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Voight: Obama is an actor
The Washington Times ^ | 6/10/09 | Jennifer Harper

Posted on 06/10/2009 4:29:24 AM PDT by lakeprincess

"Obama is a very good actor. He knows how to play it. And he is very adept at creating this 'Obama' - this character who is there whenever the world needs something," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hollywood; media; obama; voight

1 posted on 06/10/2009 4:29:24 AM PDT by lakeprincess
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To: lakeprincess
I heard an excerpt of his speech on Levin's show.

It wasn't middle-of-the-road RINO platitudes. He really took Obama to the shed.

JV is excellent and I'm glad he's on our side.

2 posted on 06/10/2009 4:31:52 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The most dangerous fascists are those with a warm smile and soothing voice.)
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To: lakeprincess

I hope Voight has a nest egg, he is never going to work in Hollyweird again.


3 posted on 06/10/2009 4:32:24 AM PDT by Mr. K (physically unabel to proofreed (<---oops))
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To: lakeprincess

Ridin around in Jon Voight’s car... (for you Seinfeld fans.)


4 posted on 06/10/2009 4:34:52 AM PDT by petercooper (GOP: Big Tent Party??? Not if you are a CONSERVATIVE.)
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To: Larry Lucido

"These pretzels are making me thirsty!"

5 posted on 06/10/2009 4:37:43 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: petercooper

Didn’t the car George bought turn out to be previously owned by a DIFFERENT Jon Voight, though? I think it was “John (with an “h”) and not “Jon.” LOL. Funny episode.


6 posted on 06/10/2009 4:38:19 AM PDT by library user
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To: lakeprincess

Course hes an actor. All politicians are.


7 posted on 06/10/2009 4:39:54 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: lakeprincess

I’m loving Jon Voight. Somebody get him a talk show NOW! He just out and says it and it needs to be said.


8 posted on 06/10/2009 4:45:10 AM PDT by bushfamfan (United States of America: July 4, 1776-November 4, 2008)
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To: earlJam

Nice stomach in the background...


9 posted on 06/10/2009 4:51:34 AM PDT by geege
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
It wasn't middle-of-the-road RINO platitudes. He really took Obama to the shed.

His speech was soooooooo refreshing. Man, the truth cuts like a knife.

10 posted on 06/10/2009 4:53:44 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: lakeprincess

John Voight is a good guy.

As for Zer0, IMO he’s a good script reader and not a good actor.

He’s almost a worse extemporaneous speaker than George W. Bush.


11 posted on 06/10/2009 4:56:49 AM PDT by angkor
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
He was on O'Reilly last night too!
...Very straightforward...no mincing words!
12 posted on 06/10/2009 4:57:35 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: geege

“Nice stomach in the background..”

Maybe she is with child? Just askin’


13 posted on 06/10/2009 4:57:40 AM PDT by duckman (Jesus I trust in You. Mary take over)
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To: lakeprincess

Loved hearing Jon on with the Friends this morning. Just a good guy.


14 posted on 06/10/2009 5:00:14 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: bushfamfan
Voight was on BOR's show last night. I was fascinated by what I was viewing.

First, it was apparant from the first moment they didn't like each other. You could tell from the tensed-up, squared-off posture of each.

Voight went into his well-reasoned talking points. As usual, O'Reilly was covering for Obama which he does almost every night in some major or minor matter.

O'Reilly likes to be in control, and in his arrogant manner he allowed Voight enough speaking time but was pooh-poohing what he was saying.

The in one of O'R's slickest and nastiest pre-meditated tricks ever, out of thin air he tried to tie Jon to Rush Limbaugh in the same way he would try to tie Voight in with Adolf Hitler.

What did Jon do throughout this very cold interview? He held a steady gaze on O'Reilly's face throughout. He was not intimidated.

He remained respectful, but intelligently disagreed with most of what O'R was spewing.

At the end, O'Reilly came up with a closing minute of crap.....and though the segment was supposed to be over, Voight got in the last word by saying "I disagree" as the music was playing.

Final score: Jon Voight, perfect 10. Bill O'Bama, minus 10.

I wish everyone could have seen this segment.

Leni

15 posted on 06/10/2009 5:02:28 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Don't Blame Me..............I Voted for the American.)
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To: duckman
“Nice stomach in the background..”
Maybe she is with child? Just askin’

She's going to give birth to 2 dozen doughnuts I think.

16 posted on 06/10/2009 5:03:34 AM PDT by listenhillary (90% of our problems could be resolved with a government 10% of the size it is now.)
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To: listenhillary

“She’s going to give birth to 2 dozen doughnuts I think.”
Looks like ‘Happy Meal’ abs to me.


