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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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If there was anyone left out there that didn't already know that Woody Allen was an imbecile, this should make it 100% that now know! There hasn't been a worse president since Jimmy the peanut farmer!

I know I'm going to get flamed for saying this...but....
This Guy is Jewish...if any group of people has suffered more under dictatorships than the Jews...Hitler, Stalin to name the major ones....I'd like to hear about it....
What is it about the Jewish identity in America that gravitates them to the socialist / fascist - leftward leaning ideologies? In the recent past these ideologies came pretty close to wiping them out. Doesn't this asshat realize that one of the first peoples (after white males of course) that any dictatorial government would scapegoat are the Jews?

This guys ignorance and that of his "intellectual" partners in crime (Joy Beyhar, Larry King, etc.) is breathtaking! These Bozos would hand their murderers the knife used to slit their own throats!

Can you say RETARD!!!

"I think he's brilliant." Really? What brilliant things has he done? Do you also think Mao, Stalin, Castro, Chavez & Ahmadinejad were (or are) brilliant? What constitutes brilliance in the mind of Woody? Being a pathological liar? Not having any idea what he's doing? Being a far left demagogue? Destroying the currency? Emboldening tyrants and terrorists across the globe? Demonizing a state for trying to protect law-abiding citizens? Calling a white policeman stupid for doing his job? Obama is the closest thing to a moron that we've ever had in the white house. If it were not so, his apparatchik would not constantly tell us how smart he is. I've never heard him say anything "smart" (let alone brilliant), and he generally sounds like an ignoramus. The only things he's good at is obfuscating the truth, blaming his opponents, and dividing US citizens for his own political advantage.

Woody has an interesting idea. After all, many dictators were able to accomplish allot of "great" things. Things like... rounding up and imprisoning those they don't like or disagree with. Of in a worst case scenario, execute them. Woody stopped be funny long ago and now we know why. He has lost his mind.

Who cares what a child molester has to say

Hey this is Woody Allen. As we all know, if you’re a celebrity that automatically makes you an expert on politics, breast cancer and everything else. Oh, please favor us with further pontification of your wisdom that you’ve gained from all your political experience, sage Allen.

Actors get paid to pretend to be someone else. In any other job you’d go to jail for that. Oh yea, and they can do all kinds of perverted sexual things like marry your adopted daughter and it’s OK.

You’re a puke Allen. Who cares what you think. Keep your pie hole shut. You just embarrass yourself.


one too many orgasmatron sessions.

What's this? The LA Times showing "Fox-like" sarcasm toward one of the liberal elite???

That's more newsworthy than the article itself!

Is EVERYONE associated with Hollywood insane?

Thanks Woody. Now go have sex with your adopted daughter you filthy pig. I hear Venezuela has wonderful summers.

Woody Allen - Is the poster Child for "Stupid"

What an idiot. I guess a he just needs to leave the country.

Who the hell is Woody Allen?

Srsly, there are plenty of third world tin pot dictators that this fool can go suck up too. Can we setup a fund to ship this clown to Venezuela?

Typical liberal nitwit. Thsi loser who married his own daughter. We should be hanging on his every moronic word. Die and go to hell Woody Allen

Hmmmm, no comments appearing. Could the Times be scrubbing them all?

You are an idiot

He has got to be kidding. Remember what the last Dictator did?

I never have liked this idiot and I never liked his boring movies and this article reflects and solidifies why.

I think they call it a "DWIFE". Apparently he thinks that "any publicity is GOOD publicity"

Woody should go visit Buchenwald, Dachau, Auschwitz, Sachsenhausen, and some of the other dozens of memorials to former concentration camps operated by the twentieth century's most famous dictator. Woody's asperations are the same as those of the German people who raised Hitler to power and supported his policies, including the "final solution" for the "Jewish problem." What a schmuck!

True...dictators always get more done...always has been always will be...

Of course you want to make sure he is YOUR dictator...

Liberals like this keep proving the point the Tea partiers are making...that liberals have no appreciation for individual freedom that gave them the right to say this BS....and just love government.

With health care and the economy "fully fixed"?

Either Woody Allen or the writer of the article has lost his mind.

Obama - Brilliant? HAHAHAHAHAHA - now that is great Woody Allen comedy!

Just what we need an Over the Hill Pedophile who supports that other Pedophilia Polanski, now giving his two cents on Obama...Great.

Please just go back to making those half ass UNFUNNY movies you are "known" for years!

Your "NY sense of Humor" if thats what you want to call it it is not funny at all and never has been....Annie Hall sucks btw!

You Sir, are a FRAUD and a total HACK ...

