The Republicans held a fundraising dinner at the Washington Convention Center last night to raise money for House and Senate campaign committees in 2010. Speaking at the event were, among others, actor Jon Voight and Newt Gingrich.
The fundraiser was filled with major players in the GOP. Newt Gingrich, speaking in reference to Obama’s bailout plans and deficit spending, stated that Obama has “already failed.”
Only six months into the presidency, one might argue that it is hard
gauge whether Obama’s plans have failed, but Gingrich was unequivocal in his assessment of Obama’s presidency. Many have speculated that Gingrich will run in 2012 for the GOP nomination.
Sarah Palin made an appearance at the dinner, receiving rousing applause, but did not speak.
Perhaps the most memorable words of the night came from the evening’s master of ceremonies, actor Jon Voight. One of the few conservatives in Hollywood, he pulled no punches in attacking our current president. He said that because of the Obama administration, “We are becoming a weak nation,” said Voight. Then he called Obama a “false prophet” and said the country was under “this Obama oppression.”
I wonder how the super liberal Angelina Jolie feels about her father’s political views?
See video of Jon Voight’s speech below: