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June 9th, 2009
09:48 AM ET

Red Meat Served Cold

There was plenty of red meat on the table at last night’s Republican fund-raiser in Washington.

The host, actor Jon Voight, said he's "embarrassed" by President Barack Obama, and believes his leadership will cause the "downfall" of the country.

Tell us what you think. Listen to Voight’s remarks and then leave us a comment.


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soundoff (293 Responses)
  1. Larry

    Does anyone care what Jon Voight says?

    The Republicans got us into this mess. Imagine where we'd be if they were still in office.

    Obama's performance has been no less than genius, considering the mess he was left with.

    June 9, 2009 at 10:11 am |
  2. Mark

    Who cares what any republican thinks, we have seen the results of their handy work in the last 8 years and its not pretty. I didn't realize memorizing lines and playing pretend is a qulification for being smart. I don't think Voight has a clue about the real world, just his own lil make believe world. John stick to what you are good at, the pretend world and leave the real world to those of us who live in it.

    Voight reminds me of my grandfather when he went senile, and kept talking about the Kennedy assisination over 20 years later. Thats where Voight lives in past. Wish I had a time machine to send him there.

    Voight is a clown, who never even graduated clown school. He needs to crawl back under his rock and stay there, as his words are irrelevant to everybody except the ussual right wing fanatic suspects.

    Voight is proof that what matters in todays world, is not what you know, but who you know. Think John, the current situation did not happen the day after the votes were counted, it took 8 years of the type of leadership you are promoting to get us there.

    I find it difficult to match wits with people like Voight who do not have any.

    June 9, 2009 at 10:33 am |
  3. Ronald J Kriel

    Voight must be smoking something. Calling an orange square is never going to make it so. It is incredible how the GOPsters can be so oblivious to the real world outside as they continue to stay in their closet stroking each other.

    June 9, 2009 at 10:56 am |
  4. noreen salter

    I don't believe that the country that always says it is the greatest can spend all their time bad mouthing their president. Your country isn't going down because of Obama, it has been decaying for a long long time in the hands of the republicatians. When your on the outside looking in you see both sides and Obama is going to repair your country and the destruction the republications have made if the American ppl would work with him instead of trying to discredit him.Your country is not the greatest anymore,open your eyes. Your almost bankrupt from republications because they think the way of fixing things is by war and putting money into space instead of helping your own people that are dieing out there, you don't care about your own people.Your country isn't any safer because of war. If binladdin wanted to do anything else he would have , it isn't bush and cheany that saved you , they made things worse and made it worse for the world.We all arn't better off cause of them we are all in worse condition
    now. Canada has never had the stupid problems with health care that the States has because we don't have a two tier system like yours and the Canadian's have always paid the taxes so every Canadian is covered even if you are out of a job and if you are lucky to have a job with an insurance company that is a plus for things like drugs but the government is not going to let us go without the medications we need to live. That is what a government has a tax system for , for the people. When is the States going to wake up to this world and stop thinking that the only good way, is theirs. Take a good look at yourselves , others are laughing at you. Work with your President, maybe it might work. If the Obama admistration falls it is because the republications spend all the time trying to destroy him . You older ones don't like change and you have a young man that can see what your country needs. If you spent that much time helping, maybe your country wouldnt be such a disaster. I would be ashamed to be an American right now after what Bush has done. We might have high taxes here but no Canadians go without health care and the commericals i am seeing are lies the we don't get the treatment we need. We pick our own doctors and our hospitals and have never been sent away because of an insurance reason. Most waiting times are in emergancy rooms not in having treatment such as cancer. We don't pay the doctors out of our pockets and the hospital stay is couvered by the taxes we pay into government. THAT IS NOT SOCIALIZAM. Your people wouldnt know a great thing if it looked you straight in the eye. You are too busy trying to find a way of destroying others. I can't believe the way you talk and treat the man that was voted in by the majority of the american people. Don't you people know what the word domocracy means and your in other countries telling them how to have a government. Yours is the most broken down system i have ever seen. I tell it the way i am seeing it and you are a real mess to the people looking from outside your country looking in. Do yourselves a favor and let the President that you elected into office bring you back into this world. Your republican party hasn't givin him a chance and they had the nerve to let Bush have 8 yrs to destroy you and other countries. We all are having problems because of that man and his wars.

    June 9, 2009 at 10:59 am |
  5. Eustaquio

    I am Brazilian and educated in the U.S. Our judicial system is different from the american and I feel outraged when some Brazilian disregard their own system which in the case is having respect to the mother's wish before she died. What happened before the U.S.? How was the couple relationship? Did she believe that Sean's father could raise her son?
    What triggered the the end of the relationship? Question that perhaps the court in Brazil is willing to address. Lets respect the system and a common ground decision can be achieved such both parent share custody.

    June 9, 2009 at 11:00 am |
  6. Eustaquio

    On my first question I meant before she left the U.S. and these are questions the Brazilian court is addressing. We are developed society with great values.

    June 9, 2009 at 11:06 am |
  7. DaveInTexas

    The far right is pulling out all the stops and will say ANYTHING to re-claim their power. Most fair-minded Americans know the old way of governing failed miserably. Our "fast food, get it now" appetite expects results overnight, which will not happen.

    June 9, 2009 at 11:11 am |
  8. Mrs. Eileen Curras widow to Hernandez (WWII)

    The fact to serve red meat cold should have being work out thru the local health agency. The words of the host, actor Jon Voight, said that he was “embarrassed” by President Barack Obama and that he believes that his leadership will cause the “downfall” of the country are part of the Republican Agenda. That is exactly what Jon Voight gave to Republicans at the fund raiser for Republicans. What else do you expect? I have not heard anything concrete from Republicans. Rather the same attitude of them to not listen to the country. As a republican host he served them exactly what they needed to hear. Thank God we live in a free country. Can you do the same in Puerto Rico, Cuba, or China? In Puerto Rico the governor is a Republican. Discrimination toward Persons with Disabilities it is excuse as a daily activity. Puerto Rico is the perfect place for Republicans

    June 9, 2009 at 11:25 am |
  9. Flavio M.

    Did John Voight just crawl out from under a rock??? Obviously he has not been around for the past eight years to see what the Bush adminstration has done to weakin this country and question a once respected reputation. President Obama has taken more action in the past six months to restore our image, then former president Bush ever did in his entire eight years. Mr. Voight needs to wake up and smell the coffee. Maybe he needs to read the newspaper so he can get a clue as to what is really going on in the U.S. and the world. Or maybe like former president Bush, he doesn't like to read the newspaper and only likes to get briefed on the "good news " of the day.

    June 9, 2009 at 11:26 am |
  10. Mrs. Eileen Curras widow to Hernandez (WWII)

    I believe that here the persons involved did not do their homework. The Brazilians are not honoring the living parents wish. Again the American Judicial System should examine this Brazilian Judicial System. America should educate their people. A contract should have being done. I am American and I do feel outraged when some country disregards the international system. The father has rights too. I do not believe that is any of our business to find out anything about the couple relationship. The biological father and only living parent have rights. This is not a heart connection game. The Brazilian Court System is treating this any soup opera program. This case is only for more money for the attorney and the corruptive system of Brazil. I hope that the United States keep in mind this event in their International and Trade Decisions in the future. The system is clearly not working. Here we do not have share custody. The wishes of the parent in the United States are not accounted.

    June 9, 2009 at 11:37 am |
  11. Brian Damage

    Jon Voight is misinformed.
    And he has some misguided ideas about what Mr.Obama thinks.
    And he's no false prophet. Where did that even come from.
    I heard a lot of fear mongering and no facts at all.

    June 9, 2009 at 11:57 am |
  12. dan in Tucson

    I think Jon Voight is as out of touch as the rest of the old thinking republicans. It is simply a matter of them trying to hold on to what they have. Problem is, they were greedy and took too much.

    June 9, 2009 at 11:59 am |
  13. Dominic Espina

    Jon Voight, did you know who cause this?...What we owe is $546,668 to the Federal Government per household. May 29, 2009 USA Today.. Did President Obama Did this damage? Or did we allow the rest of the past leaders to create this debt. What are you gonna do now? I am scared; Are you? That is $64 trillion what our obligation as a total. Debt will pay debt and the only way out is we have to manage our debt with the coordination of the private sector, the federal gov't and the rest of the world; interlink with the best computer on how to manage this coming huge debt in the future. Yes, we let the gov't lend us another $546,668 now rather than wait in the future and get a surprise number of $1million. Come on Mr. Voight, Give Pres. Obama a chance. Its only been 6 months. He knows what he is doing..He is learning as he go along with the day to day activities of his administration. Hyper Inflation? how can it happen if it is a debt? and it is controled on what you buy and sell with choices made by each household interacting thru a centralized computer created by our Gov't. Just imagine what you can do with that money now rather than get a surprise number again in the future. I am a US Citizen and I am really scared just like you; and I have a reason to manage my debt now. What are you gonna do now? Complain with no solution? Other nations might complain such as China. What if I tell other nations that the debt of our USA children, children will be categorized such as $200,000 Investment stock market and Commodities around the world ; $100,000 buy product and services around the world and $100,000 buy american products and services ,and the rest $146,668 goes to others like open a business, buy 1 house downpayment, acquire knowledge by going to school etc. By the way, the new debt is payable in 30-50 years. Bold idea and it can be manage. just imagine what 64 trillion can do now? By the way, there will be no more money in the future. We will do just in time inventory with selling gradually thru our investment porfolio per month so no panic occurs; same with buying . Contingency plan and safety net? There are actually 3 and more..Insurance? Public traded companies? and lastly the Federal Gov't. I guarantee you and the rest of the world there will be no Hyper inflation if we let the rest of the world join forces on our Bold ideas. For God Sake..In God we trust....Just send me your thoughts and question; this is getting to long. I love you Mr. Voight and I don't hate you. and I expect you to Love our president just like I Love You. Dominic Espina...

    June 9, 2009 at 12:09 pm |
  14. VICKI

    YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT OBAMA HELPING WITH HEALTH INSURANCE .WE TODAY CALLED THE HMA THAT IS ADVERTISED ON TV BECAUSE WE LOST OUR INSURANCE FROM OUR BEING LAID OFF OUR JOBS THE COBRA WAS MORE THAN WE HAD WE ARE BOTH STILL LAID OFF AND DO TO THE ILLNESS WE HAD IN THE PAST AND THE MEDICATION THEY SAID WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GET IT THIS IS MADNESS IF OBAMA GETS A PLAN THAT WE CANT AFFORD WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO US THEN WHAT? WE CANT BUY OUR MEDICATION NOW OR SEE A DR I HAD A MINNIE STROKE ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO AND THEY PUT ME ON PLAVIX AND LIPITOR I HAVE NOT HAD IT SINCE DEC OF 08 NOW WHAT

    June 9, 2009 at 12:20 pm |
  15. Annabelle Huynh

    Jon Voight is just like all the other republicans at that dinner–LIVING IN THE DARK AGES!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  16. Marlon

    It's amazing how that guy has so much to say now about a president that hasn't even been in office for 6 months but says nothing about the guy that has been in office for 8 year bankrupting us. I love it.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  17. rikilo

    There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the republicans go mentally ill over a wild liberal black president who knows how to get things done!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  18. Diego

    is he crazy he is a big time conservative, So was Bush good for us come on!!!!!!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:42 pm |
  19. francis

    I didn't know Jon Voight did comedy! He's realllly funny don't you think?

    June 9, 2009 at 12:42 pm |
  20. Jeff Earls

    WOW – takes a Hollywood actor to GET IT RIGHT! All I can say is RIGHT ON AND AMEN!!!!!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:42 pm |
  21. Bill Wilson

    Right on the money. It is about time someone stood up to the insanity proposed by Pres. Obama.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:42 pm |
  22. brayan peraralta

    oh jeez does republicans dont know what to talk about this days.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:42 pm |
  23. jeff

    And John Voight's qualifications to make policy assessments are???
    This is a perfect example of how fame can be used irresponsibly. .

    June 9, 2009 at 12:42 pm |
  24. Michael J.

    Lol...Politics

    June 9, 2009 at 12:42 pm |
  25. Angel Mac Donald

    John Voight just lost any credability he ever had. What an idiot, where has he been while the Bush Administration destroyed the once great USA.....he will not be fooling anyone with his empty rhetoric...

    June 9, 2009 at 12:42 pm |
  26. Jayson

    He sounds like an idiot.

    Yes, we liberated part of Europe in WWII (along with the British, Free French, Canadians, Australians, etc...)

    This militaristic rhetoric is ridiculous. The USA has had a really fantastic record liberating people since 1945. We haven't had an successful military action from 1945-2009 except for Grenada and Gulf War I. What are we going to do? Fruitlessly act tough for 8 more years? Worked wonderfully for the previous 8.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  27. kerry

    John has got it right, can't believe CNN broadcast it though. Is the love affair over.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  28. jimmy

    HE IS ABSOLUTLEY 100% RIGHT!!!!! OBAMA DOESN'T HAVE A CLUE. HE LIVES IN DREAMLAND!! WE'RE DOOMED WITH HIM AS PRESIDENT.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  29. Charles J. Rivera

    Very disappointing comment from a great actor.
    It blows me away how people still think this way.
    Yeah right like your party liberated Irak,

    June 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  30. Mikki Speller

    Mr. Voight is obviously an angry and delusional individual. He needs to seriously get a life.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  31. Charles

    This guy is a clown! He's using the same HYPED intelligence the Bush administration used taking us into Iraq. Seriously, when was the last time you saw this guy in a movie?

    June 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  32. Marcel Regensburg

    Jon Voight has made a fool out of himself. No need to go any deeper than that.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  33. Bob Patrick

    Sounds strikingly like a Sean Hannity rant I (unfortunately) heard last night. I have seen nothing that Obama has done that I would consider a disaster. Not even close. This is another exmaple of the same old Republican fear-mongering. They really don't have anything else.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  34. Laura E. Nason

    Jon Voight is an IDIOT. Do these Republican fanatics REALLY think you LIBERATE people by torturing them until they AGREE with you. Is it LIBERTY to be forced to AGREE out of fear for your LIFE? BOYCOTT THIS FREAKING FOOL!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  35. Dan in Santa Barbara

    No wonder his daughter (Angelina Jole) wants nothing to do with him.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  36. jo ann fry

    Hoorah! Someone in the crowd finally is saying out loud that the "Emporer is not wearing any clothes". Thanks, Jon Voight.
    Jo Ann

    June 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  37. barbnf

    How sad to see!

    There will always be the "nay-sayers" in this world, but we must NOT allow them to deter our mission for the "greater GOOD" ... We will ALL benefit IF we adopt the Obama world view ... We will ALL perish IF we adopt the Voight view ...

