June 9th, 2009
06:41 PM ET
soundoff (375 Responses)
  1. Malcolm in St Louis

    Last night they raised half the money they usually do at this event.

    That says it all. Even their money bags do not want anything to with them. Without fresh ideas and cash they are going nowhere.

    June 9, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  2. Neva Stoltz

    John Voight at least has enough guts to tell it like it is, unlike the fawning of the news media. It is time to stop the socialism that Obama is taking this country to. I am an independent that left the Democrats because of their actions. Obama is bad for this nation and will take us to a third world level!

    June 9, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  3. Shelleyt

    IsupportAllourPresidents: This is not a matter of the Dems or Reps bringing out celebrities. We only put so much stock in what celebs have to say anyway. What is really sad is that this particular one is saying nothing of any substance or even making any sense! The USA has a chance to reverse some of the damage that has been done to our reputation, serious damage that endangers us more than any time in the past. That the Republicans can take something as respectful as our President's speech to the Muslim world, and turn it into a negative just clarifies how shaky the ground is under them. Very sad.

    June 9, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  4. Fatima

    Who or why would anyone care what this hate-filled idiot says about Obama, politics or anything else?

    Why is that people do not realize that the power America once had is long gone and this is a different world. Sooner we realize it, the better we all will be. No longer can we bully the rest of the world and expect them to lay-over and submit to our will!

    The views of Mr. Voit is full of hate and anger and we can all do without that. Life is full of challenges without the hate & anger imposed by guys like him.

    June 9, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  5. Obama = Bush

    What neolibs and neocons have in common is trendy authoritarianism rather than equalitarianism. What is happening now is a repeat of the past 8 years. Regardless of what party may be "best".

    The only unfortunate thing now is that there is a much larger "bill" attached, primarily due to finger-pointing being a very expensive game.

    When are we going to take ownership for our mistakes?

    June 9, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  6. AbbyNormal

    There are insane mindless supporters on both sides. The people who worship Obama are as ridiculous as the people who worshiped Bush. Americans have become so emotional and stuck in their positions, it's impossible to have a rational conversation about politics with anyone.

    June 9, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  7. Franco Tirado

    Jon we wish you had said that 8 yrs ago about Bush. Otheriwise we would had never attakece and invaded a nation that had nothing to do with 911 and would have safe BUSH & CHENEY the false prophets from committing the many crimes against humanity?

    Like waterboarding and all the other crimes against humanity committed in Iraq based on lies and false pretense from Bush, Cheney, Condi, Gonzales, Rummy, Rove and their war mongering cabinet members? Bush told us there was WMD and even showed us the "documents" we believed him and so did the world but those documents were false and he knew that and so did Cheney. That is why Colin Powel left after knowing that he lied to the US Nation on tv, "Those trailers that you see on these photos are now making WMD." What Bush didnt tell him was that those doc were false and yet Bush figured the country will listed to Powell for where there is fear there is power. Hittler, Mussolini, Lenin and Franco comes to mind.

    We seemed to forget that Saddam/Iraq had nothing to do with 911 at all or with Osama. NO link between Saddam and Al-Qaida yet we forced our ways into Iraq by declaring a war based on WMD! IT was all LIES LIES. Then when those lies came clear Bush started saying that we went there to liberated those Iraqis. Fact is there were better off under Saddan. They never wanted us there and during the process over 800,000 Iraqis are now dead. You seemed to forget that over 5 million Iraqis had been maimed and you also seemed to forget that over 7 million Iraqis had been displaced from their own land. Then over 5,000 GI's are dead and over 50,000 maimed and destroyed for life. What about their suffering families? FOr a needless war.

    The whole world kept saying, "there is not need to invaded Iraq there are not WMD." IF Chine or North Korea invades us would you fight to kill and chop their heads off too? YOU BETCHA!! We got ourselves into that mess and we get what we deserved for invading their land. Those folks were never terrorist until we went there. WE WERE THE TERRORIST! Yet now Bush and his palls now want to hid all the abuses/tortute/crimes committed during their regime?

