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Andy Williams Inverts Rush Limbaugh: Barack Obama 'Wants the Country to Fail'
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Posted on 09/29/2009 8:14:49 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Andy Williams Inverts Rush Limbaugh: Barack Obama 'Wants the Country to Fail' By Brent Baker Created 2009-09-29 01:41

President Barack Obama “wants the country to fail,” legendary singer Andy Williams [1] declared in flipping Rush Limbaugh's hope that Obama “fails” in his quest to enact left-wing policies, a remark which enraged liberals and the media for weeks. In an interview published in the October 3-9 edition of Radio Times [2] magazine, the TV and radio program guide for the BBC which carries re-runs of Williams' 1960s NBC variety show, the 81-year-old Williams didn't hide his feelings about Obama: “Don't like him at all.”

London's Telegraph, in a September 28 article [3] highlighted by the DrudgeReport [4], quoted from the interview which is not online. Williams starkly denounced Obama's world view:

I think he wants to create a socialist country. The people he associates with are very left-wing. One is registered as a communist. Obama is following Marxist theory. He's taken over the banks and the car industry. He wants the country to fail.

The “registered communist” is presumably a reference to Van Jones.

Politically, Williams is best-known as a friend of Robert and Ethel Kennedy who was at the Ambassador hotel when Kennedy was assassinated and sang Battle Hymn of the Republic at Kennedy's funeral.

Williams may pop up elsewhere in the media as he promotes an October 5 performance in London, a new season of the “Andy Williams All-Star Variety Show [5]” at his “Moon River Theater [6]” in Branson, Missouri (followed by his annual Christmas show) and the mid-October release of his new book, Moon River and Me: A Memoir [7].

Let's hope interviewers prompt him to elaborate on his evaluation of Obama.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: andywilliams; hollywood
hmmmm,
1 posted on 09/29/2009 8:14:50 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Good to see that Andy Gets it.

He is in step with the Branson,Missouri Crowd. GOD AND GUNS.


2 posted on 09/29/2009 8:16:26 AM PDT by ncfool (Cash for Clunkers - A big failure and Obama and rats want us to trust them with our healthcare!)
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To: Sub-Driver

get ready for the lib media to call him racist


3 posted on 09/29/2009 8:19:02 AM PDT by hecht
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To: Sub-Driver

“Andy Williams Inverts Rush Limbaugh: Barack Obama ‘Wants the Country to Fail”

So did Carter and Clinton. Nothing new here, just need to get a new GOP in and fix it.

Just need to get a new GOP.


4 posted on 09/29/2009 8:20:48 AM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: Sub-Driver

We need more and more people to say this out loud. It’s true.


5 posted on 09/29/2009 8:21:46 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“...a remark which enraged liberals and the media for weeks.”

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Why the rage by liberals and MSM? Isn’t that what they wanted all along and aren’t they satisfied with the results so far?


6 posted on 09/29/2009 8:21:53 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Sub-Driver

Poor Andy will forever be branded a RACIST!


7 posted on 09/29/2009 8:24:24 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: hecht

“get ready for the lib media to call him racist”

...most definitely! Fortunately, Andy is most loved and known by our senior citizens. They’re falling off the “Obamacare bandwagon” by 2-1. Charging “racism” will simply piss ‘em off even more!


8 posted on 09/29/2009 8:24:37 AM PDT by albie
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To: Sub-Driver

Barack Obama ‘Wants the Country to Fail’

SHOULD READ

Barack Obama ‘Wants the Capitalism to Fail and Socialism to suceed’


9 posted on 09/29/2009 8:26:10 AM PDT by CHICAGOFARMER ( “If you're not ready to die for it, put the word ''freedom'' out of your vocabulary.” – Malcolm)
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To: Sub-Driver

If you look at the choices Obama’s made, what other conclusion is there?


10 posted on 09/29/2009 8:27:02 AM PDT by GOPJ (FBI & MSM search for "racist using "N" word, while O'Keefe and Hannah expose real crimes.)
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To: edcoil

You have it exactly right...get the GOP and FIX it. We do not need a third party..because all that would do is assure Obama of another term. It is doubtful America can survive a full four years of this guy. Everyday he assumes power over something else.


11 posted on 09/29/2009 8:34:06 AM PDT by cousair
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To: Sub-Driver

Why would Zero want this country to succeed after all it was built on God ,Hard Work, Sacrifice and Intellect!!! The EXACT opposite from His ability and beliefs.


12 posted on 09/29/2009 8:38:48 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: joethedrummer

Since he’s Hollywood, they’ll call him “raysiss” in a loving manner:

“He grew up in the era of Jim Crow. He’s a product of his upbringing and culture. He can’t help it.”


