From M2 at VotingFemale Speaks!
Andy Williams accuses Barack Obama of following Marxist theory
Andy Williams, the veteran pop singer, has accused Barack Obama of “following Marxist theory” and “wanting the country to fail”.
Williams, a lifelong Republican whose hits include Moon River and Music To Watch Girls By, told the Radio Times he thought Mr Obama wanted to turn the US into a “socialist country”.
The 81-year-old was a friend of the Kennedy family during the 1960s and was present at the Los Angeles rally where Robert F Kennedy was assassinated in 1968.
“I was very close to Bobby and he asked me to be a delegate for him when he ran for president,” he said.
“He knew about me being a Republican, but just laughed and said, ‘Sign yourself in as a Democrat and then change back afterwards’. Sadly, I never got to do that.
“I was very close to Teddy Kennedy, too, and his death recently brought it all back. What a tragedy. Had he lived, I think Bobby would have been a great president.”
But Williams had a less favourable opinion of the current president.
“Don’t like him at all,” he said, “I think he wants to create a socialist country. The people he associates with are very Left-wing. One is registered as a Communist.
“Obama is following Marxist theory. He’s taken over the banks and the car industry. He wants the country to fail.”
Politicians, media personalities and conservative activists have accused the US president of espousing socialist ideas.
Earlier this month, Jim Greer, the chairman of the Republican Party in Florida, said he was “absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama’s socialist ideology”, after the US leader appeared in a televised address to be shown in classrooms around the country.
RAH-ROH! The most fervent practitioners of argumentum ad hominem and the purveyors of illogical propaganda about redistribution of wealth such as Gibbs, Emanuel, Michelle, Axlerod, Soros, Rockefeller, CNN, ABC, Inmelt, MSNBC, Matthews, Couric, Cooper, Gibson, Bertha Lewis, Oprah, Gates, AP Obama, Maddow, Campbell, Moore, Kerry, and Dowd WILL NOT LIKE THIS PUBLIC, PUBLISHED, and GLOBALLY DISTRIBUTED ARTICLE ONE BIT!
Too bad they can’t do anything about it. The Earth is not uniformly in agreement with their Marxist-oppressive dictator and idol, Hugo Chavez. Freedom of the Press will survive!
P.S. I guess Williams is a racist, right-wing extremist regardless of the fact that his best friends were the Kennedy brothers? What use is logic in a nation currently governed by the politics of personal destruction?
“But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society.
And to that extent as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the ESSENTIAL constraints that were placed by the founding fathers and the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted.
And Warren court interpreted it in the same way that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties, says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you. But it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government MUST DO on your behalf.
And that hasn’t shifted, and one of the, I think the tragedies of the civil rights movement was because the civil rights movement became so court focused, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and COMMUNITY ORGANIZING activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual COALITIONS OF POWER through which you bring about REDISTRIBUTIVE CHANGE, and in some ways we still suffer from that.”
—Barack Obama, 2001