Do we need to hear anything more, ever again, from this man to finally assert that he is certifiable?

Either Woody has completely forgotten other dictatorial regimes throughout history, he's senile or he's got a new crappy movie to generate buzz about through ridiculous statements.

What qualifys Woody Allen to determine this? How in the world does this "man's" opinion matter? How would he have felt if someone in the early 70's had stated the same about Richard Nixon (think of all the good he could have done quickly). What a complete schmuck!

This coming from a man that thinks that Roman Polanski is a nice person? He raped a 13 yr old girl. He is sick and so is anyone that supports this behavoir. He has paid no debt to society nor his victim.... This was his quote:

‘Enough is enough. It happened many years ago. He has suffered.He’s an artist, he’s a nice person. He did something wrong and he paid for it.

Woody Allen is a sick man and his political views, well they are words of a sick man.

So the pediophile thinks dictatorships are good huh, what a surprise.

I hope this scum don't make it out of the country before the revolution begins, I want a picture of his body hanging from a lampost in LA.

Hmm, normally I am in favor of an elected representative form of government... but if an unstable incestuous pedophile thinks our current President should be a Chavez-esqe dictator who am I to argue?

I enjoy his movies, but I sure don't agree with his politics.

Once a perverted idiot, always a perverted idiot!

What is it with the Lefts affinity toward strong dictator types.

I'm sure Woody Allen speaks for a lot of Hollywood leftists. What a disgusting individual, and yet another self-hating Jew no less.

Hey WOODY! The United States is NOT a "socialist dictatorship"!


If you're so in love with socialist policies and dictatorial tactics, MOVE TO A COUNTRY THAT'S RUN BY ONE!

While you're at it, go see a psychiatrist about your mental illnesses. You have so many things wrong with you, no one knows where to start! Marrying your own adopted daughter is a good start though. It takes a special kind of wack job to do something so reprehensible, depraved, and SICK!

What a brilliant idea. maybe Obama would order all hollywood pedophiles immediately castrated. Careful what you wish for woody. the formerly funny woody that is bruhahahaha

Giving more power to Obama would be like giving whiskey and a set of car keys to a teenager. Why would anyone take Woody Allen seriously, he has no qualifications. Liberals typically think they know what is best for others. Personally I think he is a felon based on his stunt with Mia's adopted child.

I don't know why the opinions of a sicko pedophile, washed-up, has- been, pervert and reprobate even make the news. This guy is a Jew who is longing for a dictator? He doesn't think a certain dictator did enough damage to the Jewish people yet? What a sick bastard.

Open big fat entitled Liberal mouth, insert foot.

Woody Allen should be in prison! A dictatorship? Are you nuts? Its almost there now! And by the way Woody... THe USA is a constitutional republic not a democracy. I think Wooody should be sent for a mental evaluation. Is it any wonder we are where we are with idiots like this getting press headlines?

Woody Allen really is an idiot. Anyone who would listen to his political views need their heads examined. Obviously Woody hasn't been paying attention or he wouldn't have made the idiotic statement "It would be good...if (Obama) could be dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly,"
Please us ANY good things he's done yet!

Woody is only saying outloud what many liberals believe. Freedom is not all that important to them as long as they get their own way. They think they know best what people should eat, drink, believe, where they should live, what form of transportation they should use, ..... If that means that the United States becomes a bankrupt, immoral, socialist, second-rate, weak nation - no problem. As long as they have control, they are happy, even if the "unwashed masses" in fly-over country are miserable.

Golly, Woody Allen thinks?

Or does he think that he thinks?

in any event, one of the problems with dictatorial power is that, once acquired, it usually involves spilling the blood of lots of innocents to get it removed again. I'm sure Woody doesn't want that. Maybe they could draw up a contract? maybe like the (implicit) one that promised transparency?

I'm sure even the most credulous can see where I'm going with this....


Woody Allen is nothing more than a freak and a pervert.

What would you expect from a "has been" who couldn't find his way to a bathroom. That's what all these far left radicals want to do is trash the U. S. Constitution and have a dictatorship. The funny part is Obama would grant them all the millions earnings as he holds down all taxpaying citizens other than those who support him. What a bunch of corrupt, lying, incompetent jerks.

I'm sure he's not the only Hollywood moonbat Marxist who feels this way.

Woody Allen should move to North Korea he would not be missed here in the states.

Woody, the same guy who married his step daughter? I live in fly over country and find you Holly Wood types to be brain- dead morons, and with your spoksmen like Woody, Sean Penn, Alec Baldwin and the rest of you America hateing socialists make me sick. So please keep flying over, to land here could be bad for your health.

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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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