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Mel Gibson: Obama Doesn't Have What It Takes to 'Fix' America
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Posted on 01/30/2010 5:13:49 PM PST by My Favorite Headache

Never one to shy away from voicing his opinion, actor Mel Gibson has declared that he doesn't believe President Obama has the means necessary to "fix" the United States.

“[Obama] is a man with an impossible task on his hands," Gibson told Pop Tarts at the Hollywood premiere of his latest drama thriller "Edge of Darkness" on Tuesday night. "He got left a mess and I wish him all the best but I don’t think he’s going to fix it in five minutes and probably not in his entire tenure."

Gibson's thoughts come as no surprise, as his new film explores the dark side of politics. He stars as homicide detective Thomas Craven, who is embroiled in an investigation into the murder of his activist daughter. In the process, Craven uncovers a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.

"It picks the scab off the governmental, corporate paranoia - the under the table workings that happen," Gibson explained. "I think we've lost our naiveté, I don’t think we have any pretension that what most of our leaders are doing is leading us to the slaughterhouse."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hollywood; kook; melgibson
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1 posted on 01/30/2010 5:13:49 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

BO/BS is trying to fix America in his own socialist image.


2 posted on 01/30/2010 5:15:40 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Another professional pretender out pumping his latest project...YAWN.


3 posted on 01/30/2010 5:15:57 PM PST by shteebo
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To: My Favorite Headache

HE’S THE PATRIOT HE SHOULD KNOW!


4 posted on 01/30/2010 5:17:51 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Cockblock the sock puppet in 2010)
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To: My Favorite Headache
He got left a mess

That mess was mostly created by the operatives who withdrew $500B from money markets on the same September morning, and the MSM successfully created national fear of an imminent economic collapse. Quite an October surprise.
5 posted on 01/30/2010 5:20:24 PM PST by Canedawg (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Spoken like the semi-educated anti-Semite drunk he is -

BTW, his latest movie is pure crap and a slap at capitalism.

Have another round, Mel - and shut up about things way above your limited mental abilities.


6 posted on 01/30/2010 5:21:40 PM PST by Ronbo1948
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To: My Favorite Headache

BO isn’t trying to “fix” America, he’s trying to “transform” it into a third world banana republic.


7 posted on 01/30/2010 5:21:41 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

news flash, the world is ALWAYS a mess. Most presidents just deal with it.

The zero just tries to blame others.

Affirmative action doesn’t prop you up anymore when your president.


8 posted on 01/30/2010 5:22:27 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing it's idiot.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Ok, I’ll go see your lib movie now.


9 posted on 01/30/2010 5:22:39 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Gibson hates Bush and doesn’t think much of Obama. BFD!

Have a shot of Tequila, Mel. Have 2, 3, 4...


10 posted on 01/30/2010 5:22:59 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: My Favorite Headache

Gibson apparently believes the lie that Bush is responsible for what happened to the economy.


11 posted on 01/30/2010 5:25:32 PM PST by UnChained ( I am sending you out as sheep among wolves; so be as cunning as serpents and as innocent as doves)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Gibson apparently believes the lie that Bush is responsible for what happened to the economy.


12 posted on 01/30/2010 5:27:28 PM PST by UnChained ( I am sending you out as sheep among wolves; so be as cunning as serpents and as innocent as doves)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Check here too:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2440561/posts


13 posted on 01/30/2010 5:28:29 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: My Favorite Headache
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"Ahh, my nipples, they hurt! They hurt when i twist them!"

14 posted on 01/30/2010 5:29:22 PM PST by digger48
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To: digger48

Mel Gibson is a nut....


15 posted on 01/30/2010 5:36:11 PM PST by Fawn (I'm Republican ..becuz we can't all be on welfare.....)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Only real Americans can ‘fix’ America


16 posted on 01/30/2010 5:36:26 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: My Favorite Headache
Gibson told Pop Tarts at the Hollywood premiere

Pop Tarts are alive? Good grief! What next? Cheerios running around with Wheaties?

17 posted on 01/30/2010 5:36:42 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: My Favorite Headache
If you want the truth (or some facsimile of it), who better to ask that a bi-polar who drinks (I say this as a bi-polar who drinks ever so carefully).

Gibson may not always know the facts, but, unlike so many constipated Americans, he is at least willing to speak in a completely non-PC way.

Treasure those such as Mel...if Obama has his way, he (and we) will be put away in the psychiatric hospital for the incurably honest!

18 posted on 01/30/2010 5:42:10 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Barky...because he's barking mad!!!)
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To: UnChained
Gibson apparently believes the lie that Bush is responsible for what happened to the economy.

Unfortunately most freepers believe that too and seem to hate Bush as much as the libs.

