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i'm sure that's more of a reflection of his gifts in acting and not his political beliefs. this friend of ours that's going to be with us this even, ladies and gentlemen, is our beloved actor jon voight. jon voight is an american film and television actor with a long and distinguished career as both a leading man and as a character actor. he came to prominence at the end of the '60s with a performance in the 1969's best picture win sper midnight cowboy," for which he earned his first academy award nomination. shh. throughout the following decades, jon voight has built his reputation with an array of challenging roles and appeared in such landmark films as 1972's "deliverance" and "coming home," for which he received an academy award for best actor. most recently he starred in the
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seventh season of "24" as the villain jonas hodges and a humanitarian. is he currently active in a continuing effort to air lift children from chernoble and has received the congressional medal of honor's societies bob hope award for support for our military. as the video you're about to see shows, he is a celebrated actor and he is here because he loves america and he is not afraid to speak out for the values that built this country. ladies and gentlemen, i call your attention to this wonderful video. ♪ >> yesterday, december 7th,
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1941, a date which will live in infamy, the united states of america was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of japan. >> jon voight was born on december 29th, 1938 in yonkers, new york. ♪ everybody's talking at me >> in 1969, he became a household name when he received his first academy award nomination for portraying would be hustler joe buck in that year's best picture win sper midnight cowboy." >> i'm joe buck from texas. >> rizzo from the bronx. >> i want to buy you a drink. what do you think of that? >> don't mind if i do. >> voight is a four-time academy award nominee and wouldn't best actor award in 1978 for his performance of vietnam veteran luke martin in "coming home." >> but you don't want to kill anybody here.
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have you enough ghosts to carry around." >> over the past four decades, he has build a reputation as both a leading man and a character actor with an extensive range. >> i am muhammad ali, you know? i apologize. i apologize to you on the air. your name is humid ali. you have a right to be called whatever you want. i apologize to you. >> he's appeared in several critically acclaimed films such as "deliverance" and runway train for which he received another academy award nomination. >> i'm right here. come on. going nowhere. come on. >> voight has always maintained high standards in his film work by choosing meaningful parts that promote worthy causes. >> mr. president with, all respect, sir, what you're asking can't be done.
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>> mr. president? >> get back, george. get back. do not tell me it can't be done. >> good 0 to see you. jon, jon voight. >> how are you doing? >> i'm doing good. >> a staunch supporter of our troops and himself a veteran of the army are, his extensive charitable work includes support of the center of friends for american veterans. it has a special bod and affinity with jon voight because he has been a financial supporter of the organization's programs in support of homeless veterans. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome jon voight.
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. thanks. thanks. do not tell me it can't be done. sometimes you make movies and they're just so relevant, you know. i was -- i gave a speech this morning to the national republican congressional committee. it was a success, thank god.
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and i'm very honored to be here with you, and i'm very grateful for paul ryan's asking me to be here and trusting me to express myself. so i would like to, if i can, do a shortened version that have speech just as a calling card so you know so the wider group of you knows where i stand. i started out by saying i guess we're all gathered here today and by the way, is this microphone good and everybody hears me properly? is it good? i guess we're gathered here to talk about ideas, positive inroads we can make to gain back our power, to become triumphant in the next election. we certainly know that the democratic party thinks our vois have been silenced. they boast that threat winners
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and we have nothing to say. well, we certainly know how they won. obama's path to the presidency has been thoroughly documented. we may want to look at some of those strategies as we build toward the 2010 elections. certainly, at the outset, the democrats fulfilled their mission to paint president bush as a warmonger, and once they were able to reach all the youth in colleges on the internet with this lie, painting him as the evil one, never giving him credit for keeping our country safe, once they established that, then it would be easy to bring in the one as oprah winfrey crowned him. i'm also ashamed to say the hollywood crowd was a big part of the tearing down of president bush.
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and they had a great influence in bringing in obama, as well. never mind that it was as clear as the noesz on your face who obama was attached to, nothing seemedo matter. it was amazing to me how the media and the young generation were taken in by obama's false haloistic presence. and all his attachments to all the wrong people, ayres, wright, olin ski didn't matter one iota. obama as a candidate portrayed himself as a moderate but turned out to be wildly radical. the way he played his deception is interesting. but his campaign was meticulously thought through, well organized and their techniques of outreach to gather
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support and funds through the internet written knowvative and their hollywood savvy and the use of media was masterful. all their strategies should be carefully looked at to see if we might mimic them in a positive legal way. my most pressing concern at this hour is the safety of israel. i think obama has no idea that israel was built on the blood and sweat of the jewish people. every blade of grass, every tree has been a successful effort because of the jewish people understanding they would have a safe homeland forever.
