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Top political strategist Woody Allen thinks Obama would get much more done as dictator; No, really

Woody Allen

The notorious and formerly funny movie director Woody Allen is apparently frustrated with the cumbersome operations of American democracy too.

The one-time-father-now-husband-of-his-daughter tells the Spanish-language magazine La Vanguardia that the United States' Democratic Smoker-in-Chief could accomplish a whole lot more from his White House if he didn't have so many disorderly, annoying people objecting, distracting and criticizing him all the time.

Such social messiness has been known to occur in functioning democracies, even cinematic ones, although less often on celebrity-strewn movie sets under the direction of a dictatorial director.

"It would be good...if (Obama) could be dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly," Allen is quoted as saying.

Allen is also said to have said:

I am pleased with Obama. I think he is brilliant. The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him.

With healthcare and the economy now fully fixed, no doubt one area in urgent need of sweeping Obama-style reforms would be targeting movie reviewers who write negatively about Hollywood. Or about its politician favorites.

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This article is only remarkable in the breathtaking stupidity of Woody Allen's remarks.

IS THIS WASHED UP MORON FOR REAL???

Is this man so insulated from reality that he actually believes what is coming out of his mouth, or is he just stupid? Hollywood truly is the best source for political information. I think soy lattes must be bad for the brain.

People are still listening to Woody Allen? He hasn't been even remotely amusing in decades.

Hey Woody,

It is my understanding that Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Matt Damon had ALREADY decided that.

Kevin
Santa Monica

You, sir, are a moron! Thank you for wasting our oxygen.

Yes i beleive woody allen is the guy we should be listening to, he is such an expert on politcal affairs. Maybe woody should move to venezuela and live under hugo's rule for a couple of years. I think people like woody allen should be sterized so that cant reproduce blithering idiots along with sean penn and michael moore, oh never mind michael moore i'm sure theirs no women in the world desperate enough to sleep with that addonis.

Why is anyone suprised. Like most far left kooks Woody wants his candidate to have absolute power and total control over others lives.

Seriously?! Hollywood types should stick to their filmmaking and let the rest of us who actually live in the real world run everything else. Does Allen not understand the intricate nature of checks and balances in a democracy that keeps any one person or party from taking over? Sheesh. Elementary school kids understand democracy better than this guy.

Go back to bed...with your daughter you simple minded, self-deprecating, hack of a has-been child lover. What are you, some kind of Socialist Marxist?
If you're into the Dictator thing then you should move to N. Korea or Venezuela or even Cuba you PIG. I've never watched any movie, in full, that you were in because you make me feel like I need a shower after I see your whiney, wimpy, spineless character. I see that, from this article, that appears to be your true character.

Sometimes you just have to sit back and wonder where Hollywood people have been hatched.Can you imagine Barrack Obama as the dictator of this country,he has managed to foul up enough as President and now this weak minded foll.Woody Allen,thinks he should be made dictator.Where do these people come from,just maybe,incest can cause brain failure,that could be his excuse.

They came first for the working class white males and Woody didn't speak up because he wasn't a working class white male.

Then they came for working class whites in general and Woody didn't speak up because he wasn't a working class white.

Then they came for Christians but Woody didn't speak up because Christians didn't stage violent protests.

Then they came for Woody and it was too late for him to make a film to play on the sympathy of Christian white males because none of them were left to speak up.

And this would be why non-political types in the public eye should keep their political views to themselves.

Okay. I put up with Woody Allen because he is a film genius, but obviously his brain is now fried. Yep, let's turn America into a dictatorship, but just for a few years, right? Then we'll go back to democracy. Yep. Woody, like almost all Hollywood types, should remember that they are actors, directors, and the like, NOT political and governmental experts.

Lenin was right: the useful idiots who sycophantically support the left are as alive and well as they have ever been.

Unfortunately Mr Allen is no model of morality so I will not be supporting his viewpoint.

He can be a brilliant in his field. He should stick to what he knows. Obama is not brilliant. He is the ultimate lying politician with roots in communism instead of democratic ideals. His inexperience is leading this country so far from what our founding fathers laid out that it is a road to disaster. The day I would take advise from Woody Allen on goverment, would be the day I know that my brain has become as dead as his judgement both in politics and his private life.

This is your brain, on drugs.

Woody Allen is a flipping idiot!! What a moronic thing to say. If he wants dictatorship, he has the funds to move somewhere else. I'll be glad to help pack and pay for the movers. They will have 13 year old girls for him to molest in what ever dictoral country he lands in. This is America. We are a free republic, a democracy and we vote for our elected officials. Unfortunately though, we do get it wrong. And in the case of this president, we got it way wrong.

Be Careful The Seat You Intend For Angels Be Occupied By Evil.

Power Given Is Not So Easily Taken Back.

To Assume Benevolence Is Foolish.

Be Careful What You Wish For.

I guess the Tea Party doesn't seem all that crazy anymore. Woody Allen admits what he would like(a dictator). How many democrats are thinking the same thing but not coming out and saying it?
http://www.itsteatime.org

Woody Allen? are you kidding me? First of all, the guy is a borderline pedophile. Now he's advocating turning the country into a dictatorship. The man is a joke, and a fool. LA Times, why even post this? Seriously, do you really think his views are news?

