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Robert Redford on Obama: 'Like So Many Others I'm Beginning to Wonder Just Where the Man Stands'
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Posted on 09/03/2011 12:19:28 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Robert Redford on Obama: 'Like So Many Others I'm Beginning to Wonder Just Where the Man Stands' By Noel Sheppard Created 09/03/2011 - 10:31am

Barack Obama's Hope and Change ether appears to be wearing off on Robert Redford.

On Friday evening, the Oscar-winning actor and environmental activist published a rather scathing piece at the Huffington Post about the man Hollywood blindly put all its faith behind in 2008:

One reason I supported President Obama is because he said we must protect clean air, water and lands. But what good is it to say the right thing unless you act on it? Since early August, three administration decisions -- on Arctic drilling, the Keystone XL pipeline and the ozone that causes smog -- have all favored dirty industry over public health and a clean environment. Like so many others, I'm beginning to wonder just where the man stands.

After listing his grievances with recent Obama environmental decisions, Redford concluded:

I have to believe that President Obama still knows it's important to protect clean air, water and lands. Like so many, I'm waiting for him to stand up for all that. I'm waiting for him to stand up for our future. But we can't wait forever.

In reality, what Americans from all walks of life are learning - even Hollywoodans! - is the man they fell in love with despite his record or lack thereof really has no core beliefs or deeply-held positions.

He is an illusion masterfully crafted by himself, his handlers, and his sychophant supporters in the press.

What Redford and "so many others" are beginning to realize is that when you strip back the veneer, there's nothing but cheap particleboard held together with Elmer's Glue.

Nevertheless, they'll all happily support him next November despite his deficiencies and their disappointment.

Makes you wonder whose hypocrisy is worse - his or theirs.


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1 posted on 09/03/2011 12:19:31 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Some people are just slow learners.


2 posted on 09/03/2011 12:20:27 PM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: Sub-Driver

There is no man.

There are no cojones.

Therefore, there is not now, nor ever there was -— a stand.


3 posted on 09/03/2011 12:20:39 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver
Redford is possibly one of the stupidest celebrities in America. The very picture of Obama supporters in 2008.
4 posted on 09/03/2011 12:22:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Sub-Driver
"dirty industry"

BS. Roberto hasn't learned anything!

5 posted on 09/03/2011 12:23:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Sub-Driver

So Redford finally removed his head from his a$$ and looked around...


6 posted on 09/03/2011 12:24:10 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What, you wanted to give up your AC and ride your bike?
Well, who’s stopping you?

PS what future?


7 posted on 09/03/2011 12:24:32 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So Redford’s going to vote for the GOP nominee?

LMAO.

O knows.


8 posted on 09/03/2011 12:25:21 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Obama is bad luck for the US.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Redford will always be a tree worshipper, even as their roots reach into his coffin six feet under to feed upon him.


9 posted on 09/03/2011 12:28:37 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Sub-Driver

He really is that stupid, isn’t he?


10 posted on 09/03/2011 12:28:52 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Robert, he 'stands' over your liberal, pampered, self-indulgent, protected elite, Christian (maybe), white-a$$, progressive, bleeding-heart grave you a$$wipe!

If you had a daughter or grand daughter, he wants her in a burka, hijab or whatever cloak his kind uses to subvert womens' equality. He wants to enslave, kill or convert your male heirs. He wants the destruction of this country, period. You helped him get there, mother f@cker.

11 posted on 09/03/2011 12:30:03 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Sub-Driver
Redford is an idiot. Obama does have core beliefs. Trouble is, they are all hatefilled antiAmerican plots.
12 posted on 09/03/2011 12:30:51 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ottbmare

My thought exactly.

I could distill his piece down to this: “I’m a dim bulb who is easily taken in by a smooth-talking community organizer.”


13 posted on 09/03/2011 12:31:34 PM PDT by Zarro (Jail Congress)
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To: ottbmare
Amazing, isn't it?

Obama is doing exactly what we predicted he would do, well before he was elected'

They though having a black president would be cool and politically correct and all they noticed was his color!

14 posted on 09/03/2011 12:32:29 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Sub-Driver

You know Bammy is doing bad when this dude bashes him. LOL!


15 posted on 09/03/2011 12:32:56 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"... I'm Beginning to Wonder ..."

slow...isn't he

16 posted on 09/03/2011 12:35:58 PM PDT by Mr. K
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To: Gaffer

Well said, Gaffer. My sentiments exactly.


17 posted on 09/03/2011 12:38:11 PM PDT by Walrus (You can't begin a revolution with establishment leaders)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

And the only thing Redford has a problem with is that he isn’t being ‘green’ anough...

That whole creeping socialism thingy must be OK


18 posted on 09/03/2011 12:39:16 PM PDT by Mr. K
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To: ottbmare

Hell, we all knew that before he was elected. All this environment stuff is great, but not at the destruction of the human race.


19 posted on 09/03/2011 12:39:59 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Sub-Driver

You’d think if anyone would NOT be taken in by the Styrofoam Greek columns and the reverb effects added to the audio it would be someone from Hollywood who has been around those effects their whole career and knows the business of manufacturing illusions. Apparently not, in a perfect world, maybe, but not in this one!


20 posted on 09/03/2011 12:40:46 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Gaffer

Ditto, except without all the cussing.


21 posted on 09/03/2011 12:41:56 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Maxine Waters tells Tea Party to "go to hell" - no thanks, I have no desire to move to your district)
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To: Sub-Driver
Movie Stars! Is there anything they DON'T know??


22 posted on 09/03/2011 12:42:30 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Sub-Driver

Duh. It’s not nice to make fun of the elderly, but it certainly has taken a long time for him to catch on what a sucker he was, voting for an empty suit with a teleprompter.


