Matt Damon Is Right

Damon-PalinMatt Damon is right. American voters should be very concerned about Sarah Palin’s views of the world because there is a pretty decent chance she will become president during a McCain first term and a very good probability that she will inherit the mantle if the Senator were to win a second term. The average life expectancy for a white American male (according to the Center for Disease Control) is 75.6 years

Some factors to include: McCain would be the oldest president, 72.5 years old in January when the swearing-in of the next president takes place. McCain’s father died from a sudden heart attack at age 70. McCain’s grandfather died unexpectedly from a sudden heart attack at age 61. He has survived four skin cancers (melanomas), including one in 2000 that was classified as Stage IIa. He is an ex-smoker which, factored in, reduces life expectancy by ten per cent.

We Californians live under the specter of when the “Big One” will strike. We know a serious 8.0 or above earthquake is inevitable in our lifetimes. Under a McCain-Palin administration, Americans will have to be constantly vigilant for the Palin Big One, a presidency which will likely make George W. look sophisticated and worldly in comparison.

Think about it. In her ABC interview in response to if under a NATO Treaty whether we would go to war with Russia over its border conflict with Georgia , Sarah said, “Perhaps so. I mean, that is the agreement when you are a NATO ally, is if another country is attacked, you’re going to be expected to be called upon and help.” Say what? If people were concerned about McCain being a war-monger, they should be in utter horror at the thought of President Palin who would further extend our over burdened military forces and risk war with a major power over a border conflict that has no strategic importance to the US.

Sarah Palin does not believe that Global Warming, the greatest threat to life as we know it, is man made. Although she backpedaled under questioning from Charles Gibson, Mrs. Palin should be held accountable for a belief that affirms Bush’s do nothing policies on climate change. Not believing that Global Warming is man made simply allows the oil and energy companies to continue to have their way with our tax dollars to enrich themselves at the expense of our children and grand children who will be left with a catastrophic mess. Sadly, Sarah Palin’s own unborn grandchild will have to help clean-up a chaotic, highly polluted world that his grandmother helped create. What type of moral parenting is that?

On the issue most important to Americans, the economy, Sarah Palin’s views are generally in line with Bush/McCain’s economic center piece-tax cuts for the very rich which will somehow create more wealth that will trickle down to the rest of us. Hasn’t history shown that economics based on the “Laffer” curve is laughable? Unfortunately, it seems that Palin, like McCain, believes in conservative urban mythology. Moreover, her support for the war (and more wars) without the means to pay for it, means that her administration will simply charge it and have future generations pay down the debt. This is yet another example of ethical irresponsibility to our children.

With all the attention paid to Michelle Obama, especially the questioning of her patriotism, it would be very wise to shed a little light on Todd Palin, Sarah’s “hunk” of a husband. But is the hunk more of a “hulk”? Does he have anger and emotional issues which have caused him to insert himself into Palin’s world view? His involvement with the ultra-radical Alaskan Independence Party that since the 1970s, has been pushing for a legal vote for Alaskans to decide whether or not residents of the 49th state can secede from the United States, should be closely scrutinized. And while McCain’s motto — as seen in a new TV ad — is “Country First,” the AIP’s motto is the exact opposite –“Alaska First — Alaska Always.” He was a registered AIP member for seven years through 2002 or about the time she started to run for political office. Shouldn’t we be asking Sarah Palin about her husband’s patriotism?

Finally, Mrs. Palin has been able to tap into America’s infatuation with its small town origins. The GOP has skillfully cloaked her in a “Mayberry USA” fantasy which evokes images of the hard working American Christian family. But just remember folks, with an administration from Mayberry, we will get Aunt Bea (Sarah) for President, Barney Fife for Defense Secretary, and Goober for Secretary of State.

On November 4th, say thanks but no thanks to John McCain and Sarah Palin.

  36 comments for “Matt Damon Is Right

  1. d'Anconia
    September 13, 2008 at 11:49 pm


    I was actually going to take the time to read your post until I read this:

    “Sarah Palin does not believe that Global Warming, the greatest threat to life as we know it, is man made.”

    The greatest threat to life as we know it?

