Skip to comments.Robert Redford on Obama: 'Like So Many Others I'm Beginning to Wonder Just Where the Man Stands'
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.
Some people are just slow learners.
There is no man.
There are no cojones.
Therefore, there is not now, nor ever there was -— a stand.
BS. Roberto hasn't learned anything!
So Redford finally removed his head from his a$$ and looked around...
What, you wanted to give up your AC and ride your bike?
Well, who’s stopping you?
PS what future?
So Redford’s going to vote for the GOP nominee?
Redford will always be a tree worshipper, even as their roots reach into his coffin six feet under to feed upon him.
He really is that stupid, isn’t he?
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.
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.”
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!
You know Bammy is doing bad when this dude bashes him. LOL!
Well said, Gaffer. My sentiments exactly.
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
Hell, we all knew that before he was elected. All this environment stuff is great, but not at the destruction of the human race.
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!
Ditto, except without all the cussing.
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.
Mr Redford oughta start investigating Zero the way he and Dustin did Nixon (and were later played in the movie by Woodward & Springstein respectively.)
He is the poster child for stupid Hollywood morons that should just shut up.
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?”
Bob it is not what you say it is what you do, come out and support a winner, in the opposition.
This is getting to be fun!
Who cares what radical Redford says...I mean who is he...
He stands in the rough on the 14th fairway.
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.
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.
Pla e your hope in a man and you will get disappointed every time. Lecture are starting to realize this.
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.
That's not a nice thing to say about Redford's face.
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.
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.
“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.
These people are even dimmer bulbs than I imagined.
And I have a pretty good imagination.
Gee Bobbie, are you actually getting a clue ?
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.
It’s one thing for the author to insult particle board but the dig at Elmer’s Glue is totally unfair.
Robert Redford is proof that you can be quite intelligent and freaking stupid at the same time.
Being that this comes from Robert Redford, I’m almost tempted to come to Obama’s defense.
That was a profoundly eerie post. LOL