Woody Allen is a stupid person.

I've always despised Woody Allen. HE is the biggest hypocrite around. Other than your daughter turned sex slave, WHO have you ever supported you ugly, ignorant troll?

This can't be reality...he must be confusing real life w/an upcoming movie he's writing...I mean, really...

Thank you Woody for being the first Lefty to let slip exactly what it is you "progressives" really want. America/bad, Amerika/good. Don't be too hard on Woody; nailing your adopted daughter, and being a "formerly" talented film-maker can make one go, well..."Bananas".

Woody, go away. Just go away...

When our society finally collapses I'd be willing to bet big money that these loons will be the first ones lined up against a wall...

one-time-father-now-husband-of-his-daughter

hilarious...

A typical NYC/Hollywood democrat shows his true hand -- begging for a socialist dictatorship in America. But then he thought Roman Polanski did nothing wrong... Woody is as foul as they come...he's the type of person that makes people vote Republican in droves.

Another example of Hollywood morons that think that they know something about the American people. The one thing with his logic that he doesn't realize is that since he has a lot of money he will be one of the first ones that they come for. They should round up all the stupid idiots like him and Glover and Penn and about 90 percent of Hollywood and ship them all over to Cuba and then blockade it so they could never get off. These people make me sick!

Woody Allen is a political idiot. Why do people give a damn about what these out of touch performing monkeys have to say?

Lets see if we can read between the lines. Woody Allen, a pedophile, feels that when the Dems are in the minority that standing up to the other side is a good thing. But when they are in the majority, the Republicans should just get out of the way?

Sounds like pedophile Allen enjoys the idea of an American Hugo Chavez or Stalin for the last bastion of Freedom. Of course, those like pedophile Allen feel that they should be able to RULE and the world would be a better place. Somewhat along the lines of Hitlers own feelings and what he was attempting to put into place. Liberal Democrats will be the end of fundamental freedoms around the world.

Accomplish more of what, he has done absolutely nothing.

Hey Woody, that would make a funny movie! Too bad it has a sad ending for the "Little Dictator"... starting in November 2010...LOL You idiot! Just move to Chavez Town and get it over with...PLEEEEASE!

What a fool this weird pervert man has become, Please go away

I hope Woody Allen is in Los Angeles when it falls into the ocean!

sigh. Just get on the train.

Woody Allen is an imbecile.

now we know 4 sure that WA is a complete idiot!
no doubts linger....

Are you serious? Are you serious?

This idiot...I don't even know how to react to this statement. I find it hilarious and at the same time tragic that this joke of a man would give dictator powers to ANYONE. Just goes to show what a weak little man he is. Seriously, if someone had said give Bush dictator powers a few years ago, this man and just about everyone else in Hollywood and the Liberal media would have had a STROKE.
If I saw Woody Allen on the street I'd punch him in his head for being so stupid.

He's definitely the smartest elected official in Washingon and clearly understands all sides of every issue we're facing. If you actually read his book the audacity of home you'll see he's as moderate as they come. We would be better off if congress took his lead but no matter what we are a Democracy for good or for bad. It's just unfortunate that the Right and the Republicans have learned all the wrong lessons from the last 30 years and the Democrats can't get out of their own way.

Woody Allen needs to be put into a padded room and locked away. The man is out of his mind.

And you don't think that there is something really really wrong with the Hollywood types. This guy is a leftist idiot.

Where is this guy coming from? "With healthcare and the economy fully fixed"? Since when has either been fully fixed? As one of the more than 9.7% of the American public who is still out of a job if the economy is fixed. None of the healthcare benefits have kicked in yet, just the taxation portion which many on the left are now admitting is simply a ploy for a major wealth distribution.

Mr. Allen, you should stick to what you do best: making mediocre movies and leave things of which you apparently have little knowledge to people who do.

Woody,
please move to Red China.
There are plenty of other places in this world where you can live under a dictator. In America you are free to say what you think. You are also FREE to LEAVE!

Woody, you're a nutjob!

No surprise. History has been very clear about the totalitarian tendencies of the left, including the American left who cheered at the atrocities of Stalin, Mao, and Castro. Oh but their heart was in the right place, so their awful means justified their awful ends because they meant well. We don't need any more of their lunacy.


Another fine example of why Hollywood should stay out of politics...

Well, that's all the Dems have been asking for all along.

I mean, it's clear that the country is getting "too big to govern" in any morally justifiable way. Why not get out of Obama's way so he can put just a few things, which any sensible person would agree with, into place, and we'll all be better off.

Go back to molesting children you hack! You see how left wing morons don't really believe in democracy or freedom.
Wasn't it this kind of thinking that lead to millions of jews, Russians, and Chinese being killed through the years?

I'll buy this fool a one way ticket to cuba or iran right now. I would suggest that the next person who sees Woody kick him where it "might" count most, but that wouldn't be very P C of me.

 
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