    Stay focused my friends ... stay focused. This IS too important to believe the "nay-sayers" ... FAR TOO IMPORTANT!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  38. Brian Slaunwhite

    John Voight thinks he is still acting on "24", a goverment hater. President Obama will lead your free nation down the right path. I wish he was our Prime Minster. Brian Slaunwhite, Nova Scotia, Canada

    June 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  39. Nazli

    I think Jon Voight is practicing the same "false prophet" practices he's accuing Obama of. Obama could have been successful at any other position he wanted to choose... instead he chose to help us.. we are lucky for it.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  40. Paul In Tucson

    I just hate these Hollywood types. Voight. Sinese. et al. Who do they think they are? LOL.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  41. Sam Zifferblatt

    That is the problem with our country. We have a president, he's the leader. Get on the bus, or get behind it and push! OR,,,, get the hell out of the way, and let our leaders lead. This divisiveness kills our moral, and gives our enemies the news that we're NOT the UNITED states of america, we're the republican and democratic states of america. It may not look like it, but it's a cival war mentality. When are we going to unite and make this the GREAT nation it caould be!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  42. Dustin

    I really dont care what he has to say and I believe most American's dont care what anyone in Hollywood has to say about our President. Obama is the people's president not elite Hollywood's.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  43. John Kane

    Jon Voight is an actor. What qualifies him, or any actor, Republican or Democrat, to speak to us? Does he have any more credentials than I do?

    Besides, he said America was "the liberator of the world?" What planet is he living on? If we are the liberators of the world, why do some many people hate us?

    June 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  44. junie-charlotte

    Mr. Voight's comments just shows further how out of touch with reality the republican philosophy is. I just could not believe what I was hearing (" Obama is a false prophet") it is as if they are in some kind of made up holy war.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  45. Matt

    Angelina Jolie must be rolling her eyes at her dad's far right perspective.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  46. Mohamed

    republican are all fools who cares about what the say! i myself a Muslim and i think Obama's speech should be appreciate and applaud instead of criticism it. bush had destroyed this country and is image and we trying Obama is trying to fix it.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  47. Diane Scanlan

    I am a white 75 year old woman from Tennessee and I am tired of these old white men that got us into this mess in the world and in the financial situation.
    They can think of nothing positive or any thing new to say!!!!!!!!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  48. kevin

    Just another scared Republican. When I hear that kind of talk my first thoughts are, is he a racist also? I know it sounds harsh but that is where my mind goes.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  49. Joseph Wooten

    Jon Voight,
    Why does it seem that the Republicans have just turned into haters....a false prophet? he hasnt even finished his 2nd hundred days and he is already judged as if he caused the problems he has not had time to solve.
    And why not AT LEAST call him President Obama,,,rather than "Obama this" and "Obama that". The Republicans need a makeover,,,right now they just look like angry haters with no solutions of their own.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  50. Tom Antoine

    When nutcases speak, CNN listens...

    June 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  51. Marco Silvano

    Amazing how some Republicans speak about the great nation and they don't want to see that this great nation has been burried by the last admisnistration. Unfortunately Obama is doing the best he can after being given a nation that was in a mess.

    I wonder if that will help the feud between him and his daughter Angelina Jolie.

    More wood on that fire!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  52. Linda Farrell

    i am so relieved some one had the courage to get up and give these
    views and alot of people feel this same way about Obama.
    We have always defended Isreal and if we turn our backs now we will
    lose God's protection for this nation. Obamanation I think.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  53. Kate

    Voight's religious rhetoric disturbs me. He is worshipful of the old view of America as the moral center – the shining beacon of truth to the world – which all other countries should emulate. He's just not comfortable with modern cultural relativism and is reverting to an outdated world view in which America = Good and Others=Evil. Anyone who denies his worldview and wishes to respect other countries' rights to govern themselves in the way they see fit is a "false prophet"? I don't think so.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  54. robg

    First of all who is this guy? He sound like a idiot! If you are going to make such comments at least have some facts to back it up. The republican party has really got to distance themselves from people such as this Voight person that just continues to perpetuate a message that has driven the party to such a pathetic state. I actually want there to be some competition in the 2012 elections.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  55. David Gale

    It is so evident that Mr. Voight was reading a speech that was written for him. I think he really has no idea what he's really saying, sort of like acting.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  56. Sue

    RE: John Voight's statement – He's just one more old white guy joining the chorus of conservatives singing the same old songs ! They believe the people following Obama don't know what they're doing. The last eight years shows THEY didn't do such a hot job either. Let's try another tact.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  57. Andre

    Isn't all this guy is famous for is being someones dad? Who is he again?

    June 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  58. Charles Coleman

    Tony,

    I AM DISCUSSTED WITH HIS COMMENTS! I SEE THE ROLE HE (JON VOIGHT) PLAYED IN THE SERIES 24 AS A SELF ENGRANDIZED AMERICAN HOLES TRUE IN THE REAL WORLD AS WELL.
    WOW
    WE ARE ALMOST SPEACHLESS

    June 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  59. Dave Miller

    Jon Voight really?? I thought that he was an actor, and as we all know according to the Party of No, actors know nothing. Just another, in a long line of hypocritical actions by the PoN. On another note, does anyone really care what he has to say? He hasn't been remotely relevant for quite some time. If I remember correctly he has a daughter that is relevant and she is against wars of choice and other P.o.N. points of view.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  60. John Babitskas

    Mr Voght sounds like Dick Chaney's brother, They had eight years with their plan and it did not work. Obama has less than 6 months, give me a break, will ya.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  61. William

    While it's always nice to hear people's opinions, I personally always look at the credentials of the person whose sharing those opinions... JV is an actor, and I'm not at all convinced that merits his opinions being expressed on a national scale. It makes sense to listen to the often, uneducated and unexposed politicians we elect (we've given them the power to make change), but why bother with actors who are invited to venues just to sell more tickets to the fundraiser??

    June 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  62. Robert John

    A-men, A-men, A–men!
    And bravo to CNN for reporting this.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  63. Doug Grismore

    Jon Voit is saying what I've been thinking the last few months. Obama is a great speaker full of foolish ideas and empty words.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  64. Melissa

    It's sad how ignorant people can be. Obama hasn't been in office long enough for Voight to say his plans are destined to be disastrous. This actor is completely and utterly misinformed. I don't understand the false prophet accusations. Obama thinks nothing grand of himself, he is humble and obviously trying to fix the mess that the Bush administration has left for us. It's all the old time people that can't get used to change. Getting stuck in your ways is not something that mixes with politics.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  65. RewindNine

    Who is this guy anyway? This is nothing more than an extremists point of view. Doing nothing more than reaping hatred that we do not need.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  66. Annie

    I feel that Jon Voight is wrong in his accusations against Obama, I feel that for once we have a president that is trying to fix this mess that we have gotten into. It will take time to fix the mess our nation is in and I feel that instead of trying to downgrade our president we should all be by his side and work together to help fix the problem!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  67. Perklpan

    Jon Voight is correct in calling Obama a false prophet. The Obama Administration has our country on the path to socialism/communism, but our country was founded on the principles of free enterprise and self reliance.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  68. Kenny C

    Mr Voight should stick to acting. His comments were all personal and had no value to the national conversation. Republicans should come up with better solutions instead of digging up washed up politicians and actors the stimulate the weekend party.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  69. JOANN SODANO

    I LIKE WHAT JOHN VOIGHT HAD TO SAY. YOU PEOPLE, THE MORE EDUCATION YOU HAVE THE WORSE AND STUPID YOU ARE. CAN'T YOU SEE THIS COUNTRY IS GOING DOWN.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  70. Candace

    Once more someone with a *voice* has misused it. We certainly have the right to stand up and critisize how someone is doing their job but with that responsibility and right come the OBLIGATION to proprose a solution, if President Obama is not doing something right, why does Jon Voight not propose solutions and alternatives? Why does he not join in partnering in working for HIS beliefs to be heard and blended. It is way too easy to get up and critisize someone but until you can offer options you just sound like a bitter person using your *voice* for oppression.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  71. Alex

    I've always enjoyed John's movies, but this is not a large theatrical picture, instead this is now our world and we needed solutions to take place to regain the worlds outlook on our country. Not sure why Mr. Voight did not mention the condition of the country left barren under the Bush administration. I was also once a Republican and a business owner myself. Maybe we should work together now to help our country gain internal financial confidence. Uniting to solve our country's internal infrastructure may be better than putting blame on such a newly elected president.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  72. Jacqueline

    Republicans are sick and desperate and it shows. I don't want to waste my precious time and energy addressing these desperate republicians idiots ( fools). Enough said!

    Obama is the best thing that ever happended to America.

    Jacqueline

    June 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  73. Lori

    Where was Voight for the last 8 years? Did he think that the financial crisis under Bush and the Republicans was GOOD for America? And when were we 'liberators'? In Iraq? I thought we spent billions/trillions in Iraq because they had WMD!!! Hypocritical and lying GOP yet again!! If President Obama is ruining this country than what did George Bush who created this mess (he was in power for almost a decade) do? Make America better? Now, I understand why Angelina dumped this deadbeat.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  74. Bearing Wall

    Prophet? Prophet? Who but this 'Actor' ever called Obama a prophet? Its President Obama ! If he really knew Theological history he'd know that a prophet has never been was raised to lead a nation.

    What are we turning this into a Religious war now?

    June 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  75. Audrey

    Jon Voigt did not look up once from the prepared comments on Obama he was provided with. He did not deliver his "lines" very convincingly, perhaps because it uis the same old lies and garbage we hear from the right all the time. I think the Dems are praying for the Right to continue their insane rhetoric. The more they speak the less credible they are.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  76. Linda Long

    Can he even hear himself!?!? He should be embarrassed. What a tragic nation Obama inherited and look at his even hand and doing the best, far better than anyone could. He is looking at the big picture of us in the world and trying to create harmony, something he would have not a clue about. Obama is so far ahead of how they think that of course the only thing to do is try to drag him down, but only among the people who really have little mentelpower or true transformational and conscious thinking. Bravo, Obama! Every time the Republsican open their mouths they keep proving why they lost. Oh! How lost they are!.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  77. Linda Ackerman

    I am a Canadian Citizen and follow the U,S news all the time, On the comments from Jon Voight, I have to agree,,,,,,, although President Obama is doing a great job as the President, I think he is stepping on to many foreign toes,,,,,,,, Clean up the work at home, The others witl do what they must,,,,,,,,, Sincerely Linda Ackerman

    June 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  78. Allen in Pensacola

    What wood pile did this has been actor emerge from? Does he realize that he has made a living imitating reality by pretending to be something he was not? What qualifies him to know who is a true profit! Is he suddenly the spiritual leader of the GOP? He sounds more like a fascist than an objective critic! I don't know whether I should pity or laugh at this wannabe irrelevant actor of low standing!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  79. Dean

    So Voigt is an extremist. He is not alone.

    While the US did liberate some countries, we did not liberate the world, and in fact have undermined liberty in some places where we overthrew democratic governments that ours did not like. So Voigt's comment will be laughable to some people who know the more complex truth.

    It's also hilarious to see him talking about how we need to be strong so that we can solve all the world's problems. Nobody has been able to strong-arm North Korea regarding nuclear and the last 8 years have shown that application of force as the primary tool simply does not work.

    I don't know who Voigt was talking to, but if it is Republicans, Democrats must be very pleased.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  80. Roger Everaert

    Spoken like a true Neocon! It is not America's job to "liberate" the world by force.Obama's concept of treating other nations with respect is the only real route to peace.
    We are already seeing results of his aproach in Iran. What will the nay-sayers have to say when ackminijinadaj os voted out of office by the suddenly rising moderate oposition???

    June 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  81. T. Evans

    I love the selective memeory of Republicans! They take 8 years to screw everrything up and then Obama is supposed to fix it all in less than 4 months. Go figure.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  82. Dave

    Jon Voight should get a life. His remarks are shameful and outrageous.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  83. Candace-PA

    I remember during the W. years everyone called to rally behind the president, as if it did not matter what he did we had to agree and support his decisions. Now the tables have turned and those same people who called for democrats to support their president are not practicing what they preach. Taking every second of allotted time to bash our current president is immature and in poor taste. An economy years in the falling will not rebuild itself over night. It seems patience is only a virtue when the republicans need it on their side.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  84. Dave

    Sounds like Voight is so filled with both hatred of President Obama and his own self-importance that he can't keep his mouth shut! I hope that the IRS was listening closely... nothing a neocon hates worse than having to pay his taxes!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  85. Mark

    This is why the Republican party lost me they rely on older people to be spokesmen for them who have no clue about the way the world works today. They have now answers just scare tactics??? The world is a little more aware of all the events in the world and a little more educated than to be taught by old movie stars who live in a bubble. You want to help Jon, volunteer in an inner city at a soup kitchen without the cameras or an agenda. A little humility goes a long way.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  86. David Dougan

    Jon Voight's comments are truly ignorant. What college again did he graduate from ? I believe he went to college at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he majored in art and graduated with a B.A. in 1960.

    Voight ! please stick to what you know best "a would-be hustler in 1969's Best Picture winner, Midnight Cowboy"

    June 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  87. C.Perry

    Where was Voight and all the other republicans when Bush was getting the U.S in the mess we are in now. It is very clear to me that Obama is trying to get this country out of the "Bush opression". An opression that lasted for eight years.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  88. Jennifer Holder

    Does anyone still wonder why his daughter wants NOTHING to do with him!?

    June 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  89. Piso Saydee-Tarr

    "We and we alone...?" Whatever, Jon Voight! You & the rest of your like-minded should continue fooling yourselves that you all are going to ever come back to OPPRESS the masses. You call Obama an oppressor? Well I prefer this oppression than the one meted out for the past 8 years of repug leadership. I see why your own daughter does not want you anywhere near her you racist fool. And to think, here I was in sympathy with you, and negating Angelina's right to ban a craze old oppressor out of her life!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  90. Bob

    How can Obama say he saved a job??? Nobody knows this. He has talked, talked and spent, spent since he took office. John Voight pressed the right buttons.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  91. Georgina

    I THINK WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET THE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS REPUBLICANS HAVE SPENT ON A WAR THAT SHOULD OF NEVER HAPPENED. AT LEAST MONEY SPENT NOW IS BEING SPENT TO REBUILD WHAT THE REPUBLICANS TORE DOWN IN THE U.S. JON VOIGHT SHOULD STICK TO ACTING THAT'S ALL HE'S GOOD FOR. BUT I MUST ADMIT HIS PERFORMANCE STUNK.. REPUBLICANS SHOULD STICK TO FINDING WHERE THEY WENT WRONG INSTEAD OF CRITISIZING WHAT THEY COULDN'T DO.

    GEORGINA, TORONTO
    CANADA.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  92. Doris Holmes

    I think that Jon took his role of George HW Bush very seriously. I think he was channeling him in this speech. Personally, I think the GOP has run out of options so they are using celebs to try to get their 'hate ' messages out. I guess they have forgotten how deep in debt the country was in when Obama took the office. Can anybody say Iraq?

    June 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  93. Cheryl O'Brien

    I have to laugh at all of the people claiming our nation is weak. We were strong enough to make our voices heard on November 4, 2009. I think what they really fear is that there are more people who disagree with them than they know what to do with so all they can do is try to create an environment full of fear and dilution.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  94. marie Hartnett

    Typical Republican tirade. This is the saber rattling and democrat bashing behavior I expect from Republicans. This from an actor who starred in Coming Home. How sad. Why can't we "give peace a chance".

    June 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  95. Calvin Arnason

    Voight talks as if America were standing on top of the world in 1947. Jon, 60 years have passed since then. Obama isn't selling out our country, it was already sold before he came to office. The Chinese and Japanese and Europeans could force nearly any US government action by threatening to sell dollars. We are in the same position that England was in 1956 when Eisenhower threatened to sell our horde of English pounds and kill their economy. Guess what? They decided it was in their best interests to leave Suez and the Prime Minister resigned.

