December 22, 2011

"You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done..."

"... would have been, in the long run of the country, much better."

Matt Damon, purporting to speak for "a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots level."
"If the Democrats think that they didn't have a mandate — people are literally without any focus or leadership, just wandering out into the streets to yell right now because they're pissed off... Just imagine if they had a leader."

103 comments:

David said...

"It's true. The man has no dick."

--Bill Murray, in Ghostbusters

Jay said...

And when little Matt Damon goes to vote in 2012, rest assured he will vote for Obama.

This is rather enjoyable though:


"I've even let down my key core constituency: movie stars," the President joked. "Just the other day, Matt Damon — I love Matt Damon, love the guy — Matt Damon said he was disappointed in my performance. Well, Matt, I just saw ‘The Adjustment Bureau,’ so — right back atcha, buddy."

The Crack Emcee said...

"If the Democrats think that they didn't have a mandate — people are literally without any focus or leadership, just wandering out into the streets to yell right now because they're pissed off... Just imagine if they had a leader."

Just imagine if Obama's supporters had understood what political speech was to begin with.

This desire for Obama's supporters to switch the blame to anyone and anything but themselves and their own stupidity is really getting tired,...I mean, Matt Damon?

Look in a mirror, buddy,...

bagoh20 said...

""You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done...""

I agree with this statement 100%...starting in January 2013.

Jay said...

Something isn't adding up here.

Damon:


"I've talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots level. One of them said to me, 'Never again. I will never be fooled again by a politican,'" Damon told the publication. "You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better."


Obama:

"I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln — just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history."



Sounds like Matty needs a hug!

The Crack Emcee said...

I really have a hard time grasping how this douche can write and star in Goodwill Hunting and not see where he went wrong,...

Writ Small said...

Damon was on the Daily Show the other night. Jon Stewart spent the entire interview on animal jokes.

Scott M said...

Goodwill Hunting is apparently unimpressed with Obama's recent claim that his administration has only been topped by three others in comparisons of first-term accomplishments. That either lays bear serious radical tendencies for Damon (ie, Obama did all this stuff which wasn't nearly good enough for Damon), or, Obama's claim is full of crap.

bagoh20 said...

The mandate was for "hope and change". You got a lot of it. The problem is, it's a silly mandate, guaranteed to disappoint. Own it, dude. Now start thinking instead of emoting.

Freeman Hunt said...

Imagine if he'd done more. Yikes!

machine said...

So, John McCain would have been better?

Mark O said...

Jason Bourne would never put up with this.

Browndog said...

I think many agree with the premise-

But for totally opposite reasons.

Besides, if Matty was paying attention, he'd understand that Obama is Leading From Behind.

According to Valerie Jarret and select media types, it is a concept so advanced, mere mortals cannot begin to understand it.

bagoh20 said...

What exactly does Damon want that he didn't get, and how would that change anything for the better?

What really bothers him is that his guy is a failure, despite spending more than any president in history, passing health care, getting out of Iraq, killing Bin Laden, taking over American companies, and adding plenty of regulation.

He got what he wanted, and is pissed because it was the wrong things to do, period. Knowing that deep in his subconscious forces him to blame Obama as a last resort to avoid admitting his own mistakes, his own stupidity.

Scott M said...

Jason Bourne would never put up with this.

True, but he wouldn't know why he would never do so.

DADvocate said...

Judging from the level of hate and let me take whatever I want attitude of OWS types, I'm glad they don't have a leader. No telling what kind of evil they could have accomplished.

Seeing Red said...

Open up your checkbook, you imbecile. Get your friends to open up theirs or lobby for a change to Hollywood accounting.


How in the HELL could some HP movies not make a profit?

Kirby Olson said...

What exactly did he want Obama to get done? He did all the things he said he would. Mandate universal healthcare, get out of Iraq, expand AIDS funding worldwide, send American money to the IMF and into Europe, run America down worldwide, open the border with Mexico, fly around a lot and stop smoking in public, plus kill Bin Laden. What exactly did Damon want to add to the list?

Damon's characters get a lot done in the Bourne Conspiracy series. But that's just a movie series.

The problem with Obama is he's done a lot of things but except for killing OBL, it's all the wrong things. He's an extremely crafty man who accomplishes all kinds of things and I wouldn't be surprised if he gets himself elected leader for life.

EDH said...

Obama doesn't have balls.

Matt Damon likes balls.

Christopher in MA said...

"What exactly did Damon want added to the list?"

