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Legendary singer rips President Obama on Fox Business

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I really do not understand why entertainers decide to rip elected officials in the United States (or anywhere around the globe for that matter). It is just bad image management. Why risk alienating your fanbase publically over what you privately believe.

It is not even a matter of what side of the political spectrum you land on - I think it is always a risk.

Pat Boone does not agree with me. The legendary signer, famous for both his pop work as well as his gospel, is not the biggest Barack Obama fan (an understatement, to say the least). He appeared today on Fox Business News with Neil Cavuto where they discussed the deficit and sequestration. 

Using rhetoric that would put him right at home at a Tea Party rally, Boone accused Obama of being a socialist, with the goal of destroying America's economic progress through bad policy.

"He is following his playbook, which is Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals," he said. "This is the guy that trained him to be a community organizer, a Marxist, a socialist, a progressive, who wrote the rules for doing what Mr. Obama is doing."

Cavuto disagreed with Boone on this, which just caused Boone to dig his heels in deeper.

"He has a plan, he thinks it’s good for America — a virtually socialist nation in which nobody gets rich, government is in charge of everything," he said, adding that he was on the president's "enemies list." Maybe it is because he has also wrongly accused Obama of being a Kenyan Muslim in the past.

Should entertainers speak out about these kind of things?

 


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Person:
- Pat Boone
- Neil Cavuto
Network:
- FOX BUSINESS NETWORK

Written by: Hamatosan
Mar 14th, 2013, 7:14 am

Images courtesy of Fox Business Network

Professor Slim

Message Posted On Mar 19th, 2013, 1:30 pm
Apropos the word "socialist": now that "liberal" is no longer such a dirty word, the far-right tries something else. Socialist? Even if Obama were a socialist, even a little bit, this rhetoric would never gain the traction that "liberal" did. There have been, still are liberals in elected office, holding power. All of one socialist post-1932 (Bernie Sanders, VT. Sen.). Might as well call the President a Roundhead or Jacobite.
Above Average American (I

Message Posted On Mar 19th, 2013, 1:25 pm
Americans (and some others) look up to celebrities. They're rich, they don't have to work, and they get to do stuff every day most of us will never have a chance to do once. So, they must know something, they must have opinions worth following, right? The bright side is that the star-struck millions have a gerbil's attention span, so a week from now they won't remember any of it. Note also where this aired. Nobody takes Fox News seriously. Not even the right wing of the GOP, save the fast-dwindling Tea Party hardcore (more like a Tea Wake than a party these days).
Anonymous

Message Posted On Mar 15th, 2013, 10:54 pm
You should have listened to your grandfather here instead of posted and revealed yourself to be a jackass.
Sport-N-Wood

Message Posted On Mar 15th, 2013, 1:08 pm
Socialist : a member of a party or political group advocating socialism. Synonyms commie, comrade, Red, communist Related Words leftist, lefty, pink, pinko, social democrat; Bolshevik, Leninist, Leninite, Maoist, Marxist, Stalinist, Trotskyist, Trotskyite; extremist,radical No I think he got right on the mark. All those terms describe Owebumer and his crew of cronies. I think you might want to do like my grandfather wants told me " You can keep quiet and let people think you are an idiot, or open your mouth and prove that you are."
Fake Me Out

Message Posted On Mar 14th, 2013, 1:31 pm
Pat Boone is a) still alive? b) not relevant to anybody or anything? c) a few cards short of a full deck? d) desperate for a few more minutes of time in the limelight?
wynn

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Message Posted On Mar 14th, 2013, 8:14 am

Definitely not in this way, shape or form, and it's sad that it's happening this much. Or actually, at least we get to see some of their true colors, for whatever that's worth. All in all it seems they just don't care enough.

 

"A Socialist", hah. Gotta love how that word has been turned into a mocking term, and is now flung around every other day. Does he even know the actual precise meaning of the word? It certainly doesn't seem that way :/

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