Gene Simmons: I regret voting for Obama

Gene Simmons is honest enough to admit that part of the reason he voted for Obama was that it was ‘historic’, that he wanted to show the world that our ugly past of slavery and racism is, well, in the past and that we’ve got no problems electing a black man to run the greatest country in the world. And I think if others were honest, they would admit the same.

However, he has since come to his senses and now admits that he regrets it, which I respect:

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  • Shane2813

    Go away you Leftist Loser. This guys best friend is Bill Maher.

    • Anonymous

      Simmons is not a leftist or a loser.

      • Lelliott0521

        he does a lot of concerts for the troops so he can’t be all that much of a loser

        • Simmons is a businessman, a supporter of Israel, and a believer in fighting the war on Terror. He is no Leftist and not a loser.

  • Philo Beddoe

    How much is it costing you Gene?

    • There was a day when she was quite hot in her birthday suit. Very hot. Sister was quite hot, too. At least, that’s what it looked like in the magazine. Any mid-forties gentleman knows what issue I’m referring to. Wow. Flashback 😉

      • Jum

        “Was a day”? Hell, right NOW she’d beat 90% of the thong-showing little girls. Of the thousands of women Playboy has shown us over the last 55 years, Shannon Tweed is Top 5 all-time. On top of that she’s smart and funny. The dream package.

      • Jum

        “Was a day”? Hell, right NOW she’d beat 90% of the thong-showing little girls. Of the thousands of women Playboy has shown us over the last 55 years, Shannon Tweed is Top 5 all-time. On top of that she’s smart and funny. The dream package.

      • Jum

        “Was a day”? Hell, right NOW she’d beat 90% of the thong-showing little girls. Of the thousands of women Playboy has shown us over the last 55 years, Shannon Tweed is Top 5 all-time. On top of that she’s smart and funny. The dream package.

  • Before the 08 election friends said Obama couldn’t win, and I tried to explane given a Rino running in the middle and Obama selling himself as a centrist (with press cover) that all blacks would vote for him & whites to prove they wern’t racist. Now we’re ether socialist or racist. What ever we are, we’re not free, not with true Liberty our founders intended and it was both partys working in tandum who brought us to this place. This is the truth we all must realize to restore our Liberty.

    • Don17k

      I vote for Obama (no surprise, right?) I still think that McCain was the worse choice between the two. Obama has disappointed me in many ways. But that doesn’t change my opinion that he was and is still better than McCain would have been.

      • Jones Barry

        you’re mad. McCain would not have put 800B$ in a pile and then set it on fire.

        • Anonymous

          You’re right: McCain would have done it in the Bush manner, with ten piles of $100 Billion each (No Child’s Left Behind, Free Drugs for Old Farts, etc.).

          • Mark Twain

            Haha, you’re probably right. It was a true Catch 22 situation, although I’d rather have an old Rhino f***ing things up, than an America-hating Socialist.

        • Don17k

          McCain would have spent far more, by upgrading the fight in Afghanistan AND Iraq. McCain wouldn’t have done the stimulus in the same way… and remember, about a third of the stimulus was tax cuts. McCain would probably have done it all in tax cuts, and we’ve already seen that those don’t necessarily create jobs, either. They didn’t when Bush did them. McCain would have let GM and Chrysler go out of business, with the resulting much greater job loss that would have dragged the economy down into a Depression. He would probably have stuck us with the bill for the BP cleanup, too.

      • Paulchri

        At least with McCain they would have had to put up the illusion of disagreement, which would have slowed things down. Maybe it is better that we destroy the country faster and just get it over with. I am not being facetious.

  • ErewrweFSD

    Spitzer changes the subject faster than John Kerry bought his Rhode Island dock space.

  • Sounds like Gene has a K.I.S.S. of Libertarianism in him 😀

    • Anonymous

      Gene Simmons has a pretty amazing history. I saw him on Raw Nerve and I tried to find a video of the interview but I couldn’t. He was born in Israel and came to America with his mother when he was a boy. He reveres his mother and America.

      He and Shannon have been together for over 20 years and have two pretty cool kids. He absolutely refuses to marry her. He’s got some deep seated abandonment issues. How much of that is fodder for their reality show, I don’t know. But he’s a sharp businessman and he worships the ground Shannon walks on. As well he should. It’s a fun show and the only family reality show I actually like watching.

      • Nate

        I saw him on Raw Nerve as well and came away equally amazed. And quite surprised at that.