13 posted on 09/29/2009 8:39:00 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: ncfool

bttt


14 posted on 09/29/2009 8:39:10 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: cousair

You have it exactly right...get the GOP and FIX it. We do not need a third party..because all that would do is assure Obama of another term. It is doubtful America can survive a full four years of this guy. Everyday he assumes power over something else.
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What he said


15 posted on 09/29/2009 8:39:43 AM PDT by rasl04 (Reagan/Goldwater 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver

It is always great to learn that an entertainer that you admire for their talents also has a brain.

While his music is a generation earlier than mine, I still admire his incredible voice, his Christmas specials and the closeness with his family.


16 posted on 09/29/2009 8:39:58 AM PDT by kidd (Obama: The triumph of hope over evidence)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wasn’t “Moon River” Andy’s greatest hit...cannot remember? He was always a good crooner, but some of his greatest hits slip my recall button.


17 posted on 09/29/2009 8:41:36 AM PDT by meandog (GWB IS the reason for BHO!)
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To: meandog

Yes, he did a terrific version of “Moon River.”


18 posted on 09/29/2009 8:45:10 AM PDT by Dansong
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To: meandog

Interestingly, Moon River wasn’t really his biggest hit. His was one of many versions released at the time, but the two hit versions were by Henry Mancini and Jerry Butler. It only became identified with Andy after he used it as the theme song on one of his TV shows.

Hawaiian Wedding Song, Can’t Get Used to Losin You, Love Story a few of the others


19 posted on 09/29/2009 8:51:46 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Sub-Driver
McCarthy WAS right.
20 posted on 09/29/2009 8:54:14 AM PDT by texas_mrs (Abort 0bamaCare)
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To: meandog

Dear Heart, Born Free. I loved ‘Can’t Get Used to Losing You’ even though I was really young when it came out.


21 posted on 09/29/2009 8:55:21 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: smalltownslick

My daughter has the Andy WIlliams version of “Moon River” on her MP play list! She’s 22 - musice like his is timeless...


22 posted on 09/29/2009 8:55:30 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: Sub-Driver

I have not heard President Obama say one positive thing about America or the presidents who preceeded him.

It’s all been “BUT NOW I’M HERE AND EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT.”

Tyrannical thug dictators (Chavez, Castro, Gaddafi) sing the praises of Obama.

He’s also sold out friendly nations like Honduras, Czech Republic, Poland, and Israel.

Have to question what team he’s on and how any of this can be good for America.


23 posted on 09/29/2009 8:57:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: albie

In Branson, that will be a badge of honor. I understand Mr. Williams does quite well with his theater, and I doubt his audience will be offended by the Obama remark. If anything, he’ll probably have to add shows during his next engagement in Branson.


24 posted on 09/29/2009 8:57:54 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Sub-Driver
Politically, Williams is best-known as a friend of Robert and Ethel Kennedy who was at the Ambassador hotel when Kennedy was assassinated and sang Battle Hymn of the Republic at Kennedy's funeral.

In spite of what ever else he may or may not have been, JFK was a patriotic American who wanted the US to succeed, not fail. I didn't vote for him in 1960 and I wouldn't today if he and Nixon were running against each other again. But JFK and the vast majority of Democrats of the early '60s and the traitorous Marxist Democrats of today are two very different kettles of fish.

I know because I was there as a voter in that time and place, and I was very interested and involved in the politics of that era. The AmeriCa of 1960 and the AmeriKa of 2009 are as far distant from one another as day is from night.

25 posted on 09/29/2009 8:59:50 AM PDT by epow (Luke 11:21 "When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:")
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To: kidd
It is always great to learn that an entertainer that you admire for their talents also has a brain. While his music is a generation earlier than mine, I still admire his incredible voice, his Christmas specials and the closeness with his family.

The "establishment" of post-war America (post WWII) has lived to see the counterculture communists of the 1960s become the New Establishment. And it scares the s*** out of them what is being done to this country. This is "change", Kruschev was right, they ARE burying this nation.

26 posted on 09/29/2009 9:00:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
We need more and more people to say this out loud. It’s true.

Amen to that.

FWIW... I'm seeing more and more anti-Obama bumper stickers all over the northeast (New England, NY, NJ, PA). My husband has an IMPEACH OBAMA sign on the back of his car. We get some "democRAT salutes" and angry looks from Obamabots, but FAR more thumbs up lately.

Dissent is growing...

27 posted on 09/29/2009 9:00:31 AM PDT by nutmeg (Obamunism is destroying America)
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To: Sub-Driver

I LOVE Andy Williams!! Rush should have made this point!


28 posted on 09/29/2009 9:00:44 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: epow

The rise of the New Democrats began in 1968. Those rioting inside and outside of the 1968 convention and the media mouthpieces who supported them (and Eugene McCarthy) now pwn the DNC and MSM.

This is farther left than the Democrats of 1960.


29 posted on 09/29/2009 9:02:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Ann Archy

Rush has quoted Democrats in the past to show they are on record admitting that bad news for America is good news for Democrats (at least in election years when they are out of power) and good news for America is bad news for Democrats.