An end to representative democracy, Kirby, though he's too stupid to realize that's what he wants, and, if he knew that's what he wants, wouldn't have the balls to say. A 'one term president with balls,' to Damon, is a Rameses the Great, someone who just imposes his will on the country, courts and Congress be damned.

Obamacare? Eliminate Keystone? Confiscate private guns? Take 401K monies to fund the Imperial government? Occupy a bank and empty out the savings accounts of the evil super-rich? So let it be written, so let it be done. That is what Damon and his ilk want. They do not want an opposition party, nor anything but state run media.

Now, to be honest, that's exactly what I want. But on the other side. Nothing would please me more as president than to outright take 99% of Damon's wealth for no other purpose than being a 'president with some balls.'

Oh, and really - "right back atcha, buddy?" Really? Every time I think this coke-addled Kenyan can't degrade the office of the presidency anymore, he drops trou and shows off his ass yet again.

Robert Cook said...

"...or Obama's claim is full of crap."

YES!

Quaestor said...

A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.
Gertrude Stein

Success and failure are equally disastrous.
Tennessee Williams

Matt Damon
Matt Damon

Quaestor said...

machine wrote:
So, John McCain would have been better?

Back in 2008 I chided a friend of mine about his support of Obama. After considerable sparring I managed to demonstrate to his satisfaction that Obama had nothing in his actual (as opposed to mythical) background to inspire confidence. In the end his ultimate argument was this: Things can only get better after Bush.

Heh.

pm317 said...

This guy epitomizes Obots. Also shows how gullible and stupid they were that Obama hoodwinked them so easily. Remember all those people who said their children wanted them to vote for Obama? I campaigned for Hillary and on the phone I could hear their stupid children shouting at me.

I saw this guy and Robert DeNiro pedaling their movie during 08 primary campaign and they were asked about Obama. Deniro said he supported Hillary and this stupid Damon with all self righteousness said Obama. Look where he is today. What happened in primary 2008 between Hillary and Obama will stay with us forever. We were right to the extent that Obama had no experience and would be overwhelmed and they were wrong and stupid. We also don't like how Obama got to the WH, all the cheating and bullying.

Levi Starks said...

Clearly Matt hasn't been getting the same campaign emails that I have. If you don't believe Obama has accomplished more that any other president in his first term then just ask him.

Scott M said...

If you don't believe Obama has accomplished more that any other president in his first term then just ask him.

To be fair, Obama admitted that there are three administrations ahead of him.

Original Mike said...

I'd prefer a one-term president with brains.

Tim said...

"So, John McCain would have been better?"

Yes, quite obviously so.

McCain, despite his many and manifest flaws, wouldn't have cannibalized the future with unprecedented debt as Obama has, nor would he have promoted policies and regulations strangling the engine of America's wealth, power and standard of living: the private economy.

That 53% of American voters somehow deluded themselves into thinking this least experienced nominee for president in the entire history of the US, with an extreme, out of step liberal agenda, would somehow serve as a barely functional, let alone transforming president, boggles the mind.

Damon shouldn't be mad at Obama; he should be mad at himself for buying an empty bag of gas.

SMGalbraith said...

Let's remember what has happened, in part, these past three years: The largest stimulus in the history of this country; the greatest healthcare reform ever; and the most far-reaching financial reform since the Great Depression (granted nobody knows what's really in it).

For good or bad, this President has passed more significant legislation affecting more people and more of our economy than about five or so other presidents. LBJ and FDR come to mind. After that, it's a struggle.

But it's never enough for ideologues like Damon - a huge fan of Chomsky and the late Howard Zinn.

richard mcenroe said...

Obama has balls; the only problem is, they're manually controlled IYKWIMAITYD.

Yes, Matt will vote for Obama again. Ann probably will, too. The excuse they'll give us: it's our fault. We made them do it. Why didn't we give them a perfect candidate, wah...

The Democrats had their mandate; they had their absolute control of the government. They used it to wreck and loot.

timmaguire42 said...

Every time I hear the words "Matt Damon," I immediately think of Team America: World Police.

If you haven't seen it, the Matt Damon character has two words of dialog, which he repeats every chance he gets: "Matt Damon!"

Classic!

Original Mike said...

"Let's remember what has happened, in part, these past three years: The largest stimulus in the history of this country; the greatest healthcare reform ever; and the most far-reaching financial reform since the Great Depression (granted nobody knows what's really in it)."

Exactly. The reason the Matt Damons of the world are unhappy, though they are not smart enough to figure it out, is that the mess we are in right now is the result of their beloved policies.

machine said...

Quaestor, as I recall, the last year of President Bush's last term the US economy was running off a cliff...and McCain was gesturing that he would pursue the same policies (although I am certain a stimulus package would have been pursued by whoever won the election);

Are you saying things are worse now? Really?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/davecjohnson/6088811219/

Original Mike said...

"Yes, Matt will vote for Obama again. Ann probably will, too."

I have more faith in Althouse. She'll figure it out.

Dan in Philly said...

The mob always years for a strongman. Sooner or later, Dameon's Ceasar/Napoleon will arise, if the mob gets its way

Tim said...

"I have more faith in Althouse. She'll figure it out."

Possibly.

But if one hasn't declared against Obama by now (really, how much more evidence does one need to note the grotesque mistake the electorate made in '08?), one is highly unlikely to do so in the next ten and a half months.

pm317 said...

To all the Republicans lamenting here, where were you when it came to stopping Obama? Hillary supporters gave you enough information to see what Obama was like. But of course you Hillary haters didn't want to recognize any of that. So now suffer along with the rest of us.

Terry said...

Kirby Olson wrote:

What exactly did he want Obama to get done? He did all the things he said he would. Mandate universal healthcare, get out of Iraq, expand AIDS funding worldwide, send American money to the IMF and into Europe, run America down worldwide, open the border with Mexico, fly around a lot and stop smoking in public, plus kill Bin Laden.


Obama pushed the country as far left as he could with a very liberal House of Reps and w/o a veto proof majority in the senate.
He passed Obamacare w/o a GOP vote, the stimulus w/o a GOP vote, he installed a hard core racialist as AG, and he unilaterally decided against defending a law passed by congress and signed by a US president (DOMA).
When the People rejected his hard-left governance they elected a GOP congress in a turnover of historic proportion.
Yet there is a notion held by many on the Left that Obama is a political moderate. This is objectively false.
I suppose that Damon shares this illusion.

Tim said...

"To all the Republicans lamenting here, where were you when it came to stopping Obama?"

Voting in my own primary.

I can't vote in two primaries, it's against the law.

And, counting on Republicans to save Democrats from making epic failures, while warranted, isn't a responsible strategy.

Jay said...

machine said...

Are you saying things are worse now? Really?


Uh, how could you possibly dispute things are worse than when Obama was sworn in?

-Price of a gallon of gas: up 100%
-Number of people on food stamps: up by more than 13 million.
-Federal debt: Up 36%
Number of people unemployed: up by over 3 million.

Scott M said...

To all the Republicans lamenting here, where were you when it came to stopping Obama? Hillary supporters gave you enough information to see what Obama was like. But of course you Hillary haters didn't want to recognize any of that. So now suffer along with the rest of us.

Guilty. As Missouri is one of the states that stupidly allows open voting regardless of party in the primaries, I voted for Obama in the Missouri primary. I have admitted on more than one occasion hereabouts that I have a knee-jerk dislike for Hillary.

Tim said...

Where's the dairy cow?

Still deciding who needs defending? The Dali-Obama, or MattDamon!

Or both?

The world awaits the gaseous contributions of America's Dairy Cow!

Tim said...

"Guilty. As Missouri is one of the states that stupidly allows open voting regardless of party in the primaries, I voted for Obama in the Missouri primary. I have admitted on more than one occasion hereabouts that I have a knee-jerk dislike for Hillary."

While one can never be absolved for such a mistake, I think for Republicans (speaking for myself, of course), the notion that the Democrats would have been stupid enough to actually nominate Obama has their nominee in early '08 surely did not come to mind?

I didn't think they would.

Yet they did.

They were dumber than we thought they were.

Our bad.

chrisnavin said...

People seem to be giving Matt Damon the benefit of the doubt.

As a great admirer of Howard Zinn, I suspect he's probably to the Left of Obama (or that "leading from behind" middle ground Obama occupies) but not quite as far out as say, Robert Cook.

Browndog said...

pm317 said...

To all the Republicans lamenting here, where were you when it came to stopping Obama? Hillary supporters gave you enough information to see what Obama was like. But of course you Hillary haters didn't want to recognize any of that. So now suffer along with the rest of us.

Too bad the table was already set by the 1st Hillary haters-

The democrats.

campy said...

If hating Hillary is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Dan in Philly said...

I will speak prophetically:

By 2015 Obama will be UN president.

Mick said...

Obama's supporters are participating in Treason. It is now obvious that Obama has neither the allegiance or attachment to this country that is demanded of the POTUS and CIC of the US Armed Forces thru A2S1C4.
Are they blind?

Scott M said...

By 2015 Obama will be UN president.

Apparently, you've never heard of the Mayans.

machine said...

Jay, look at the chart...look at the chart...look...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/davecjohnson/608881121

edutcher said...