    Does every hippie really think that? Must be nice to live in a bubble…

  2. Jo Blow
    September 14, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    I can’t stand it when movie stars get involved in politices. One more person that I will not go see him in movies. Matt Damon sucks, good bye bourne

  3. September 14, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Jo – Does that also apply to Ronald Reagan and Fred Thompson? Because I can’t stand it when hypocrites demonstrate double standards.

  4. d'Anconia
    September 14, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Hey Cynical Bill, there’s a big difference between dumwitted movie starts like Matt Damon, George Clooney, Sean Penn, and the likes of Fred Thompson and Ronald Reagan, who rose above Hollywood and became effective leaders. Don’t blame us if every time a Democrat movie star opens his/her mouth you can actually see the crap coming out of his/her mouth, while for the most part Republican movie starts tend to have a brain inside their heads. No hypocrisy there.

  5. Steve Kim
    September 14, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    It was confirmed that Reagan had dementia while serving as president. Is that an effective leader?
    By the way, what happened to the consumer interest tax write-off?

  6. September 14, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Jesus, I feel like I’m thru the looking glass with these people. In d’Anconia’s view, Fred Thompson has a brain – ol’ Grandpa Fred who couldn’t come up with anything without a script during his hilarious sadsack presidential run – whereas Matt Damon (the writer of Good Will Hunting) and George Clooney (the writer and director of Good Night and Good Luck) are “dumwitted movie starts.”


    what can I say to that?

  7. weez
    September 15, 2008 at 9:03 am

    What exactly has Barack Obama done that makes him so much more qualified, Matt? Name one piece of legislation or anything for that matter. The only legislation that I have heard he supported as Illinois senator regards starting sex education in kindergarten. He was a”community organizer.” Great. So was my little league coach. Palin has been an executive as mayor and as governor. What has Obama led? A dinner party at William Ayers house? Matt, I think the people should know about Mr. Ayers. By the way Vern, comparing Matt and Clooney as actors to Reagan as President of the United States is absurd. Their opinions matter not other than the fact that they are in the public’s eye. Reagan was a true patriot. It scares me that there are so many people out there that think like Vern and Matt Damon.

  8. Kelly Stanton
    September 15, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Matt Damon and all the Hollywood should just shut up and go play their overpaid movies. Do they think that anybody really cares about what they have to say about politics. Their job is to entertain the public, not brainwash them with their own beliefs. But Matt Damon and George Clooney actually have something in common with Obama, they all agree on sharing their wealth with struggling waitresses. Good for them. I personally don’t belief that my husband who works from 7 am to 8-9 pm should be forced to share his money not with his children but with those who chose to take an easy road. Or and one more thing. Even though the stupid democrats already wright obituaries for McCain I will take Palin over Obama as a president today. At least she is honest unlike Obama who speaks form the books and brainwashig. I don’t believe him for a minute.

  9. September 15, 2008 at 11:02 am

    I will take Palin over Obama as a president today. At least she is honest unlike Obama who speaks form the books

    So you don’t like smart people? Not surprising, considering the rest of your post.

  10. d'Anconia
    September 15, 2008 at 11:15 am


    If you think Matt Damon is smarter than Ronald Reagan, then there’s nothing else I can say to you. You have clearly lost your mind.

  11. September 15, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Well… I sort of do actually, although Matt has obviously not lived 70 years and served two terms as president in order to make that comparison fair. But I had taken, if you noticed, the easier tack of comparing Matt and George to doofus Fred Thompson, something you invited.

  12. RHackett
    September 15, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    I will take Palin over Obama as a president today.

    Thank goodness those Ivy League or east coast snobs like Adams (Harvard),
    Madison (Princeton), or Jefferson (William & Mary) aren’t running for

    They’d probably bore us to death with their stupid book The Federalist Papers.

  13. September 15, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Let’s see Matt Damon went to college at Harvard. Ronald Reagan attended Eureka College in Peoria, IL.
    My guess is that Mr. Damon is a bit smarter than RWR.