19 posted on 01/30/2010 5:50:59 PM PST by quesera (We are so screwed!!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

When he left the mother of his seven or eight children to take up with a tiny tart and father a baby who is young enough to be his great-grandchild, he used up my last shred of patience with him.


20 posted on 01/30/2010 5:52:49 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Liberals love the poor so much they came up w/ a plan to create millions more of them. - Ann Coulter)
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To: My Favorite Headache

A guy makes the movies: “Braveheart”, “The Patriot” and “The Passion of Christ.”

And gets dissed on FR. Amazing.


21 posted on 01/30/2010 6:00:19 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: My Favorite Headache
a corporate cover-up and government collusion

Gee, now that is a novel and creative twist in the story line...

22 posted on 01/30/2010 6:05:52 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: truth_seeker
don't forget "mad max," which seems to be a somewhat prescient film.

also, "apocalypto," "we were soldiers," "payback," or "ransom."

mel may have his flaws, but he makes damn good movies!

23 posted on 01/30/2010 6:13:06 PM PST by robomatik (III %)
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To: robomatik

True, I do like most of his movies.


24 posted on 01/30/2010 6:16:39 PM PST by quesera (We are so screwed!!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

The David Duke of Malibu has nothing to offer anyone.


25 posted on 01/30/2010 6:29:07 PM PST by NoLibZone (Be of good cheer True Conservatives- McCain could have won! Right? /Sarc . Tis Why We Support Brown!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

JFK left a mess for LBJ
LBJ left a helluva mess for RMN
RMN left a mess for GRF
GRF left a mess for JEC
JEC left a helluva mess for RWR
RWR left a good situation for GHWB
GHWB left a mess for BJC
BJC left a helluva mess for GWB
GWB left a mess for BHO
BHO will leave a helluva mess for the next sucker.


26 posted on 01/30/2010 6:29:10 PM PST by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: Canedawg
He got left a mess

That mess was mostly created by the operatives who withdrew $500B from money markets on the same September morning, and the MSM successfully created national fear of an imminent economic collapse. Quite an October surprise.

That mess was of his own creation and that of his henchmen in congress

FReeper original:

"What I find interesting is that no one looks back to when the Democrats took control of Congress. In January 2007 the economy was strong, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood above 10,000 and was rising, and unemployment was 4.3%. The mess that Mr. Obama is now trying to clean up is the result of the 2007 Democratic Congress. And if you think that is bad, wait until you see the mess created by this Congress."

27 posted on 01/30/2010 6:37:18 PM PST by evad (OBAMA is a Clear and Present Danger to This Nation)
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To: quesera

Unfortunately a lot of FReepers are just fine with massive spending on entitlement programs and the TARP banks bailout.


28 posted on 01/30/2010 6:37:30 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid!)
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To: quesera
Gibson apparently believes the lie that Bush is responsible for what happened to the economy.

Unfortunately most freepers believe that too and seem to hate Bush as much as the libs.

Not most, but a disturbing number.

29 posted on 01/30/2010 6:41:42 PM PST by evad (OBAMA is a Clear and Present Danger to This Nation)
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To: robomatik

Yes, he does make some good movies....but he needs to entertain not lecture..and especially not lecture Americans. He can fix his own messed up life and stop running his lips about our country’s life.


30 posted on 01/30/2010 6:45:39 PM PST by imfrmdixie
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He can fix his own messed up life and stop running his lips about our country’s life.

I suppose you could say the same thing about many FReepers. You sound like the Hollywood "elite" who can't stand Gibson because he's not a liberal and not PC.

Sorry, although I have problems in my own life I will continue "running my lips about our Country's life".

31 posted on 01/30/2010 7:00:29 PM PST by Prokopton
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Fix America? obama doesn't have what it takes to fix himself. Here's an article about Toyota's fall from grace: Toyota Shows How Giants Stumble It's about Toyota, but it made me think of obama and the demonrat party:

In his 2009 book, How the Mighty Fall, business guru Jim Collins outlined five stages of decline that many big companies go through. Mostly he wrote about companies that lose their edge gradually, even imperceptibly, until thousands of tiny termite holes bring down the house.

His first stage is "hubris born of success,"
Next in the evolution of decline comes "undisciplined pursuit of more."
Collins's third stage is "denial of risk and peril,"
Stage four is "grasping for salvation,"
Collins's fifth stage: "capitulation to irrelevance or death."

Toyota's "buzz" score--reflecting consumers' immediate perception of the brand--have dipped to historic lows. But positive impressions of Toyota still outweigh negative ones, which means customers are likely to return if the company solves its problems once and for all--and makes amends. "Consumers are pretty forgiving of blue-chip brands," says Ted Marzilli of BrandIndex. "Prospects are still quite good for Toyota, provided the issue is resolved quickly, there is clear communication to consumers, and there are no more issues in the near future." And humility replaces hubris.

