/02/2013 12:45:17 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: skinndogNN; 444Flyer; dennisw; Diogenesis; Travis McGee; NoGrayZone; TheOldLady; Cindy; ...

Though I agree with CM on some things, and vehemently disagree on other things, here is a surprising interview with Robert Downey:

http://youtu.be/dERDBBrv9Js


8 posted on 07/02/2013 12:45:47 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: newnhdad

Thanks for the info


9 posted on 07/02/2013 12:46:44 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: taildragger

He attended a $40,000 a plate Obama fundraiser at George Clooney’s house.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 12:47:37 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I Agree


11 posted on 07/02/2013 12:48:40 PM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: skinndogNN

Well, Hollywood “conservative” is somewhere along the lines of Massachusetts “conservative,” I’d imagine.


12 posted on 07/02/2013 12:55:14 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Also he’s probably the best actor around.


13 posted on 07/02/2013 12:55:56 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: F15Eagle

“Though I agree with CM on some things, and vehemently disagree on other things, here is a surprising interview with Robert Downey:...”

Thanks for the link!!!!


14 posted on 07/02/2013 12:57:33 PM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: F15Eagle

Wow, cool. Didn’t know he was a fan of Chuck. Good stuff.


15 posted on 07/02/2013 1:00:26 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: CatherineofAragon; newnhdad

Neither of the examples given ‘prove’ his politics, one way or the other. Consider this:

Success in Hollywood is not always about talent, but is often about who you know. Attending parties for Obama and giving money to Obama, may just be the price paid to maintain a certain level of visibility and to further relationships.

Better to be thought as one-of-the-gang then to stand up and be in the unemployment line.


16 posted on 07/02/2013 1:04:13 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died, now Obama covers up the lies.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Do you know what McConagey’s politics are these days?


17 posted on 07/02/2013 1:11:40 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: Michael.SF.

I agree with you, actually. I provided that fact for its own sake, but there’s probably more to it than that. There’s no reason for me to doubt the statements he’s made about his wake-up call.

Your reasoning could be very closed to the truth.


18 posted on 07/02/2013 1:12:35 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Michael.SF.
Better to be thought as one-of-the-gang then to stand up and be in the unemployment line.

There is a great deal of truth in that. Tolerant Hollywood is very unforgiving of Conservatives in its midst and gleefully blacklists them.

19 posted on 07/02/2013 1:13:01 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Michael.SF.

*close*, not closed


20 posted on 07/02/2013 1:13:20 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: newnhdad
No he’s not. He gave money to Obama and attended a few Obama events.

I'd heard that too... As I've read he's a fan of Obama.

21 posted on 07/02/2013 1:14:31 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

He also still stands behind Mel Gibson. He doesn’t seem to care that Mel is persona non grata in LA.


22 posted on 07/02/2013 1:15:01 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

Good on him.


23 posted on 07/02/2013 1:17:34 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: txhurl

Matthew McConaughey, right? I just checked....he’s an Obamanoid.


24 posted on 07/02/2013 1:21:14 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Damn.....


25 posted on 07/02/2013 1:25:42 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: skinndogNN

Contributions from Celebrities to Obama, Barack (D)

26 posted on 07/02/2013 1:28:05 PM PDT by South40
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To: skinndogNN
Downey supported Mel Gibson when Hollywood turned on him...

As Mel supported Robert when he got out of prison.

27 posted on 07/02/2013 1:30:31 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have known that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional news?)
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To: Robwin

“Hollywood is very unforgiving of Conservatives in its midst and gleefully blacklists them.”

That’s why I was surprised to see that Jon Voight has a starring role in a new series on pay cable — HBO or Showtime, I think. I figured he’s never work in that town again.


28 posted on 07/02/2013 1:30:50 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (I feel much better since I gave up hope.)
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To: skinndogNN

This article is half a decade old.


29 posted on 07/02/2013 1:36:28 PM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: txhurl

LOL


30 posted on 07/02/2013 1:59:00 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: skinndogNN

When you’ve got to save your life, your sanity and your freedom through individual effort, it makes you prize individual effort; a basic conservative value.


31 posted on 07/02/2013 1:59:17 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Puppage

He was a Obama supporter


32 posted on 07/02/2013 2:36:44 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: fwdude

“Well, Hollywood “conservative” is somewhere along the lines of Massachusetts “conservative,” I’d imagine.”

Does that put him to the right or left of Romney?


33 posted on 07/02/2013 2:44:55 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: F15Eagle
Though I agree with CM on some things, and vehemently disagree on other things, here is a surprising interview with Robert Downey:

Same here Eagle. But having heard Missler speak a number of times, I can say he isn't shy of sharing the Gospel and the need to receive Jesus Christ and Lord and Savior. It would be nice to hear Downey proclaim publicly that he had become a Believer if and when it happens.

34 posted on 07/02/2013 3:02:51 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD? Psalm 112)
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To: Michael.SF.

I wish it were true and we can all hope he’s one of us but the facts show otherwise.

Either way, he doesn’t try to jam it down everyone’s throat since he’s been out of rehab. Before rehab, he was a frothing at the mouth lefty declaring hatred for all thing Reagan.


35 posted on 07/02/2013 3:45:23 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: skinndogNN

Good for him!!! It takes a lot of guts to stand up to Hollywierd....


36 posted on 07/02/2013 3:47:34 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks skinndogNN.
...it's not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you can't go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal. You can't. I wouldn't wish that experience on anyone else, but it was very, very, very educational for me and has informed my proclivities and politics every since.

37 posted on 07/02/2013 5:36:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
This Air America was easier to tolerate than the liberal radio network edition...


38 posted on 02/02/2014 9:38:16 PM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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