Pat Boone probably won’t be playing any White House functions in the near future.
The aging singer went on Fox Business News on Wednesday night to give his thoughts on the president’s efforts to reduce the deficit and sequestration. Pat Boone’s expert analysis? Barack Obama is a Marxist, determined to destroy the nation’s economic progress.
“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 gave him a chance to walk back the statements, saying he thinks Obama is failing on the economy but not because he was socialist, but Pat Boone stuck to his guns.
“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 said. “He thinks it’s good for America — virtually socialist nation in which nobody gets rich, government is in charge of everything.”
Cavuto suggested that Boone could be a target for Obama, and Boone reminded the host that he was actually once on an “White House enemy list” published by the tabloid paper The Globe.
Pat Boone isn’t the only singer to take on the president. Ted Nugent, a fellow aging rocker, has alleged on multiple occasions that Obama is out to destroy the country. When Obama was re-elected back in November, Nugent had a mini-tantrum on Twitter, saying he was voted back into office by “pimps, whores, and welfare brats.”
The socialist claim isn’t even the most radical thing that Pat Boone has said about Barack Obama, though. Channeling all of the Tea Party rage, and email forwards from early 2008, Boone wrote a column in 2009 for World Net Dailyclaiming that Obama is a Kenyan Muslim.