    Here all these years the Senate and House thought they had sold out to corporate lobbyists – when in reality the country had already been bought by our trading partners. The time will come when those trading partners try to cash in on those markers (and that is all those debts are, markers).

    June 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  96. Christine

    The definition of stupid is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results and the conservative/moral majority live in fear of change which is stupid. This country needs an overhaul in image, in policy, in its standing in the world, in how it's citizens are treated and President Obama may be just the man to deliver that.

    I am honored to be present in this time in our history and folks like Cheney, Palin, Gingrich and Voigt need to take a back seat and shut up. Because clearly they are not part of the solution, then they are part of the problem.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  97. Judy Seoldo

    Is there no depth to which the Republicans will stoop to embarrass themselves? Please remind Jon Voight that the "24 " season is over!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  98. harleynut

    He's a fruitcake. He is in the entrainment industry and should just entertain.

    President Obama was voted in by a majority of the American people. The past administrations had created a mess that this poor guy is trying to rectify in his short tenure.

    He needs a chance and I support him in his endeavors.

    John Voight has plenty of grandchildren, he should STFU and go play granddaddy, and leave politics to the professionals.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  99. Sean Thompson

    The GOP now feels safe enough to get an actor who is not in the government to badmouth Barack Obama. But actual GOP Reps and Senators are still afraid to complain too much with the President's high popularity. The GOP is lucky the comments came from elsewhere. They sounded silly. Ex-President Bush's policies (which Voight is saying should continue) weren't that successful. Obama basically has no choice but to try something else.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  100. Roseanne

    He's absolutely right! A large majority of americans that think obama is the savior they dont listen or educate to whats really going on. if they did they would see how the obama government is taking over, and we are no longer free. I too never cared, or payed attention now I can't get enough of it. People wake up!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  101. NateIowa

    Everything Obama supports fails? Where is Mr. Voight getting his facts? You mean reversing Bush's policies on torture and closing the symbol of US human rights violations-Gitmo-is a bad idea? Don't think so John. I'm pretty sure a majority of this country voted for Obama because of all these measures he wants completed.

    Just as I don't listen to Limbaugh's ranting, I won't be supporting this actor anymore. I mean c'mon, "let's bring an end to this false prophet Obama"???? What does that even mean. If Bush couldn't be impeached, and I hope that's what John's talking, after starting two wars and torturing people, how can one try for the same fate for Obama when he hasn't even had a full 6 months in office?

    June 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  102. Andy

    Jon Voight's just another hollywood windbag,getting his information from Fox news

    June 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  103. greg

    Jon Voight is a washed up actor (similar to the Republican Party)
    He holds on to what he thinks were the golden days.. when what he and his party were both popular... We as a nation have grown up and realize that you and your party are old news and like dinosaurs cannot adapt to their new environment...
    I do feel good for him that he got to play in front of the largest audience to see him in years... good for you Jon... say hi to the other dinosaurs (Republicans) for me...

    June 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  104. Marsha Hephner

    Mr Voight is just an actor. A very talented one. What is it about actors that they feel that they are basically useless to society and need to try to show something besides talent. Talent and the ability to entertain are valuable to society just for themselves. My Voight's opinion is of no importance to me. As a commentator he makes a great actor.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  105. Larry

    I really don't care what Jon Voight has to say about anything. He talks about Obama scarring him...Voight scares me! What amazes me is that all of these Obama naysayers were quiet while the Bush administration steered this country into an economic, foreign relations, etc., debacle. Why weren't they as vocal with Bush's lame presidency and administration? Including Dick Cheney! We never heard from him during his unwelcome reign; but now he has decided to open his mouth. As the old saying goes, "a hit dog will holler." This republican party is a complete joke! Give us Americans a break from your thoughts and views. We have already seen where your plans will take us! How sad that they claim that they have all of the answers now. We know a fraud when we see one, and it's definitely not President Obama. You do the math! Forgive me, I apologize, that may be asking a bit much of you Republicans!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  106. Barry Ritter

    First of all, I am so tired of movie stars thinking their opinion is of importance to me. I pay to see their work but I certainly do not appreciate their views aired as if they were more qualified than I on governmental issues. Second, we have tried over and over to be the bullies in the world and it has not worked. In fact, our tactics have most of the world hating us. I support my president and I wish those who have nothing good to say would say nothing at all.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  107. Eymard

    I dont' know why people like Jon Old Voight like to do or say lots of things to someone who is trying his best to turn a one corrupted country into a new and stable one. I just could not understand why. Or maybe because they just want to be in the limelight also or jealous or whatever. Or why not try to give advices or help the government to adjust to the disastrous things that are going on right now instead of trying be a BIG STOP sign to a right path.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  108. Steve P

    Jon Voight was a lot more convincing in Anaconda. He might want to consider going back to his high school debate team for advice. What a clown.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  109. Al

    This B list "Actor's display of hate and arrogance is the main reason why this country is despised all of the world. The past administration proved that being pompus and self-serving caused many Americans who live and travel overseas to be jailed and in some cases murdered just because they are Americans. We now have a strong leader not a prophet who believes that you win over more alies when you come to the table and negotiate instead of putting our young men and women in a war that gains nothing but needless death!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  110. Van

    John Voight is obviously a deliverer of hate and dissension. He is a complete IDIOT and is as sorry in his speech making as he is in his ability to act. The Republicans are seriously desperate – and if they think the words of division and meanspiritness is going to add value, they will continue to be the poor losers that their actions and attitudes are displaying. NO MORE JOHN VOIGHT MOVIES FOR ME. What a complete AH...his words are as ugly as he is as a human being.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  111. Tom

    I'm sorry, but what mushroom are people like John Voight dwelling under? I am a Republican, as is my family, for generations, but talk like that from Mr. Voight is ignorant, uninformed, and grounded in a view of the world from a time long ago and far away.

    We live in a new world where the US has every chance to be the leader (again) but not necessarily in the context that Mr. Voight shares. That leadership role looks and feels much different from our post WWII role as "the hammer" for democracy.

    Take a look at how that old model has worked the last 20 years and it is very apparent why the leadership that Obama represents is overdue and necessary.

    Why do some view that te only way to lead is to be the bully down the street. Just like that leadership style no longer works in the workplace, it is no longer effective in most corners of the world.

    Collaborative leadership (represented by Obama) is effective...give it a try.

    Tom
    Richmond

    June 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  112. Liz

    No one should be criticizing our President at this point until the job is done. I like Jon Voight for his acting but he and others had better be prepared to eat their words if they prove to be wrong! No task is easy for our President. At least he has the will to try to make things better for our nation and others. All we can do is pray that those involved can make it work! We need to hang on to the possibilities for HOPE and CHANGE.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  113. Victor

    John Voight is a sensible and a thoughtful man. He is not wearing the rose colored glasses 50% of this country are wearing. Like many of us who want America to be strong and respected he sees through the continuous rhetoric and glib words of this administration as it sells us down the river. Keep up the good work, John.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  114. Middle East Phoenix

    I am not American, but President Obama made me believe again in the American dream. Yes, there is a very few people worldwide that can make a change, and he is one of them. Jon Voight forgot that Obama took the country in a “Big Mess” inside out after 8 years of George W. Bush. President Obama, as a global citizen I am supporting you and your attempts to reform the US and the World.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  115. Joel

    Not even 200 days into Obama's presidency, people like John Voigt have had enough and label him a "false prophet"? Well, deal with it. I had to suffer through two terms of George W. Bush. By the way, I consider a "false prophet" to be someone who says he'll be a "compassionate conservative" and work with his political opponents, and then do the exact opposite. I also consider a "false prophet" to be someone who sends this country to the Iraq war built on a lie while Osama bin Laden runs free and Iran and North Korea continued to advance their nuclear technology. Thank God most Americans don't see it like John Voigt!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  116. Michael Johnson

    Just think if Bill was in Office,
    We can only imagine what he'll do, BUT we know its would be a mess, literally. To some people, they think Obama doesn't know what he's doing. This is a Highly Intelligent man, he know what he's doing. Can Americans be happy that Billy isn't in Office.
    Just this whole thing about Republicans vs Democrats need to end and become one.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  117. Dave

    I'm also very happy to see that having Voight, Gingrich and Palin did NOTHING for their hopes for a big night. $14.5 million sounds like a lot but it was the WORST total in the last 5 years! Lol!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  118. Tommy Ferrell of ST. John Virgin Islands

    #1. I really really don't understand why we have to act like baby sitters to the whole world, Maybe if we focused on America, America wouldn't be the way it is now. Also I am not looking for a one world order. People will have disagreements, and they have to work them out themselves. When the people are really really fed up with the things that are going wrong in their own countries....they will resolve it, or not. That's what life is all about....learning to live- learning to love...in the end evil will not win.

    #2 To save this economy don't give the money to large corporations or banks, give it to the people. Give each person fifty to one hundred thousand dollars and they will turn right around and spend it. It's an instant fix. Please tell the president and his staff.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  119. Nicole

    There's a reason why Angelina Jolie doesn't want anything to do with her father. I am beginning to understand why.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  120. Pat Michalski

    Jon Voight has let his role on "24" go to his head. Is he suggesting that we go in and annihilate any country that does not support or agree with Israel. There are more contries in this world than Israel and the US and they do not have to agree with either one of us. President Obama just wants us all to live in peace. Maybe it is a lot to ask, but the man is trying. More than we can say for the previous administration.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  121. Sam

    After Rush Limbaugh and Cheney, extreme right wing of the Republican party has now found a new face, but it won't work as the American nation has seen through their game!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  122. Gary

    Jon Voight sounds exactly like the looney character he played in last seasons episode of 24! Listening to him speak, I could actually envision this character masterminding an attack on his own country! It's great that some in Hollywood have a Republican bent, but why can't they be of the Tom Selleck type? The Dems certainly don't have much to worry about with Jon Voight playing the role of the Hollywood Republican, extolling the virtues of conservatism! I can't imagine how a political meeting of any party could have gone more awry than that shindig the Republicans just showcased. I would argue that Republican is to politics what Chrysler is to autombiles!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  123. Robert Hatch

    John Voight speaks with great clarity and understanding of the issues just as Sir Winston Churchill did before, during and after World War 2.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  124. Mr. Evans

    I'm always shocked by the selective memory of the GOP. They continually neglect to mention that they were at the helm and created this mess we're in over 8 years and yet they expect Obama to fix their mess in less than 6 months. John Voight should leave political commentary to the professionals and stick to making D-rate movies.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  125. Jersey Girl

    OK...who is this guy and what in the world is he talking about!
    For one Obama is'nt a Super hero...he's an ordinary man with alottt on his shoulders. These Republicans are the one who made the mess...and now a REAL man with REAL talents who actually CARES about PEACE and the AMERICAN RACE has to clean it up!
    A War doesn't last 6 months...come on look how long our troops have been at it, you think the President is going to get this Country back on its feet in a couple months!? umm NO!
    John Voight has all the money in the world...he can get whatever he wants when he wants...SO He should shut his face and go make peace with his Daughter and stop critizing somebody who is working towards change, when he can't even change himself!!!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  126. Arlyne

    we are becoming an Obamanation.......in every way Israel has and always will be our very dearest and most trustworthy friend. if this is how he treats his friends.................we are in deep trouble.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:51 pm |
  127. Bill Jones

    Voight was right on. Obama is attempting to apply neighborhood activism to world polotics. "Can't we all just get along?" That doesn't work on the world stage. Obama needs to read a little history.
    I have never been concerned about our national safety before. I am terrified now.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:51 pm |
  128. Silvio Renzulli

    John Voight is an idiot. We are in the mess we are in because of the neocon imperialist policies of the last eight years. It is not our job to be the worlds policeman and impose our form of governance on countries who are not democracies. Who are we to tell them how to govern? We need to lead by example not by force. Democracy and enduring freedom is not something that can be given it must be earned like we earned ours from the British.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:51 pm |
  129. Christine

    I don't remember seeing Voigt sitting next to his estranged daughter on her last mission to Darfur or Cambodia or NOLA. What does he know of anything outside of his narrow viewpoint. Suggestion Mr. Voigt, give Angelina & Brad a call before electing to give commentary on the state of our nation.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  130. Monte C.

    Voight only makes the Republican "loony Bin" campaign even stronger. He offers no facts, a no ideas. (JUST ANGER) I challenge any Republican to explain how any of their policies will work. Republicans basically want us to listen to nobody, bully our way through everything, be self centered, and narrow minded. They reverse everything. Helping people is bad, listening is bad, and admitting wrong doing is weak instead of being strong. How will this work in the REAL world?

    June 9, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  131. DarylW

    I couldn't tell if this was news or a clip from next season's "24". Anyone who watched this seasons "24" would know Voigt played a character who owned a private military company who believed the U.S. government had become soft. So to correct the "softness" he made similar statements to the ones at this dinner and then decided the government was so weak that it deserved to be attacked with a viral agent. Looks like Voigt didn't return his script...

    June 9, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  132. Ray

    While Mr.Voight has a
    right to voice his opinion,the last actor of power almost ruined the middle class.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  133. Dr. Alexandra Thorley

    Overwrought histrionics laced with baseless propaganda. The baseless Republican's trot out a washed out has been. Another 'power' voice to join the throng of desperation: Newt, Rush, Sarah..and now Voight. Imperceptible on the road to invisible.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  134. Rich

    Voight is correct, Obama has messed up all he has touched, of course many democrats want to believe he's doing good, but I think deep down, they know he isn't but won't say it. Of course Voight is just a actor, but many actors backed Obama and have expressed the alternate view, so don't pick on him, and others, like you always do, that oppose Obama, CNN won't say Obama is wrong either, they backed him from the start, and are in no way going to go against him, so you try to beat down those that tell the truth. There are always two views, let them express them, just report them, no need to put your spin on them. Thanks

    June 9, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  135. Judith

    Jon Voight is a No Body who has problems with his own kids.He's a typical make believe person.His daughter saw through him when he mention his granddaughter and she made a statement saying he has other grandchildren.Guess what she's doing for other children in other Countries he's taking it on President Obama,who knows.