17 posted on 06/10/2009 5:04:51 AM PDT by duckman (Jesus I trust in You. Mary take over)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

He is preparing to run for something..... Senate?

He is coddled by Fox


18 posted on 06/10/2009 5:07:42 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The boy's war in Detriot has already cost more then the war in Iraq.)
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To: listenhillary

...or an innertube.


19 posted on 06/10/2009 5:07:45 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: Mr. K

He’s been this outspoken since the ‘08 campaign season. FNC had him on a number of times, and he was just as aggressive against Obama back then.

Yet he continues to work.


20 posted on 06/10/2009 5:08:56 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: library user

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm2iNNqj2fQ


21 posted on 06/10/2009 5:09:14 AM PDT by petercooper (GOP: Big Tent Party??? Not if you are a CONSERVATIVE.)
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To: angkor
As for Zer0, IMO he’s a good script reader and not a good actor.

Yes, he could take Katie's place and improve their ratings.
22 posted on 06/10/2009 5:09:58 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (The great object is that every man be armed. - Patrick Henry)
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To: bert

I hope JV does run for any office—he’s got my vote. I would like to see him as Governor of California—or take San Fran Nans Job. We need more like him.


23 posted on 06/10/2009 5:17:51 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: earlJam

I can’t get past that fat gut in background.


24 posted on 06/10/2009 5:19:31 AM PDT by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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To: geege

LOL LOL I said the same thing! GROSS


25 posted on 06/10/2009 5:20:01 AM PDT by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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To: duckman

She looks a little old for child.


26 posted on 06/10/2009 5:20:48 AM PDT by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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To: angcat

Why would you want to get past it?


27 posted on 06/10/2009 5:23:26 AM PDT by listenhillary (90% of our problems could be resolved with a government 10% of the size it is now.)
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To: angkor
He’s almost a worse extemporaneous speaker than George W. Bush.

It's hard to speak extemporaneously when you don't have anything to say. At least Dubya had something to say.
28 posted on 06/10/2009 5:23:39 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: MinuteGal
Thanks, Leni...I missed that. I did catch when Bill basically said he could not care less about the Supreme Court's ruling on Chrysler and wondered why it was even important. Thankfully, Megyn Kelly was there to spell it out.
29 posted on 06/10/2009 5:23:51 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: MinuteGal
Voight went into his well-reasoned talking points. As usual, O'Reilly was covering for Obama which he does almost every night in some major or minor matter. O'Reilly likes to be in control, and in his arrogant manner he allowed Voight enough speaking time but was pooh-poohing what he was saying.

I caught some of this before a fire alarm chased us out of the building - will track it down on-line later. But... BOR was just flat-out rude. He asks a question then answers it himself, talking right over his guest, in this case Voight, but it is his M.O. I don't know why he even bothers to have guests.

I would rather have had an hour of Jon Voight, then five minutes of O'Reilly.

30 posted on 06/10/2009 5:27:39 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: lakeprincess

He can do more as an actor who is free to speak the truth than a corrupt politician.

Pray for America


31 posted on 06/10/2009 5:31:47 AM PDT by bray (Time to Stand Up)
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To: MinuteGal

Leni, here’s the link to last night’s appearance by JV on Blowhard O’Reilly:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfnUYmd2_Y4


32 posted on 06/10/2009 5:35:43 AM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: earlJam

That lady in the pink shirt better step away from the bar and lay off the beer. Talk about a beer gut!


33 posted on 06/10/2009 5:35:59 AM PDT by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
What a "fantastic" (in my best Arnold voice) idea! He's got all the criteria....name rec., enough $$ to back a campaign, and he knows how to be natural in front of a camera!

How much fun would it be to see a debate between Voight and Gavin Newsome?! Haha, Jon would pummel Newsome into the ground with his stare alone.

34 posted on 06/10/2009 5:38:04 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (I like Sarah Palin because all the WRONG people I despise hate her.- Dennis Miller)
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To: Mr. K

I hope Voight has a nest egg, he is never going to work in Hollyweird again.
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I thought I heard him mention that in his speech....or at some other time.....that he didn’t care.


35 posted on 06/10/2009 5:41:34 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: lakeprincess

Obama is not an actor. He’s a con artist. Eventually, Obama’s marks will understand the difference.


