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

    Jon Voight is an actor. 'Nuff said...

    June 9, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  2. Why??

    I'm surprised to find out Jon Voight is such a hater. But now I see his true colors. All the time the Republicans were driving this country and our military into shame, where was he then??

    June 9, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  3. Audrey Thomas

    this man Jon Voight is obviously a serious hater......to stand in front of the people of the US and say such untrue statements about a president who brings about a spirit of hope, change and positivity to our nation. people like Voight are the reason that the US is in the situation it is today.....so sad!!

    June 9, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  4. Ann

    I understand completely that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but COME ON!!! Did the President EVER say or imply in any way shape or form that he wanted to be viewed as a prophet. Has he EVER presented himself as such? Of all the ridiculous criticisms to date, this has to be the most outrageous of them all. Our President has not even completed a year yet and we are already expecting him to have fixed issues that are tremendous in size and convaluted in every aspect of their detail. What a role we are trying to make him step into, what an unfair assumption and how absurd can we be to expect these things from the President and the current administration in such a short time frame. It's as if some expect him to have a magic want to wash away all the issues the country is currently faced with. People...we all need to understand that it took a great deal of time for things to get as tangled and as detrimental as they are now, and it will take a much GREATER amount of time for policies and regulations to be set in place to resolve them. Whatever your feelings about our President, the administration or the current state of our country – let's be resonable and allow them the opportunity to work together in order to get the country back on its feet. It should not matter who our leader is in body, but what the vision that they hold to bring the country together and to put us in a better position that we are currently. Patience is definitely a virtue that we all need to embrace in these trying times and this type of criticism is not helping.

    June 9, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  5. Roger

    And who listens to a man who cheats on his wife and leaves his family for his own ambitions? On that's right, Jon Voight. Stick to acting.

    June 9, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  6. Jason

    So Voight says our president is "weak" but at the same time, he's also "oppressive". Are there any thinking republicans left? Ones that can voice a framework of ideas instead of just spouting negatives (contadictory negatives at that).
    We've had 8 years of so-called "strong" defense but that didn't get us anywhere but in debt and the wars have not ended. I'll take Obamas approach any day.

    June 9, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  7. russell

    Who care 's what John Voight thinks , he's not a politician or running for public office , what I do see is constant republican attacks on the current administration , When will they decide to help trhe American people with solutions for this ailing economy , Amercians are tired of the constant bickering that the republican party haqs displyed over the past several months , how about rolling up your sleeves , and help the president come up with better solutions other than just complain about what you might be a better way to get us out of this mess that you so called greedy republicans got us into , and yes republicans are responsible for this mess , did you guys speak up when you knew that Bush/Cheney was giving no-bid cintracts to Haliburton , companies that Cheney himself worked for , so let's nbe clear about the lies perpetrated against Americans , how about doing this country a real service and help with the problems at hand and stop worrying about grabbing power away from our elected President .

    June 9, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  8. Larry

    I hope to see comments from the right condemning Voight as they would Sean Penn or Martin Sheen. "He's just an actor!" "Keep your opinions to yourself!" Don't disappoint me, wingnuts!

    June 9, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  9. Andy

    Who is this blow hole? Why do we care what some unknown 'actor' thinks? Actors really need to stay out of politics.

    June 9, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  10. Drew

    I find it funny that people like Voight take the time to open bash President Obama every chance they get. When Bush was sending our country rapidly into quicksand people like him wanted everyone to jump on the Bush wagon and be patriotic. I didnt know life was so bad from his million dollar seat in his million dollar home while he eats meals prepared by his chef... Tell him to come to Iraq/Afghanistan and stay a while... see what's REALLY going on and then he can go make a speech with another hideous tie...And it seems like every celebrety wants to be a politician now a days... maybe he should be a politician.... his acting career was below average anyway.

    June 9, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  11. buki

    one thing i know obama is not the messiah. he has no solution to middle east problem.

    June 9, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  12. T

    I hope that he will find work after this because having conservative beliefs in Hollywood means serious discrimination.

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

    Obama really believes he is the savior. Combine that with all the sheep and you get a situation that reminds me of WWII.

    June 9, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  14. Robert

    Why was he speaking at a Republican function? The only qualification they need is that the speaker actually be able to open their mouths, who cares if they have any insight on the topic at hand, right? He can't even be a decent father to his children, what is his opinion on politics worth?

    June 9, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  15. D Stewart-Atlanta

    This coming from a man whose own children dont care for him! Go figure! What did the Bush/Cheney Administration do for America. NADA! President Obama has never claimed to be a prophet or anything of the kind.

    June 9, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  16. Shelby

    I hope this man doesn't speak for all Americans. That is scary stuff he's putting forward, none of which is true. People don't really believe this garbage do they?

    June 9, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  17. Larry Rosenberg

    Mr. Voight would do well to stick to that which he knows, acting. He might also do well to read up on Western Civilization. Take your time and learn before spouting round-robin rhetoric. You didn't do to well with simple relationships such as that which you don't possess with your daughter so why do you think you can advise the world's relationships. Study first, then speak.

    June 9, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  18. TRUTH

    to late john (keep your unimportant opinion to yourself) the gop is gone thanks to bush/cheney

    June 9, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  19. BillW

    Hear, Hear!

    June 9, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  20. john from dallas

    hmm. all i'm hearing is the usual rhetoric from an outdated and outmoded actor whose party didn't win.
    boo hoo for me. whatever. go cry under a rock voight.

    June 9, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  21. Truth Teller

    Voight needs to stick to acting and stay out of politics.

    June 9, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  22. Allentown teacher

    OMG. I cannot believe that someone said this! Is this the world we face?

    June 9, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  23. Shawn Delaney

    I agree. Obama is TOO secretive. I expected President Obama to share the truth about the world to the people. From there I expected him to lead the world into healing. So far I see him defending the mighty corporations with bailouts with nothing left over for the real people of the world – us INDIVIDUALS.

    Mr. Voight – I salute your position.

    Shawn Delaney

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

    It appears to Jon and his friends that it is acceptable, indeed our god-given duty (hey, Jon is the one who brought up religion by his use of the term prophet, right?) to wield the heavy hand and subject the rest of the world to our way of life. By golly, god is on our side evidently. So, we invade Iraq under false pretenses, but then wonder why the rest of the world does not kowtow to our "superiority."

    June 9, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  25. Louisa

    Will someone please tell me a single thing Voight has done for the needy/homeless people in his community rather than making a speech and accusing the president.

    Come to think about it.... why didn't he run for president? Well.... I guess it's always easier to criticize and call others names.

    June 9, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
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