In a strange, and almost elementary school-styled op-ed for the Washington Times, Jon Voight seems to be exposing himself as an easily manipulated doofus and political neophyte. That he has an Academy Award in his closet seems to be the only reason he was given so much ink because this thing stinks to high heaven and reads like the most obvious GOP talking points.
Opening with a tried and true appeal to parents out there, Voight paints himself as a concerned caregiver and involved father.
We, as parents, are well aware of the importance of our teachers who teach and program our children. We also know how important it is for our children to play with good-thinking children growing up.
Is he talking about the kids, including daughter Angelina Jolie, who never speak to him? Is that really how you want to start this conversation, Jon?
But it gets stranger when Voight claims that Obama "grew up" with the folks who make up the Right's hall of shamers like scary black preacher, Jeremiah Wright, and treasonous ex-Weatherman, Bill Ayers.
Sen. Barack Obama has grown up with the teaching of very angry, militant white and black people: the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, William Ayers and Rev. Michael Pfleger. We cannot say we are not affected by teachers who are militant and angry. We know too well that we become like them, and Mr. Obama will run this country in their mindset.
WTF??? I thought Obama grew up in a madrassa overseas!?!? The fact that Obama has renounced and repudiated and announced every other sort of rejection of Farrakhan clearly isn't enough for Jon Voight. That Obama merely sits on a board with Bill Ayers, against whom all charges have been dropped, is also of little concern when you're spinning yarns for the loopy tinfoil hat set. All you need to do is plop those names next to Obama's and the smell rubs off. Done!
What's most puzzling though is Voight's admission that he easily fooled by propaganda and political posturing.
The Democrats have targeted young people, knowing how easy it is to bring forth whatever is needed to program their minds. I know this process well. I was caught up in the hysteria during the Vietnam era, which was brought about through Marxist propaganda underlying the so-called peace movement.
Given how many obvious GOP talking points he's dropped in this steaming turd of an op-ed, how can we be sure he's not being hoodwinked again, this time by political hacks on the Right?