Jon Voight takes break from stalking daughter Angelina Jolie, pens idiotic letter accusing Obama of being a false prophet
Jon Voight was once famous for being the bumpkin prostitute in Midnight Cowboy , but lately his only claim to fame has been producing the sperm that imparted half of Angelina Jolie 's genetic gifts. And Voight has never let us forget it--he made numerous appearances talking about Angelina's pregnancy and state of health even when he was estranged from her and had less fresh gossip about her than the average Entertainment Tonight fan.
This is the man who decided to get up on a high horse about family values in Washington Times. In a letter published by the conservative rag, Voight accuses Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama of "sowing the seeds of socialism" in our youth and of being a messianic figure with feet of clay.
Voight begins his letter with an appeal to parenthood, which is a bit ridiculous in light of his own failure in that department:
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.
So what exactly is a "good-thinking child"? Someone who french kisses her brother on national TV?
Next Voight shows he knows absolutely nothing about the man he has come to bury:
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.
Unless those men were hanging out with Barry in Indonesia, he didn't "grow up" with them.
But never mind the facts, Voight has a vast leftwing conspiracy to expose:
The Democrats have targeted young people, knowing how easy it is to bring forth whatever is needed to program their minds.
So Voight is saying that young people, who have gotten heavily invested in the political process for the first time in decades, are victims of some sort of mind control? Like the Democratic Party is their Ratso Rizzo?
In conclusion, Voight writes:
This is a perilous time, and more than ever, the world needs a united and strong America. If, God forbid, we live to see Mr. Obama president, we will live through a socialist era that America has not seen before, and our country will be weakened in every way.
Yes, America will begin to resemble some kind of Hollywood star, going around adopting poor African kids and having lips that look like an inflatable pool toy.
Fuck you Jon Voight.
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