    Maybe the GOPs might want to listen to him but his own kids don't.
    Wake up GOPs you have the ones out of touch with reality on your side.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  136. Hector

    I have enjoyed the movies Jon Voit has acted in, However he clearly does not have a career in ploitics. Appearing in a movie and speaking politics are two different arts. Voit's extreme views demonstrate that whatever Obama does or says, are not acceptable to Voit and the likes of him. Obama won the election get over it. In a democracy like ours what the majority say at the ballot is not only final but the only accepted result. Categorising Obama as a false prophet when the said Obama has never claimed the office of a prophet neither has it been conferred on him by Yaweh is at best an insult to Judaism and Christianity. Prophets speak the words of Yahweh and Yahweh confirms the words they speak. You should know if you don't that the children of Israel rejected the prophets Yahweh sent and chose themselves a King and therefopre presidents and the like. How dare you make Obama or any of these cheap politicians republican or democrats messengers sent by Yahweh. Keep to the movies!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  137. Jim Huffman

    Millions of us apologize for not letting you know yesterday that we don't care what any actor has to say about our President...yesterday, today or ever. Kudo's to President Obama for doing what must be done.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  138. Irene

    Jon Voight was an Actor. He obviously knows little about World Affairs.
    At this time in our life, we need to all stick together and work for the common good of our Nation and try to pull together with all people of all Nations.
    Mr Voight, past President Bush got us in this mess and then just walked away for our President Obama to clean it up.
    Mr. Voight, you do not speak for me and never well.
    Gob Bless President Obama and God Bless America!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  139. Barbara Lesko

    I do not recall so much viciousness from Republicans (should be called Fascists) over the past many decades as we have been hearing for the past year. It is too bad that CNN gives them free publicity!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  140. Mike Norman

    I think Jon Voight should leave the wacky tobaccy alone. Goerge Bush even had one or two good ideas. What ever happend to " the best way to conquer your enemys is to make them your friends"? When you leave people with nothing but desperation, they do desperate things to get their point out How much desperation and desperate actions did it take to get equal rights? I don't think that fight is over, bur is a lot better. As a super power in the world we need to work at solving problems in the world, not just say " do it our way or we will take everything from you or go to war.." We voted for Obama to get away from that attitude.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  141. shari fill

    John Voight is embarassed by Obama? We had to put up with a president who couldn't even pronounce "nuclear" correctly, who lied to congress and the country in order to get us into a disastrously expensive war that actually increased terrorism and made us less secure, and who neglected the economy until it fell apart. Bush left president Obama with these problems, plus a health care system that serves only the drug companies and insurance companies interests! Obama is doing an admirable job of dealing with the embarrassment of the failed Bush administration.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  142. D. Poplawski

    Jon Voight 's comments are frightening. Why does Jon Voight believe that our president is a prophet? He is not, nor was George Bush, though he may have thought he was. Our president is an elected official who executes their duties in accordance with the laws and constitution. The failed policies of the past eight years have done more damage to create the "downfall" of the American reputation on the international stage.

    Perhaps Mr. Voight can explain why the Republicans have built a huge deficit which they had no plan for paying off. Perhaps Mr. Voight can explain why Mr. Bush did NOTHING about the Israeli situation until his last year in office. Perhaps Mr. Voight can explain why we invaded Iraq on such flimsy pretense that it has alienated almost every one of our allies.

    When he can do all that with some credibility he can criticize the current administration.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  143. Anthony....Swedesboro, NJ

    The "Midnight Cowboy" turned into "The Midnight Maniac". Jon Voight was a one-hit wonder in Hollywood and, now, a total loser in politics. As with some Republicans these days, his unpatriotic comments are fuel for the most radical conservatives and gun-toting fringe. His comments endanger the president and show a total lack of discretion.
    Who knows what lunatic is out there is loading up for bear. Such incendiary comments as these border on treason.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  144. Jennifer Merriss

    Bravo! Finally, someone in LA LA Land (Los Angeles) is awake and sees the writing on the wall. And for you folks who keep saying it was the "Republicans" that created this mess...you need to look again. It was a Democratic congress that drove us down this path. Obama is breaking down the very foundation of what this country stands for ... he is buying the banks, buying the automobile industry, and buying our complete medical system. Obama backers might want to buy a dictionary and look up the term "socialism" .... or better yet the Communist Manifesto ... AKA Obama's path to a Change. Enjoy your freedom to speak now...because if things continue to progress in Obama's direction, that too will soon change.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  145. Donna Petersen

    It appears the only ones that watch CNN are liberals and therefore there is only bias towards what Obama has done. He has spent more than all the presidents starting with George Washington through George W Bush. He will destroy our countries health care if it goes through. He will not protect Israel as was noted in his Cairo speech, praising Muslims and telling Israel they need to give up more land and "play nice." Whose side is he on anyway? Hmn.. Why does he go around apoligizing for America when the good old USA helped most of Europe out against Hitler. According to Obama the USA is bad and all other countries are better. Maybe he should go live in those countries for awhile and then he to can "finally in his adult life be proud of our country."

    June 9, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  146. Donn Wilber

    The majority of Americans believe President Obama will help giude us out of the darkness.....and it is a broad darkness covering the economy, our relations with our great allies and our image in the world.

    It will be a long road.....the greed, sense of entitlement and corruption of the exteme right will be difficult to combat (they will try anything to maintain thier grip on $$$$) but they are just as dangerous an enemy as any we face.

    Voight is an idiot......thicker than a brick like those who support his ridiculous statements about the President. It's time we try to talk to our enemies before invading and attacking.....my father fought in WW2 in the Pacific and I'm glad he did not live to see the last 8 years of the Cheney-Bush (yes in that order) crime network.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  147. bill

    easy to stand on your soap box and bash others. B.O. is my president and my leader, let's show some respect here. if Jon sat at B.O.'s desk and had his concerns he'd wet himself. He does not have a clue of what it takes to take on all of these issues that stand before us, most he inherited. does Jon think for a moment that B.O. wanted anything to do with G.M. or the banks?B.O. is a false prophet about as much as Jon is the leader of the kkk. i must be more careful from now on what i rent from netflix.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  148. sam

    Effectively immediately, I will never again watch another movie that John Voight plays in.

    John you should stick to what you know movies. Why is the media even giving this man air time?? because he is an actor? the average joe cant get air time to voice his feelings.
    Be very clear, the republican party was at the wheel when this bus started drifting off the road, and no one even flinched. The bus continued to drift until it ran off the cliff. Well the republican party crashed the bush and handed over the keys then said here ya go.
    Now when the new driver tries something different to repair the bus all the critics show up. WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THE BUS WAS DRIFTING OFF THE ROAD, OR ONCE IT CRASHED, YOU WERE SILENT. SO DONT BOTHER SPEAKING NOW.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  149. eugene Medina

    Can somenone please tell jon voight with his sorry old self and take a long walk on a short road. This old and pathetic looking dude will never have my support on anything he does,better yet tell him to go screw himself..................................BARACK OBAMA is my hero...............

    June 9, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  150. mo in california

    By starting this debate in the Middle East, President Obama is actually finding a middle ground between the opposing sides and is not being biased towards either side. Jon Voight's opinions are detrimental towards peace and will go disregarded by most. His comments will mean very little to most and this will be forgotten quickly.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  151. sandib

    I didn't know there was anyone in Dollywood that had any brains. Good for Jon Voight. The take over of GM was corrupt and just a pay back to the unions. He rushed through a stimulus bill that sent out thousands of checks to dead people- government waste- I think so.. He rushed through a stimulus bill because the economy was in free fall except that only 5% of the money has been distributed. He will save 650,000 jobs but the umemployment rate is over 9%. Come on people, wake up.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  152. JohnnyC

    I wonder how much Jon Voight got made to make the stupid assumption. Shame on him to knowingly promote the lies the he knows are lies.Makes me wonder should i beleive him in the commercials he does for certain products he promotes. Obama has done more for this country in a couple months ,then the previous administration has done . This reminds me of the lies told about Government -run health insurance that works very well in Canada. I've seen first hand and has Family members in Canada they wonders ,how can the American People fall for such propaganda from the status quo, that wont see all those high bonuses,while you and I suffer. Please America,how long will the masses be asleep,and also suffer from these lies that has been told even by the have-nots that somehow think they are part of that elite group thats controlling all the prosperity which we are suppose to enjoy also in this country. I watch how the common people who worked in manufacturing jobs,supported Nafta,now you see where your jobs went. I watch how these big corporation claim when they move into your community ,the jobs promised only to see the real intention was just tell you anything to get what they want,and no jobs for the citizens in your community. How long shall we be asleep? How Long?

    June 9, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  153. Weave

    Jon Voight for President! At least he has the guts to say the things that the media is afraid to say. obama will go down in history as the worst president this country has ever seen. 2012 can't get here soon enough before we are all bankrupt and living in cardboard boxes...oh yeah, then there would be the cardboard box tax!!!!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  154. Donavon

    Hearing Voight's speach just reminds me that " THEY" still walk among us.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  155. John Kane

    There is a bigger picture here. WEhy does CNN run the Jon Voight comment across the bottom of my screen every 3 minutes? That is tabloid journalism at its worst and tells me you are only interested in generating controversy and, therefore, web traffic, as oposed to being journalists.

    It's a sad commentary on the state of the news. I guess there are no more Edward R Murrow's or Walter Cronkite's out there. That's a shame. Keep this up and I'll stop watching.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  156. ELAINE G. KEYES

    CNN just wants to feed themselves what they want to hear with this blog. I read the blog and its all from Democrats that think Obama is the savior of the world & don't anyone say anything against their precious one. I agree with Jon that everything proposed by Obama is a failure. The economy gets worse, not better and more and more people are out of jobs. He wants to have better healthcare for some but as he says, squeezing several hundred million dollars away from Medicare that the senior citizens depend on for healthcare. Most of them are already living at a poverty level. He can't keep blaming former president George W. Bush for all his problems. I notice he is not keeping many of his campaign promises and many people, including me are very disappointed. Fox news gives the real story!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  157. Jay

    Why are we still bashing the President? The man has been in office barely 5 months and he is being discussed as if his Presidency had been in place for years and comments are being based on previous unsuccessful actions. And when did it become America's responsibility to keep Israel safe? Israel took land from indigenous peoples, made the desert bloom, and called it home, so they should be able to diplomatically and militarily control and police their country and borders. As far as other comments Mr. Voight made; during the 8 years of the Bush era, we were well on our way down, militarily, economically, industrially, medically, the list goes on. Where was Mr. Voight during those years? What did he have to say then? False prophet, huh? What about the axis of evil, Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld that operated freely out of the White House raping and pillaging the country and the world vicariously through their network of cronies? And they raised 14 million dollars in one night? It's amazing that kind of money can be raised for what? Why don't they put that money to real use back into the cities and towns and schools and rebuild this country with the realization of the promise these politicians made to their constituency to serve them to the best of the abilities? Honestly, throwing stones while inside a glass house.....how stable are these people?

    June 9, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  158. Bill Glass

    He spoke the truth like a true american. You can rent an Arab but you can never buy him. They covet what we have and will agree to treaty's for only a short time. This is why there will be wars and rumers of wars always, and beware, they will kill the messenger too. bg

    June 9, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  159. linda

    John Voight shows his ignorance by making these false statements about the diplomactic approach of the current administration. Former Pres. GW Bush didn't get anywhere with his quick draw tactics. Learning about and respecting other people cultures, maybe a step in the correct direction. People like Mr. Voight get us into places and situations like Iraq. Mr. Voight is diffently not a peacemaker......and guess what.....if he were my dad...I'd have a good reason to keep being estranged.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  160. Carol Hamet

    Come on you radical thinking misfits! Give the guy a chance.....It is time we had some new ways of thinking and action in this country! We have an administration that is smart, hard working and were given a MESS to clean up! If everyone would get on board and work together...perhaps we could actually move this country forward. I'm sick of the negativity!!!!!!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  161. Art

    John Voight is right! Obama is spending us into deeper debt that future generations will not be able to pay! But, there may be no future generations if we do not stop this nuclear threat from rogue countries.
    We are a weaken country, financially, and now militarily. We probably don't have enough money to finance a defense against a coordinated attack, (economically, {price of oil}, biologically, (Swine Flu), and militarily, a nuclear attack, (Iran, North Korea)...) We need a president that shows strength, not weakness. We should not be apologizing for our actions to our allies in Europe. Hell we liberated them from Hitler!
    We liberated many suppressed people all over the globe. We need to be strong, continue to have a strong Military, and deal with threats against our way of life, quickly. If we do not do this, our country and the way of life we know will be gone, FOREVER!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  162. Sharon

    Based on his comments, Jon Voight has got to be a complete nutcase, at least in terms of his political proclivities. I am thankful every day that Americans were smart enough to elect a thoughtful, intelligent, and strong individual such as Barack Obama. He is a man who welcomes the expression of differing points of view and ways of seeing the world. He has vision and hope. We need this in America after eight years of folley, mistakes and lies. To tell you the truth, I am not even quite sure what point Voight was attempting to make. Are you sure his comments even merit attention?

    June 9, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  163. JonnyAmerican

    John is right on! People are stupid and so is Obama! Anyone who thinks that barrowing money to pay off dept will do nothing more than create more debt that you have to barrow more money to get deeper in debt! This mantality is STUPIDITY and ensures total FINANCIAL DESTRUCTION.

    And what do even more stupid people do? They blame the last party for Obamas STUPID decision to continue the trend, and in fact exacerbates it!

    Here's Obama. "Hey we got a big fire the Republicans started! I know how to put it out. I'll just pour some gasoline on it, yea that should put it out!()&%

    My mother was right, the world is full of stupid people. Hey, just keep blaming the Republicans and keep throwing gasoline on the fire, that will surely fix US.

    Idiots!!!!!

    June 9, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  164. Christian C. 18 Kansas

    Is this guy being serious? An Obama oppression ? If i remember correctly he was popularly elected. What is up with him thinking obama isnt going to keep Israel safe. Obama's right hand mans in the white house are both jewish, david axelrod and rahm emanuel. Where was jon these past 8 years speaking out about the wrongs of the Bush administration ? He needs to get out of his little fantasy world, but hey Angelina Jolie sorry to be bashing on your dad. Youre beautiful but you dad is out of touch with the American people.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:56 pm |
  165. lee

    Mr obama is grounded in real,everyday issues.Jon voight,a hollywood actor.The facts speak for themselves.

    Note:I do not imply all hollywood actor's lack substance.

    virginia citizen

    June 9, 2009 at 12:56 pm |
  166. Richard Beyerl

    It's looking like the same old GOP. They did not win so they will do everything they can to discredit the Demacrats and Obama. They think that the only way that they can win is to scare the nation into feeling insecure about this administration. If they were as patriotic as they say they are and really care about the country and the people they would find ways to assist the administration to help make things better. The GOP talks alot but never presents solutions to the problems that THEY got us into in the first place. AS usual the just want to pass the thier crap onto the next guy, then sit back and tell the world how bad he is doing. Good or bad atleast Obama is doing something to move this country forward. I feel that he is doing a great job for what he has inherited form the GOP>

    June 9, 2009 at 12:57 pm |
  167. Donald Martin

    I am embarrassed that Jon voight, the bitter and midiocre actor is an American.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:57 pm |
  168. mary cann

    And we should take the word of Jon Voight. He doesn't even know how to have a relationship with his children. President Obama is on the right path to leading America back to a strong and respected America

    June 9, 2009 at 12:57 pm |
  169. Ramsey

    I was wondering when the republican will start using the israel card and Hollywood arsenal against Obama.
    It wouldn't work this time. It's time to put America first.we are paying a lot in the defense of Israel. The time for peace is now.that would be in the best interest of the U S and israel I believe.
    We all remember when the Democrat uses the same card against Bush Senior with the famous (read my lips thing)
    Enough of using Israel saftey issue already.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:57 pm |
  170. Kathleen Contreras

    It is too bad that all your listeners just listen to cnn. I listen to all news outlets, and I believe that Mr. Voight went a little too far. However, I do think we are going too far to the left. We will be in the poorhouse before we know it. Just look what this administration has spent with nothing to show for it. I thought we would get change. I am not happy with this change

    June 9, 2009 at 12:57 pm |
  171. Mike

    I just saw the video on CNN of Actor Jon Voight; and am shocked at the choise of words.

    Seems he is wanting and willing people of this current world to do things that everyone hopes and prays would never never happen again.

    Simply the past, events of HISTORY and FACTS of past; should be strong evidance enough for this 'actor' – Jon Voight (trying to be as actors do – create publicity for himself and THE POLITICAL PARTY) – to not seen to be promoting people to create another holocost....