Guy with balls who got stuff done.

Hmmm...

How many kids does Romney have?

pm317 said...

To all the Republicans lamenting here, where were you when it came to stopping Obama? Hillary supporters gave you enough information to see what Obama was like. But of course you Hillary haters didn't want to recognize any of that. So now suffer along with the rest of us.

We were yelling and screaming trying to get your attention, but you were so infatuated with your latest sociopathic Messiah that you didn't want to listen.

Mick said...

pm317 said...

"To all the Republicans lamenting here, where were you when it came to stopping Obama? Hillary supporters gave you enough information to see what Obama was like. But of course you Hillary haters didn't want to recognize any of that. So now suffer along with the rest of us."


And where were all the Obama haters who ignore the fact that Obama is ineligible, since he was born British and not natural born? That one realization can void all of his policy.--- duh! The realization is coming soon enough.
"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Jay said...

achine said...
Jay, look at the chart...look at the chart...look...


Your chart doesn't dispute any facts.

Jay said...

machine said...
Jay, look at the chart...look at the chart...look...


Fact:
Job growth was net positive under Bush and is net negative under Obama.

Fact:
Obama added more to the debt than Bush did in 8 years.

Is that in your chart?

Rialby said...

Misogynist

Original Mike said...

"But if one hasn't declared against Obama by now (really, how much more evidence does one need to note the grotesque mistake the electorate made in '08?),...

Patience, Grasshopper.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"... To all the Republicans lamenting here, where were you when it came to stopping Obama? Hillary supporters gave you enough information to see what Obama was like. But of course you Hillary haters didn't want to recognize any of that. So now suffer along with the rest of us..."

So the GOP is to blame for Democrats electing Obama?

This is garage Mahal grade idiocy.

Joe Schmoe said...

I voted for Obama in the Missouri primary.

Scott M how could you.

Regarding Damon's remonstrations about not tripling down on the progressive agenda, do you like apples, Matt? Three years into the Obama regime and we're broke and unemployed; how do you like them apples?

Scott M said...

Scott M how could you.

As noted above, it was a knee-jerk vote against Hillary. I suppose it might have been better to stay home and NOT vote in the open Democrat primary.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Before I knew of Damon's politics, I thought he was probably the worst actor I had ever seen and wondered how the hell he got so many parts. (Jason Bourne? Really? I mean really?)

Now I see that he's not only talentless but a complete moron as well. Only on this great nation can that combination still allow you to become a millionaire.

Joe Schmoe said...

But of course you Hillary haters didn't want to recognize any of that. So now suffer along with the rest of us...

Why would Hillary have been a better choice? I can't think of a reason why. She MAY NOT have pursued universal health care after being the head-on-the-stick casualty of the Clinton admin's attempt at it, but with a Dem congress at her disposal I don't think she would've been able to resist herself (like when she goes to a Golden Corral).

Let's face it. I have faith in the American people and our collective intelligence, but we really fucked it up when we gave Dems the keys not only to the car, but the house, the safe, the vacation house, and the boat.

Pogo said...

Matt Damon is doubling down on stupid.

If only Obama had been even more stupid, then surely would heaven have arrived.

Joe Schmoe said...

And the liquor cabinet.

Joe Schmoe said...

As noted above, it was a knee-jerk vote against Hillary. I suppose it might have been better to stay home and NOT vote in the open Democrat primary.

As your honesty is appreciated, a mild form of corporal mortification is adequate for penitence. Is asking a Midwesterner to go without eating cheese for a year too harsh?

Original Mike said...
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Scott M said...

As your honesty is appreciated, a mild form of corporal mortification is adequate for penitence. Is asking a Midwesterner to go without eating cheese for a year too harsh?

It would fall under "cruel and unusual", yes.

Original Mike said...

"As Missouri is one of the states that stupidly allows open voting regardless of party in the primaries, I voted for Obama in the Missouri primary."

I strongly support open primaries, but apparently it's not a good idea in Missouri.

pm317 said...

Blogger Hoosier Daddy said...


So the GOP is to blame for Democrats electing Obama?
-------------

No, not entirely. we (Hillary supporters and Hillary) showed you what he was but 10 million or so Republicans stayed home because they didn't want to vote for McCain. And for those Republicans who voted for Obama in the primary because you hated Hillary, there is absolutely no redemption. And to answer those who say she would not have been any better, you're wrong. For one thing, she would not have dumped an extrememly poorly written and sponsored by insurance companies Obamacare on your heads and she would have focused on the economy. She was and is more competent than the fool you have in the WH now.

