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

    Who is this guy Voight........??? Perhaps he should have used a teleprompter to delivver this little speech that he didnt appear to have written himself. His message sounds like the same good ole boy message living in the hearts of every day closet racist. Mr Voight, its okay, but you will have to let go of your White Male Phobia!! America is going to be just fine!!!!!

    June 9, 2009 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  2. Rumpusgoopus

    You know, ever since I heard about Obama, I had to wonder: what did actor Jon Voight think about him? Now I know. Thanks CNN for that wonderful coverage.

    June 9, 2009 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  3. videodrome

    Forget it, Voight.
    America is NOT the "great liberator" and should have never been put in this role to begin with.
    I am tired of the expense and sacrifice that this country has made, just to have our borders overtaken by illegals and every anchor baby becoming a citizen. The fact that being BORN in this country to LEGAL parents means nothing anymore.
    Go back to living in your glory days, Voight.

    June 9, 2009 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  4. Gus

    Nice to see someone standing up against Obama.

    June 9, 2009 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  5. JP

    what exactly does Jon Voigt have to add to polital discourse in this country? I still have a clear memory of Mr. Voigt as the 'Midnight Cowboy'. Now he's preaching to me on the morals of a president who does not wear his apparently deeply held religious beliefs on his sleeve. I wish Mr. Voigt would attend to his own relationship with God rather then spend his time questioning someone else's faith. Of course, he part of that right-wing conservative cabal that navigates through the world and makes political hay by questioning the faith of others. I'm thinking that the last election was a message from the American electorate that this ain't workin'. Maybe Mr. Voigt didn't get the memo.

    June 9, 2009 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  6. TM in CO

    I don't believe I've ever heard Obama call himself a "prophet", the "Messiah" or anything remotely like it. Regardless of who likes it or not, he is our President and if he fails, so do the American people......Was the same when GW Bush was President. He did fail and so did the American people...............................

    June 9, 2009 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  7. EJ

    what's that phrase I'm looking for again.. oh yeah, shut up and act?

    June 9, 2009 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  8. Sandy


    June 9, 2009 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  9. KLK

    Voight is looney tunes. And to think, this is the guy the GOP chose to be the MC at their event. Very telling. Very telling, indeed.

    June 9, 2009 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  10. Ann

    God. No wonder his daughter won't have a thing to do with him. What an embarrassment to the human race. You have to be proud of your parents and respect them – who could be proud and respect this? Time for him to permanently join the unemployed has-been actors association.

    June 9, 2009 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  11. Eva, Falls Church, VA

    My brain is bleeding – that was painful to listen to. "Only we..." excludes anyone who is different from him. I have a problem with that.

    June 9, 2009 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  12. rightminded

    One time I would like to hear Voight say "everything Obama has recommended has been disaster" and actually point out specifically what he means. The man has been president for less than 5 months. Bush was president for 8 months when 9/11 happened. Was he a complete and total falure because he let that happen? Rhetoric without substance serves only to agitate the unthinking.

    June 9, 2009 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  13. dblzap

    Both voit and gringrich need to stuff a sock in it!

    The conservitive adjenda has put us into the mess we are in and it will take time to undo the damage 30 years of Regan economics to be repaired

    America is not about a "owner ship" society where if your smart enough and willing to sell your soul to the almighty dollar you can get ahead on the backs of the rest of us!

    June 9, 2009 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  14. Jon Voight, the actor?

    good, cause we just don't have enough shooting from the hip about this new president

    it is really to early to condem or to praise, but I do think all his hard work is paying off and it is improving, if only slightly

    no, not a prophet, but we are very lucky he decided to serve, and he is doing a great job

    June 9, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  15. B40

    Right ON!!! So nice to hear a voice of reason from a Hollywood person. Voight is a stand-up guy.

    June 9, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  16. Lilia from MD

    I think you just saw a Zionist at its best. God save us from people like him.

    June 9, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  17. Vickie

    "We, and we alone are the right frame of mind to free this nation from this Obama oppression."
    WHAT ?????
    There's your problem right there. Thinking that YOUR way is the ONLY way!

    Oh, and the false prophet thing, that's rich! 🙂

    June 9, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  18. HK

    Someone needs to remind Mr Voight how we got into this mess. It really amazes me how the Republicans have a short memory.

    June 9, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  19. Fresh

    Wow, Jon is really showing how egotistical people can be. I didn't know that we (americans) were the liberaters of the whole world. I must have missed that news story. He seems to think he knows everything, maybe it is he who is the "false prophet".

    June 9, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  20. L. Hutchison

    Where is Voight's pointed white hood? I bet he's off to have a scotch on the rocks with Cheney. These hateful bigoted old white men cannot accept defeat. Pathetic that.

    June 9, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  21. Rumpusgoopus

    Well, we have that, but what does Jon Voight think of Ted Kennedy? MN Governor Tim Pawlenty? Adam Lambert? There are so many unanswered questions.

    June 9, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  22. jayson69

    And Voigt's an idiot who's own daughter despises him...

    I haven't heard Obama saying he's come from God to carryout a religious mission. He's just like all other politicians and Presidents and promotes his ideas and plans. Nothing wrong with that.

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

    Finally, someone has the nerve to stand up and say it. This man is a complete disaster. He has no clue on how the real world works. Obama is the real enemy of America. The next 3 1/2 years can't go by fast enough.

    June 9, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  24. Fla.

    A right wing actor who supported Rudy Giuliani, of all people, is projecting "false prophet" onto someone else. Oh, the irony...

    Quick, someone call Pat Robertson for another endorsement. LOL

    Credibility, please.

    June 9, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  25. Maria

    What's wrong with Mr. Voight? Obame took the presidency in January 2009 ... and is he making this nation weak? ... What is all that about US conquering the rest of the world? .... What is he suggesting ... US should subgugate other nations? ... Is that the spirit of globalization? Respect to others? .. is Mr. Voight suggesting that the freedom Americans enjoy cannot or should not be enjoyed by non-Americans? ... Really, Mr. Voight ... what's wrong with you?

    June 9, 2009 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
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