    He seems to use words that dont reflect his OWN and PERSONAL life acheivements; and should be calling someone else 'failures' and thankful that we have path for peace in the middle east.

    The past Admin's efforts have not, by anyways , made our great country anymore secure so far, and has added more to histeria and scare and made the wrhole world live in a 'constant knife edge'.

    I have heard a lot of stories about the past WORLD WARS and one lesson is clear for everyone – PEACE only comes from talking and discussions and laying path of trust and faith, not from sabre rattling and more threats and deemed 'building bombproff bunkers for everyone'.

    I am utterly shocked at this 'actor's' personal attack on our current president , even if he disagrees with his policy and approach.

    I beleive he should stick to acting , as his speech was great for TV script and not much else ! Stick to acting John – go act as pope again
    and politics is not your best coice of carrer.

    thanks
    Mike (of jewish faith)

    June 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  172. udarrell

    Does Jon Voight believe in the destruction of other countries using military force?

    How does that make America safer or more righteous?
    There are other non-violent ways & means that benefit & prosper everyone & that can work.

    Post WW2, all of the foreign military wars & actions have caused huge loses to America & did not protect us from anything.

    Post WW2, America became its own worst enemy. -> Twitter udarrell

    June 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  173. Gary Varnell

    I must disagree with Mr. Voight's commits as such. Although I also must say that we as a country can and should not accept everything that comes out of the White House as the best thing to do.

    As a whole I think that President Obama has done a good job with what he has been given.

    But, he is no Messiah, he is just a man.

    And by the way, I am a registered replubican.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  174. Marie Greene

    Any time citizens of your own country try to discredit their President,
    they are also discrediting their country. We should respect each other so our country can grow. This Voight man talk foolish and a foolish man speaked unkind and silly words. He needs to try to go back into acting and continuing to fool himself there. He seems worthy not to be an American, besides being an actor. Voight, you are wrong with your silly words. Children speaks better than that.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  175. Vicki

    Jon Voight is a prime example of why Obama won hands down.
    Most real Americans still believe in the separation of church and state. Only the far right wing are calling him a profit or false profit.
    No one really thinks its anything but a sideshow from the right because they are like children screaming for attention any way they can get it.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  176. Kathy

    Jon Voight is right on!

    You left winged liberals don't get it. Not a regular of Communist News Network, I caught his comment while channel surfing and saw the dismay of the CNN reporter. Try watching FOX News for fair and balanced reporting so you can at least get a reality check.

    Bush did not attack the twin towers 9/11. Bush did not ask for this but had the guts to do more than use cheap talk. Stop blaming Bush and blame the perpetrators who attacked on our shores.

    If you had spiritual eyes to see you would not have such a love affair with Obamination.

    God will again bless America when we repent and follow Him.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  177. Frank J. Amabile

    I totally agree with John Voight's comments at the Republican
    dinner. When we have "columnists" saying President Obama
    is like or almost a god someone has to answer this absurd
    statement. The media, especially CNN, leaves no doubt they are
    cheerleading for Obama.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  178. Mike

    Great, another out of the wood work B Movie actor without any real life experience.
    Any Military experience? No as a matter of fact he was a Vietnam War protestor. A Dove.
    Now that he is past the age of having to fight he professes more war more violence, and more of the same as GW and Cheny. Oh yeah No Warroirs there either.

    No room for negotiation, listening to your enemy or allowing the intelligence community to do there job by having the ability to survey, interact and work on the ground.

    Just what we need Mr. Voight someone selling Wolf Tickets, and compromising of our ability to have Human Intelligence on our enemy.

    Please go sit down now and play with plastic soldiers with Mr Rumsfeld and leave the real world to those that actually risk their lives to defend our country.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  179. nivlaC

    i agree with most of the respondents, Mr voight should really find his rock back and let it fall on him. I saw him in the movie "Enemy of the State" i think he is confusing reality with this movie....enough about him... The republicans are so adamant that this is the best and brightest nation on earth.... they say that america has always been the liberators of the world and i do not disagree ;but where im from there is a well known proverb that says"Dance a yard before yuh dance abroad"... that is to mean you cant liberate the world when there are people in this country ,arguably the richest country on earth, who are captives of high health care costs to the extent that 1 in 2 bancruptcies are due to the exorbitant cost of health care..... the richest country on earth is quarelling about providing for the health of its greatest resource, its people... there is something radically wrong with that picture.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  180. Rolland Williams

    Jon who! Everyone always has the right answer, after the hands been played out. President Obama was given the worst hand in american history, dealt by the same republicans that are now saying, "look what President Obama is doing to our country". If anyone, replublican or otherwise, has all the "right" answers, please step forward but first remember it was'nt President Obama who put us, and the entire world's economy in this position.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  181. Ermir

    I read the Jon Voight comments and I was shocked on what he had to say. It is obvious that he listen too much to Glenn Beck, Shawn Sannity, and O’reilly from the friendly Fox News.
    Times are different, and Wars are a disaster. We are in two of them now and Mr. Voight should ask the mothers and fathers and children who have lost their family members. We can still be the liberators of the world without the necessity of the War.
    Ermir
    Fairfax .Va

    June 9, 2009 at 12:59 pm |
  182. Vickie

    I glad someone has finally spoken the truth. Everyone has wanted to blame Bush for everything, but they forget we live in a country with checks and balances. They forget how much damage the Clinton administration did. Most of the problems we are dealing with now are from democrats. There would never have been a 9/11 if Clinton had done his job.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:59 pm |
  183. Woodrow

    These comments by Mr. Voight are political tripe. If this were George Clooney expressing left wing views it would be noted that he is "just an actor", etc. CNN is so biased it is hard for me to watch, especially in the morning. Some examples:

    The medical care coverage showed the "cons" with no mention of the "pros". We have to watch all day and maybe see them later. Bad journalism. Put it all together. Same with the Voight video. All anti-Obama with no rebuttal. Bad journalism.

    CNN has their staff discuss these issues, such as a public option health plan and only rarely, usually in the evening, brings in people with any real experience to talk about both sides of the matter. I know enough to refute much of the falsehood being shoveled but many don't have the opportunity to study these situations in depth.

    CNN is not doing a good job of getting the truth out there. I know that this failure is bad for America and the world. Change your ways CNN and be part of the solution and not part of the problem.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:59 pm |
  184. john barth

    Jimmy Carter wrote about the apartheid between Israel and the Palestinians and even your station has documented it in pictures. Using me or my children to fight a war for Israel is out of the question until Israel does all it can to meet half way. The expansion of West bank settlements are just one issue that Carter speaks of that must be addressed which Israel is unwilling to resolve. I do believe there is more to this than is placed on the table for Americans and the Israelis have been nursing on the US for too many years using our influence to have it their way.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:59 pm |
  185. Toju

    Jon Voights statements our outrageous and as such, Americans with

    We currently have a leader who is striving to uphold the core values of a true democracy, by employing the utmost diplomacy in his approach to conflict resolution between waring states and yet he is being attacked, and ridiculed for making "decisions that have resulted in disaster"? Labelled as a "false prophet"

    He is not responsible for what the problems he inherited. And yet while everyone is so quick to point fingers, this is OUR world, and consequently these are OUR problems.

    So until someone has the "perfect" solution to our extremely convoluted global issues, then lets shut up, get our heads together and try to support the efforts of a man who has a vision that could change the course of history.

    Establishing the United States as the world super power does not do any justice for our global problems.

    Clearly some people have a totally different agenda than finding solutions to global issues.

    June 9, 2009 at 12:59 pm |
  186. Malik

    The "Obama Oppression"??? Are you serious? For all these years I never understood why Angelina Jolie and her father Jon Voight didn't talk until now. I thought Republicans despised Hollywood types making political statements? Once again the party of hypocrites accusing others of what they themselves are doing. I'm convinced that being a Republican condemns you to a life of long term memory loss. Did they forget that it was George Bush and the Republican Party that got us into:

    The Iraq War
    Abu Gharib Sex Scandals
    The Afghanistan Quagmire
    The Greatest American Economic Disaster
    The whole 9/11 BS (Still NEVER captured Osama Bin Laden)

    To name a few and lets not forget about scandal after scandal after scandal:

    Jack Abramhoff
    Tom Dalay
    Scooter Libby
    Senator Larry Craig
    VP Dick Chaney
    Pres. George Bush

    I'm cutting this list short because I could easily run out of characters.

    The bottom line is this, Republicans, the party of corruption, really need to shut the f___ up!!! America is in crisis because of you. People are out of work, homes and hope because of Bush/Chaney policies.

    Jon Voight get a clue dude.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:00 pm |
  187. Richard Weis

    Yes, the Republicans, especially George Bush, got us in this mess. Bush is the worst president in American history, period. However, Obama is making some terrible mistakes. Gutting missile defense, national healthcare, and soaring debt is NOT the answer to the Bush debacle. Bloggers tend to be deeply commited to one party or the other. Sorry, Obama is not perfect. All Republican and Democratic ideas are not all right or all bad. Bloggers, remove blinders. Voight is a good man concerned for his country. So is Obama. Both need to come to terms with the facts. The world is in a very bad place. One mistake could bring doom to all. Blinders are not the answer.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:00 pm |
  188. cliff

    John Voight is an actor, reading from the old Right-Wing-Extremist-Neocon script...you remember the Neocons...they're the ones who in my opinion orchestrated the events leading up to 9/11!!...they'll do anything and/or use anyone to attempt to regain power in in order to impose their unscrupulous agenda on an unsuspecting American public...obviously, they believe that someone is now actor, John Voight...can you say Ronald Reagan?!!!

    June 9, 2009 at 1:00 pm |
  189. FutureOfUSA

    Why are we responsible to protect Israel? Look back at the past 60 years of Israel's history, you might understand WHY Israel has to protect itself, and due to our DIRECT involvement, you might see why we are forced to protect ourselves now as well. You make your bed, you lie in it.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:00 pm |
  190. Cora Thompson

    Jon Voight is just like the other snails that has emerge from the rocks.
    It amazing how everyone has a fix all of a sudden and on opion. Where
    wer they for the past eight years when we were getting all this barrel
    of pickled. After this long election period give Mr Obama a chance to
    stand on his feet and not his rear end.
    I taught American were supposed to be positive upright people.
    Shame on you jo Voight.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:01 pm |
  191. Mary B. Glick

    This republican turn around on Obama is getting scary. You might think the Democrats were in charge of the country for the last 8 or so years.
    Newt Gingrich screaming that President Obama has already failed and now John Voight acting as if he knows what he is saying! Who else will they pull out of a snake hole to try to sour the American people on their rightfully elected president. And, please let me say that we are already paying for medical insurance for everyone. It is called charity care. Where do you think the money comes from for reimbursement for this. It is more expensive than a cost negotiated plan where early access is guaranteed. This will be true in the short run and highly cost effective in the long run. I wish the republicans would become patriots again and not people who only want to win the next election. We should all be working with the president not hawking his demise.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:01 pm |
  192. jd

    Well Jon voight is a real republican.He is just an old rich guy with more money than brains. He has no political knowlege,otherwise he would have noted that the Obama adminn. has accomplished more in the first 100 days than the last adminn. did in 8 years. Obama's plans have not failed, they are long term plans that need time. They need to shut up and let the man work. They (GOP) had their chance and they failed.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:01 pm |
  193. Hanif

    Wow, can you believe that? These are the same people that tried to convince others not to be swayed by his eloquent speech during his campaign. Now that they've lost the election they are jealous of the favorable response from the world. The fact that a black man can be seen as more than an entertainer or athelete boggles the mind of those who hid behind the wall of racism. It gave them a false sense of superiority. Well its a new day and the same way the civil rights movement made my America a better place for all so will our President Obama make it a better place for the world. For those who dont get it they will they will continue to embarase themselves in the face of this new reality. It's sad but it their way of saying that black people should stay in their place. Namaste

    June 9, 2009 at 1:01 pm |
  194. Jean

    The GOP seems to be comprised of old geezers and "Taliban-like" fanatics who believe that bullying and murder keep countries and people in line. It may be a good short-term solution, but the Democrats are looking at a long-term solution. Voight's irresponsible comments are nothing short of a call to assassination and worse than yelling "fire" in a crowded room. This is beyond free speech.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:02 pm |
  195. silvia

    John Voight is another addition to the long list of embarrasing Republicans that would do their party a favor keeping their mouth shut.
    How sad that they should resourse to speeches such as Jon Voight to try to enhance their (seriously damaged image).

    What are Mr Voight's qualifications, I wonder, to comment publically on que policy of the new administration.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:02 pm |
  196. Guseyn Ibragimov

    Jon Voight, I think has no common sense,no dignity.
    Hi is a clown, who all his life lived as a puppet on string.
    All his life he played, and pretend to be someone which he is not., and been payed to be a clown
    His brains on my opinion were cooked and fried , by drugs and alcohol,
    and no wonder that he is giving that kind of sppech.
    " Liberator" I wonder who is behind this "liberator' , and who is paying him for this role..
    But times are changing , and that kind of people are already history, and not the best part of it.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:02 pm |
  197. Jerry Weis

    Voight is right on target. Get Congress and Obama out of the picture and let the natural business cycle happen with the economy and health benefits. As a sidenote: It is not the insurance industry that is the problem but rather the cost of healthcare. The insurace industry is selling a product.that you can buy or not to cover your personal exposure.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:02 pm |
  198. Victor M. Freytas

    It's a paid commercial By the ultra right , to an unmployed and washed out actor that probably lost the little he had on Wall Street .
    It's typical of the Limabaugh crowd , to take advantage of senile senior citizens . When they can't use them to help their agenda , they make fun of them like in the case of Michael J.fox.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:03 pm |
  199. Jon Winberly

    From the posting before this it is obvious LEFT WINGNUTS are the primary listeners to daytime CNN. They obviously have no debating skills except for attacks on the messenger, Jon Voight,
    As for the National debt, yes it scares me. How much has it increased the last 5 months? Get real folks, there is enough blame to go around, but the drift toward Socialism scares me more.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:03 pm |
  200. Richard Baca

    John Voight is completely misinformed. The American people voted for change and that is what we are getting. To say that Obama is a false prophet is not only ignorant, but entirely ridiculous. I suggest Mr. Voight get his facts straight and look at the bigger picture.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:05 pm |
  201. Patrick B

    I believe that Jon Voight clearly stated the realistic position that President Obama has put the United States in and Obama's reasoning for his "new" approach. As hopeful as the people of the United States are, and as forgiving and accepting as we may be, the serious reality of his leadership is failing quickly. We like to give the benefit to the underdog in American competition, but this is not a game! We are on the precipice of a total collapse of our economy and our nation. We have strong enemies who are exploiting our every weakness and seeking to divide our national resolve.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:05 pm |
  202. Zaq Adedayo

    Voight, like the other republicans are bereft of ideas and are not reasonable enough to allow Obama try his best to lift the country out of the hole (economic recession, international embarrassment etc) in which the 8-year republican administration had dumped it. They assume that the only way for them to regain relevance is by criticizing the Obama administration, even in the most unthinkable childish way. Their criticisms have been far from constructive, devoid of useful suggestions or viable alternatives. In fact, they have been less than patriotic in wishing for economic doom and possibly another attack on the homeland, so as to be able to say, 'I told ya so'.
    Unfortunately for them, all actions taken by this administration have so far been successful. The economy is having a quick turn-around, even when only $44b of the over $700b stimulus money have been spent, the country's image that had taken a dip is experiencing tremendous improvement.
    Republicans should quit acting like a kid whose candy has just been seized. They should focus on revamping their dying party and offer only constructive criticism to government ploicies, else, they risk going into oblivion.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:07 pm |
  203. Marie Mercer

    I just saw a clip of Voight's comments and found therm frightening. Voight avoided acknowledging the egregious negative situation left by the Bush administration which launched an era of greed. Fortunately, Americans took steps to vote in President Obama to move us into an era of promising possibilities. Doesn't Voight know the value of drawing people together to resolve problems?

