June 9th, 2009
06:41 PM ET
soundoff (375 Responses)
  1. RH

    One boggles at the Republicans' continued use of religious terminology to attack Obama that only appeals to the fringe that failed to elect them last year.

    It's the "messiah" tag that really gives me pause. Most, myself included, think this is ridiculous, of course, and Obama has never said anything of the sort about himself. Just for the sake of argument, though, what if he did turn out to be a messiah? What would be so bad about that? The world could certainly use one.

    June 9, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  2. Too True For You

    INTERESTING how the republicans love to deride actors and celebrity involvement in democratic politics, but sure don't miss any opportunity to trot out the occasional D list hack that will shill for them.

    Did I say "interesting"? Perhaps a better term is "hypocritical".

    June 9, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  3. didn't realize Jon Voight was an expert

    then he should do more, run for office, share his expertise, not just shoot from the hip with baseless statements from the cheap seats

    that is our job

    June 9, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  4. David De Vore

    It amazes me how people just don't want to realize fact. Obama and the Democrates did not create the state that this country is in today, and have only been in office for less than a year trying to fix a collasping econony brought on by corruption at the top level of our Corportations, and the cost of a war that we now realize we should not have been in. Voight calls Obama the false prophet, but my question is when has he called himself a prophet of any kind? Obama has never said he plans to sweet talk his way to peace, but he wants to try another approach towards obtaining a peaceful state instead of acting like a bully towards smaller nations. As far as who will proctect Isarel, she can take care of herself quite well and has been doing so very well by oppressing another people as they have pledge never to be oppressed themselves. The GOP needs to stop with the childish bickering and make an effort to try a different approach to making this nation a great one as it once was.

    June 9, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  5. Audrey

    Who the devil is Jon Voight? Why would he think anyone would pay attention to him? He had better watch his words. He's one of those that find it hard to believe that an African American has the brains to lead this nation. He thinks Sarah Palin does. Please give us all a break, and go find Angelina and mend fences with her.

    June 9, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  6. Kate

    Unbelievable! Comments like that are why I left the Republican party this year. Just when you think the comments and actions can't be any more ridiculous, extreme and loaded with hatred, someone else from the party comes out with something more ridiculous.

    All I can say is, I'm glad I'm no longer a republican!

    June 9, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  7. Brooklyn Boy

    If anyone has a clue to what Voight is talking about – please educate me. This little clip has no context. Who was he talking to? Where did the speech take place. How and when did Jon Voght become an expert on foreign policy?

    June 9, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  8. L. Jones

    Let me start by saying false prophet President Obama is not. I haven't heard him prophesy not once. Everyone thinks we are a weaker nation because of Obama, but that is quite the opposite. No one wanted to talk to the U.S. regarding peace or anything else because they had not respect for us nor our former leaders. There have been more talks of peace and possiblitlies of wars ending in the last six months, than in the last eight years. Jon Voight needs to not worry about whether or not President Obama is a false prophet and take a cue from him on how to be a father and family man. Go mend things with your children and build a relationship with them and your grandchildren and then just maybe I can listen to anything you have to say about President Obama. He has worked harder and done more in the last six months, than Bush did in eight years.

    June 9, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  9. walter

    what were the other options Mr Voight??

    June 9, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  10. Bruce Taylor, Berkeley, CA

    Jon Voight should go back to acting.....oh, that's right, he can't do that anymore either.
    The Republican Party is desperate for any sign of life. The only problem is they keep dredging up wraiths like Gingrich and Palin and parading them out as if they were new.

    June 9, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  11. Jared

    It's great how he makes incredibly bold claims about how everything Obama has done has been wrong...and then moves on to his next point. These people have nothing to back their claims with...they don't even try! Is he implementing a lot of new strategies and policies? Of course. Can you place judgment on if they have worked or failed yet? OF COURSE NOT!!! Give the man some time for Pete's sake. If his ideas truly do not work, than we should have a national discussion. Until you give the man time, all you look like is a biased Obama hater who wouldn't shake the man's hand even if he walked on water.