36 posted on 06/10/2009 5:43:59 AM PDT by Clioman
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To: MinuteGal

I saw that segment and agree with your commentary. BOR is trying to gain some traction with the dems for Fox to get them to end their boycott of the network. To do that, he pointedly denigrates conservatives. He is a showman, nothing more. Just before the Voight segment, he tried to brow beat the Media guy into his line of reasoning that is the drive by media is going away because they are dishonest. The guy said the internet is taking away their say. Of course BOR continued spewing his line of crap and the guy just kept saying no, you are not correct. Generally a subject matter expert is right on his facts but not in the land of Oz.

The attempt to put Rush around the neck of Voight was pure crap. I was surprised he did not ask him if he was a Freeper too. So what if Voight listens to Rush (or is a Free Republic reader)? After the segment I told my wife I am finally burned out on BOR and turned on Dave Ramsey.

Vince


37 posted on 06/10/2009 5:58:42 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: MinuteGal

I had to turn off BOR last night when he wouldn’t let Rove talk. He kept stepping on his respones. Come on Glen Beck.


38 posted on 06/10/2009 5:59:04 AM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: Rappini

Glen beck is worse. He had the good Doctor Sowles on and didn’t allow him to say anything.

Beck is a red meat butcher...... he throws it out to the howling pack


39 posted on 06/10/2009 6:00:54 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The boy's war in Detriot has already cost more then the war in Iraq.)
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To: geege
Nice stomach in the background...

That's not stomach.....that's boobs.

40 posted on 06/10/2009 6:03:12 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (I asked my broker what he's buying today. He replied: "Canned food and ammunition.")
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To: bert

You may be right but I think he’s better than Obama lover BOR.


41 posted on 06/10/2009 6:03:19 AM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: lakeprincess

he’s right...and he can’t think on his feet without a teleprompter and scripted

Magnus could do that even at advanced age

Obama is alleged to be so smart 145IQ but he’s just another nerd....a resentful one


42 posted on 06/10/2009 6:04:59 AM PDT by wardaddy (Obama may lie better than Slick did.)
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To: petercooper

LOL. Thanks.


43 posted on 06/10/2009 6:06:19 AM PDT by library user
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To: lakeprincess

I take exception to Mr. Voight’s claim that DumbO is a very good actor. He is an exceptionally poor actor. He does not even read a teleprompter well, that side to side head movement with no eye contact is distracting. Without a teleprompter he is at best incompetent. I challenge anyone to listen to his 3 minute answer on N. Korea, in the press conference with Sarkozy, and, to claim they heard the whole thing without nodding off.


44 posted on 06/10/2009 6:25:55 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (For the first time, in my life, I am not proud of my country. Thanks ZerO.)
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To: bert
I think Beck has good intentions and I agree with most of his positions. I got to believe he has a target on his back based on all of the corruption he is uncovering with Obama and Acorn.

However I do not think he is a good interviewer. I don't like all of the faces and general goofing around that occurs sometimes while his guests are talking.

45 posted on 06/10/2009 6:26:54 AM PDT by Wahoo82
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To: Mouton; Rappini
Excellent commentary.

O'Reilly has ensconced himself in the network's "moderate" niche. Finding himself now sandwiched between two hard-hitting conservatives, Beck and Hannity, BOR faced the prospect of being ditto to their commentaries, or moving to the left to distinguish himself from them while still appearing to be "right".

He's ended up being hard-hitting squarely on both sides of the fence.

His ego will not permit him to be just another part of a conservative evening line-up of programs, so he strains to be "fair" and ends up being phony.....and as he strains to defend Obama he ends up being pathetically ridiculous.

Leni

46 posted on 06/10/2009 6:39:13 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Don't Blame Me..............I Voted for the American.)
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To: wardaddy
If Obama has a 145 IQ I'm Albert Einstein.
47 posted on 06/10/2009 6:52:11 AM PDT by Wahoo82
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To: bert
I think Beck has good intentions and I agree with most of his positions. I got to believe he has a target on his back based on all of the corruption he is uncovering with Obama and Acorn.

However I do not think he is a good interviewer. I don't like all of the faces and general goofing around that occurs sometimes while his guests are talking.

48 posted on 06/10/2009 6:52:11 AM PDT by Wahoo82
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To: Wahoo82

I know what you mean...the media loves to tout that


49 posted on 06/10/2009 7:15:07 AM PDT by wardaddy (Obama may lie better than Slick did.)
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To: MinuteGal

Thanks for the run down on that interview that I’m sorry I missed just for Jon Voight. I can’t stand 0’Reilly and stay away from his program, but it’s good to know that Voight was on there and he really is great in speaking to what we are seeing from 0bama and what it means for our country.


50 posted on 06/10/2009 1:19:22 PM PDT by bushfamfan (United States of America: July 4, 1776-November 4, 2008)
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