Entertainer Pat Boone Now Making A Name For Himself As Right Wing Political Activist

» Watch Dave Bryan's Complete Interview With Pat Boone

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — He might be known for singing the song “April Love,” but entertainer Pat Boone decidedly has his eyes on another month: specifically November.

November 2012, that is.

While millions know Boone, now 77, for covering black music, singing pop and Christian songs, 150 albums, enjoying a nearly six-decades-long career … what many people don’t know is that he is a tireless advocate for right wing causes and politicians.

Tireless and very outspoken. And increasingly more of both.

He helped organize the first Beverly Hills Tea Party rally and he’s endorsed more than 90 congressional candidates. He also recorded robocalls that reached more than 7 million voters in battleground states during the 2010 midterms.

And with the 2012 race gearing up and more and more people announcing for the GOP, Boone is again throwing his political opinions into the ring.

Who better to sit down with Boone and discuss all things political, than KCAL9’s Political Reporter Dave Bryan?

He talked with Boone about a myriad of things: the Tea Party, President Obama (Boone is clearly not a fan), his favorites for 2012 and controversial subjects like gay marriage and California’s Prop 8.

Bryan asks him if he is still a Tea Party guy? Boone says, “Definitely. I do know that I’m perfectly in sync with the basic Tea Party tenets, which is small government, much smaller government. Get rid of half the bureaucracy that we have. And go back to free enterprise, job creation, lower taxes.”

Boone has also made no secret of his dislike for President Obama. And Bryan asks who he would like to see run as the dream ticket in 2012 against him. “I would choose Mitt Romney with either Michele Bachmann or Herman Cain as his running mate,” Boone says.

Regarding Obama, he adds, “He was raised and indoctrinated in the Muslim faith. And he professes to be a Christian. And I respect it. But he has no feelings for Israel.”

Boone also charges Obama will grant amnesty to 14 million illegal immigrants in return for Latino votes in the next next election, despite the fact the President doesn’t have the authority to unilaterally change immigration policy or grant amnesty without Congressional approval — and most experts believe there is no way that could happen in time by next year’s election.

Still, Boone says, “He’s planning to, even by executive order, planning to not only grant amnesty but full priveledges, education and hospital, to 14 million people who are here illegally, because they’ll vote for him. It’s not because it’s right. Not because it’s Constitutional or even legal.”

In the past, Boone”s defended the Vietnam war, Mel Gibson (after his anti-Semitic rant), called the theory of evolution “absurd” and “nonsensical” and has reportedly compared liberals to cancer calling them “black filthy cells.” While he is no supporter of President Obama’s, Boone has suggested several times that anyone who didn’t support President Bush should have their patriotism questioned.

But Boone’s most controversial stands, perhaps, come on the subject of same sex marriage and California’s Prop 8 which banned gay marriage in the state.

In 2007, in robocalls for a GOP candidate in Kentucky, he charged the Democratic candidate with advancing a gay agenda and asked voters there, if they “want to turn Kentucky into San Francisco.”

A year later, he compared the angry protests against Prop 8 with terrorist bombings in Mumbai that killed 170 people. A gay right’s leader called that comparison a “new low” in anti-gay hate speech.

Boone says now, “There can be civil unions. There can be other arrangements. You can grant priviledges. But let marriage be marriage as it has always been.”

» Watch Dave Bryan’s Complete Interview With Pat Boone
  • Timothy McGarry

    Stuff a sock in it, Pat.

    • pat boone iza putz

      this racist turd was accepting money from conservative groups the minute he made his first song. the real pat boone made his money taking black songs and white washing them into so-called wholesome songs. what a putz.

  • larry

    His brain is as broing and impaired as his music..

    • say what

      broing brain?

  • Jack

    sounds pretty good pat. I agree with his thoughts on Nobama.

  • azuresees

    Nice…Quality leftist media coverage at its best..”.Who us? We aren’t biased..Why, we were just painting a picture…” And why? He’s old, not influential like your darlings Penn, Garafolo, Baldwin et frikking all.

    Of course you had to write this of an old retired man…It paints a picture for you. It suits your needs. It furthers your blatant agendas… Nice smear job…

    • Maisgar

      The man is putting himself out there you moron. He is the one seeking the attention. The fact that it is being reported is a ‘SMEAR JOB” seriously! There is no such thing a a liberal media, pay attention they all lean right. Pleas do your homework before you post.

      • Gay Conservative

        They all lean right, huh?

        I guess Tina Brown didn’t get the memo.

    • jsm1963

      Yes, you caught us! The vast left-wing, corporate owned media conspiracy. Adding such context to his conspiracy theories is called good journalism. Simply parroting his view unchallenged is called propaganda – or Fox News.

    • jsm1963

      Funny – seriously funny – how when news stories talk about facts you don’t like it’s left-wing bias.

  • larry

    another chicken hawkrepublican who should just shut up or have the moxie to put on a uniform and walk the talk.

  • Jack

    Why should he have a feeling for the Jews, they killed Jesus, they are not Christians, right?

  • Gay Conservative

    I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Boone and found him to be warm, personable and sincere.

    In regards to his stance on gay marriage — he is no more “anti-gay” than President Obama.

  • igor doublebubblevich

    The right wing needs young 20-40 year old faces, old sagging wrinkled faces will not cut it with the youth.

  • Garry

    Hey Pat, exit stage left and keep going!!

  • Babe

    Another celebrity bigot. I thought he was rather stupid when he was young; now he’s not only stupid but totally off the wall. Why anyone should care what he thinks I don’t know. Perhaps other idiots. His repeating the tired old Tea Party claim that Obama is Muslim is interesting in that he knows he isn’t, but he must feel it is insulting to call him a Muslim, thus telling us of his prejudice against Muslims as well as his prejudice against Obama as a black president. But what is most interesting about this story is why you would run it. Here we have a tired old has-been who is not only a dunderhead but an incredibly ignorant one. He should be the poster child for why we need to spend more on education.

    • jean2009

      Now we all understand why he didn’t make it further once Elvis came along.

  • Ralph Novy

    Yeah, he’s nostalgic for the “good old days” when “good old boys” like him had their way, unfettered by civil-rights legislation that that damned pesky “bureaucracy” enforces.

    Pathetic, ignorant, hypocritical old fool.

  • Diana

    Well, at least he has the talking points memorized. Yawn.

  • robin

    Pat Boone…what a moron!! STFU you dried up has been. Nobody cares what you have to say. They never did. You were always an idiot.

    • Jeff Manghera

      I understand he supported the Mississippi “personhood” amendment. (“What has 4 eyes and can’t see…”)

  • Billigflug New York Duesseldorf

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  • jean2009

    Pat Boone what a miserable moron. Never was the sharpest knife in the drawer.

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