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Actor pins hopes on victory for Obama (Robert Redford)
Irish Times ^ | 7/12/08 | RuadhÁn Mac Cormaic

Posted on 07/12/2008 1:20:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

IF BARACK Obama doesn't win November's presidential election in the United States, "you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye", the actor and director Robert Redford told an audience in Dublin last night.

Speaking at a public interview in Trinity College in advance of his conferral with an honorary degree by the university today, Redford said he hoped Obama would win because while John McCain "represents yesterday", the Democrat embodied the sort of change America needed.

Asked by Michael Dwyer, film correspondent of The Irish Times , if he was looking forward to "regime change" in the US, Redford said: "Yes. Where my country is at the moment, I'm not confident of anything. I'm hopeful.

"I think Obama is not tall on experience . . . but I believe he's a really good person. He's smart. And he does represent what the country needs most now, which is change.

"I hope he'll win. I think he will. If he doesn't, you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye. I think we need new voices, new blood. We need to get a whole group out, get a new group in."

The 71-year-old Redford is best known for his roles in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid , The Sting and All the President's Men . He won his first Oscar as a director for the emotional family drama Ordinary People in 1980.

After receiving a standing ovation from a crammed auditorium when he arrived just before 6.30pm, Redford spoke of his close relationship with the late Sydney Pollack, and of the protracted process of bringing to screen Jeremiah Johnson - an innovatively-made film that still brings him pride but was initially unloved by the distributor - culminating in its proper release four years after it was shot.

(Excerpt) Read more at irishtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: actor; hollywood; obama; robertredford; victory

1 posted on 07/12/2008 1:20:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I think he’s going to be disappointed.


2 posted on 07/12/2008 1:21:53 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: NormsRevenge
I believe Redford and the HollyWEIRD SOCIALISTS will be so disappointed.

RIP, Tony!! :-(

3 posted on 07/12/2008 1:23:45 PM PDT by RightWingTeen (Caution: homeschooled teen with a Brain that works - LIBERALS you can't control me!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Just another America-hating Hollweird Liberal schmuck.


4 posted on 07/12/2008 1:23:54 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Perdogg
Every American should be disappointed with the results of this upcoming presidential election.
5 posted on 07/12/2008 1:23:58 PM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: NormsRevenge

I didn’t realize Robert “Red” Redford was only one year younger than “old man” McCain.


6 posted on 07/12/2008 1:25:51 PM PDT by OCC
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To: NormsRevenge
“IF BARACK Obama doesn't win November's presidential election in the United States, “you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye”

If only the Democratic Party would just go away think of how great this country could be.

7 posted on 07/12/2008 1:25:56 PM PDT by detective
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey Robby, get used to disappointment.


8 posted on 07/12/2008 1:28:36 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: NormsRevenge

If BO does win in November, you can kiss America goodbye. I don’t think the DemocRATik Party is more important than America, is it Bob?


9 posted on 07/12/2008 1:28:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The U.S. Constitution was not written to protect those who want to destroy America.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Actually an Obama win would destroy the dim party. An Obamessiah Regime would cripple this country so badly that a dim wouldn’t occupy the WH for another fifty years.


10 posted on 07/12/2008 1:29:10 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Except for being a raving lunatic, Redford is right on with the reefer crowd.
11 posted on 07/12/2008 1:30:37 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMA aka Post Turtle ABORTION - The ultimate form of Liberal Child Abuse.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Speaking at a public interview in Trinity College in advance of his conferral with an honorary degree by the university today, Redford said he hoped Obama would win because while John McCain "represents yesterday", the Democrat embodied the sort of change America needed.

I believe McCain represents Arizona.

Redford represents yesterday -- or would like to. I don't think he got his nomination papers in before the deadline.

12 posted on 07/12/2008 1:31:15 PM PDT by x
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To: NormsRevenge

I would kiss it goodbye but I don’t want to get AIDS.


13 posted on 07/12/2008 1:31:55 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Vote For McCain But Trust In The LORD.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Ordinary People” would think “The Candidate” would take “The Sting” out of “The Natural” “Indecent Proposal”...I know..it makes no sense..but I just thought of that..(I know..I have too much free time)..


14 posted on 07/12/2008 1:32:08 PM PDT by BerniesFriend
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To: NormsRevenge

I heard him deliver a commencement speech about 3 years ago. It was a meandering, incomprehensible screed on how current day (at that time) events and Watergate paralleled. He also touched on the dangerous power of the CIA. He’s stuck in a time warp, as most Leftists are.


15 posted on 07/12/2008 1:32:32 PM PDT by edpc (Tagline Currently Under Construction)
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To: NormsRevenge

Robert Redford, your ride is here.