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he could not possibly understand this or he would know that the jewish people have tried time and time again to give the palestinians land and bring a peaceful solution, but every attempt, every attempt was returned with violence. palestinians use gaza to attack israel. as far as i'm concerned, their only agenda is to wipe israel off the face of the earth. and he reprimands the israeli people, obama, like he's a professor and they're the school children. i was embarrassed to watch his press conference with the great war hero benjamin netanyahu who has helped keep his country safe for many years. obama sat there with complete arrogance that he is now the new
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american power, able to dictate what he thinks is best for israel. so how worried are we supposed to be now? was i hearing things when he said that iran might have the right to nuclear power? are we supposed to be sitting and waiting, watching for the possibility of a new holocaust? who's going to take the responsibility to keep israel safe? i'll tell you why this really scares the hell out of me, because everything obama has recommended has turned out to be disastrous. this so-called stimulus package and his budget will leave our grandchildren with great burdens and great debts. the government is now owning car companies and banks. and we're losing job after job.
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our unemployment rate is in an astro nom mick 9.4, and of course, they send out joe biden, one of the great double talkers of our time to tell us the unemployment rate is getting better. the government wants to run health care and tell people what doctors they can see. how much they can make, what cars to drive. and they're killing off the entrepreneurs who are the backbone of our economy. it's no wonder that the russian newspaper pravda, the former house organ for the soviet communist regime recently said the american deskenlt into markism is happening with breathtaking speed. we can blame nancy pelosi, harry reid, chris dodd, george soros, david axelrod and their ilk for the down fall of this the country.
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it saddens me greatly to think we were the great powerful good in the world. we as americans knew america to be strong. and we were the liberators of the entire world. we are becoming a weak nation. obama really thinks he is a soft-spoken julius caesar and thinks he's going to conquer the world with his soft spoken sweet talk and really thinks he's going to bring all the enemies of the world into a little playground where they'll swing each other back and forth. we and we alone are the right frame of mind to free this nation from this obama oppression.
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and let's give thanks to all the great people like sean hannity, rush limbaugh, bill o'reilly, laura ingraham, mark levin, william bennett, glen beck, hugh hewitt, dennis frayinger, dennis miller, dick morris, ann coulter, michael steele, karl rove, newt gingrich, thomas so, victor davis hansen, shelby steel, charles kroutheimer, michele malkin, fred barnes and so many others. let's give thanks to them for not giving up and staying the course to bring an end to this false prophet, obama. that's what i said pretty much this morning.@@@@@@@ @ @ @ @ @
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to introduce such a wonderful group of great people, who i am excited to be able to introduce to you tonight. since 1976, orrin hatch has served utah with honor. in the senate -- isn't he -- i am in the movies. people say i am taller than they thought. or you are not as old as i thought you were. they never said that. when i saw orrin hatch, i'd only shown him on shows. n him on shows you know where his face is on television and he's usually
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addressing very serious subjects so he's very, you know, has a very serious demeanor. but i found out wonderful things about orrin hatch. when i ask people about orrin hatch, they light up. because obviously, he has this other side that i'm not familiar with. and he's full of fun. he's a charming man. he's very impressive physically. when i met him, i said what a handsome fellow this is. and he's a songwriter. and i have a brother who's a songwriter wrote "which would thing" and "angel in the morning" and so i felt an immediate closeness with orrin hatch. but anyway, he's a fellow who's the good senator is we can count on him for fiscal responsibility, dedication to children and education. he defends constitutional rights and supports our military. he's the man for me.
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a man of principle, integrity, candor, ladies and gentlemen, orrin hatch. well, thank you, jon and thanks to all of you for being here this evening. we're very grateful to you and grateful to have john voit here. that was quite a talk, wasn't it? i really enjoyed that. now, it's my privilege to introduce to you a very special performer. while some of have you seen him perform before, i would venture to say that all of you have heard him sing. tonight we are in for a real treat because all of us will get to see and hear him. known as america's tenor, this californian has been a featured
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soloist with orchestras across the nation as well as overseas. well, that's good. they have to brighten me up somehow. he has appeared many times at the dorothy chandler pavilion, the hollywood bowl as well as the academy award shows. he made his carnegie hall debut in 2006 at the world premiere of miss america can na. equally adept at performing classical and contemporary music this versatile singer has chosen to record demo tapes that were used by luciano pavarotti, placido domingo and jose carreras. his signature voice can be heard on scores of commercials and more than 150 feature films. including "indiana jones and the temple of doom" beauty and the beast and "the hunt for red
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october," just to name a few. in the patriotic arena, he has sung at congressional medal of honor events throughout the united states and has 16 solo recordings including his latest amazed by america. he maintains a concert ministry performing up to 60 concerts a year of sacred religious music. and recording cds to bring people closer to jesus christ. as great as he is in a public arena, he's just as wonderful in the most important arena of all within the four walls of his home in grenada hills. he and his beautiful wife christine have been married for 30 years and have two children, matthew and catherine. ladies and gentlemen, it's an honor to introduce a wonderful conservative republican and a privilege for me to introduce to you america's tenor, the incomparable steve amerson.