    And may I mind you Mr. Voight, Obama is still cleaning up Bush's mess. Keep your religious rhetoric and false prophet nonsense jargon in the far right think tank fear machine where it belongs.

    June 9, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  12. steve

    Way to go Jon. A hollywood actor willing to tell the truth and not just go along with the rest of the obamabots...God bless this Man.

    June 9, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  13. lxm

    Thankyou!!! you hit the nail on the head...I totally agree. Obama is a disgrace!!!

    June 9, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  14. Jerry

    How does one make in intelligent argument of "everything Obama has recommended has turned out disasterously..", when hardly ANYTHING he has recommended has had time to produce results?

    "....bring an end to this false prophet..." ??? BRING AN END!?

    Voight has gone round the bend.

    June 9, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  15. Ferlin Hussein

    Obama is more than a "false prophet" as described in the Holy Bible. Obama is likely the Anti-Christ. The next few years will tell the tale about whether he is the Anti-Christ or not; watch and see, and by all means ask Almighty God to protect us from that evil.

    June 9, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  16. fortydammer

    This guy is crazy! Finding peace in the middle east doesn't start with a big stick. We have found what happens when we stop talking to these people. Everything we have done the past eight years has increased the hate of people all over the world. Go to Russia, Germany, Japan, France, or most any other country in the world, and you will find out just how much they have moved away from the United States. We need to start talking to the world again! We cannot embark on wars without good reason, and without backing from the rest of the world. We shouldn't go to war unless we have too. Clearly the discontent in this country is growing. It starts with the hate spewed out by Rush, Hanity, and Beck. Just eight years ago Hanity was on radio and TV telling everyone to stand behind their President "regardless of your opinion of his views" "BECAUSE HE IS YOU PRESIDENT" It was the patriotic Hanity, one that doesn't make money unless he stirs up the worst in people. Remember people, everything Obama is doing now is coming from a collective of intellectual minds from think tanks across this country. If you think he is making this up as he go's you are seriously mistaken. Just because Obama is listening to the Palestinians, and telling the Jews to back off on new settlements, doesn't mean he is selling out to terrorist. Hollywood is owned by corporate Jewish America, so folks like Voight are going to speak out. Israel wants peace in the middle east! Their lives depend on it! The Corporate American Jewish Community has different ideas for Israel.

    June 9, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  17. James

    Good point, we shouldn't be "sitting and waiting, watching for the possibility of a new holocaust"

    What's your solution? You're solution is Genocide, Mr Voight. You want to act first and kill all of our enemies so they couldn't possibly harm anyone... whether they had malicious intent or not because we can't take any chances. You're a hypocrite!

    June 9, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  18. Jim W.

    Jon Voight should stick to acting.

    June 9, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  19. Ren from Baltimore

    Has everyone else also noticed, Mr. Voight, a wonderful actor, seems to be continuing his recent "anti-go'vt contractor bad-guy" role on the series "24"? Jon, the season is over, you were blown up in that SUV, the role is kaput.

    The lines you used last night were from that show. Either you are plagiarizing your character's lines, or you were not acting after all--either way, you lose at this one.

    June 9, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  20. Cheryl

    Once again this guy has embarrassed himself and his family. What a joke.

    June 9, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  21. Ted

    Are we supposed to take this man seriously? He's an actor, and I like him as an actor. He's no political analyst, so maybe he's still acting at the behest of another.

    June 9, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  22. JodyG

    We are not only the strongest nation, but the leader in torturing our enemies. If this joker thinks Obama is bad, how does he classify the last administration?

    June 9, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  23. Bradd Scharping

    Is this a joke???

    June 9, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  24. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    Thanks, Jon, now go back to your busy schedule, sir. Oh, you don't have one? Imagine that! Angelina was enough, eh?!

    June 9, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  25. BobAbrams

    I love Voight. He was AWESOME at this event!!!

    June 9, 2009 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
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