Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich criticized Barack Hussein Obama's plan to revive the ailing U.S. economy through reckless spending.

Speaking at a Republican fundraiser that raised $14.5 million at the Washington Convention Center Monday night, Gingrich said, "Bureaucrats managing companies does not work, politicians dominating the economy does not work,"

But the harshest criticism for Obama's policies was delivered by actor Jon Voight, otherwise known as actress Angelina Jolie's father.

"Everything Obama has recommended has turned out to be disastrous. We are becoming a weak nation,” said Voight, calling Obama a "false prophet." Republicans need to find their way back to power to free the nation from “this Obama oppression,” he said.

McConnell and Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, who followed Voight, seemed pleasantly surprised.

“I’m still just reveling that someone from Hollywood made a speech like that. I hope you’re going to be able to find work after this,” said McConnell. “I really enjoyed that." [link]

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