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♪ ♪ o say, can you see by the dawn's early light ♪ ♪ what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? ♪ ♪ whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight ♪ ♪ o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? ♪ ♪ and the rockets' red glare the bombs bursting in air ♪ ♪ gave proof through the night that our flag was still there ♪ ♪ oh, say, does that star-spangled banner
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yet wave ♪ ♪ o'er the land of the free ♪ ♪ and the home of the brave? ♪ [applause] thank you. you may be seated. i've been asked if i would also sing an invocation for this evening.
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that what goes on in this room this evening would be honoring to our nation and to our god. and i can think of no other song that would be so fitting as the words of st. francis of an assisi.ssisi. ♪ lord make me an instrument of thy peace ♪ where there is hatred let me so love where there is misery pardon ♪ ♪ where this is doubt fate and where there is despair love ♪
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♪ where there is darkness light where there is sadness joy ♪ ♪ oh divine master grant that i may not go -- to be consoled as to console to be understood as to understand to be love d as loved ♪ ♪ for it is that we receive and
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it is that we are pardoned and it is his dyinging that we are born to eternal life ♪ ♪ for it is in giving that we receive and it is in pardon that we are pardoned and it is his dying that we are born to
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eternal life ♪ isn't he amazing? whoa. the next great fellow that i have the pleasure, the honor to introduce is someone you all know, one of your leaders, a brilliant tactician who worked it out so mary elaine chourks
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mitch mcconnell was first elected in 1984 when he made history as the only republican challenger in the country to defeat a democratic incumbent. we're going to repeat that in 2010 hundredfold.ountry to defe incumbent. we're going to repeat that in 2010 hundredfold.the country to democratic incumbent. we're going to repeat that in 2010 hundredfold.challenger in defeat a democratic incumbent. we're going to repeat that in 2010 hundredfold. in mitch's distinguished career, he served as the chairman of the national republican senatorial committee as the majority whip and the 111th congress, senator mcconnell was unanimously elected by colleagues to be as the senate republican leader. ladies and gentlemen, senator mitch mcconnell.s the senate republican leader. ladies and gentlemen, senator mitch mcconnell. the senate republican leader. ladies and gentlemen, senator mitch mcconnell.the senate republican leader. ladies and gentlemen, senator mitch mcconnell. >> well, thank you very much, john. i'm still just reveling in hearing someone from hollywood make a speech like that.
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i hope you're going to be able to find work after this. you're great. and come back anytime. i also want to recognize john cornyn who's doing a fabulous job as chairman of the nrsc. thank you so much, john. and you heard from our nrsc chairman orrin hatch who's doing an absolutely spectacular job. orrin has enjoyed a long and distinguished career and certainly doesn't need to be spending his time pitching for the nrsc but to tell you the truth, he's been an all-star the past couple of years and we don't know where we'd have been without him. thank you so much, orrin. and my buddy john boehner has done a great job holding those house republicans together. thank you so much, john, for the great job you're doing.
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and pete sessions, an outstanding job at the nrcc and finally, i want to thank probably the best idea man we've ever had is back in action and providing great suggestions. sometimes on a virtually hourly basis. our speaker tonight, newt gingrich. thanks for being with us, newt. as jon voight indicated this new administration has got a very, very radical agenda. it's been pushing hard and we've been pushing back. they may have the numbers but we've had some successes we can be proud of. for example, a couple of weeks ago, they came up to capitol hill saying they wanted to transfer terrorists from guantanamo. well, i'll tell you something, there's a better place for those terrorists than virginia or kentucky or kansas. it's right where they are in a cell in guantanamo.
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let me tell you something else, the administration got the message when 90 senators agreed with us on the senate floor. they've been real busy at the white house, the same folks who brought you the department of motor vehicles now want to make your vehicles. we've watched them take over banks, insurance companies, car companies, and now as jon voight indicated they're interested in taking over your health care. so americans will have to wait in line for surgery or have some bureaucrat tell them they can't get the life saving care they need. look, we need health care reform t we don't need to destroy what's right about american health care in order to fix what's wrong and that's just what they want to do.

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