    Maybe we should hide all the films and photos from the Nazis Holocoust. We dont want to offend the German soldiers and paint them in a bad light. Lets not even talk about what happened in 1940-1945

    If TODAY we are persecuting lLOW RANKING SS Nazi guards, who during WW2 didnt have much to do with decisions making, and if in the Trials at Nuremberg we brought to justice many of the counsel who follow the written law of its time or Hitler's law then why would those CIA and the many people like Cheney, Gonzales, Rummy, Wolfie, Rowe, Condie and Bush "the Buck Stops with HIM and Begins with him."
    Or is all the same once again like n Germany during WW2 when NO EVEN a Nazi Party court, had the right to judge an SS man. Very familiar right,?

    SO now Bush henchmen should go free? Torture, attacking and invading a nation and all the killing that follows has not time limitation. Injustice and wrong doings is accountable to all of those who took part of it. In less than 7 yrs Bush did more harm for the USA , world and Iraq than Saddan ever did in 50 yrs.

    One of the biggest problem with the Bush administration was that NOBODY was responsible for anything. NOBODY stood up and said, "I was wrong and it was my fault. Put me in jail." Always pointing the finger and blaming someone else or a low ranked soldier. Now Reps dont want Obama to prosecute any of Bush cabinet members. Otherwise, "the buck stops with Bush." I am sure Nazis were saying the same, "dont go after Hitler he is an ok kind of guy. And dont go after us we were just following orders and the written law of the land."
    Now Cheney, his daughter are the mouthpiece of the GOP. CHeney have said more in one week than in 8 yrs when he was the VP. But those abuses, torture, and other violations of the Geneva Conventions from Abou Ghraib to Guantanamo and other "secret rendition" locations were indeed "systemic" and ordered from the highest levels of the Bush administration.
    And ONLY REASON we don't have a "real picture of what went on" is the self serving secrecy of Bush, Cheney, Condi, Wolfowitz, Gonzales Rumsfeld, Perle, and the rest of the Bush administration.

    It the USA is weak on bringing these criminals to justice then I hope that Judge Garzon in Spain, or another international court is able to do so and remind us all that we cant forget the crimes of the SS Third Reich and we will never forge the atrocities of Bush policies either. NEVER!

    June 9, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  8. Scott Eye

    Wow, the comments I read on here are indicative of the liberal left. For eight years you on the left sat and threw giant spears at Pres. Bush and his administration. Every time he spoke, everytime someone spoke on behalf of his policies, you folks ranted and raved. Now, the shoe is on the other foot. The right will throw spears and you will have to endure. Obama and the left drug every liberal celebrity out of the closet and had them provide the mouthpiece for the Obama administration, and you clapped.

    Suck it up, prepare for the battle and understand your responsibilty when the economy and our foreign policy continues to tank – for it was YOU that voted for Obama.

    June 9, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  9. Art

    I'm tired of hearing so called ' Hollywood Types " spewing off their opinions in the news. Just because they have a soap box to stand on and the media prints their opinions that doesn't meen they have a brain or in this case any value.

    June 9, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  10. scott

    To all you blind Democrats... THE TRUTH HURTS, doesn't it?

    June 9, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  11. Dawn in Pa

    Wow, here comes the BIble.... No wonder his daughter Angelina Jolie wants nothing to do with him....

    The Republicans love to place fear into the American People and they think that is the way to go. Why does the GOP thinks we are gulliable.

    June 9, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  12. Angie Freeman

    And why does this guy have a microphone? Angelina and Brad, keep this guy away from your kids! Keep your venomous, hatred-filled garbage to yourself; exercise your right at the voting booth and be content with the outcome of a fair and just election. Write your Congressman, for God's sake. Beyond this seems treasonous to me. Sure, we all have a right to free speech, and thank God for it. Realize that the rancor you stir is purposeless, irresponsible, and perhaps even dangerous. With free speech comes much responsibility. I wish our President, our current government and their families my continued blessings, and pray that God keeps them in Her bosom. I pray for our country.

