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Jon Voight Makes Waves at Republican National Convention

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood August 29, 2012 at 1:22PM

Actor Jon Voight is in Tampa this week at the Republican National Convention, and the Oscar-winner ("Coming Home)--who's never been afraid to speak his mind politically, penning a 2008 opinion piece against then-candidate Barack Obama and appearing in a video at the 2008 Republican convention--seems set to share his thoughts about the state of the country with anybody who'll listen.  The CliffsNotes version: Obama's a Marxist, and the media is hopelessly biased towards the incumbent in this year's election.
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The Hollywood Reporter:

"America, guys, wake up," he continued. You should be appalled that they can get away with it, that they can attack – the Republican Party is a victim of a bias, of a destructive bias against the Republican Party. It’s been going on for all this time and it’s getting worse and worse. And, now this? Come on, people, stand up."

"Well, [Obama's] father was a Marxist — of course he was influenced by it,” he told Reveal Politics. “His mother, who led him towards his father’s Marxism – yes. His mentor was a fellow by the name of Frank Marshall Davis, he was a communist. And, of course, his alliances from that time on."

You've got to give it to the guy--despite his hyperbole, Voight sure knows how to stay on script.  As the Republican National Convention continues over the week, there's bound to be a couple more quotable right-wing nuggets from the 73-year old actor.

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