Gunnery Sergeant Hartman Takes On Obama
Retired US Marine Corps drill instructor and Full Metal Jacket actor R. Lee Ermey has unloaded a scathing attack on the Obama administration, accusing it of attempting to bankrupt America to impose Socialism on the country.
“We’re having a big problem this year – the economy really sucks,” Ermey began his money-raising pitch for charity Toys 4 Tots on December 10. “Now, I hate to point fingers at anybody, but the present administration probably has a lot to do with that.”
“And the way I see it, they’re not going to stop doing it until they bring this country to its knees,” Ermy said. “So I think we should all rise up and stop this administration from what they’re doing because they’re destroying this country.” Loud shouts of approval roared from the packed audience inside The Venue in Chicago.
“They’re driving us into bankruptcy so they can impose Socialism on us,” the Geico spokesman said. “And that’s exactly what they’re doing, and I’m sick and damn tired of it and I know you are, too.”
“But I know the Marine Corps will be here forever. This administration won’t,” Ermy concluded.
UPDATE (2011.01.03): Ermy has apologized for his statements.