16 posted on 07/12/2008 1:32:56 PM PDT by A. Morgan (VOTE FOR A LIBERAL N' WE'LL BE UP TO OUR NECKS IN ILLEGALS and OUTA' GAS!)
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To: edpc
Senile old "progressive".


17 posted on 07/12/2008 1:35:57 PM PDT by They'reGone2000 (And I DON'T want to have to change my name to They'reBack2008!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye"

I stand here well puckered.

18 posted on 07/12/2008 1:38:51 PM PDT by tbpiper (NObama '08 - Unfit in any color)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bhuy bye.


19 posted on 07/12/2008 1:39:43 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: NormsRevenge

Who’s Robert Redford? Doesn’t he make salad dressing?


20 posted on 07/12/2008 1:41:09 PM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: NormsRevenge

Always go to foreign country to Bad Mouth your own ... you wimp. BTW .. I thought you died in Bolivia.


21 posted on 07/12/2008 1:43:26 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: detective
"If only the Democratic Party would just go away think of how great this country could be."

If only. If all the 'Rats went away all we will have left is an aimless nation of "moderates" and RINO's who won't stand for anything except their own power.

22 posted on 07/12/2008 1:44:09 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" white guy)
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To: detective

That wouldn’t be so bad getting rid of idiots like Redford.


23 posted on 07/12/2008 1:44:58 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: NormsRevenge
And another thing, Norm:

He's smart. And he does represent what the country needs most now, which is change.

1)If he was so damn smart, he wouldn't have to be 'adjusting' his position all the time.

and

2) The kind of change this country really needs is far less governmental interference, better security, and more energy,i.e. OIL!! BO promises none of that.

24 posted on 07/12/2008 1:45:04 PM PDT by tbpiper (NObama '08 - Unfit in any color)
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To: Don Corleone

That really was a great movie, though.


25 posted on 07/12/2008 1:49:47 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: NormsRevenge
Change! CHANGE! CHANGE!

Never mind defining why changing from what to which, how. Just CHANGE!

Which change has nothing in common with the others:

Hitler changed Germany;
Pol Pot changed Cambodia;
Lenin & Stalin changed Russia;
Mao changed China;
Idi Amin changed Uganda;
Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson, et al changed the American colonies;
Mohammed changed Arabia & the Middle East;
Mugabe changed Rhodesis Zimbabwe.

26 posted on 07/12/2008 2:00:20 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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To: NormsRevenge

Asked if he harbors political ambitions:”No.Never did,never would.That would be a great mistake.”At least he gets that much.Problem is celebtards like Redford have done incalculable harm to our culture.MSM provides the soapbox and portrays them(Redford,Fonda,Penn,MMoore,etc) as credible critics of America,and a lot of Americans buy into it-hook line and sinker.


27 posted on 07/12/2008 2:01:52 PM PDT by Thombo2
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To: NormsRevenge

There will always be a Democratic Party. As long as you have shyster lawyers, people looking for a hand-out, busy-bodies wanting to see whats in your refrigerator and tell you how to cut your grass, as long as you have misfits who hate God and hate you more, as long as you have racialists and race-mongers, as long as you have back-alley abortionists trying to go mainstream, as long as you have marxists who hate the very idea of America, you will always have a Democratic Party.

People have a way of sorting themselves out. People who know how to do things, sort themselves into one group. People who don’t know but are sure they should be in charge of telling you how to do it, naturally sort themselves into the other group.


28 posted on 07/12/2008 2:05:31 PM PDT by marron
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To: Thombo2

MSM provides the soapbox and portrays them(Redford,Fonda,Penn,MMoore,etc) as credible critics of America,and a lot of Americans buy into it-hook line and sinker.

yup, mush for brains can do that to some folks


29 posted on 07/12/2008 2:06:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
An old has been. Nuf said.
30 posted on 07/12/2008 2:11:55 PM PDT by kempo
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To: detective

note my new tagline.


31 posted on 07/12/2008 2:13:07 PM PDT by EDINVA (“If ...Obama doesn't win ... you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye" R Redford 7-11-08)
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To: EDINVA

the tag came out wrong ?


32 posted on 07/12/2008 2:14:17 PM PDT by EDINVA ("If ...Obama doesn't win ... you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye" R Redford 7-11-08)
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To: NormsRevenge
Another talentless has-been chimes in.Oh,please...Mr Redford....tell us that you're moving to Germany...or Canada...or Zimbabwe....if Osama Obama loses.
33 posted on 07/12/2008 2:15:02 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The problem with the rat race is,even if you win you're still a rat.)
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To: They'reGone2000

I remember years ago when he was behind “save the Condor”, LOL, now he looks like a condor.