  • zytekfan

    This is the main reason why Obama won. So many people voted for him simply because they wanted the first black president right then. The same thing with people voting for Hillary in the primary…

  • Quizzerdrew

    Simons is a libertarian. That’s all there is to it.

    • Paulchri

      Libertarians had nobody to vote for in the last general election, but they wouldn’t ever vote for Obama. Although he did promise to get out of the wars and so on. Only sucker libertarians would have bought that one.

      • Meaning the “libertarians” who call themselves that but then advocate a trotskyite bastard offspring of a philosophy like Noam Chomsky.

        • Paulchri

          Yeah. A lot of people call themselves Christians and then support all kinds of wars and tyranny. Why not libertarians?

          • Jum

            Oops, your prejudice and discrimination are showing. Love how you just immediately assumed that anyone who could possibly have anything uncomplimentary to say about libertarians/Noam Chomsky just had to be “Christians” who “support wars and tyranny”. Wow, you really won that argument. And you hurt so many people. Ouch. Oooh. Owie. I bet you could also work something in about fat, stupid and ugly if you really worked on it.

            Heh heh heh.

  • Anonymous

    JUst wish he would do something w/that hair.

  • thanks for taking our liberty so lightly that you just had to vote PC. next time you feel the need to vote like that- DON”T VOTE!

  • Anonymous

    The USA is always condemned by people ignorant of history of it’s vile slavery past, without saying that hundreds of thousands of American’s also gave their lives to stop this horrible institution. Also, unfortunately almost every other country in history has employed slavery of one kind or another, at some point in their history. The US always seems to be singled out like it was invented here, but in fact it existed centuries before this country was colonized, and exists still today around the world in various forms. Black American’s fought to help win this country’s freedom against British tyranny, and fought to help end slavery and help today to make this country the best [only?] place left in the world where anyone of any race, religion, sex or social status can still, with hard work and perservance, accomplish their wildest dreams. Anyone still using the slavery issue, which was exterminated 150 years ago in a brutally bloody war, to continually bash America have an obvious anti-American agenda that no history, facts or common sense will ever put an end to. All American’s should be proud of the opportunities this country offers and the generosity, good will and decency of it’s people who can always be counted on whenever needed anywhere around the world when catastrophies strike, America’s always there to help, usually the first there and unfortunately too often the only one there, and more often than not chastised by those who offer no help, of doing too little.

  • You d**head. You sacrificed the country for your moral vanity.

  • Amajor Guy

    The guy made a career dressed as a clown freak singing ballads designed to get 12 year old boys excited.
    We should care what he has to say because?

  • Sidney Allen Johnson

    How could the MOST capitalist of all rockers have ever voted for Obama?

    • Your Majesty

      I’d be shocked if Ted Nugent voted for Obama.

      • Jum

        Never fear – Ted Nugent, unlike Gene Simmons, is much too emotionally and intellectually secure to have voted for Barry O just to “prove” that he’s not a “racist”.

  • Ozymandias1261

    You vote for a man of conviction not a back-bench, bush league senator.

  • Mediazorba

    You should have done your homework, moron! We’re talking about our very survival as a prosperous country, and to put your faith in some shadowy figure that comes out of the woodwork is blindingly stupid and unforgivable!

  • oic

    hey, isn’t it time we vote for a female to be president so that it be historic, and get away from the land of dscrimination

  • dianagrant

    Let’s see here. Simmons decided to vote to make a part time community organizer President of the United States, because it was “historic” ? His community organizer also took spiritual direction from a racist nit wit while working on very important matters with a guy who planted bombs in US Military installations and is sorry that he couldn’t do more.Now, Simmons is sorry.No problem there Gene but what tipped you off? Was it by any chance your tax accountant ?

    • Gary from Jersey

      Simmons demonstrates that people can learn, grow and change and people berate him for doing it. He deserves a world of respect for his honesty and willingness take a hard look at what he’s done. And as for the ideologues who criticize his intellectual growth, there an old saying, “Better late than never.” Credit Simmons and millions of others whose blind faith was shattered by the venality of the dishonest Left for seeing the light. I welcome his honesty and introspection.

    • Gary from Jersey

      Simmons demonstrates that people can learn, grow and change and people berate him for doing it. He deserves a world of respect for his honesty and willingness take a hard look at what he’s done. And as for the ideologues who criticize his intellectual growth, there an old saying, “Better late than never.” Credit Simmons and millions of others whose blind faith was shattered by the venality of the dishonest Left for seeing the light. I welcome his honesty and introspection.

  • I like Gene, but seriously, America, the land of slaves? WTH? Might want to do a little research, Gene. Slavery isn’t unique to America, nor did it begin here.