  14. weez
    September 15, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Inteligance is relative. What has Matt Damon decided to do with his? While I have to admit that graduating from Harvard and writing “Good Will Hunting” are both very impressive items to have on one’s resume, I don’t think that Mr. Damon leads a very difficult life. Not that there is anything wrong with that, I mean who can really blame him? But what did Ronald Reagan decide to do with his smarts? Under Reagan, 17 million NEW (non-government) jobs were created. Reagan’s tax policies led to a 12% rise in per family income and inflation dropped 4.4%. Even Fred Thompson has, at the very least, tried to take part in this country’s political process. Not that I think every actor that cares about politics should run for office. Dogma was not very good by the way.

  15. RHackett
    September 15, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Reagan’s tax policies led to a 12% rise in per family income and inflation dropped 4.4%.
    Does this include the four times Reagan raised taxes as President? Or the time he signed off on the largest tax increase in the history of CA while he was Governor?

    Just asking?

  16. Dan Chmielewski
    September 15, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Don’t forget all those illegal immigrants that Reagan gave amnesy to as well. And under Reagan, our budget deficit soars, our national debt increased, more entered the poverty rolls and the gap between rich and poor grew tremendously.

    And Dogma was outstanding. So was JAY& SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK.

  17. weez
    September 15, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    My point is that I think we are lind of comparing apples to oranges by comparing Damon to Reagan. We could spend days talking about the individual acts of any president-god or bad. I also think that coming out of a recession it is natural for the rich/poor gap to widen initially; the people with capital are the ones who will first benefit from a rising economy. Isn’t anyone worried about Obama’s tax plan/increases? Fine, Dogma was OK, I have friends who liked it. It was kinda weird. Now that I think about it, all my friends that liked it are kinda weird too. Hmmmm……

  18. September 15, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Dogma was written by Kevin Smith. Forget pinche Dogma, good or bad. Good Will Hunting was brilliant, and included some of Matt’s ideology which has been consistent. Oh god, we’re way off base now, aren’t we. What was the point….

    Oh yeah. Matt is a smart guy, and I don’t mind hearing his opinion about anything. And if we need to play tit-for-tat, Fred Thompson is a moron and an ACTOR.

  19. anon
    September 15, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Could we just dispense with this ridiculous “executive experience” argument? Because, ladies and germs, McCain ain’t got none of it either!

  20. weez
    September 15, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Mccain was a captain in the navy. Do you think he was in charge of anyone? Do you guys think he ever had to make tough decisions? We can talk about experience all you want. Name three things Obama has done that qualify him to be president. As for Fred Thompson, I think that your opinion is subjective. I think calling him a moron might be a little tough.

  21. cook
    September 15, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    The only experience that counts, for President, is being President.

    So only 4 people have the qualifications, all the rest would be on the job trainees.

  22. tres
    September 16, 2008 at 2:50 am

    Actually Matt Damon ahs a far highre IQ than Ronald Reagan the only truly intteligent presidents came from the Roosevelts clan now thsoe we’re president any country would be proud off

  23. September 16, 2008 at 9:06 am

    You no it is really incredible that any voter would even consider a republican for office the last 8 years are not enough for you idiots ? What will it take to make you people wake up ? Matt Damon is right and it is nice to know that I am not the only one out there that sees the reality of a Mccain /Palin Whitehouse . That little hockey mom routine “and I told congress on the bridge to nowhere thanks but no thanks” what a played out line every speech!!! Not only that another complete lie Voters watch the Charlie Gibson interview maybe the average person doesn’t know what the Bush doctrine is but anyone running for vice president should know that . We need to vote for Obama !!

  24. Janine
    September 16, 2008 at 11:17 am

    The truth is that I would NEVER vote for a Democrat in today’s world because the party is full of liars and has been taken over by the Socialist Party that cares NOTHING for the American people. You want to know the truth? Read up on the article “Saul Alinsky and DNC Corruption” by Diane Adler. Your party has been hijacked by people who don’t give a damn about you or anyone else in this country. All they want is power. It is all about their own greed and you are too blind to look at the truth.

