Skip to comments.Andy Williams accuses Barack Obama of following Marxist theory
Posted on 09/28/2009 5:28:55 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
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.
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I was just listening to his version of The First Noel on Youtube. Great Singer and Great American.
Always loved Andy Williams!
Love him even more now, LOL.
“My huckleberry friend” has a lot of common sense that’s missing in the WH!!
racist and capitalist!
I knew I loved Andy Williams!
I'm impressed - the man keeps up ...
Wow! I already have some of his recordings downloaded, and I think that I’ll have to download some more!
Andy is now singing about “Moonbat River”.
More and more Americans by the millions are speaking out against this deliberate destruction of our country. When Zero is finally exposed for one and all to realize what he is, he will take his cohorts in the US Congress down with him.
Kinda doesn’t make sense.
Good for him. Maybe some of the clueless voters from his generation will open their eyes to the present situation now that he said something. You know, the ones whose grandkids bugged them to vote for obozo.
Of course many of them worshipped FDR, so they’re a lost cause.
I recall him being a big Kennedy supporter (Jack)
Look, I’m no fan of Teddy...but I talked to friends of the family...one a former conservative senator on the funeral day and they were touched.
Apparently, if Kennedy compromised and gave his word to support something, he did it.
I was surprised, but let’s face it, we have a whole new ball game nowadays, some senators and congresspeople make Teddy look like a moderate....
He changed his life in his latter years when he met Victoria...she kicked the enablers and users to the curb and made him a slightly better man...maybe a much better man
Again, not fond of his politics, but he was able to work WITH other senators.
I thought he was a better man than this! Geeeeeez
"Don't like him at all." "Marxist."
Would have won had we run him instead of McPatsy.
Celebrities are influential far beyond their actual worth, but I NEVER expected such a BIG reaction from such a diminuetive celebrity!!! He's still blind to the fact that Teddy "the swimmer" Kennedy was one of the first big name Dems to flat out endorse the little Chicago Commonist!!!
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