RNC 2012: Jon Voight Says "[Obama] Downgraded Us Economically and Militarily"

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Jon Voight doesn't trust the media. And he certainly doesn't trust the current administration. The 73-year-old actor is in Tampa this week, exploiting the last drop of celebrity blood left in him to bash President Obama's first term and encourage the American public to vote for Mitt Romney in November.

But what's his reasoning? Riptide caught up with Voight at the Republican National Convention to find out what the star of masterpieces like Superbabies: Baby Geniuses II can tell us about economic policy.
Voight had just wrapped up an interview inside Google's media center in the Tampa Convention Center, an inviting, tech-centric space were members of the press congregate to file reports from the comfort of fiberglass pods and modular furniture. The actor accused President Obama of single-handedly "downgrading" United States. 

"He's downgraded us economically and militarily," Voight told a crowd of reporters. "And four more years of this, we'll be cornered." 

Riptide approached Voight to try to get more answers. He was not interested in elaborating.

"Who are you?" Voight barked at us." Are you a journalist? Are you a photographer?"

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He stalked off before we could get any more answers. That's all the Voight wisdom we'll get today, apparently. 

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Myrantz
Myrantz

I only wish he could have given details or elaborate what he said

 

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

“we have a national debt that’s out of control, they send us to wars we shouldn’t be fighting in.

 

 

War isn't civilized. War is failure. It's the ultimate result of a breakdown in public policy, and soldiers are the machines that handle that breakdown. In warfare, you're taught to do whatever you have to, to stay alive. When the killing stops in one place, it starts in another, but that's okay... 'cause you're killing for your country. But it ain't your country who asks you, it's a few men up top who want it. Old men start it, young men fight it, nobody wins, everybody in the middle dies... and nobody tells the truth! God's gonna make all that go away?

 

 

rabbipedro
rabbipedro

 voight  is a sad and pathetic creature. I worked on the annual Chabad Telethon in LA and he would always show up wearing a yarmulke begging for some air time. The rabbis would put him on and it  was embarrassing watching him as a non-Jew trying to out Jew the Jews, Anything to get on TV.  

Andres Aguirre
Andres Aguirre

LOL Way to downgrade Voight's awesome film career, ass hats

Seth Brawer
Seth Brawer

A lot more than the Miami New Times can

Eddy Carballo
Eddy Carballo

Yeah cuz Sean Penn and Douchebag Afleck are the ultimate authorities on economics and politics.

Chetter
Chetter

He abandoned you like he did Angelina ;(

Gabriel C. Yunes
Gabriel C. Yunes

jon voight has done some pretty awesome movies and i respect him as an actor, but um he needs to stfu about politics and economy. that is all..

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