34 posted on 07/12/2008 2:15:37 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: NormsRevenge
John McCain "represents yesterday"

Pssssst, Bob! Looked at yourself lately? You're not exactly the Sundance Kid. And your ideas are straight outta Woodstock.

35 posted on 07/12/2008 2:21:45 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: NormsRevenge
IF BARACK Obama doesn't win November's presidential election in the United States, "you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye", the actor and director Robert Redford told an audience in Dublin last night.

One can only hope so...

36 posted on 07/12/2008 2:22:04 PM PDT by Red Boots
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To: NormsRevenge
If the Empty Suit doesn't win November's presidential election in the United States, "you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye", said someone whose best days are way behind him.

From Redford's mouth to God's ear.
37 posted on 07/12/2008 2:37:06 PM PDT by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy.)
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To: Don Corleone
"...I thought you died in Bolivia." "The Sundance Kid" was with Che Guevara in spirit, when he met his non-fictional demise in Bolivia.
38 posted on 07/12/2008 2:40:17 PM PDT by smedley64 (Dems go all-in every 4 years with a 7-2 offsuit marxist, hoping to hit the flop big just one time.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Redford is nothing more than a little squirt......


39 posted on 07/12/2008 2:40:23 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: BerniesFriend
IN Redford World the pastel blue Candidste won
40 posted on 07/12/2008 2:44:22 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Society is well governed when the people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law)
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To: NormsRevenge; All
Robert Redford has for years been involved in liberal/leftist politics. He has been involved in many “environmental” causes. This despite the fact that he lives on a palatial estate in Utah and has dozens of vehicles. He also uses private aircraft extensively. I'd give anything to know what his carbon-footprint is. In short Robert Redford is a fraud and a hypocrite in my opinion. He tells the rest of us to conserve energy and reduce our standard of living but he has no intention of doing this in his own life.
Robert Redford will never put his views on the line. He will never appear on TV Shows or Radio Stations where his views might be challenged. In short, in my opinion he is somewhat of a coward.
Robert Redford was a good-looking guy in the 1960’s and 1970’s and was a good (but not great) actor. Why anyone would care what he thinks(feels) about anything other than the movie industry is beyond me. Leave it at that.
41 posted on 07/12/2008 2:51:34 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Another washed-up pimple on the ass of time is heard from.


42 posted on 07/12/2008 3:01:06 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: NormsRevenge
Memo to Robert,Since WHEN are YOU and the Democrats Americans? Now continue with your make believe charade and remember one thing ;YOUR MONEY came from Americans
43 posted on 07/12/2008 3:36:46 PM PDT by Cheetahcat
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To: NormsRevenge

This is the same old geezer who said...

‘IF GEORGE W. WINS (in 2004), I WILL MOVE BACK TO IRELAND’

Look Redford, you are a liar, a coward who trashes his own country outside of it, and couldn;t keep a promise if it stared you in the eye.

Just die, ***hole.


44 posted on 07/12/2008 3:49:05 PM PDT by max americana
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To: NormsRevenge

Another hollywood ash hole who thinks what he has to say means anything to anyone outside of hollywood. Poor dumb bastard, he’s been playing make believe his whole life, now he can’t tell reality from a hole in the wall.


45 posted on 07/12/2008 3:58:45 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: NormsRevenge
while John McCain "represents yesterday",

And YOU, Mr. Redford?

.... if he was looking forward to "regime change" in the US, Redford said: "Yes....I think Obama is not tall on experience . . . but ...he does represent what the country needs most now, which is change. "

Why do they never spell out WHAT change. They all parrot the mantra: "CHANGECHANGECHANGECHANGE" with glazed over eyes.

"I hope he'll win. I think he will. If he doesn't, you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye...

I fervently hope so

46 posted on 07/12/2008 5:08:10 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (No trees were killed in sending this message but a large number of electrons were terrible agitated)
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To: maine-iac7
Let me amend my post.

In answer to his ""I hope he'll win. I think he will. If he doesn't, you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye...

I said:

I fervently hope so .

In reality, there is no longer a Democrat (it's not Democratic Party, you dufus, it's Democrat Party) = The Democrat Party was deliberately and with immense malice, infiltrated and taken over by the Socialist/Marxist Party some time ago.

47 posted on 07/12/2008 5:12:28 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (No trees were killed in sending this message but a large number of electrons were terrible agitated)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Redford is just a stupid lib has-been.


48 posted on 07/12/2008 6:15:17 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: NormsRevenge

Robert Redford’s opinions are about as legitmate as the color of his hair.


49 posted on 07/13/2008 11:31:19 AM PDT by AdaGray
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