  25. Truth
    September 17, 2008 at 8:58 am

    Damon gave you nothing but left wing propaganda. How can you challenge Palin’s experience and remain mum on Obama’s? Criticize both and you have a point. Chastise one and wink and nod at the other and your a propagandist. Funny how Damon brought up a minority fundamentalist view on a young earth to lampoon people of faith and this was delivered by an elite Hollywood actor… Let me use Damon’s logic. I want to know if Damon believes that some water, from who knows where, ran over a rock, collected in a puddle, was hit by lightning (again from where) and poof add about 10 billion years and the highest life form conceivable Matt, is produced to tell us all what to do. Get back to making moves and entertain me like the trained m monkey you are damon.

  26. lynne
    September 21, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Why does Matt Damon suddenly feel so compelled to “help” foreign countries when his own country has and is going through so much devastation right now. Where is his help for Texas from Hurricane Ike ? Does he hate Bush so much that he assumes all people in Texas should suffer and receive no help because we live in the same state our President is from ? Wow. Why can’t Americans put their differences aside and love our brother no matter the race, religion, or political following ? Thanks Matt for showing your ignorance and true colors to a long time fan who will not longer be a fan.

  27. lynne
    September 21, 2008 at 4:15 pm


  28. RHackett
    September 21, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Damon gave you nothing but left wing propaganda. How can you challenge Palin’s experience and remain mum on Obama’s?

    Because it was the McCain campaign that made experience an issue.

  29. weez
    September 22, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Don’t you think that experience should be an issue?

  30. September 22, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Obama has plenty of experience – he taught Constitutional Law for 12 years, served in the Illinois senate for 8 years, and has been a US Senator for 4 years. And he chose a running mate who adds immensely to his foreign policy cred, not some callow ignorant religious freak who happens to be a cute female. I sure don’t mind experience being an issue in this election.

  31. RHackett
    September 22, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Don’t you think that experience should be an issue?

    You’ll have to ask McCain that question about why he chose someone with none.

  32. weez
    September 23, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Obama also worked closely with Billy Ayers and a group called ACORN. That is not the kind of experience I want the President of the US to have. Maybe you guys should look these items up. Then, I would like to ask you how you can vote for someone who has associated with people like these.

  33. RHackett
    September 23, 2008 at 7:20 am

    I like it when folks like weez play guilt by association.

    Here’s one for you. McCain’s longtime campaign manager Rick Davis made $2 million heading up a lobbying effort for … Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

    I would like to ask you how you can vote for someone who has associated with people like these.

  34. weez
    September 23, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Hey Hack, do you really want to go there with Fannie and Freddie? This election is about ideaology: I don’t want the government sticking its nose where it doesn’t belong. By the way, “these” is plural and you mentioned one (singular) Rick Davis.

  35. September 23, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    By the way, “these” is plural and you mentioned one (singular) Rick Davis.

    “These,” weez, no doubt refers not just Rick Davis, or uber-lobbyist Steve Schmidt, or Georgia lobbyist Randy Scheuneman who dictated McCain’s saber-rattling last month, or the 80-something other lobbyists running McCain’s “reform” campaign, but also maybe to the guy he recently picked to lead his “transition team,” WIlliam Timmons, who earned 1/4 million lobbying for the deregulation of Freddie Mac as recently as THIS DAMN MONTH.

    See for yourself

    So yes, “THESE,” weez.

    (My pleasure, hackett. Love your comments here and elsewhere.)

  36. weez
    September 26, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    It is widely known that the idea of universal home ownership is democratic. i.e. Everyone has the right to own a home. This idea was pushed through under Clinton and under democratically influnced Fannie and Freddie. The mandates were changed-these mortgage entities were forced to give loans to people that couldn’t pay back the money. Listen to Barney Frank, what an idiot. But, we did such a great thing by letting people who couldn’t afford it own their own houses, even if they couldn’t afford it. The banks do what they do best, make money by selling the most profitable products, albeit bad ones. Only a democrat would mandate that unqualified persons receive loans and not worry about what kind of loans they were getting. You have to earn a home, Vern. By the way, pretty cute to get your buddy’s back like that. I was going to tell you a little something about myself. I am married with two kids. My wife and I work very hard for our home and our family. Our children mean the world to us Vern. The small amount of time I can spend with my family is the best time in my week. I am curious about your life Vern. By the way, I just heard that 20% of the 700 billion dollar bailout will go to ACORN, a left wing voter registration group.

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