Comments on: How Barack Obama killed John Wayne http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/14/how-barack-obama-killed-john-wayne/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Bluebonnet_72 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/14/how-barack-obama-killed-john-wayne/#comment-86807 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:32:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15532#comment-86807 If Wayne is masculinity and Obama femininity then I must have been connected with the wrong gender my entire life.

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By: SomeCommonSense http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/14/how-barack-obama-killed-john-wayne/#comment-70371 Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:52:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15532#comment-70371 And so John Wayne sits back on the front porch of his town and watches the bullies invade, intimidate, plunder, and take over his town, while he turns his attention to knitting and promoting the “paint everything purple” club which has a creed to eliminate the ability for anyone to have a prettier color on their house than anyone else.

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By: Rea1American http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/14/how-barack-obama-killed-john-wayne/#comment-67528 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:02:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15532#comment-67528 @txguy2112 Wayne was the only star at Republic Pictures, a small near bankrupt studio specializing in serials. The OSS needed to have a secretly owned movie (for propaganda) studio. It was cheap and available so they did need The Duke. Not because he was a big Star, but the only one with Republic who had any stature at all. You people need to know what your talking about before posting your own propaganda.

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By: txguy2112 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/14/how-barack-obama-killed-john-wayne/#comment-67193 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:25:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15532#comment-67193 @fromthecenter

Wayne was not allowed to enlist in WWII he was deemed too valuable to the war effort in his acting and also he was by then such an icon that the propaganda value of killing or capturing him would have been too damaging to morale

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By: katzn http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/14/how-barack-obama-killed-john-wayne/#comment-67167 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:04:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15532#comment-67167 @stambo2001: Thanks for embodying the exact sort of attitude that is keeping the GOP out of the White House: “People who disagree with me are ruining America and deserve nothing less than absolute misery!”

@greatdebate: “Mitt Romney” and “integrity” in the same sentence? Comedic gold.

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By: EthicsIntl http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/14/how-barack-obama-killed-john-wayne/#comment-67148 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 05:06:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15532#comment-67148 Excellent article with a legitimate analogy.

Being in advertising & film production for more than 40 years I can attest to America’s (and now the World’s) insatiable hunger for idols & gimmicks.

John Wayne only acted out masterfully the character & script he was given by his producers, whose only concern was the box office sales & many times political ideology as well.

The ‘Pure WASP Americans’ & the newly immigrant ‘wannabees’ new Americans wholeheartedly consumed the John Wayne image.

This is at the root of our today’s social discontent.

The media, especially motion films, as in Marshall McLuhan’s ‘The Medium is the Message’, has proven to be more powerful than any government or institution.

The media works on your brain in ways you never thought possible.

Even in China the government controlled news agency Xinhua can ‘make or brake any politician’ as I was told by one of its top directors there last year.

Yes, most of us live in a fantasy world most of the time.
It is pleasant to our impaired intelligence and it is even easier pickings for the slimy & greedy profiteers.

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By: breezinthru http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/14/how-barack-obama-killed-john-wayne/#comment-67147 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 05:05:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15532#comment-67147 John Wayne wasn’t killed by President Obama;

he grew old and succumbed to tobacco-related lung cancer which, of course, was self-inflicted.

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By: usagadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/14/how-barack-obama-killed-john-wayne/#comment-67103 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 15:37:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15532#comment-67103 People, including the author, dislike John Wayne for one primary reason — they dislike white, protestant heritage men. The blatant racism / sexism of that visceral dislike pours from the article and the commentary. The fact is most people in this country now treat white men like they treat fire ants. With poison.

Yes, by the measure of a shrinking population of increasingly poor and disenfranchised white men America is making good progress. Oh, very few white men are like Warren Buffett or Bill Gates — go look under any decent sized urban American bridge. That is the only place where you will find a growing population of white men. Congratulations to us!!

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By: greatdebate http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/14/how-barack-obama-killed-john-wayne/#comment-66962 Sat, 17 Nov 2012 15:30:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15532#comment-66962 The reason why Romney didn’t get elected was simply because he embraced traditional core values: such as family as the foundation of our society, defense of life rather than abortion rights,straight vs.gay agendas and denouncing the increasing poverty rate in America and correlated middle class demise. The undecided swing voters didn’t subscribe to those values, that’s why they remain “undecided” in the first place. A man of integrity like Romney wouldn’t blur his discourse compromising these core values for the sake to win this “unsettled” voters or to that matter, to cash into the 51.42% Pro-Obama popular vote.

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By: fromthecenter http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/14/how-barack-obama-killed-john-wayne/#comment-66938 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:41:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15532#comment-66938 Perhaps Wayne’s patriotism was displayed so eagerly because he did not enlist to fight in WWII like so many other famous actors of that age. Much like the beloved dick cheney, wayne had other priorities.

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