Skip to comments.Hustler publisher Larry Flynt flips on earlier criticisms, plans to vote for Obama
Posted on 04/30/2012 5:09:17 AM PDT by IbJensen
(Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt (C), flanked by Hustler contract girls Memphis Monroe (L) and Joey (R), signs autographs at the Hustler booth at the Adult Video News Adult Entertainment Expo at the Sands Expo Center January 7, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images))
Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, who once ran for governor of California with the slogan the smut peddler who cares, told The Daily Caller that he will vote to re-elect President Barack Obama in November.
Flynt has been a longtime Obama skeptic. In December 2010 he penned an open letter to the president in The Daily Beast titled President Obama: You Are Toast.
I was delighted when you were elected, he wrote then. Now, like many other Americans, all I see is an ineffectual wimp. If you want a second term in office, you must win back the respect of the American people. From my vantage point its hard to see how you can do that.
In a subsequent April 2011 letter to Obama, he wrote, As it stands, you can no longer count on any of the groups that supported your Presidential bid last time around.
But despite his disappointment with Obama on civil liberties issues, on ending foreign wars, on health care reform and on extending the Bush-era tax cuts, Larry Flynt is prepared to change his mind.
I think Romney will win, Flynt told TheDC, before hastily correcting himself. Wait I mean I think Obama will win, and Im going to vote for him.
Asked if he was dissatisfied with Obamas performance as president, Flynt said Obama has fallen far short in many ways, mentioning the extension of the Patriot Act and the way hes dealt with Congress.
But Flynt said its important to consider the lesser of two evils.
I dont think anyone would prefer Romney, he explained.
Referring to Romneys 2007 advocacy for porn-blocking software on all new computers, Flynt said the presumptive GOP nominee is a typical politician: cant keep the streets clean, but wants to keep our minds clear.
Flynt added that Romneys forthcoming commencement address at Liberty University a school founded by Rev. Jerry Falwell, against whom Flynt won a landmark Supreme Court case on free speech showed that the former Massachusetts governor will pander to anyone.
Gee, that settles it. I was just waiting to hear which way Larry Flynt was going.
Anyone know if the White House is wheelchair accessible?
Hey,you've gotta admit...they look *thrilled* to be there.
how is this even “news” ?
Now that’s an endorsement of significance!
I was wondering the same thing...
The very fact that a dedicate degenerate finds Obama worthy of his vote is indeed news.
Wonder no longer. Read what I said above.
Think about it, Russ. The very fact that an endorsement from a wasted pornographer who intends to vote for the evil phony ensconsed in the White Hut is good publicity for the opponent.
It’s as though satan has endorsed Flynt.
You must be a fan of penicillin.
Maybe the obama white house should send larry a Secret Service jacket
“Gee Wally I don’t think that is going to help Mr. Obama do you?”
“No Beav, but I think this endorsement will end up in Christian conservative fund raising letters.”
You were always going to vote for him, Larry. You just thought you could make Obama listen to you if you withheld your coveted endorsement. Take it and like it, Larry boy. Take it and like it.
Porn dealers have made a fortune with the easing of morals during Obama’s term.
Of course he supports his pocketbook, and Obama.
He realized that Mitt’s father and grandfather were NOT polygamist’s. The acorn is closer to the tree with Obama so he decided to go that way.
Is this filth bag still above ground?
I would not cry if he died soon.
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