By Wyatt Earp | September 29, 2009
Wow, how bad is it when Andy freakin’ Williams starts attacking you? Seriously??
RT sent me this, and I laughed out loud when I read it. I mean, really, it’s Andy Williams! Who even knew Andy was still alive and kicking?
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 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.”
Notice he didn’t say he thought Teddy would be 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.” (H/T – UK Telegraph)
Okay, this is funny because getting slammed by Andy Williams is like being slammed by Pat Boone. I mean, it’s like getting ripped by your grandfather. That being said, the guy is just plain wrong.
Now, don’t misunderstand. I am not a fan of President Obama, and I think, thusfar, his policies have done far more harm than good. And while some of his oldest friends and casual advisers are people of questionable moral fiber, I don’t think Obama is following Marxist theory. I also don’t think he wants the country to fail, if for no other reason than his enormous ego would never let that happen on his watch.
Do I like the man’s policies? No. Do I want to see him reelected in 2012? Hell no. Do I think he’s a Marxist/Socialist/Communist? Absolutely not. If you want to claim that some of his policies have socialist undertones, I won’t object too much, but please stop with the demagoguery. It doesn’t help the conservative cause.