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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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Banana Republic!

pardon my grammar: What a quack

Woody, just go home and sober up please. You are really embarrassing yourself.

What an idiot!

Hey Woody,
You should move to a country run by a Dictator. You pick it, I'll pay for it.

Get Serious. This is not a joke.


Woody is just saying what the rest of the Democrats think. "Long live King Obama!" His time in the Oval Office has been a disaster for Democrats. He took the Democrats from having full control in DC to a complete Republican sweep in 24 months.... Wow, that's an achievement in itself. He also managed to create deficits of 1.4 TRILLION per year! This is what happens when the people elect someone they know nothing about. Obama is the best thing to ever happen to Republicans...

You know the sad thing about this statement is that he really believes this.

woody we american's do not need your help. woody u are low life trash.
with your daughter

This is why these morons should stick to acting. They have no brains. Hey Woody, spread your cheeks and remove your head.

Woody - the trouble with dictators - once they obtain the power, they will never relinquish the power. Instead, they seek more and more power until the people are powerless. Ask the people of Venezula and Iran.

Seriously?? imagine if he was saying this about Bush..

His dementia has reach full strength. Save your opinions for the other patients.

what an idiot

This is an idea that the leader will discuss soon.
Stopping the anti Obamaplan media is first, then a short delay in this falls election followed by the leader's Declaration of Emergency will prepare the peoples for a limited period of Central Authority.
During this reorganizational period it will be impairitive to suspend various alleged and harmful
rights and careless exercise of harmful freedoms.
Upon establishment of the Peoples priorities we will return to limited representative government.Those with a proper outlook as to the leader's agenda will then be permitted to vote.

Woody Allen should go to Cuba and live there if he wants a dictator. You forget we live in America...As as far as this article goes it is biased as well...
"Woody Allen is apparently frustrated with the cumbersome operations of American democracy too." The author must feel the same way. Who else is frustrated our "democracy"? Those who want a Communist form of government.

Those who are opposing this administration are trying to SAVE our democracy. If we allow the office of the President to become a dictator, we will never see America as a "democracy" again; then, Woody can kiss his own free speech goodbye.

Thanks, Woody: that thinking worked so very well with Stalin and Hitler: what could possibly go wrong?
What an idiot. Perfect example of limousine liberals who are so certain of their ideas, that only eliminating 'inconvenient dissent' will do: after all, what could us flyovers possibly know about day to day living?

I have no regard for Woody Allen as a filmmaker or comic, but it is factually untrue to claim that Sun Yi Previn was ever his daughter. Sun Yi was the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and conducter Andre Previn (hence her last name!). Allen and Mia Farrow were never married, thus Sun Yi wasn't even his step-daughter. It's still creepy to take off with your ex-mistress' adopted daughter, but can we stop the pretense that Allen was Sun Yi's father in any sense?

and this comes from a man who marreid his adopted daughter!!

Healthcare is Fixed !! huh? first nothing changed yet except higher taxes, and now we know it is going to cost us more then double what was said
Economy fixed, ah lets see 10% unemployment (17.5% actaul) when Obama took office it was 5%
These nutcases!!

In other words, to Woody Allen, democracy is just a big, fat inconvenience. Unless the Republicans are in charge, in which case democracy, dissent, obstructionism and protests are a very good thing. Ah well. What do you expect from a man who married his own daughter.

Great idea! Let's put Roman Polanski in charge of Health and Human Services or Education too! No Child (not sexually assaulted from) Behind! 13 year olds for everybody! Mr. Allen, with all due-respect, you should be on a modern-day McCarthy list and prosecuted for treason. Idiot!

Are we now taking advice from an incestuous creep like Woody Allen. Didn't he dump his wife for his adopted daughter? I think the LA Times has probably reached the bottom of bottom-feeders..

Given Obama's comments about wanting to suppress "lies" on the internet and his comfort with cozying up to dictators like Chavez while expressing hostility to elected leaders of western democratic countries I expect he has similar feelings to Allen. Obama's underlying politics are no different than Chavez but he has adopted Alinsky style big lie techniques to pretend to be a moderate while acting as the most radical President in American history.

i wonder if woody ever heard of the enabling act? hitler was only supposed to be a dictator for a while too.

So says the guy who dated his daughter. Allen and Polanski should have got the chair. Anyone who listens to these anti-American, FASCIST losers are choosing to lie down with a KNOWN pedophile.

Too bad the coming Republican administration doesn't become dictatorial and sentence this POS for the crime he committed.

When Obama gets his dictatorial powers, the first thing that he can do is declare Sweedish the official language, and then,make us wear our underwear on the outside of our clothes.

Come on people, what do you expect from a communist pervert???????? the guy has absolutely no values yet he is trying to push his extreme dictatorship opinion on us???? why don't he clean up his own dirty house before worrying about this great nation...since when did he become a voice for America???????? how bout we ship those who seem to love dictatorship and oppression to a "real" nation (not the pretend one in their empty heads)that practices it and see how they fare???????????????


Is this real?

With people like Woody we can be thankful his comments aren't considered to be anything but dribble. Obama? he is becoming less relevant daily.

Right ... I see to recall a dictator that killed Jews.

