Pat Boone, legendary pop and gospel singer and affirmed conservative, on Wednesday called President Barack Obama a Marxist who wants to create a "virtually socialist nation in which nobody gets rich."
Boone appeared on Fox Business News Wednesday night to speak out about the deficit, sequestration, and his views on Obama.
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"He is following his playbook, which is Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals,'" Boone told host Neil Cavuto. "This is the guy that trained him to be a community organizer, a Marxist, a socialist, a progressive, who wrote the rules for doing what Mr. Obama is doing."
Cavuto said he didn’t "want to go down that alley" and tried to steer the discussion back to Obama's economic policies by saying, "I think he’s a smart guy, this is just a weak area for him."
"I think he’s a brilliant guy, and I think he knows what he's doing, and he's doing it by design because he has a plan," Boone responded. "He thinks it's good for America — virtually socialist nation in which nobody gets rich, government is in charge of everything."
Boone also claimed he was on Obama's "Enemies List,"
which The Globe tabloid paper published in 2009. The list was rumored to be a blacklist of 25 performers and other people who had publically critiqued the president. It included Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, and Rush Limbaugh, among others.
This isn’t the first time Boone has spoken out about Obama and his policies. In 2009, Boone penned a column for World Net Daily in which he joined the Birthers
in arguing that Obama was not a natural-born U.S. citizen.
"When you get gas — if you can still afford it to — and you want to use your credit card, you pass it into a slot checker, and still have to punch in your zip code. Right?" Boon wrote. "In today's world, you have to be ready to show valid, verifiable identification for almost anything you want to buy or do. What about applying for the most powerful, consequential, dangerous office in the world — the presidency of the United States?"
Boone scored 18 Top 10 singles from 1955-62, including six No. 1s. Billboard ranks him as the No. 2 singles act of the 1950s, behind Elvis Presley. Though Boone's claim to fame was music, he has become more of a political commentator for Fox News and in 2011 received a lifetime achievement award at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
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