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The conservative Robert Downey Jr.
The American Conservative ^ | APRIL 23, 2012 | Rod Dreher

Posted on 04/23/2012 6:40:58 PM PDT by RobinMasters

Film Journalist confesses that there was always something he didn’t like about Robert Downey Jr., and now he knows what he is: the actor is a Republican. This explains why he appears in movies Film Journalist doesn’t like, says film journalist. More:

In 2009 Downey conveyed his politically rightward drift to N.Y. Times reporter David Carr. “I have a really interesting political point of view, and it’s not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you can’t go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal. You can’t. I wouldn’t wish that experience on anyone else, but it was very, very, very educational for me and has informed my proclivities and politics ever since.” [Emphasis Film Journalist's -- RD].

Film Journalist doesn’t stop to wonder what Downey might have meant by that. What did he see in prison, what might he have had done to him in prison, that forced his political conversion? There are really interesting questions there, but not to Film Journalist, to whom this quote from Downey has value only in that it confirms that he’s a horrible, filthy, no good right-winger. Film Journalist finds an Unnamed Source who knew Downey back then to say that yes, the man is a whore:

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1 posted on 04/23/2012 6:41:00 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

I cant wait to see The Avengers.


2 posted on 04/23/2012 6:42:47 PM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: RobinMasters

I’ve always liked this guy. If any of you have never seen “Chaplin”, I recommend it.


3 posted on 04/23/2012 6:42:47 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: RobinMasters

He used to be a Reagan Hater, IIRC


4 posted on 04/23/2012 6:42:56 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: RobinMasters

He’s no longer a drug sodden bad boy that Hollywood seems to love.

However he is a money maker so they can tolerate him.


5 posted on 04/23/2012 6:43:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: RobinMasters

It’s pretty tough to work with folks who got affirmative action jobs and stay a liberal too.

Not impossible,I guess, but tough.


6 posted on 04/23/2012 6:44:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: RobinMasters

One factor in all this is that with a series of very large grossing films, which he had back end participation in, he now has “f*** y** money” and can speak out. Welcome, brother!


7 posted on 04/23/2012 6:44:34 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Perdogg

I used to think I was a liberal, too. I never disliked Reagan, but Downey is much is much younger than I.


8 posted on 04/23/2012 6:46:54 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: RobinMasters

The opening scene in Iron Man 2 was the most pro-capitalist /anti big government scene in cinematic history. Short, brutal, and easy to understand and sympathize with.


9 posted on 04/23/2012 6:47:22 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Romney? Really? Seriously?)
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To: RobinMasters

He was great in Chaplin. Not to mention hilarious in Through A Scanner Darkly and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

Glad he’s one of us.


10 posted on 04/23/2012 6:48:20 PM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: erod

That makes two of us. Iron Man kicks @$$!


11 posted on 04/23/2012 6:49:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: TomServo

He was wonderful in that film. But I’m a Chaplin fan and I’m happy Downey overcame his demons.

Chaplin would have had a field day with the Rahm, Axelrod, Michelle and Obama characters. Ah, those were the film makers.


12 posted on 04/23/2012 6:49:33 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: RobinMasters

Thought his last two Sherlock Holmes were great. Like the second one better. I am so glad he got another chance after all his drug problems.


13 posted on 04/23/2012 6:52:52 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: RobinMasters

I estimate he is also clean and sober for over ten years, which may correlate with his political conversion.

Twelve step recovery involves personal responsibility, accountability, honesty, spirituality, etc.

(I met Downey at a meeting during 2000, soon after which he relapsed once more, I believe)


14 posted on 04/23/2012 6:55:32 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: TomServo
He was so-o-o good in Chaplin. I put off watching it because I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Chaplin groupie. I know Chaplin was a schmuck and wanker in a lot of respects, and had terrible morals, but he was also fantastically, fabulously talented in a diverse range of things and disciplined enough to get the maximum out of that talent. He was nova-brilliant. Hey, I love brilliant men. So sue me.