Says a man who married his daughter

Somehow, sometime, somewhere I believed Woody Allen was an intelligent being.

You gotta be kidding me. Does he think it helps Obama when a complete neurotic thinks your fabulous?

Right, I seem to recall a dictator that killed Jews.

How sweet. If I were dictator I would round up old, wealthy perverts who have sex with their stepdaughters and put them on a boat to Katmandu.

Obama should be allowed dictatorial powers, then he could execute pedophile/perverts that marry their own children!

Why am I not surprised?

Hollywood has always been the original fantasy land of ideological irresponsibility.

Woody Allen is a Karl Marx wolf wrapped up in a soggy child-molesting sheep outfit.

And some people still wonder why actors and directors in Hollywood were blacklisted back in the 50s ...

Allen would be the first in line to don one of Obama's Brown Shirts in selfless service to the Regime. You just can't make this kind of thing up fast enough in order to keep pace with reality.

I'm SURE Mr. Allen (the perv) would have been just fine with it if we had given Bush dictatorial powers "just for a while". Yeah, right! Ever heard of the Constitution, Woody? Didn't think so. Moron.\\

And is he so naive as to think Obummer would give up his dictator's powers at the end of "a little while"? Dream on. He already acts like a dictator..with no mandate to do so. These lefties are all schmucks and fascists.

One would think that Mr. Allen, as a Jew, would be an anti-fascist. His hypocrisy is boundless.

This is exactly why "Hollywood" types should never be allowed to speak or to vote. They are usually so disconnected from reality that when they speak, the rest of us assume they are on a comedy tour. Woody is the biggest joke of a human being one could imagine. Political strategist indeed! BUD

I just don't know what to say! I dictatorships are so great why do people leave them and don't want to go back? When someone says something like this, why don't they move and live under the rule of Chavez, Castro, or even go live in China, but not for a year they should stay there for 10 years and then if they can, come back to the US and espouse their beliefs.

Lord where do I begin...

I'm sure Chavez, Penn, North Korea, etc would agree. Why let a pesky little 200+ year republic get in the way of good old fashioned dictatorship... Geesh... un-freakin-believable.

Should we be surprised of this coming from the man who had sex with and then married his step-daughter. He also thinks it was okay for Roman Polanski to drug and rape a 13 year old. This guy betrayed his wife, betrayed the trust of his step-daughter and now he wants to betray his country by making Obama the "dictator wanna-be" an actual dictator! Outrageous! This sick perverted little freak should be in jail!

This article is so ridiculously biased it does not qualify as journalism. The comment is clearly taken out of context. The article's author obviously knows nothing about Allen's hands-off directing style on set. Nor does the author realize that Allen was clearly making a joke, the point being that Republicans are being sticks in the mud and holding up necessary reforms.

I hate this kind of incendiary nonsense. Who wrote this, Sean Hannity?

He has lost his marbles...

Individuals suffering from the mental illness commonly referred to as 'liberalism' are allowed their opinion, no matter how disgusting. We suffer these fools because some of us believe in freedom of speech, not just for us, but for each legal citizen. This classless degenerate would have a puppet of Wall Street, a teleprompter reading lawn boy rule as dictator? Woody at least speaks from the heart, revealing his true Hollywood ideals, unlike his friends and neighbors who carefully shield their extreme communist/Oligarchical beliefs.
The leftist fascist's are making a final push for radical transformation of this country, to complete the plans of breaking the healthy economy which has shielded the middle class from these troglodyte sheep. The end result of the collectivist's ideals and agenda is the establishment of global government/governance. First by central bank orchestrated, global financial crisis, and then the aptly timed formation of a world financial regulatory agency or agencies. Coinciding with the stripping of civil liberties, and even more extreme practices such as rendition and torture. In fact, it was hard to find a progressive sheep who did not complain about these atrocities under Bush, but now have fallen silent, silent like the brainwashed, degenerate slaves they have proven themselves to be.
Allen's rhetoric isn't shocking really, as anyone can turn on the television and see Americans on these reality shows sobbing like over-medicated psycho's. Hugging and crying, crying and hugging, all the while behaving so politically correct, that you wonder if these people are safe to be around sharp objects like pencils and letter openers.
Woody Allen, I've got a message for you, when the U.S. Bond Credit Rating is downgraded from AAA to AA+, the Federal Reserve's policy will be to increase the monetization of debt, leading to currency inflation, and ultimately currency hyperinflation. When this process fails to slow, but in fact accelerates, all that money that Woody supposedly has, will be enough to buy him a sharp pencil or letter opener, with which he can, and hopefully will, end his pathetic existence.

This is why Hollywood types should stay out of politics - dumbest comment ever - why should we disregard the Constitution to allow the Democrats to have their way? Liberals never see anything but what they want, and have no respect for opposing poitions, so let's have a dictator in order to have our way all the time is their solution to the opposition...I am reposting as my original post isn't here...and if Obama ever became dictator, he would NEVER give up power, he thinks he knows what is best for us, and we just don't know what is good for us, and that is the mindset of him and the Liberal Democratic party..and if he were dictator, he would have the private army he espoused during his campaign, who could stop him?

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