Celebrities getting political can be hit or miss some days, but it’s clear that Alec Baldwin has his ear to the ground (or internet, more likely). Baldwin gives some pretty good zingers on imperialism, writing “A plurality of voters in this country knew W was the patsy of war-mongering, profiteering imperialists. Either that or they knew nothing about him at all. They voted for him twice. Now, the bill has come due.”
And he’s clearly no longer impressed with Obama either — his ardent support in 2008 has soured with the rest of America’s and he now speaks plainly about Obama’s problem with fiscal responsibility. “I think that when you come into office and you want to put your mark on things — this is just my opinion, when you want to put your mark on things, you want to be able to spend. And what’s crippled Obama’s administration, as far as I’m concerned, is the financial crisis and it’s prevented him from doing any new spending.” Well, the continued occupation of half the Middle East counts as spending, and Libya is sure as shit new, so I wouldn’t say it’s prevented anything. More like it’s brought fresh attention to an old problem.
To Alec Baldwin: do keep educating yourself on Ron Paul and libertarianism, you’re already in the philosophical fold more than you realize. After that it’s just a matter of being consistent.