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UN Ambassador Samantha Power Starstruck by Jane Fonda

In case you were wondering what type of individuals are running the country . . .

UN Ambassador Samantha Power this week gushed over meeting leftist activist actress Jane Fonda, known as “Hanoi Jane” for trekking to North Vietnam to cavort with the enemy during the Vietnam War. While there, Fonda posed with Viet Cong soldiers at a missile battery used to, you know, kill Americans.

Power exulted in both the coolness of the moment and Fonda’s political activism, according to Fox News.

“Hi everybody,” Power said, according to a transcript. “You know life has changed when you’re hanging out with Jane Fonda backstage. There is no greater embodiment of being outspoken on behalf of what you believe in — and being ‘all in’ in every way — than Jane Fonda. And it’s a huge honor just to even briefly have shared the stage with her.

I don’t know. I liked Fonda in Klute. But really, we have the UN ambassador beside herself over a woman who betrayed our troops?

This is the mindset of the administration. It’s the left wing professors you had in college. It’s the movie stars spouting dreamy nonsense about peace, love and understanding. It’s the enraged activist ranting like a deranged pachyderm against the rich. That’s who’s in charge.

Scary? I’ll give you something scarier.

They were elected by American voters, fair and square. Twice.

54 Responses to UN Ambassador Samantha Power Starstruck by Jane Fonda

  1. I’ve said this before, and I’ll probably be saying it again, but I don’t even blame the low-info voters. they don’t know any better. I blame the 2-3 million “conservatives” who decided that Romney and Obama were “the same” and didn’t bother to vote for the GOP. THEY knew better…but they abdicated their responsibility because Romney, what, wasn’t a flaming pro-lifer? believed Obama was born in the US?

    every time a “conservative” proclaims that he isn’t going to settle for the “lesser of two evils,” the Democrats clap their hands in glee.

  2. Back when I was a Commie, I would drive across Lake Washington on some weekends to hang out with the bourgoisie. At dinner one Saturday night, I mentioned I’d been learning about Fonda, that I thought she was a brave and admirable woman.

    I didn’t know my father knew the words that leapt from his mouth, and thought he was gonna’ stroke out right then and there.

    • Nothing personal. But hanging out with the bourgeoisie and the rich and famous is part of being a commie. Communism and Socialism survives with” the for thee, but not for me” apparatchiki and party leaders.

      • oh dear — for me but not for thee. Whatever. I have seen the installation, the existence, and the crumbling of socialist systems — central planning, big government, thought control — the whole nine yards. It never works. This transformation of Obama’s is rotten to the core. We are hemorrhaging money and control.

  3. I don’t think it will make you feel better but I heard that when Fonda was married to Ted Turner, he was so cheap he would not turn on the air even in summer in Georgia.

    But, no–no vets I ever heard of gave her a pass on hanging with Ho.

    • At least, if Powers would have said that she admires Fonda’s acting or her physical fitness I would not be bothered.

      but she was awed by the way she takes a stand against the United States in the field of battle???


      • You’ve reminded me of a shirt I got from a vet ages ago, after I got over being a Commie. It has a red caricature of her wearing leggings and a conical hat, with the sentence below it saying “I’m Not Fonda Hanoi Jane.”

        • You seem pretty proud of your past communist party membership–before you “joined,” did you consider that countries that have to keep the people from leaving, instead of inspiring people to sneak in, might have some drawbacks in terms of righting human wrongs?

          • I wouldn’t say that I am “proud” of my past, but I’m not ashamed of it. I was very young, and very naive

            Earlier this week, someone here asked me about my time as a Commie. I’ll look for it. (I think it was Susan.)

          • From Sunday’s Open Thread:

            I became a Communist because of my age and naivete. I’d moved from a small town in the Smokey Mountains to Seattle, and I’d never seen homeless people before. Amidst all the wealth and ease of the majority, I saw people without food, without homes, without anything but the rags on their backs.

            I didn’t realize at the time that many–if not the majority–were homeless because they had been kicked out of mental institutions once a bunch of Progs had determined that they should not be confined if they weren’t threats to themselves or others, that Jimmah Carter’s Commission on Mental Health had supported–and, furthered–this travesty.

            So, I became a Commie. I immersed myself in studying Kant, Hegel, Marx, Marcuse, et al. The proxy war in Nicaragua and Honduras caught my attention. I don’t know exactly what it was, but I suddenly realized that the real colonizers were the Soviets.

            I realized that any nation that has to wall off its people, that would shoot anyone who wants to leave, was not a nation to which I owed any allegiance. I didn’t buy the bullshit that despite the flaws of Soviet Marxism, Communism was the answer to human nature. In fact, Communism perverts human nature

            By taking away the individual’s right to the fruits of her labor, Communism makes the entire society greedy by demanding the individual give up the rewards of her work. And, it’s counter-productive in the long haul because who wants to work if your efforts aren’t rewarded? Why bust your butt if you can’t buy a faster car, a bigger house, a pair of Prada pumps?

            But, what about those who don’t have even a pair of shoes? Who live in a cardboard box? If they’re insane, put them someplace safe where they can get their meds, be fed and clothed. And, I’m right back to the problem of those without homes. We can’t go back to just warehousing people. That’s a whole ‘nother kettle of fish.