I just couldn't stand the thought of somebody bastardizing Chaplin trying to play him. But I finally watched it ... it was made, I think, before Downey's stint in the ol' Crowbar Hotel. Shoot-howdy, Downey is a fine actor.

15 posted on 04/23/2012 6:55:51 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent * By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.)
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To: Perdogg

Film Journalist my a$$


16 posted on 04/23/2012 6:56:18 PM PDT by molson209
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To: SkyDancer

I agree. Bought the first one on DVD. Loved it. Waiting for the second one to come out and will buy that one too. The theaters don’t have a pause button. LOL!


17 posted on 04/23/2012 6:58:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: RobinMasters

Every lib should do a stint in a penitentiary.


18 posted on 04/23/2012 6:58:01 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: RobinMasters

Downey’s upbringing is very similar to that of David Horowitz. I could see the same sort of political awakening, although as an actor, he will have to keep thing quieter.


19 posted on 04/23/2012 6:58:13 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: gorush
I never disliked Reagan, but Downey is much is much younger than I.

Loved Regan, but now I feel old.

I was watching Downy when he was making bubble-gum movies before he even became a bad boy.

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An exceptional actor making great movies that I don't have to boycott...it's the entertainment trifecta! Hooray!

20 posted on 04/23/2012 7:06:10 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: TomServo

I will watch *anything* he’s in.

[Even Iron Man]

;]


21 posted on 04/23/2012 7:14:34 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: TomServo

It is really a good movie. I think I remember a part in the movie where he’s dining with Nazis....and a woman says something about the disabled being a ‘drain on the system’. That fits libs to a capital “T”.


22 posted on 04/23/2012 7:15:27 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: RobinMasters

I KNEW there was a reason I was pulling for this guy to get his act together.

Welcome home Robert Downey, Jr.


23 posted on 04/23/2012 7:33:31 PM PDT by moovova
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To: RobinMasters

One heck of a great actor. Let’s hope he can persuade some of the gullible, ignorant liberals in Hollywood with his non-conventional, conservative perspective.


24 posted on 04/23/2012 7:41:56 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: RobinMasters
There is a line in IRON MAN 2 that you have to pay attention to hear, but it's in there...it's when he's going back and forth with Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) Potts about giving his money away, and he says, very clearly:

"I don't care about the liberal agenda."

Beautiful. :)

25 posted on 04/23/2012 7:42:46 PM PDT by TheBigB (Hippie liberal chick: "What do I do about birth control?" Me: "Just use your personality.")
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To: RobinMasters

What he saw in jail scared him. Evil is scary even to brave men.


26 posted on 04/23/2012 7:43:48 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: Chgogal

“Chaplin would have had a field day with the Rahm, Axelrod, Michelle and Obama characters.”

Doubtful he would have gone after them. Chaplin was on the Left.


27 posted on 04/23/2012 7:45:10 PM PDT by Pelham (Marco Rubio, la raza trojan horse.)
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To: jwalsh07

Loved Chaplin, even though I hated RD Jr. at the time. Seems he has his mind right, finally.


28 posted on 04/23/2012 7:47:53 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: MamaTexan
An exceptional actor making great movies that I don't have to boycott...it's the entertainment trifecta! Hooray!

You said it, Mama!

(I feel old, too...I also remember Downey, Jr. before he was a bad boy ;)

29 posted on 04/23/2012 7:49:33 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Pelham

I read Chaplin moved rightward by the ‘60s and was disparaging of the “hippie” movement.


30 posted on 04/23/2012 7:57:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor

I was pretty sure after Ironman.


31 posted on 04/23/2012 8:12:34 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: RobinMasters

I think Richard Pryor after making a movie at the AZ state pen said; “I talked to ‘em and - thank God we got penitentiaries.”


32 posted on 04/23/2012 8:44:39 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: Perdogg

Well he would’ve been about 19 or 20 when Regan took office so perhaps he was just too your to know what he thought?