    June 9, 2009 at 1:07 pm |
  204. ann Mar

    Say what you may, I happen to agree with Voight. You can bash whom ever you choose. If this administration is so good, why do they continue to look back and blame, rather than move forward and take responsibility. Our country, freedom and choices are being threatened and I am very concerned. The way real concerns/real issues are being pushed/hurried through is frightening. I think it is time for the American people to stand up for what our country has always been before we no longer recognize our "America" God Bless America.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:08 pm |
  205. Mario

    Despicable!!! He's just a "B" rated actor with little or no credibility. His opinion, like mine, has little to no effect on the US as a whole. Maybe if he were Oprah....

    Mario M. Vernon, MSgt
    USAF Retired

    June 9, 2009 at 1:08 pm |
  206. Joe Lozano

    Absolutely amazing.... The GOP spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to discredit Obama by labeling him a celebrity during his presidential campaign, yet they elect Reagan, Fred Thompson, and Schwarzeneggar. Jon Voight is "embarrassed"? Has Voight traveled abroad in recent years? I have and I am embarrassed for what Bush had done to America's name. The GOP had control for the previous 8 years and ran us and the world into the ground. They have been out of power for less than 5 months and this is how they respond. Grow up and cease behaving like a spoiled child. If the GOP is that outraged, then don't nominate people like Palin who can't even tell you the name of a magazine she apparently reads.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:08 pm |
  207. Karen K. Miller

    Voight is just another disgruntaled Republician using his celebrity to carry inpact in a very negative way. It just makes him look like another "Rush".I don't think he can even produce documentation for proof of his statements.
    The majority still think Obama is doing a good job and we should pray everyday for his success.
    The Presidents trips to the middle East might be his way of "feeling out" these countries positions on issues.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:09 pm |
  208. Ben

    I think it's best to not become angered by these words, but accept them as the 'appropriate' but nonetheless dissapointing form of speech that takes place on such occasions. Talk of this nature is probably intended to stir the emotions of those who hold sympathy to this conservative viewpoint, and offer 'strong justification' for the audience's financial generosity.

    Regarding Israel; many security experts have repeatedly stated that a two-state solution is in the best interests of U.S. national security. One notable factor preventing the US from whole-heartedly pursuing this policy has been Israel's powerful lobbying forces within the US. This is one of many unfortunate examples in which foreign nations' lobbying forces shape US foreign policy in a direction that is counterinuitive to US policy objectives.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:09 pm |
  209. Anita Overhultz

    I agree with John Voight, our country is going down fast. We have no say in anything anymore. When our former president took office he had years of Clinton mess to clean up, then 9/11 came along and he kept us safe, thank God for that. Oh I forgot we are not suppose to say "GOD" anymore. OUr troubles started when we took God out of schools and public buildings. Our country was founded on Godly principals. Lets keep it that way. We will all give account one day.

    Why can'f we forget party affilation and do what is right for the people of this great country. Most of the politicans just argue back and forth because they are Republican or Democrat. I vote for who I think will do the best job and has good morals and values. No person is perfect and we all make mistakes.

    I think we need to limit all political partys to two terms only. Why don't they take pay cuts and live a little less lavishly. They should live in the shoes of some of their constituents for a while. They have great benefits after thay are out of office much better than the rest of us. I pray they will come to theri senses soon.

    We don't want health care like Canada and other countrys. We want our politicans to do what is right for us as a country. WE are the laughing stock of other countries.

    I pray for all our politicans and president and those that make deisions daily that they will ask God for guidance.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:10 pm |
  210. JDS

    What Voight said was demented. It made no sense and was only destructive.
    Even more disturbing was the fact the Republicans were not ashamed and did not denounce his speech. I cannot imagine an intelligent, responsible Republican not being deeply embarrassed and offended by such hateful,twisted remarks at an official GOP function,
    No wonder reasonable people have left the Republican Party.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:10 pm |
  211. bsthen2

    People get over it, Bush is long gone and John Voight is dead on! This past election we voted for change and look what we got...... out of control spending and a blame America act that won't stop. This administration so far is an embarrassment. Its backed by the worse congress ever and a news media that has totally forgotten its role in our democracy. The government has taken control of the banks, the auto manufacturers and now wants to take over the best healthcare system in the world. Spend, spend, spend....... change you can believe in!!!

    June 9, 2009 at 1:10 pm |
  212. Juanita

    Jon Voight sounds like a nut. He has lost it!

    June 9, 2009 at 1:10 pm |
  213. Damian

    I see Pre. Obama giving the American People HOPE after the mishandleing of your Country from the bush administration
    dorks who slept and enjoyed their time sipping tea while the Country fell. MR. Voight all i have to say is that. Pres. Obama is a Man of action. First you communitcate then you act. and that is what he is doing. AT Least some one with a Great Head on his Shoulder is doing something than just watching our Country go down. Mr. Voight is just talking big words. the Country needs help where is YOUR HELP and your Lead By Example. At least Pre. Obama is LEADING BY EXAMPLE. something Former bush DID NOT DO.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:10 pm |
  214. Sylvia

    Jon Voight is bearly coherent. He should be an embarassment to the Republicans with his uninformed and unintelligent nonsense.
    He and they obviously do not understand what time it is. It's a new day and a new world and they are on their way out.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:11 pm |
  215. Christian C. 18 Kansas

    Is this guy being serious? An Obama oppression ? If i remember correctly he was popularly elected. What is up with him thinking obama isnt going to keep Israel safe. Obama’s right hand mans in the white house are both jewish, david axelrod and rahm emanuel. Where was jon these past 8 years speaking out about the wrongs of the Bush administration ? He needs to get out of his little fantasy world, but hey Angelina Jolie sorry to be bashing on your dad. Youre beautiful but you dad is out of touch with the American people.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:12 pm |
  216. Ronny

    I as an independent gave Obama my vote in 2008. I now see this was a mistake.The Obama administration is turning the USA into a socialistic / facist society. No way that them Dems can deny or spin out of that fact. And it's amazing to me that he has accoplished so much of this socialazion in such a short amount of time. Now I think that the 2010 mid term elections will be a huge backlash against the Dem party. This has happened before. It's the Reps and Independants in heartland America who are watching this transormation of our Gov very closly and with a degree of horror.. It is politically incorrect to openly critize this Pres. (Esp Our first black Prez). So naturaly he has a false high approval rating. But if you look at the recent polls of his handling of the economy..Obama's popularity is fading very fast. And I know he is horrified by that fact considering his enormous ego. This guy has NO CLUE what he is doing. The only thing he seems to know how to do well is read a teleprompter very effectivly and spend borrowedtaxpayers' money like no other Prez in history! It's time to now call this OBAMA'S RECESSION...or more accuratly OBAMA'a DISASTER. In fact only 1/4 of the stimulus money will be used for the creation of jobs...the rest will be used in backdoor ways to grow government. Think I'm wrong about all this..look at the liberal CNN 's viewer ratings...DOWN by 37%...Fox News UP 39%..the political landscape is going to be changed in a huge way in 2010! This certainly is not "Change We Can Believe In"; and certainly not the change I voted for!

    June 9, 2009 at 1:12 pm |
  217. Ben Crawford

    I don't think a majority of Americans elected a prophet but a President. This is why Dr. Tiller is dead because of the hate speech that is widely spoken across America. It is sad that this political party which is shrinking daily continue to welcome those who doesn't act or speak responsibly.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:12 pm |
  218. Randy Wakefield

    WOW. What news has he been watching........

    June 9, 2009 at 1:12 pm |
  219. Patricia Darnall

    What is wrong with that man? I'm embarrased to say that I've been a Republican all my life, but am so disgusted with the Republican party that I'm going to switch to Independent. I was always taught that if you have nothing nice to say, you keep your mouth shut. Perhaps some of those in attendance last night should try it! When I hear people like Jon Voight talk in such a negative way about our current administration, it makes me physically ill. Duh, Jon ... who got us into this mess? It wasn't Obama. Need a hint?

    June 9, 2009 at 1:13 pm |
  220. Andrew Marsh

    These are powerful statements that our nation needs to hear. Too often our citizens sweep speeches like these aside calling them radical and extreme. I believe that if you can't see beyond your current party affiliation into some of the truth in this speech, then you are undoubtedly part of the problem with our nation.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:13 pm |
  221. RJ

    OB has nothing to be embrassed about but he better be careful, we are by no means out of the woods and things like oil strangled what little recovery there might be. If oil gets back to last summers prices we wont see anything that resembles a recovery, it will all go right back into the hands of big oil! If ever there was a need to control a single commodity that affects so many people at once as oil does, it has to be reigned in!

    June 9, 2009 at 1:14 pm |
  222. Georgina Onuoha Igwegbe

    This is a man who can not run a family, let a lone training a wild daughter, and his talking in a public place!!!!!!! its a pity that people forget history so soon. Bush brought us where we are today. These people are bunch of failures with no foresight.
    let him go and tell his daughter to stop messing around maybe then i can listen to a looser like him.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:14 pm |
  223. Cash

    I think this Actor is just saying the wrong thing without having a clear proof what is talking about Obama is not a false prophet neither he considers himself as one but he has got the most courages and the skils and the wisdon to talk to the enemy of America and Israel than any other president that America has ever had, and the plan is working people in the midleeast are listen to America for the first time. This Actor is Wrong but this is America he entitled to his own opinion and we have to respect that but He should be just focus on his retirement I bet he is not even useful for Holliwood anymore.
    Thanks

    June 9, 2009 at 1:14 pm |
  224. caveman

    John Voight seems bitter and out of touch with todays needs and wants.
    this is the USA, individualism and majority rule.
    criticism is easy to do, ideas are more productive and require thought which i have not seen the republicans do for a long time.
    will they ever learn from past/present mistakes?
    i think the people spoke up even those not wanting to but knew it was time by making the dems the majority, we were tired of the same ole-same ole back slappin good ole boy BS..

    June 9, 2009 at 1:14 pm |
  225. Silver Boulevard

    The GOP invited John Voight to speak for them??? Who does the party's damage control? The GOP representatives jump from Palin to Jindal to Limbaugh to Gingrich back to Cheney & now Voight? McCain never stood a chance, not even in his own party. I was an advid GWB supporter through thick & thin & never did any GOP member critique him so. He did what he pleased for 8 yrs & people consider GWB a dumb president?, well he seems brilliant to me. The true colors of the GOP are coming out. While America chose overwhelmingly in '08 for change, clearly emerges a party that wants no color from any origin or gender. President Obama is doing an awesome job so far. What other world leader has impacted the world so positively in such a short time? John Voight still baffles me, who chose him to speak, ask for their resignation. For the love of rasberry sorbet, will we see a Senate with 25 GOP senators in it in Nov 2010?

    June 9, 2009 at 1:15 pm |
  226. Sony

    Jon Voight should be ashame of himself for behind so bad her daugther cut him from her life and his grandchildren cause he himself don't know right from worng. If Jon look at his faillure acting career and personal life he should shot up or join the GOP
    Oh I forget he is one then

    June 9, 2009 at 1:16 pm |
  227. ET Lundy

    I couldn't agree more with Jon Voight. It's heartbreaking to watch our country in the weakened state that we are in. As an elementary school child, I stood up in class each day and pledged my alligence to this nation. My heart swelled with pride at what our fore father's had built. Our alligence to our allies, like Israel, was a vital part of our strength. We have become a nation that is afraid to take a stand. Why my fellow Americans have not recognized that Obama's socialist path is directy contrary to everything that we are as a Nation is beyond me. We are seeing manifest before us the old addage, "If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything,"

    June 9, 2009 at 1:17 pm |
  228. Shawn

    Thank god there are people that have the guts to stand up and talk about this crooked adminstration. His speech gave me some hope that we are not all blinded by this false prophet called Obama, I feel very sorry for all you that are. When this long four years is over and our once great nation is the laughing stock of the world and you bleeding heart liberals have destroyed every value this country was built on we will all feel the pain.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:18 pm |
  229. Mark

    Voight = another old white greedy rich man. Only wants to help his millionaire buddies gather up a few more million dollars, and to hell with everything else, since he will not be around much longer anyway. You could interchange these clowns (Voight, Cheney, Limbaugh and the rest on retard island) and nobody would be able to tell the difference. They had one of their own (lucky sperm club) Bush, and he sure did well for them, while destroying the lives of the rest of us.

    Hypocrites and self centered morons. Perhaps they can go somewhere and start their own country, where everybody talks bad about everybody else and nothing productive ever gets done, welcome to the Voight vision of the future. I have absolutely no respect for any of these people and WOULDN'T piss on them if they were on fire.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:22 pm |
  230. Parthenia

    As a former admirer of John Voight for his movies, I am absolutely devastated by his remarks calling the President a “false prophet”. The fact that he put up with all our Caucasian Presidents throughout his life, including a complete failure of a President for the last eight years and never complained leaves much to be desired in a person who thinks intelligently. He is off the mark and needs help from someone soon.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:24 pm |
  231. Vish

    John Voight is right on the aspect that Obama is talking too much. Now that the President has inherited his predecessors' mess, he has to stop talking, stop apologizing to rest of the world, stop treating rogue nations as friends and trying everything all the time...today it is Palestein, tomorrow it is economy, day after it is Islamists, then Iraq, then healthcare, then Pakistan, then the car industry, then Afghanistan, then Guantanamo, then the banks, then Korea, then education, then Iran.

    It was proposterous to pass the Credit Card Reform bill and the gun-control relaxation in national parks together. Why on earth will someone need concealed guns in national park, unless they plan to do some killing of wildlives. Give me a good reason for that other than the killer wishes to murder someone and bury the victim.

    Why can the TARP money save up the banks, but not the cars? Regarding healthcare, after the insurance companies promised to reduce costs, there has been no further talk or action. How about that?

    If economy is related to oil-crisis, then there need to be a reform there. Then the housing, energy will stabilize. The cheap oil holiday season is gone and shortly it will go back to $3. Letting the two out of 3 legacy car companies to collapse will not stop americans from buying cars, it will send more money out to foreign cars...maybe even the Tata Nanos (maybe America should have their own Micros if not Nanos).

    June 9, 2009 at 1:25 pm |
  232. steve

    Please... Jon Voght needs to wake up. the "Right" is getting this wrong. Even the "Right" god would vote for peace. let Obama try for peace.
    Peace Out

    June 9, 2009 at 1:26 pm |
  233. Tim Taylor

    It is disapointing that a talented actor chooses to be a hack for the lunatic fringe of the republican party. The republican and the democratic presidents of the last few decades; with the exception of george w bush have kept this countries foreign policy mostly consistant sane and strong. It will take several presidents of either party to return us to our position of strength and infulence.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:27 pm |
  234. Noreen

    Joh Voight is an ignorant and is out of touch with reality as are all the far right wing loud mouths that are using the media in an attempt to further scare and insight other ignorant loud mouths. It's ridiculous let alone outrageous. It makes me mad just to hear his tirade... Thankfullly there are many more informed and educated people that have commented and I agree with there statements.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:28 pm |
  235. Angelina

    Good Afternoon CNN:

    In response to Mr. Voight's comment. If he thinks that President Obama is the one who is or has brought about the oppression to this country, I not surprised why his daughter does not communicate with an individual who say such foolish talk! He can thank the Bush administrations for all our problems, him and his dad corrupted our economy. EVERY TIME a REPUBLICAN is elected in office of the President, you know the famaliar phrase: Well, there foes the neighborhood!!!!