    June 9, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  13. Jackie Rawlings

    Fear makes people do strange things. After 8 years of hearing President Bush dictate to the World and the famous words If you not with me your against me. President Obama is just an intelligent Leader and looks to peace. Obama isn't interested in dictating to other countries are demanding they use US Policies. Most parents teach their kids to get along with other kids yet it seems adults now don't do the same thing. We're heard President Bush and Vice President Cheney lie for 8 years with the support of other Law Makers. Now Newt, Sarah, Rush and Cantor are fighting for the top spot. Newt left after his fake Contract with America the Americans knew nothing about and his mistress affair. Sarah lies so much it's hard to keep up and the famous I can see Russia from my window plus clueless to what the job of the VP is. Cantor lost his shot when he decided to go to see Britney Spears Circus Tour instead of working on the Republican Economy Plan. Now the speech by Actor Volt needed a scriptwriter as calling President Obama names wont change things. As for those who cheered well like sheep some will never think for themselves just follow as told.

    June 9, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  14. Philly Guy

    "We should be hailed as liberators"? "We are a weak nation"? What are you talking about? The Republicans created all this financial and military weakness! What a moron.
    The only thing you can do is have your daughter adopt about 1,000 more kids so she can single handedly help world hunger. Oh yeah. She won't talk to you anymore. Wonder why?

    June 9, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  15. Elsa Lee

    What a shock to see Jon Voigt – an actor I respected in his craft – say such drivel about President Obama and his attempts to bring nations together – the Republicans really need to start listening and stop this old and outdated rhetoric about the US saving the world. Don't they get it: all nations have to work together and I'd rather it be on a "playground" with similar goals of peace – than on a battlefield where everyone loses.

    June 9, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  16. New Independent

    At Last, someone who calls it the way it is. It is amazing how many Obama fans come to his rescue everytime someone disagrees with him. They need to take off their blindfolds. Lets see what they have to say in a couple more years and $$$$$ in debt.

    June 9, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  17. Roger

    TO ALL YOU REPUBLICANS get over it, it is our turn, you had it for 8 years and messed up everything. Now we are having to clean up your mess & make things better for us all.....President Obama has been in office less than 6 months & he has taken on more than any other president in history....we want to move forward all the GOP can talk about is the past...

    June 9, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |

    Is "ACTOR" Jon Voight for real? If Obama is a false prophet, what did that make Bush, the anti-Christ? Should we go back to byllying not only our enemies, but our allies as well to bend them to our will? We are better than that as a country. The last administration had so many countries hatiing us and our tactics that it was impossible for an American to travel overseas and not feel the hostility. Diplomacy and engaging in frank dialogue should not make Mr. Voight scared for this country's safety but he should welcome it with open arms. Last I checked what gave Mr. Voight the credentials or expertise to critique this administration's foreign policy?

    It seems that no matter what this administration does, the GOP has a negative comment on everything. GOP you are acting like a spoiled little child who can't have their way and proceeds to throw a temper tantrum. If this is your plan to attract more people to your (divisive) party, you are failing miserably.

    June 9, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  19. Jeff

    America as a nation has become weak and feeble. Until we stop being such whiners, the rest of the world will never respect us as a superpower. We have to negotiate with a knee in the chest and a knife at the enemies throat. That is what the rest of the world understands and respects. We will all pay for the weak administration we currently have and those that understand what must be done will have to come to power and clean up the mess.

    June 9, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  20. Joy

    It's amazing isn't it that all you Libs are offended by Voight yet it's ok for MTV, Liberal Hollywood and the biased media to praise Obama on every network they are on. Hollywood can't even have the Oscars without mentioning Obama. So don't get on Voights case...he speaks the truth. Obama is the worst president (actually he is an actor) we have ever had and has nothing in his pocket except the naivety and inexperience that the uneducated voter fell for. Keep watching MSNBC and CNN...Voight just boosted his career... Go Jon !!!

    June 9, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  21. Ruth, Orlando

    Is this what the GOP has come to? Who gives a rat's patoody what Jon Voight thinks. Is he a scholar? Is he now a politician? What experience does he bring to the table? Again, we witness the negative, angry, self-centered, destructive stance that the GOP is becoming all too well known for.

    June 9, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  22. BKrause

    The hope of the Republican Party: A combo ticket with Jon Voight and Sarah Palin...the combined intellect and spiritual resonance of a newt...all designed to lead us out of darkness.

    June 9, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
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