33 posted on 04/23/2012 8:47:45 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

Please repost that and clean it up. Lazy is not a virtue.


34 posted on 04/23/2012 8:52:00 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: RobinMasters

very easy on the eyes!


35 posted on 04/23/2012 8:52:53 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: MattinNJ

And the scene where he appears before congress....love it.


36 posted on 04/23/2012 8:53:53 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: truth_seeker

The Lord put him on my heart when he was having rough time with drugs. We started praying for him to be blessed and be delivered from drugs and come to know Jesus . I was so glad when he appeared to beat the drugs, what a sweet man. We still pray for him and I read he and his wife had a baby recently. I know God’s hand is on him. We prayed for Michael Douglas to be healed of cancer along with who knows how many Christians and his recovery was a miracle I believe. The Lord loves them all. (Drew Barrymore is on our prayer list too for ten years now)


37 posted on 04/23/2012 8:59:37 PM PDT by maranatha (Pray always for our military and their families)
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To: MediaMole

I was thinking that exact thing....Horowitz was also raised as a “red diaper” baby. Also noticed his charactor in Iron Man was rather like John Galt or Reardon.


38 posted on 04/23/2012 9:36:42 PM PDT by myheroesareDeadandRegistered
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To: Salamander

Have you seen “Less Than Zero”? That and “Sid and Nancy” (with Gary Oldman) should keep your nieces and nephews off of drugs...


39 posted on 04/23/2012 9:50:31 PM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: bt_dooftlook

Amazing after LTZ that Downey fell into the trap of drugs.....but on another note, Jamie Gertz was a major hottie in that movie, and The Bangles did a good cover of Simon and Garfunkle’s “Hazy Shade of Winter.”


40 posted on 04/23/2012 9:57:32 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: RobinMasters

Prison will bust white liberal notions on race real quick

Wood is good....in Downeys case


41 posted on 04/23/2012 10:10:02 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: wardaddy
Prison will bust white liberal notions on race real quick

Blacks' too, as Richard Pryor found out:

It made my heart ache, you know, to see all these beautiful black men in the joint. The warriors should be out there helping the masses. I felt that way, I was real naive. Six weeks I was up there and I talked to the brothers. I talked to 'em, and ...THANK GOD WE GOT PENITENTIARIES!

I asked one, 'Why did you kill everybody in the house?' He says, 'They was home.'

I met one dude, kidnap-murdered four times. And I thought, three times, that was your last, right? I says, 'What happened?' 'I can't get this s--t right! But I’m getting paroled in two years.'"

42 posted on 04/23/2012 10:13:17 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

Is that the one where Pryor says “I met a guy who’s doing triple life! That means if he’s re-incarnated he has to get his little toddler ass back into jail...”


43 posted on 04/23/2012 10:25:59 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: bt_dooftlook

When I was about 10 or 11 I read “Go Ask Alice”.

Not only was I never a drug user, I was so horrified that I got drug phobias.

Won’t go near people that are drug users to this day.

-Terrifying- book.

I did see Sid And Nancy and it freaked me out.
Don’t think I could sit through “Less Than Zero” if it’s a similar movie.


44 posted on 04/23/2012 11:02:03 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: maranatha

That’s wonderful! Maybe you’ll drop a prayer or two for Charlie Sheen. Haven’t heard much about him, but ... sad stuff there.


45 posted on 04/23/2012 11:18:46 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent * By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.)
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To: RobinMasters
The above quote is the only political statement I have come across by Robert Downey Jr.

Are there others that confirm his conservative beliefs?

46 posted on 04/23/2012 11:19:26 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: eyedigress

Auto correct jumps in and does that I am not lazy.Perhaps something could be done about your mouth?


47 posted on 04/24/2012 10:59:55 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Scotswife

“very easy on the eyes!”

Well, he’s a nice politically conservative Jewish boy.

We have a “look.”


48 posted on 04/24/2012 11:04:31 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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