    June 9, 2009 at 1:28 pm |
  236. Angelina

    Good Afternoon CNN:

    In response to Mr. Voight's comment. If he thinks that President Obama is the one who is or has brought about the oppression to this country, I not surprised why his daughter does not communicate with an individual who say such foolish talk! He can thank the Bush administrations for all our problems, him and his dad corrupted our economy. EVERY TIME a REPUBLICAN is elected in office of the President, you know the famaliar phrase: Well, there goes the neighborhood!!!!

    June 9, 2009 at 1:32 pm |
  237. Ronny

    I fully expected my comment to be forever "awaiting moderation"...HIPOCRITES!

    June 9, 2009 at 1:32 pm |
  238. pamela

    Political party participation aside, Jon Voight is speaking the words and presenting the message we ALL need to hear and listen to. We are moving down the wrong path and it is one of great disaster. Americans stand up and listen, his message is valuable, we are not moving in the right direction, it is not just about money it is more so about the price of freedom and humanity and basic values of reap what you soe. It is not about political affiliation it is about unity and standing for what is right, what is true and what we believe in. Do it, don’t just say it, above all stick with your believes vice migrating in and out of whatever pro-xxx is most popular or easiest. If you do not believe the US has serious enemies, then I will flip you a first class one way ticket to the middle east so you can share in their warmth and love and see how you enjoy the freedom and support they provide to their people. (If the US is such a bad place to live and be free and safe then why are so many individuals migrating to the US? How many US citizens migrate to the middle east and relinquish their us citizenship, or to North Korea) It is wonderful to learn and see individuals who grow to aspire beyond the limits of their youth when they have come from a potentially depressing situation–that is the American dream. If you have not struggled, learned, or truly earned your way and you are supporting the current efforts of so called world peace, take caution because you are about to learn the hard way. No leader has supremacy, no leader has all of the right answers, but you would want to believe that your leader has your best intent in mind for our country and not selfish individual desires. Stop focusing on materialism, money etc, we are too caught up in the value of it all and we are not noting the value of our freedom, thus Jon's message may sting but it is real! It is alarming but true. Our national leader doesn't have a clue when it comes to dealing with international relations, he has no clue how the defense system functions, he has not served his country as did so many past leaders (regardless of political party affiliation). Would you bow and publically show respect to a convicted felon or enemy? I am thinking,’ nope you would not’. Would you feel comfortable if the prisons allowed felons a free pass and to walk the streets of USA for let’s say 24 hrs in hopes that it would be rehabilitating for them. Ha, no way, this would be selfish individualism in support of the felons and risk the national security and peace of the majority of our free world! You would be locked in your homes, and then what freedom do you have? What peace do you have? What sense of security do you have? Cowards, listen and absorb, because our national security, our freedom, our personal security is being sacrificed by our leader who travels abroad and brings the message for all of us-that we forgive those who have spawned and brought hate and dishonor to our country. If you think letting felons out into the public for 24 hrs would make you a bit nervous, imagine what it would be like if you when you woke up to get the morning paper you saw terrorists, tanks, bodies laying on your lawn etc-nervous? Run back in and lock your doors–forget it! A very wise man once told me, "youth is wasted on the young; if you could have the wisdom of a 45 yr old at 18 yrs old then the world would be impressive, peaceful and bountiful..." That wise man is my father; I am now 45 yrs old, a woman, a mother, a wife, a veteran of war, an executive professional in the technology industry. I know the price of freedom, I respect it and I cherish it. You might say I have had a more privileged upbringing, no not money and the like, the wisdom of my father to dare to share his experience with his children at a young age, knowing we would think he was "off his rocker" he still continued to share, not force, but share his life experiences with us, he respected our youth and in such, as he knew would be, we now respect him ever so much. In God I trust, in my family I love, in my country I am free...but for how long. Mr. Voight, thank you for daring to share and speak I honor your courage and commitment for presenting your message knowing that it would meet with much distain. You, like the dear departed Charlton Hesston are pillars of the US FLAG and we need you to continue to carry our colors high. In God I trust and believe.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:33 pm |
  239. Fernando Gonzalez

    Precisely, it is this attitude that he shares with Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield that has made America weak.
    Take a look at Iran, Korea, Pakistan , Iraq, Afghanistan this state of foreign affairs is due to the misguided policies of the Bush Administration, Post WWII policies, surrounded by yes man, that do not look for alternatives and "stay the course" is their idea of power.

    Let Voigt, Cheney, Limbaugh and now Gingrich continue talking and expressing their opinions. They will continue making the Republican Party insignificant and Hilarious.

    While we continue gathering support for President Obama's Policies, at home and abroad.
    In this Great Democracy it is this majority that has given the President the mandate to change.
    Change is on the way.

    Thank you,
    Fernando Gonzalez
    Stony Point, NY

    June 9, 2009 at 1:33 pm |
  240. Alma Stewart

    The problem with John's comment is that it shines a light on the right wing party.This party really believes that they are always right,and their is no room for anyone that is not as perfect as they think they are.And that my friends, is a very dangerous mind set. They have become in their mind as God and think they know what is right,and condemns everyone that say they are not.If you think about it that is what got Adam and Eve put out of the garden,they ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil and became as God.So maybe we should just treat people like we want to be treated and let God judge what is right or wrong,because if we don't, their will never be peace on this earth.Because what is right for one person is not always right for someone else.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:37 pm |
  241. Rob

    John Voight the actor, with his celebrity platform used the same sort of divisive hate filled rhetoric we have heard from Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney, Carl Rove, Bill O Reilly. Using such words as disasterous, holocaust and oppression to associate with the President of the United States, Voight assisted in pushing the long standing and continued agenda of using fear to intimidate and take the attention off of the Republican "right frame of mind" . He believes in the "great and powerful good" of the Bush Administration actions, it's mission as "liberators of the world" and an agenda which should be "to free our nation of the false prophet" President Barack Obama. Mr. Voight states that it is the United States "responsibility to keep Israel safe", with out mention of Israel's responsibility for it's own destiny. Mr. Voight, with opinions but no expertise in any of the areas addressed, would lead his listeners with "the right frame of mind" like his own, to believe President Obama created the foreign relations crises which are currently faced by the international community, instead of being the recipient of situations which were long neglected, rejected, ignored or exacerbated by the Bush-Cheney Administration actions and inaction. Mr Voight has the right to express his opinion, but this listener wants no part of Voight's "right frame of mind" vision of the United States of America.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:38 pm |
  242. Belinda

    In order to be called a "False Prophet", you must were the title of a Prophet. President Obama has never called himself a Prophet. Besides, I don't care to hear comments from Jon Voigt who could possibly be the great grandson of Adolf Hitler.

    Please air news that is worthy to be aired. There is news that is of far greater importance than this.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:39 pm |
  243. Millicent Broderick

    What a fool.

    No wonder his daughter is disconnected from him.

    Yikes

    June 9, 2009 at 1:41 pm |
  244. warren

    i agree totaly with jon voight he hit the nail right on the head

    June 9, 2009 at 1:43 pm |
  245. Judy H.

    What the Hell got into John Voight? Is he running to become the next Lindbaugh? I think he drank the Cool Aid!

    June 9, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
  246. JAZZY-JAZZ

    I don't know if Mr Obama has failed us just yet and I don't know if the gentleman is wrong in his remarks. I just wanted to share with you and your audience an analogy of an observation and remind everyone that being an American is having an actual state of mind based on certain ideals we all hold dear and yern for as written in our bible(s) (whatever that is and in our constitution handed down to us. While change is sometimes good; when we do change any of them subjects us all to the mercy of "man" . May God continue to bless America.

    It is said that in Africa, there, are huge ant colonies. It is also said you can't believe how big these anthills are. You think of an anthill as a little deal but it is said to be talking 15 yards long, 20 feet high! Huge, all over everywhere, massive things. There is a species of ant that lives in some parts of Africa that lives in these subterranean tunnels and they go way down into the earth and they go way up. They usually pile them up around some kind of a tree. Down in the subterranean part of these things I understand is where they put the young ants, and that's where they shelter them there, and that's where the queen is housed. The queen is in charge of this massive millions of little insects. It is said that the workers go on their way and they have to forage for food, and they go out to distant places and they come back with all the stuff the whole colony needs to eat.

    It is even said that if when the workers are away and the queen is bothered ; the workers, even though they are far away from the nest become immediately nervous and uncoordinated because there is some kind of connection between them and the queen. If she is killed it says they would become frantic and rush around aimlessly and die out in the field somewhere. What they have concluded is that there is some kind of radar device that works between this one queen and everyone of these ants. If she is killed they are instantly disoriented and a frenzy takes place that ends in death.

    Food for thought

    June 9, 2009 at 1:45 pm |
  247. John of Oregon

    Looked like Voight could have used a telepromter. What a horrid delivery! Maybe he was just stumbling over the content? The big part that was missing is the current president is not obsessed with world domination, luckily.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:46 pm |
  248. warren

    obama and his gang of thieves are a joke hillary should be in jail right now the democratic leadership is a bunch of idiots

    June 9, 2009 at 1:46 pm |
  249. Boyd Williamson

    Where has Voight been the past 8 years, or for that matter, the past 60? We have the "biggest stick" in the world, and everyone in the world knows it without us smacking others in the face with it.

    There is a difference between respect and fear that these old-school right-wing-nuts just don't "get." Respect is something that you get only when you show respect for others, and fear is what compels others to show contempt for you, no matter how powerful you think you are. The conflict is ideological.

    This very key difference is why North Vietnam defeated us, why we defeated the British in our own revolution for independence, and why we can never defeat terrorism purely militarily. We don't need to defeat Islam; we need to defeat the idea that we are at war with it. And that war is indeed within our own borders, between some people's ears.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:52 pm |
  250. Allen

    The GOP embarrasses itself further, if that's possible.

    June 9, 2009 at 1:54 pm |
  251. anir

    This actor is rubbish. A mediocre actor with a few good movies, typecast for the most part, and now he has the laughable audacity of trying to eke out his niche in the world of politics. He needs to go back to school, study history, and perhaps more importantly, stay away from politics and keep acting. His sentiments pander to the fringe far right, and again, appeal to the lowest common denomination. If the Republican party thinks that it will win elections by appealing to the worst elements of human nature – fear, ignorance, racism, misinformation, they are wrong. What's perhaps more concerning is this: if people of visibility and prominence keep pandering to the lowest common denominator, how is the republican party going to move forward and reinvent itself into a party that stands for noble ideals and action (because I do believe in a multiple party system – competition produces a better product) that people of all backgrounds will want to be a part of, and secondly, how do we evolve into a better, more perfect union?

    June 9, 2009 at 1:54 pm |
  252. Bobbi from Treasure Island

    If Jon Voight wants to play tough guy with the world, he should get out of his cushy celeb environment , enlist in the Army, get a rifle and go to Afghanistan where he can find out what war is really like. The world needs to unite together to take out those that would terrorize others because of their beliefs and accept our differences, or this planet will not survive another hundred years. President Obama speaks what is in the hearts of the majority.

    June 9, 2009 at 2:10 pm |
  253. Donna Morrone

    How could he make that comment – false prophet! Who is he to make that accusation. That is terrible and he should be sued for slander. Obama walked into this mess from the previous administration for which we lost respect from all over the world due to terrible decision making re: foreign policy, lack of addressing global changes and how it affects the environment, oil greed I don't have to comment on that, all knew where that all came from. I feel Obama is trying to make a better world, even though it may be too late. A kinder, gentler nation is what we need to get back too. Open communication and negotiation with world leaders re: the consequences of tempered decision making may save this world....and John, read the bible, you do not make that judgement of who is a false prophet, so stop with your sleezy scare tactics which I am really starting to believe republicans are all about , oh, that and greed. They are so out of touch with the average american, which is why we are all suffering now.

    June 9, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  254. Brit

    serving red meat cold...
    I actually thought this article was going to talk about beef carpaccio or foodbourne illness or something... hahaha

    June 9, 2009 at 2:32 pm |
  255. christa

    Another one who has nothing to do, but speak without being asked. Mr Voight is a has been and just wants to have some crumbs from other people who do not care what he has to say. He should go back into the cave

    June 9, 2009 at 3:01 pm |
  256. Sense101

    Its about time all of us reflect on how Obama thinks he talk us and everyone in the world out in every mess. I sure hope he knows what he is talking about since our kids are the one's to answer to all the stimulus expense and for the stimulus to stimulate the stimulus.

    June 9, 2009 at 3:10 pm |
  257. Jeanie

    The man who calls himself President shames me – he humiliates me by bowing to an arab king twice,
    being passive while buttheads insult the US,
    he will not say the Pledge of Allegiance,
    he does not salute the Flag of America,
    told by staff that if he dose not honor the Pledge of Allegiance or salute our nation flag America would revolt against him,
    found in a church preaching hate against America,
    when asked if he were muslim, Obama refused to answer and picked another reporter,
    now he claims to be christian, but does not give his girls Christmas gifts, how can you be christian and not celebrate Christmas?
    would not pick a church, but prays everyday,
    embraces the enemies of America,
    he is the single factor that will bring America to it's knees,
    America is a Christian based country, may God have mercy on us.

    June 9, 2009 at 3:20 pm |
  258. chris n

    Jon Who?

    June 9, 2009 at 3:40 pm |
  259. keith from New Jersey

    I onces admired Jon Voight for being a great actor untill last night I do not expect everyone to agree with the president but in my opinion Jon Voight remarks borderline as hatefull with reguards to fact that president Obama is the first african american elected president of the United States of America. Looking back on the last 8 yrs of George W Bush I cannot comprehend how people like Jon Voight can ignore the damage done by GW Bush & Company . Voight talks about being scared for the safety of America will must I remind him that 911 happen under the watchfull eye of GW Bush & Company .
    Now I understand why his daughter ( Angelia Jollie ) thinks so little of him .

    June 9, 2009 at 3:52 pm |
  260. chaz ej

    Mr. Voight needs to stick to what he does best, whatever that is? and leave the absurd comments to the likes of the Rush Limbaums that have a dangerous obsession with wishing the failure of President Obama's presidency. What a stupid comment?Has he ,Rush Limbuam ever been checked for Dementia!

    June 9, 2009 at 4:04 pm |
  261. Jeanie

    In 2006 4 million people where saved when Zarqawi was eliminated!
    He had permission to murder 4 million Americans, 2 million were to be the babies of America. Think CDC.
    How many people has obama saved?
    Not real sure, but it looks like the East Coast is more heavily populated than the West Coast, there for the East Coast population is in far more danger! I do not trust obama to keep us safe.
    Oh! An just love the way muslims attack & screw with America's ways, but we can not attack theirs, schools being forced to change menus over things like jello, we are just blind, stupid, and being herded like goats.
    Sounds as though we are slowly being strangled by immigrants who flood America with their ways instead of ingratiating selves into America an become American, not set up settlements within America. How many Terrorist Compounds are inside America?