23 posted on 09/03/2011 12:44:54 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Sub-Driver

Mr Redford oughta start investigating Zero the way he and Dustin did Nixon (and were later played in the movie by Woodward & Springstein respectively.)


24 posted on 09/03/2011 12:48:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: BenLurkin
Redford is possibly one of the stupidest celebrities in America.

He is the poster child for stupid Hollywood morons that should just shut up.

25 posted on 09/03/2011 12:51:28 PM PDT by A message
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To: ottbmare

yes.

whatta dork!


26 posted on 09/03/2011 12:51:52 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: beethovenfan

He’s pretty much like this male ostrich who after seeing a female ostrich chased after her. The female ostrich ran and then stopped, and put her head in a hole. The male ostrich stopped, looked around and said “where the heck did she go?”


27 posted on 09/03/2011 12:52:23 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: ottbmare

Bob it is not what you say it is what you do, come out and support a winner, in the opposition.


28 posted on 09/03/2011 12:55:15 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Sub-Driver
0's handlers are swirling around, crying out "If we've lost Robert Redford we've lost the country!"

This is getting to be fun!

29 posted on 09/03/2011 12:56:01 PM PDT by Funee Kat
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To: Sub-Driver

Who cares what radical Redford says...I mean who is he...


30 posted on 09/03/2011 12:57:41 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He stands in the rough on the 14th fairway.


31 posted on 09/03/2011 12:59:56 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.
Nevertheless, they'll all happily support him next November despite his deficiencies and their disappointment.
Their disappointment stems from their categorical rejection of pluralistic polity and diverse society, in favor of their own single party state dystopian vision. Regardless, don't think for a minute that any of the entertainment industry liberal scumbags will vote for *any* Republican, ever, under any circumstances. This is just more posturing (if not the act itself, at least the coverage is) to build the meme that Pubbies should move just a little bit left -- say, to Alec Baldwin's favorite, Mitt Romney -- in order to entice in the needed votes.

We don't need or want their votes, even if there were any realistic chance of getting them.


32 posted on 09/03/2011 1:03:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Sub-Driver

His words speak more about liberals and their ilk than of Obama. Everyone knows know Obama is a lazy, dim witted, self serving regurgitator.

How could the energetic, smart, public minded original thinker like Redford not spot this on day one. Like all Hollywood elite, he’s too slow to realize what a tool he and his liberal buddies are.


33 posted on 09/03/2011 1:03:29 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Sub-Driver

Pla e your hope in a man and you will get disappointed every time. Lecture are starting to realize this.


34 posted on 09/03/2011 1:06:44 PM PDT by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: Sub-Driver

Redford is worried about Obama’s position on “Arctic drilling, the Keystone XL pipeline and ozone emissions.”

Not to worry, RR. It’s a headfake to get re-elected. Obama has effectively shut down exploration and recovery in the Gulf, so chalk that one up on your side. And he is still hell-bent to shut down all of our coal plants.


35 posted on 09/03/2011 1:06:44 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Sub-Driver
What Redford and "so many others" are beginning to realize is that when you strip back the veneer, there's nothing but cheap particleboard held together with Elmer's Glue.

That's not a nice thing to say about Redford's face.

36 posted on 09/03/2011 1:07:32 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Robert Redford on Obama: 'Like So Many Others I'm Beginning to Wonder Just Where the Man Stands'

Of course, Redford's comment is meant to express concern over Obama's positions not being far enough to the left. Wrinkly Bob could care less about the Marxist / Muslim stuff.

37 posted on 09/03/2011 1:11:27 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: beethovenfan
So Redford finally removed his head from his a$$ and looked around...

Make that- Redford finally remove his head from Obama's a$$ and looked at the outside world.

Chrissie Matthews must be very delighted with the wiggle room Redford's departure has given him.

38 posted on 09/03/2011 1:11:27 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Sub-Driver


39 posted on 09/03/2011 1:24:06 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: citizencon


40 posted on 09/03/2011 1:28:32 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: BenLurkin

“Redford is possibly one of the stupidest celebrities in America. The very picture of Obama supporters in 2008.”

I agree. I hereby call on Redford to live without any electricity in his personal residence for the next 5 years to prove his devotion to the environment and his opposition to dirty power. He should also refuse to use any form of transportation that uses fossil fuels.


41 posted on 09/03/2011 1:36:25 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: Sub-Driver

These people are even dimmer bulbs than I imagined.

And I have a pretty good imagination.


42 posted on 09/03/2011 1:36:25 PM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: Sub-Driver

Beginning!?

Yeesh!


43 posted on 09/03/2011 1:38:08 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Sub-Driver

Gee Bobbie, are you actually getting a clue ?


44 posted on 09/03/2011 1:46:17 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: ottbmare
Some people are just slow learners.

He still isn't learning, though. He thinks Dick Obama is bad because he isn't liberal enough! Redford has no clue about the economy destruction and unemployment, for starters.

45 posted on 09/03/2011 1:48:07 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Soothesayer9

lol


46 posted on 09/03/2011 1:57:34 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s one thing for the author to insult particle board but the dig at Elmer’s Glue is totally unfair.


47 posted on 09/03/2011 2:32:50 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Sub-Driver

Robert Redford is proof that you can be quite intelligent and freaking stupid at the same time.


48 posted on 09/03/2011 2:36:32 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Sub-Driver

Being that this comes from Robert Redford, I’m almost tempted to come to Obama’s defense.


49 posted on 09/03/2011 2:45:54 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Soothesayer9

That was a profoundly eerie post. LOL


50 posted on 09/03/2011 2:49:15 PM PDT by jersey117
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