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Duck Dynasty Star on Obama: ‘I Don’t Agree with Everything He Does But That’s the Country We Live in’

Plus at White House Correspondents Dinner, one celeb tells PJM he's too rich to be bothered by many Washington policies.

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Nicholas Ballasy

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May 5, 2014 - 1:22 pm
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WASHINGTON – In a video interview at the White House Correspondents Dinner, Willie Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty said he does not support everything President Obama has done during his time in office.

Robertson was asked if he thinks Obama is taking the country in the right direction.

“I don’t know man. I don’t agree with everything he does but that’s the country we live in – the voters voted the president in, so we try to make the best of what we can do,” said Robertson, alongside his wife Korie, on Saturday evening at the Washington Hilton.

Country music artist Brad Paisley would not say whether or not he supports Obama.

“It’s one of those things where you look at it, you have your differences with some things,” Paisley told PJ Media. “I’m one of these guys, though, that I look at everything. I’m always trying to figure out what somebody’s intentions are, where it’s going.”

Paisley cited the technical issues with the Obamacare website, healthcare.gov, as an example.

“It will be interesting to see how it unfolds, how they deal with the Obamacare website. I know that’s fixed but how they deal with that and how they deal with everything that’s going to come forward with that,” he said.

The Grammy award-winning musician also said he is not affected by most of the changes in Washington.

“I’m really lucky that I make enough money that I’m not impacted sort of daily by things that change. I’m just very thankful for that,” said Paisley.

Many celebrities visit Washington on behalf of a cause. NBC Today show host Carson Daly was asked if there is anything he wanted to mention to lawmakers at the dinner.

“I’m a big military supporter so if I got into a conversation about things that need to be improved around this town, it would be obviously to make sure the men and women coming back and re-enter are taken well care of,” Daly said.

Joe Morton of ABC’s hit show Scandal came to Washington with the nonprofit organization Creative Coalition to lobby Congress on increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Morton said the Republicans in Congress are Obama’s greatest problem.

“It does no good for the country, I mean, to put your ideals above the needs of the country – it’s a travesty,” Morton said.

Scandal actor Tony Goldwyn told PJ Media he supports Obama.

“I would like to see him keep up the strength of the convictions that he has to get stuff done and sort of plow through a lot of the resistance that’s been coming his way,” said Goldwyn.

Nicholas Ballasy is a video journalist based in Washington, D.C. His interviews with prominent politicians and celebrities have been featured by media outlets including Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, the Washington Post. Follow his work at www.nickballasy.com.

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Tyranny's not so bad when you are filthy rich.
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I hear people say they want Separation of Church and State to protect religion from government. Well, then why shouldn't they want Separation of the Arts and State? Let's protect the Arts from the malign influence of the filthy money of the capitalists. And that goes for Academia too. Zero out the Universities.
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I sorry. Who are these people and why should I care?
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morton got his branches of government mixed up and has not read a word of the constitution. the bickering between the branches of our government is the way it was set up and supposed to be; otherwise we would be living in the 1800s under a king. if obama were white, morton could think straight. wonder if morton had any relatives living in alabama, arkansas, mississippi, louisiana in the 40s and 50s under those democratic governors, sherrifs, etc? hmmmm!
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“It does no good for the country, I mean, to put your ideals above the needs of the country – it’s a travesty,” Joe Morton, star of ABC's "Scandle"

Right. Yet he want's Congress to give him, and other "artsts", more money. And where's the money going to come from? You and me, the taxpayes. How is that good for the country, Joe?

I swear, these leftists don't even listen to themselves, when they talk.
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I rarely agree with President Obama, but he is right on the mark with this one. This is a European problem; those dudes have been riding on Uncle Sam's military protection for too long. Let them take care of it!
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that works until those "dudes" begin to pick on us and maybe attack. think that cant happen? its called icbm games.
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Why would one think that ideals are not in the country's best interests only when conservatives are involved? Socialists/progressives/democrats/Alinskyites etc have "ideals" that are toxic to the best interests of the nation. Call them out on this!
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"Morton said the Republicans in Congress are Obama’s greatest problem.

“It does no good for the country, I mean, to put your ideals above the needs of the country – it’s a travesty,” Morton said."

What is it about the people that desire totalitarian dictators?

What bilge will they puke up when Ted Cruz or someone like him becomes Prez?
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As if someone like Cruz will ever become POTUS. We're past that, I am afraid. The coupling of voter fraud along with a majority of the voting population preferring Dem candidates for POTUS will ensure that a Cruz type will never be at the helm of the WH.
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It's always fun to read stupid comments by stupid people, especially those who line up for a chance at being really, really stupid.
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You're referring to yourself, right Jack?
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If they were alone, or a small group, it would be funny. Problem is, there's 100 million of them out there....AND THEY VOTE - which is why the Founders DETESTED democracy.
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Why does Morton assume that ONLY Republicans put their ideals above the needs of the country.

Did he not read Ben Rhodes' email?
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he needs to meet harry reid, nancy pelosi, al gore, et. al.
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Who cares what Willie Robertson thinks about Obama as he doesn't even seem to have paid much attention to all that Obama has fouled and contaminated? Nor does he seem to much care.

Robertson's "claim to fame" was that he was being assaulted for exercising a little free speech. It's one thing to defend his constitutional right to free speech, as I did, and something else very different to put any particular weight on what his thinks about Obama as on that he seems pretty clueless. One might have thought he could have at least spoken out for an actual cowboy, Clive Bundy.
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Willie, along with the other airheads whose opinions are aired in this article are simply LIVs.
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You seem to confuse Willie and Phil.
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