    June 9, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  262. Erin K.

    Obama has duped the American people into thinking his ideologies are that of JFK and Lincoln, but in actuality, he's far from it.

    We're on the road to socialism and soon communism, where the government will be in control of every one and every thing. Wake up, America. Obama is not the savior!

    June 9, 2009 at 4:22 pm |
  263. Jeanie

    obamas following called him a savior, that's why he made the crack about being born in a manager. The halls of the WH have LARGE PORTRAITS of obama, a trait of a narcissism.
    Why do you think so many countries are acting up?
    They know obama doesn't have a real backbone, that's why they think they can do as they please.
    God have mercy on us.

    June 9, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  264. RusRus

    Did Voight ever live in Israel? I did, and I left as soon as I grew up and realized how ridiculous all the fighting around me was. I had jewish, christian and moslem friends and I love them all. I resent Voight saying Israel can do no wrong, believe me it can and has. I was on the same plane that was hijacked to Entebe just a week previous the hijacking. Everybody in the world has the right to live a free life as long as they do no harm to anybody else. That freedom does not exist anywhere in the world. Here it is the corporate greed that harms us, supported by the extreme right, who wants to use any smoke screen they can to cover for their war crimes.

    Why is there no outcry to investigae the "WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION" pretense which has killed many more people including americans than even 9/11 did. How convenient for the murderous extremists be they, christian, jew or muslim. Perhaps the lesson for the majority from this, is that extemists of any kind are NFG. I enjoy watching FOX news for COMEDIC RELIEF, those FOX clowns are hillarious, best comedy show I have ever seen. Too bad Voight flunked out of clown college and how his only alternative is the GOP, since his own family shuns him. Voight is shmuck, being such a big Israel supporter he should know what that means.

    June 9, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  265. Kay Fadell

    People have to remember that host, actor Jon Voight was speaking at a Republican fund- raiser. I'm not surprised that Mr. Voight chose the president to speak about. Rebublicans through the ages have always been mud-slingers when things don't go the way they want. Don't forget that Pres. Bush and anyone connected with him are still being investigated for war crimes. Also Mr. Voight doesn't have to worry about his political office come election time. I just think that the Republican party is trying to find new imaginative ways to slam Pres. Obama. They knew the press would be at the fund raiser. How convienient to use an actor. The Republican Party needs to give it a rest.

    June 9, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  266. Paula Fuller

    I cannot believe there is anyone left in Hollywood that will stand up and say the truth. I thought they were all drinking the Kool-ade. He is a brave man. Of course we only get pieces of what he said from CNN and they pick what will best promote their agenda just like all the other media. I thought the news media was suppose to give us the facts and let us make up our own minds not indoctrinate.

    June 9, 2009 at 5:52 pm |
  267. RusRus

    If Mrs. Pitt wants to have her father commited she now has proof he is semile in his old age.

    June 9, 2009 at 5:54 pm |
  268. RusRus

    "Jokers to the left of me, clowns to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with you". Steelers Wheel. Truer words were never spoken.

    June 9, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  269. Bobbi from Treasure Island

    To Jeanie, 06/09/09..What is wrong with you? "We are being strangled by immigrants..." Where did your family come from? Are you a native American? You must have learned something in school about the native people we murdered and stole this country from. How very Christian was that?? God save us from the people who declare they are christians and then want to go to war to kill anyone that doesn't agree with them.

    June 9, 2009 at 6:08 pm |
  270. Kimberli M. Owens

    Jon Voight, you just tarnished your "brilliance" as an actor, for me. Too bad you weren't "acting" when you made those comments about our "False Prophet of a President." You've got gall...but, I guess it takes gall? Like the kind we had in invading Iraq whom posed no threat to our security whatsoever. You people need to stop trying to act like you're on the side of God, supporting Israel unequivocally. God is God of this whole shebang, everybody, not just Israel. If you ever learn and digest that this world just may avoid Armageddon. Love is what God Almighty wants in this world. Not hatred, and racism; poverty; and famine. Wake the hell up....that's what the Good Lord wants us to do....we are in this together.......all 6 billion or whatever of us. STOP THE HATE!!

    June 9, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  271. Candace-PA

    Those who claim Obama is on the wrong path are blinded by ignorance and the lies coming from the far right wing. I am not saying everything Obama has done is wonderful, but he is trying to take our broken country out of the mess it is in. He has only been in office a short time and before you go slandering and crying wolf about socialism maybe you should get your head out of the clouds, watch something other than fox news, and educate yourselves.

    June 9, 2009 at 7:46 pm |
  272. Charlie Erickson

    Firstly, The video bite was highly edited. Was it done by someone whose views are to the right or to the left; aiming for a particular response? Virtually all editing with a political agenda in hand, does so with that in mind.

    Now if there was no political agenda to be had by the editor of that video; then never mind!

    Anyway, Judging from what he did say, or more importantly, the way and tone in which he presented those words, shows to me that the collective mindset I call club (or sometimes gang) mentality, grips with an iron fist that asphyxiates independent, common sense thinking.

    It's more of the same bs, courtesy of our destructive, rather than constructive, two party system.

    That's my three cents.

    Charlie.

    June 9, 2009 at 7:49 pm |
  273. Gilbert West

    Lets See, John Voight... his own family doesn't even like him. Who the hell is he? North Korea seized one of our spy ships back in 1968, tortured everyone on board... and they still have the ship. They never gave it back, but turned it into a museum.... This is Obama's fault? George Bush got ripped-off by North Korea. How is he so tough? North Korea re-opened their nuclear program on Bush's watch, remember? It is interesting to see how these conservative types melt-down when they have been defeated. Instead of coming up with a new plan, they whine, complain, and gripe like a bunch of sissies. These are not men... at least not the kind worthy of leadership. Why doesn't CNN stop highlighting this kind of foolishness and deal with real issues instead? The republicans lost. They lost because it was time for them to go. They had 8 years and squandered it all. And by the way, only about a fifth of the stimulous package has actually been spent. All of our national debt reported weekly in BARRON'S is George Bush's debt, along with the accruing interest. Obama has been in office 4 months and two weeks... yet everyone is yapping about how much he has spent. He hasn't spent anything yet. Anyone who follows the figures in BARRON'S can see the conservatives are liars.

    June 9, 2009 at 7:59 pm |
  274. WM BUTTON

    BYE THE TIME THE DEMOCRATS WAKE UP THE U.S. WILL BE IN
    THE POOR HOUSE.THANKS TO A MAN THAT HAS NEVER WORKED
    A REAL JOB OR WORKED HIS HEART OUT TO MAKE A COMPANY
    SURVIVE. JUST TO SAY YOU HAVE TO CLOSE YOUR DOORS AND
    STOP SELLING CARS.ALTHOUGH YOU BEEN SELLING CARS FOR GM OR CHRYSLER FOR YEARS. I AWAYS THOUGHT THIS WAS A
    FREE COUNTRY BUT I GUESS I WAS WRONG. WHEN DID THE
    PRESIDENT HAVE THE POWER TO FIRE THE CEO'S OF A COMPANY? LOOK OUT FOKES YOU COULD BE NEXT. JON V. IS
    RIGHT. THIS GUY IS A MESS. I CANT SAY ANYMORE. THANKS FOR
    HEARING MY THOUGHTS.

    June 9, 2009 at 9:36 pm |
  275. Regina

    Jon Voight read a very bad script very badly. It was apparently written by a very old, closed-minded, disgruntled loser, incapable of insight. He wouldnt recognize a true prophet if he saw one. It is sad that he is so out of touch with where we are at this time in our country's history. He doesn't realize just how lucky we are that we have a presdident who can invision our real leadership and rightful place among nations. Sad!

    June 9, 2009 at 9:45 pm |
  276. Nancy

    While mildly amused by Jon Voight's ranting, I can't help noticing that the Republican party seems to be going out of its way to recruit the most ignorant spokespeople to represent it. I am also surprised to read that among GOP members polled in a recent survey, more picked Sarah Palin as their future leader than any other politician. I guess they want to remain as viable as they are today.
    GOP=Gang of Palookas!

    June 9, 2009 at 11:15 pm |
  277. Regina

    Jon Voight read a very bad script very badly. It was apparently written by a very old, closed-minded, disgruntled loser, incapable of insight. He wouldnt recognize a true prophet if he saw one. It is sad that he is so out of touch with where we are at this time in our country's history. He doesn't realize just how lucky we are that we have a president who can invision our real leadership and rightful place among nations. Sad!

    June 9, 2009 at 11:40 pm |
  278. sam

    jon voight you need to work on your acting. your hate is showing.

    June 10, 2009 at 8:36 am |
  279. Obivious Jack

    Shrug, he's an actor. Go back to acting and let the smart people run things. The religious zealots in the republican party need a new writer, because that speech lost you more votes. again. Your old world views, and sloppy approach only work on stupid people, and I know that's what you are counting on.

    June 10, 2009 at 8:41 am |
  280. Lincoln Marston II

    Newt is just what his name describes; a sticky little creature that has no sense of the vastness of it's surroundings. Not a Citizen of the world?!?!?! What an ignorant statement. I really don't think I've heard anything as unintelligent as that. I'm surprised it generated applause, even from it's intended audience. I have never been so proud to not be a republican. It's rhetoric like this that causes the world to concentrate it's energy on terrorizing us. They believe us to be ignorant to the world around us and people like Newt and John Voight confirm to me that at least some of us are. In order for the republican party to succeed, people like these must pass on, respectfully.

    June 10, 2009 at 10:03 am |
  281. Diane Galgoci

    I agree with Jon Voight. The Obama administration told us the Stimulous Bill was necessary to keep unemployment at 8%. Well now it is 5 months later and the Stimulous Bill was pushed through and now unemploymemt is almost 10%. Noone in the media has commented on it except FOX News.
    The trouble brought upon the Auto Makers is a sin. To make a dealership close its doors when they have showed profits is insane

    June 10, 2009 at 11:17 am |
  282. el don Rodrigo

    Wow! Is Mr. "I'm an actor or I'm a political Savant too" acting or is this truly what he believes. The last time an actor entered the political arena was good ole' Arnie and look how the state looks like now. California was once called the Cornucopia of the World and now it's asking for a lending hand. Interesting that California comes up. The last actor who was President came from the same state. Americans were lucky that the actor Ronald Reagan was a good President. Do we all think that actors make good political savvy? Heck no! Stick to the movies, at least there's more creditability and admiration for the old actor. Kind of like the Deer Hunter where he ends up with lead in his head.

    el don Rodrigo
    San Jose, CA

    June 10, 2009 at 11:33 am |
  283. Kim Olsick Medina OH

    John should take care of his own life and leave the Country to someone more qualified.

    June 10, 2009 at 12:38 pm |
  284. Victor

    Many of the postings state Barak Hussein Obama is now President by popular vote. Take away the exploitation of the Internet by Obama's campaign and the underhand workings of Acorn and we would have now had a politician in the White House with experience, who fought and nearly died for his country, has real foreign policy knowledge and a desire to make this country great. Maybe Voight was a little exptreme in his comments but time will tell, and maybe prove, what damage a very junior and inexperienced politician, with radical ideas, can do to a great country like ours.

    June 10, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  285. La Verne McCoy

    Our Medicare would be way better off if our ER waiting rooms weren't filled with illegals. They use the ER for any little ailment that doesn't require the ER. I pay a lot of money each month for my insurance and am getting charged for these illegals that have no coverage....

    June 10, 2009 at 1:04 pm |
  286. La Verne McCoy

    Our Medicare would be way better off if our ER waiting rooms weren't filled with illegals. They use the ER for any little ailment that doesn't require the ER. I pay a lot of money each month for my insurance and am getting charged for these illegals that have no coverage...

    I just received a reply saying I've already said that...Not me.

    June 10, 2009 at 1:06 pm |
  287. V Baker

    Jon Voight is an embarrassment to the Republican Party.
    In fact, anyone, who can talk about the President of the United States this way is, ought to be ashamed of himself.
    When will the Republican Party start realizing that they have alienated (and disgusted) every decent citizen with this behavior?
    We have seen this portrayed with Gov. Palin, who is considered a Republican Superstar….
    At the same time, we have seen nothing but an intelligent, kind, elegant and classic behaving President Obama.
    Yes, he is not perfect. But, he is honest and straight forward without insulting ANYONE and without stooping to the level of Gov. Palin, Rush Limbaugh or Jon Voight.
    I was not a Democrat, but following the last elections, the current Republican Party demeanor, and for as long as this type of ‘campaign’ continues, I will NEVER give my vote for the Republican Party.

    June 10, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  288. Charlie Erickson

    Hey Boyd Williamson, North Vietnam didn't defeat us. When they overran South Vietnam in 1975, we had been gone for two years. We pulled out in 1973, and left the South Vietnamese to defend themselves, which sort of sounds like what everyone wants us to do with Iraq. Though political goals were not achieved, don't blame it on those Veterans who served there.

    It's uninformed statements like this, that keep adding to the stigma attached to the public's view of Vietnam Veterans.

    Charlie.

    June 10, 2009 at 3:57 pm |
  289. ED

    The problem with the Republican party is that they got beat in the last election and it was by a black man. Suck it up and deal with it. Quit slamming him and give him a chance. who knows, he could be right and you wrong. Go Obama.

    June 10, 2009 at 6:48 pm |
  290. Tom Harper

    Oh, that's right. He wasn't in Deerhunter. Who is this loser anyway?

    June 11, 2009 at 10:44 am |
  291. Joey Montgomery

    It is apparently more obvious everyday how the Republicans,well some Republicans are becoming more desperate to regain their status and political clout in this country.They have tried to come up with, and say anything to try an bring down President Obama and his administration.Look the President has only been in office for less than six months,and to think he can fix this mess that he has inherited from the former Republican party administration is foolish.Lets get real!Cleaning up this mess and to try to regain our status in the world is going to take alot longer than six months,it's going to take years.So lets stop trying to blame President Obama for the situation that were are in and put the blame where it is due(The last Republican administration).And work with our president to succeed, instead of failing to succeed.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:57 am |
  292. Sommer Loar

    Voight is but one of a handful of ignorant hard right republicans who are too busy whining over the fact that the Republican party has lost any chance of running this country because they re too hard headed to work together in the first place. I see so many comments, status messages and whatnot saying America should be ashamed of themselves for voting for Obama. That makes me sick! My husband is currently serving his country in Iraq so that people like those ignorant republicans can vote every 4 years! The fact that more people in America voted this past election should be considered a victory, not a mistake. I don't give a hoot who anyone voted for, it isn't my place to judge. However, there are young people losing their lives every day overseas to make sure America keeps their freedom to vote for whomever they want and support. John Voight's ignorant commentary, presidential bashing is just a slap in the face of all the soldiers who have lost their lives along with their families. The republican part and their supporters just keep proving their immaturity and inability to lead this country. Why don't we all work together and get this country back on its feet? Get over your childish whining, and do something!

    June 11, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  293. Clarence Wordlaw, Jr.

    The United States constitution allows for freedom of speech for Americans. That includes idiots, haters, NO republicans, B-class actors, kkk sympathizers, seemingly-pschotic newcasters and
    commentators, politicians who are always right and so on.
    In the end, consider the source, and move on.

    June 11, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

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