Robert Redford Endorses Obama

The parade of celebrity endorsements for Barack Obama continued Friday.

Writing in the Huffington Post, Robert Redford had nothing but bad things to say about Mitt Romney while he gushed and fawned over the President.

"I was in the early days of my acting career in 1962, when Rachel Carson's Silent Spring made its way onto best-seller lists and college campuses and into living rooms across America and sowed the seeds of today's environmental movement," Redford began. "The story of that movement still represents for me who we are as a country: a people dedicated to something greater than ourselves, and a nation that recognizes our responsibility to each other."

How much more do you have to know about Redford than his devotion to this widely-discredited book that is likely responsible for millions of malaria-related deaths around the world?

Unaware of his own absurdity, he continued, "In this election, only President Obama shares those values and the belief that our kids and grandkids should grow up with living, natural places to explore."

Yes, because Romney like all conservatives yearns for unbreathable air, undrinkable water, and all the parks around the country to be turned into shopping malls.

After discussing environmental bills Obama's enacted since he was inaugurated, Redford cut to the chase saying, "While President Obama is moving us forward, Mitt Romney would take us back. He'd roll back every step of progress we've made -- not just in the last four years, but the last 40 years."

Wait a minute. I thought Romney wanted to take us back to the fifties. That's what MSNBC anchors and contributors have been saying all year.


Despite being oblivious to the real Democratic talking point about the former governor of Massachusetts, Redford ratcheted up the fear mongering.

"We simply can't let Mitt Romney buy the keys to the White House and let the special interests write our nation's energy plan behind closed doors, like it did in the previous administration," he wrote. "That old saw didn't work then, and it won't work now."

"I hope you'll join me in supporting President Obama and stopping others from reversing our progress."

It's amazing how actors that have played many parts in their lives all sing the same political song they've been singing most of their lives.

Apparently their thinking can only evolve when someone else is writing the script. 

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.