Consumers likely will forgive Toyota, but I doubt voters will be very forgiving in 2010 and 2012.

32 posted on 01/30/2010 7:13:52 PM PST by GBA
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To: truth_seeker

Before he made that movie about Jesus (where Jesus was the good guy), no one would have predicted his downfall.

Since “Passion of the Christ” he is treated like a leper, it started before the movie was even seen by anyone.

Mel Gibson must be the most evil movie director/actor to ever appear in post WWII Hollywood.


33 posted on 01/30/2010 7:30:49 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: TigersEye
Unfortunately a lot of FReepers are just fine with massive spending on entitlement programs and the TARP banks bailout.

Although I agree that we could have, in fact should have spent less but on a percentage basis and compared to previous administrations we did not fare so bad. And that's considering the spending for the two wars and Homeland security which I agree was a waste of money.

I am in hurry and don't have time to check the numbers so this is all from my probably flawed memory but I look at the spending as a percentage of our GDP and although it could have been lower it was not the cause of everything bad with the economy.

As for the bank bailouts I agree bad move! But then again we have to acknowledge that we don't know everything about the bank failures and I for one still think there was something a lot more sinister going on behind the scenes that we don't know about and something had to be done quickly to avoid a real desaster. In fact whenever I think about that I also think of BO and Sorros and who knows who else in their quest to remake this wonderful country in their socialist image.

Really have to go but agree or not I hope you get my point.

34 posted on 01/30/2010 7:35:43 PM PST by quesera (We are so screwed!!)
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To: evad
Not most, but a disturbing number

I agree of course and I do opologize.

35 posted on 01/30/2010 7:36:55 PM PST by quesera (We are so screwed!!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Mel Gibson urgently needs to keep 100% focused on fixing Mel Gibson.


36 posted on 01/30/2010 7:40:58 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: My Favorite Headache

Mel’s working hard to get back in Hollywood’s good graces.

Sad.


37 posted on 01/30/2010 7:42:38 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: truth_seeker

Maybe that’s because FReepers care more about what he does in real life than what he does in movies.


38 posted on 01/30/2010 7:44:26 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: quesera

What you seem to be saying is that a little bit of socialism is acceptable. However, spending on entitlements and education were tremendously bigger on George Bush’s watch than anything before it. There is also the Wilsonian Progressivism of nation building. That gets written off as a national defense/security expense but it’s not.


39 posted on 01/30/2010 8:02:20 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid!)
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To: Prokopton

Well, you have certainly reached the wrong conclusion regarding my statement and have made a judgemental decision about what I meant directed at me and not the subject....which is Mel Gibson running his mouth about American politics. He is an Australian entertainer and nothing more.


40 posted on 01/30/2010 8:10:35 PM PST by imfrmdixie
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To: GovernmentShrinker; truth_seeker

Many of us are glad that he made such iconic movies for the world as well, hopefully he isn’t finished yet.

The world will always have “Passion of the Christ” long after Mel is gone.


41 posted on 01/30/2010 8:22:25 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Mel gibson has been one of my favorite actors/directors until he made that assinine statement. I am sad to see that he is nothing more than another destructive socialist. He is off my list of actors to patronize.


42 posted on 01/30/2010 8:35:26 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: imfrmdixie
He is an Australian entertainer and nothing more.

He is a Natural Born American Citizen. Isn't that a bit more?

43 posted on 01/30/2010 8:37:16 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid!)
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To: UnChained

You’re not telling me the Democrat congress had a hand in it, are you?

Why is it that I never hear anyone—even on our side—point out the fact that we had a handover of power after the 2006 elections and then everything went to hell? Sean Bob just lets it go when a guest lays it all on Bush.


44 posted on 01/30/2010 8:40:48 PM PST by Rastus
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To: TigersEye

I stand reminded.


45 posted on 01/30/2010 8:53:43 PM PST by imfrmdixie
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To: imfrmdixie

I sit unanswered.


46 posted on 01/30/2010 8:57:46 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid!)
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To: TigersEye; ALOHA RONNIE

American born Mel Gibson and star of the greatest, most authentic (therefore) most patriotic, Vietnam War film ever made.


47 posted on 01/30/2010 9:06:26 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: ansel12

Barbra Streisand has recorded some beautiful songs too, but that’s no reason not to “diss” her on FR.


48 posted on 01/30/2010 9:22:48 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: imfrmdixie

I sit unanswered.


49 posted on 01/30/2010 9:24:39 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid!)
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To: TigersEye

I don’t know why that posted again so many minutes after the first one. Not my doing.


50 posted on 01/30/2010 9:31:38 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid!)
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