I have to wonder too, ever panhandler I see now is not claiming “homeless, please feed me, God bless”. Now they have signs “Cancer”, “no insurance”. I have to wonder if they are looking for bigger handouts or if they are paid to stand out there by subversives wanting to promote Obamacare. I’m seeing 20 year college kids doing this medical begging (”for a parent or friend”).


30 posted on 09/29/2009 9:04:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: GOPJ
If you look at the choices Obama’s made, what other conclusion is there?

They are still claiming that every naked communist and child molester on Obama's staff "wasn't properly vetted". I can say the same thing about our president.

He knows who comprises his inner circle. He's also shown that he's willing to throw people under the bus when it becomes politically expedient.

He's no Harry "the buck stops here" Truman (D).

31 posted on 09/29/2009 9:07:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Andy just guaranteed himself the Charlton Heston Memorial Treatment when he shuffles off this mortal coil.

Accolades from the press are worth nothing anyway. Recognizing the truth is everything.

32 posted on 09/29/2009 9:07:24 AM PDT by skeeter (Pterocarya fraxinifolia)
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To: a fool in paradise
I have to wonder too, ever panhandler I see now is not claiming “homeless, please feed me, God bless”. Now they have signs “Cancer”, “no insurance”. I have to wonder if they are looking for bigger handouts or if they are paid to stand out there by subversives wanting to promote Obamacare. I’m seeing 20 year college kids doing this medical begging (”for a parent or friend”).

I haven't seen the cancer signs yet, but all the panhandlers around here have the homeless signs you mentioned. I have even seen young couples with a suitcase standing on the corner with that sign.

Why so many would have the exact same sign raised red flags for me. I particularly liked the added 'God Bless'. Going for the 'guilt trip'?

33 posted on 09/29/2009 9:12:38 AM PDT by ET(end tyranny) (Proverbs 26:13 The sluggard saith:'There is a pierced in the way; yea, a pierced is in the streets.')
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To: Sub-Driver

Get ready to be slimed into “Joe the Singer” , Andy.


34 posted on 09/29/2009 9:19:58 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Williams didn’t hide his feelings about Obama: “Don’t like him at all.”

This sure isn’t Moon River is it Andy?


35 posted on 09/29/2009 9:22:40 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sub-Driver
"He wants the country to fail."

I saw that yesterday. Positively brilliant!

36 posted on 09/29/2009 9:24:46 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: edcoil

“Just need to get a new GOP.”

The “trade in” value of this one is nil.


37 posted on 09/29/2009 9:24:54 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: 353FMG

Leftists must implement their agenda by stealth and deception. If they are exposed, they lose.

This is why they’re outraged.


38 posted on 09/29/2009 9:26:32 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is this the “Moon River” Andy Williams?


39 posted on 09/29/2009 10:06:07 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: ncfool

Good to see that Andy Gets it.

He is in step with the Branson,Missouri Crowd. GOD AND GUNS.”

At the rate the Democrats are destroying this country, Branson might become the new center of the CONSERVATIVE government of those states who break away!!


40 posted on 09/29/2009 10:10:46 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ET(end tyranny)

The other scam I saw in the last two years was a clean cut middle aged guy dressed in a knit shirt, he stood by a highway feeder with a gas can. “Out of gas... please help” was his plea (no sign, just the can).

And with gas over $2 a gallon, can’t you give him A COUPLE of bucks to get back on the road? Except he seemed to run out of gas at that same intersection 4 times in 2 months.


41 posted on 09/29/2009 10:12:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Now they have signs “Cancer”, “no insurance”. I have to wonder if they are looking for bigger handouts or if they are paid to stand out there by subversives wanting to promote Obamacare. I’m seeing 20 year college kids doing this medical begging (”for a parent or friend”).’

They could not get near enough a hospital to even be diagnosed with cancer.
It is a hoax, IMO, and a treading upon your guilt and good intentions.


42 posted on 09/29/2009 10:13:34 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Sub-Driver

Invert? Flipping?

What did he do to Rush?


43 posted on 09/29/2009 10:16:10 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: texas_mrs
Politically, Williams is best-known as a friend of Robert and Ethel Kennedy who was at the Ambassador hotel when Kennedy was assassinated and sang Battle Hymn of the Republic at Kennedy's funeral.

His statements are in line with Robert Kennedy. McCarthy was Robert Kennedy's oldest daughter's Godfather. She, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, was later Lt. Governor of Maryland.

44 posted on 09/29/2009 10:46:54 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama is going to be like Hitler in the bunker when he realized the war is lost. Obama is going to say the country deserves to die and will everything to destroy the USA.


45 posted on 09/29/2009 11:03:25 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: smalltownslick

The Days of Wine and Roses


46 posted on 09/29/2009 11:49:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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