            When I was done, I was done. I turned my back and walked away.

          • It took a while. Marxism suppresses human nature, both the greedy bits and the altruistic bits. But, unbridled capitalism, too, is bad in its effects on humans. Both extremes pervert human nature.

            I still can see life through a Marxist lens, but–unlike Marxists and Progs– I accept that life is inherently unfair. For me, the avenues to address unfairness include education, equal opportunity and the legal system to ensure that civil rights are enforced for all.

  4. Doesn’t Power know one consequence of the US withdrawing from S.E. Asia, the rise of the genocidal Khmer Rouge? i guess some genocide is okay to her, while others aren’t.

    • Star Struck…by an old “has been.” Back then, Fonda was “lookin’ for love in all the wrong places” – and obviously, God and Country meant nothing to her. Apologize? She should BEG for forgiveness.
      She and Barry have one thing in common – they both needed the approval of their parents and didn’t get what they believed they needed.

  5. It was my peer group, the kids I went to school with, and their brothers who were drafted to fight a war they didn’t understand. Some came back, some didn’t, and some only pretended to come back.

    As we were saying prayers for their safety, comforting the families of those who were never coming back, or helping those who left parts of themselves in the jungle, this, this pampered, spoiled rich bitch was playing footsie with the very people who caused us so much anguish.

      • For those too young to remember–this was a very fraught time. We had the draft, there were lotteries to see who would be called up. Just as we now have to buy some overprice insurance, back then some males had to become soldiers, to kill, to get hurt, to die. College deferments were cancelled. My friend Nick Krimont left GWU and after three weeks in Vietnam, returned in a bag. Soldiers returning did not have loving Wounded Warrior groups–their friends and sometimes even relatives (my ex’s twin sister, for example) spit saliva on them—literally. They could not wear their uniforms in public. I remember one vet I dated saying he had learned to fall asleep in a ditch of water and sleep for hours. They encountered stakes in holes covered in human feces to make the wounds infect. My brother-in-law flew choppers–the floors awash in blood, slopping back and forth, as he took out wounded. He rode down three helicopters and is in chronic pain to this day–his whole chest was flayed open, among other injuries. Yes, back home, some people were horrified–what was the point, every nite on Cronkite we got a body count, sometimes inflated by dead cattle. Death, misery, horror…People began to protest it. Some were priests and nuns–they threw animal blood on draft records. Then came the demos–huge, maybe a million at one, the police often rioting themselves, blasting with CS gas. It was a time–and then little Jane, who was quite famous, pulled a Sean Penn and traveled to North Vietnam. And…well, you know the rest. You think the hullabaloo over Iraq was bad, there was no comparison!

          • I forgot the university protests–the draft age kids. Unfortunately the likes of Ayres and other sociopaths took the opportunity to blow up buildings along with some people inside. Took it way too far. One group in Greenwich Village blew themselves up. The National Guard drew down on students–and fired–at Kent State. It was wild and crazy. The Chicago Convention in ’68–more police riots. This joint was a mess–makes today look like pattycake, Obama or no Obama.

  6. Scary? I’ll give you something scarier.
    They were elected by American voters, fair and square. Twice.

    Agree with the Jane Fonda fawning part but those two sentences annoyed the crap out of me. That’s right. There are more people in this country who don’t think like you than do. It’s time stop being aghast about it, you sound like everything I don’t like about liberals. The Republican party needs more intelligent explanation of what their about and why it makes sense and less outrage about what democrats, yes the majority of our country, believe and do.

  7. In the Clinton years, some people were saying how embarrassing it was to have a president who aspired to be a rock star. We have that again, only more so — a president who thinks there’s nothing more important than hanging with Jay-Z and Beyonce. Ms. Powers, with all her fancy academic credentials, is apparently of like mind.

  8. “They were elected by American voters, fair and square. Twice.”

    While Obama was elected twice I take issue with the “fair and square” part. Obama used the IRS to intimidate GOP doners and the Tea Party. Multiple voting districts reported 120% turnout with 100% of the people voting for Obama. Obama doled out billions of taxpayer dollars to special interest groups such as unions who then give a cut of that money back in political donations. He lied about the true effects of Obamacare, Bengazi and a whole host of other issues while silencing and intimidating the media with the threat of arrest for the crime of doing investigative journalism.

    That election was neither fair nor square.

    • On fair and square and this caveat is rarely mentioned.

      And it seems like the Dems have found a trunk load of absentee ballots in the VA AG race. It was either going to be that or a busload of Ethiopians whose votes were misplaced.

    • I agree completely, Tim, and was going to make a similar comment. Glad I scrolled down first. I just would like to add that on the grassroots level, he used millions of taxpayer dollars to give freebies out to the peasants.

      Elections by and large are not fair and square in this country. Look at last Tuesday’s election in VA in which a big Democratic donor gave dollars to the libertarian in order to divide the anti-McAuliffe vote.

      I am a non-affiliated voter, but I think primaries should be closed to all who are not members of the parties involved and cross-overs should not be allowed. There is too much room for hanky-panky and both major parties have done it.

  9. “I don’t know. I liked Fonda in Klute.”

    I’m guessing it’s been awhile since you’ve been to a Fonda movie. ;-)

    When was that made? 1970? And wasn’t that the flick when she played a hooker?

    Good choice.


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