    As for electing a Black person, that could have happened long ago. But it’s kind of hard to elect a Black person when the only Blacks that have run are Reverend Sharpton and Reverend Jackson.

    • Alan Keyes was another, but hes considered an uncle tom by the left and l-s-m. this gentleman is more intelligent than all the others he ran against and was in it for the good of our country instead of himself, alas he is a ‘radical’ right winger like myself so he had to be stopped at all cost, i would love to see him run again

    • Jones Barry

      agreed- I will happily- EAGERLY- vote for a black man or woman ( or Asian, or Hispanic) to be President- as long as that person reflects my political beliefs

  • Tantamount

    Sorry isn’t going to do it for me Gene. Apologies are something issued when you break a dish or something, the damage done in this case goes way beyond any repair an apology might provide. Tomorrow his stupid leftist progressive face will still be on the news and his hypocrite marxist butt still in the oval office chair. No, sorry doesn’t get it.

  • Gene, I regret you voted for Obama too. Now, what are you going to do about it next time around?

  • Mommymartinez

    I agree, in my opinion, many people voted for Obama because of his background and the whole “making history” aspect and not enough for reasons such as if he’s qualified and the impact he’d have on our society.

  • gene simmons is more qualified to be a congressman, senator or secretary of state than most of the current occupants, regardless of party. say what you want about rock stars, the man is brutally honest.

  • Colonel Neville

    How curious that so many people put so much emotional energy into voting for the Obamessiah but little to zero on actually researching and reading a single paper, archive, article, video or book on or by, Barry Hussein Soeturo. But then of course, most didn’t want to know and were incurious of empirical facts, while logical fallacy ad hominem etc contemptuous of those who presented Barry lovers with a single pertinent truth. No, really. Colonel Robert Neville blogspot com.

  • Bmore4

    That’s the problem with many voters. A lot of them voted for Obama simply because he was “making history” or he talked about “hope and change.” If you aren’t willing to do a little research on the candidates, then do your country a favor and sit the next election out.

  • posterboy

    Anyone who even knows who Simmons is, knows that he shows a pretty wide conservative streak. Maybe more Libertarian, but certainly not as liberal as your typical r&r’er. These guys all know what made them rich and famous and it wasn’t government sponsored cultural exchange tours. To be a little cynical though, Gene has said himself that it’s all about the money. Hopefully at least some of this lesson has stuck with him and he will help to make America safe for the successful.

  • Gene Simmons? Meh. White trash with a penchant for makeup and little musical skills.
    Ya … I wanna know what HE thinks.
    /sarc

    ~(Ä)~

  • Your Majesty

    Obama comes with a Little Kiss … of regret. Trust me, I’m a doctor.

  • Timotheos

    Another “useful idiot” comes to his senses, albeit late!

  • What’s this “in retrospect” stuff? If Mr. Simmons recognizes now that Obama is woefully unqualified to president, why didn’t he recognize it before the man got elected? Many of us did.

  • Jum

    mwwAAAHAAAHAAAAHAAAA!!! Simmons becomes a conservative! Next he’ll be yelling up at the kids, “Turn that meshuggeneh music down! Oy vey! That crazy rock n’ roll! Why does it have to be so loud!?”

  • Anonymous

    Well…now that we’ve gotten that out of our system, let’s throw this bum back to the university where he belongs, with much of the rest of his now having quit economic “dream” team.

  • Robl9

    Obama is America’s first affirmative action President.

  • Anonymous

    Well, Mr. Simmons, you voted for Obama to prove you’re not a racist. Now who are you going to vote for to prove you’re not an idiot?

  • Scm

    I vote for the candidate, not the color.

    The Malfeasant Media made it all about color, hiding his school records, hiding his teaching records, hiding his Radical associations, hiding his hate-filler church.

    “Unexpectantly” he can’t lead?! It wasn’t “Unexpectant” to 47% of us. We knew almost nothing about Øbama, what little we did know, scared the hell out of us.

    McCain (snore) was a horrible alternative, but at least we knew what we were buying.

    What we got here is George Soros’s sock puppet.

    • Paulchri

      The only difference between McCain and Obama is that one is expected to be more conservative, and the other is expected to be more liberal. Politically this just keeps one from doing one thing and the other from doing another. Not because of true ideologies, but because of perception. McCain didn’t win, because he didn’t want to. McCain was a false choice. They needed Obama to pass certain laws and sell us out in certain ways that wouldn’t have been acceptable for McCain to do.