Scott M said...

For one thing, she would not have dumped an extrememly poorly written and sponsored by insurance companies Obamacare on your heads and she would have focused on the economy. She was and is more competent than the fool you have in the WH now.

There's absolutely no proof for this. The only thing you can say with any certitude (Weiner had a little Weiner today) is that Hillary wouldn't have been taking orders from Valerie Jarrett. That might be enough difference, in and of itself.

Original Mike said...

"There's absolutely no proof for this."

Hey, Scott! When you're in a hole ...

Scott M said...

Hey, Scott! When you're in a hole ...

All snark aside, I can easily imagine Hillary being worse in different ways. Remember, both would have had the Dem congress.

pm317 said...

Blogger Scott M said...

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We don't know how Hillary would have turned out. But in the information we had about the candidates in 08, Hillary and Obama, we did conclude rightly that Obama would call 'present', he was lazy and not all that smart, he didn't have any experience working with other people, and he was surrounded by corrupt Chicago machine (Jarrett is one face of it). On the other side of the coin, we knew Hillary had excellent work ethic, she had the right goals to help people on the street (she had excellent policy solutions to help the economy) and given her husband's legacy of peace and prosperity (that even Republicans laud now), she would not have been much different from that. There is evidence that she worked well with Republicans in the Senate and she would have reached out and worked with a Republcan congress to address issues with economy. Listen to Bill Clinton now offering centrist solutions on the economic problems. Why would she have been any different? One more thing, she does not play golf and hide from problems.

Scott M said...

So take my cheese for a year then.

Original Mike said...

"All snark aside, ..."

What fun is that?

ricpic said...

From the leftist perspective Obama has been an unbelievably success. So why are leftists angry? Because they are congenitally miserable perpetually unsatisfiable creatures.

pm317 said...

Scott M said...

So take my cheese for a year then.

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Assuming this was addressed to me, ha ha. I like your contrition. Intellectual honesty does not come easy.

machine said...

Well, this got done:

"In the midst of an economic crisis, Republicans saw the American automotive industry — one of the central backbones of the nation’s manufacturing sector — teetering on the brink of collapse. The GOP was prepared to simply let it fail, forcing hundreds of thousands of workers into unemployment during an already-severe jobs crisis.

What’s more, they were equally certain Obama’s rescue plan was hopeless. It was a foregone conclusion, they said, since government intervention in the marketplace is always a disaster. Mitt Romney, in particular, said policymakers should “let Detroit go bankrupt,” and called the administration’s plan “tragic.”

Except they were wrong — about literally every aspect of the debate. The policy they assured us was doomed to fail actually succeeded, and every GOP prediction about the rescue has proven false."

Original Mike said...

"The GOP was prepared to simply let it fail, forcing hundreds of thousands of workers into unemployment during an already-severe jobs crisis."

You think GM would have just dried up and blown away if they went through bankruptcy?

Jose_K said...

So time to call Il Colleoni

Hoosier Daddy said...

"... You think GM would have just dried up and blown away if they went through bankruptcy?.."

It is if you don't understand what Chapter 11 is. The rescue plan was for the auto workers union. Ford didn't need a rescue.

Ironically, GM due to owning some tech licenses blocked Saab's sale to a Chinese company and now Saab is filing for bankruptcy.

Rick Caird said...

Matt Damon is beginning to remind be of Alec Baldwin in the 2000 Al Gore campaign. That is not a comparison the is favorable to Damon (or Baldwin).

Hoosier Daddy said...

"... Hillary supporters and Hillary) showed you what he was but 10 million or so Republicans stayed home because they didn't want to vote for McCain..."

Hysterical. So again, the GOP voters are at fault because they stayed home rather than vote for McCain. How about this, how about you dumbass Hillary supporters who didn't stay home but instead voted party over principle and elected this bufoon.

Typical liberals. Blaming someone else for their fuckup.

Original Mike said...

"Ironically, GM due to owning some tech licenses blocked Saab's sale to a Chinese company and now Saab is filing for bankruptcy."

Another reason I have no intention of ever buying a GM car. I did look at their pickup (I won't cut off my nose to spite my face). I was pleased it was inferior (so I didn't have to consider it).

Joe Schmoe said...

Matt Damon is beginning to remind be of Alec Baldwin in the 2000 Al Gore campaign. That is not a comparison the is favorable to Damon (or Baldwin).

It would be favorable if Baldwin carried through on his promise to move to France, and if Damon would do same.

mccullough said...

Damon is upset because, to him, Obama is a DINO. He didn't bring the troops home, he didn't push through a public option, much less single payer, he hasn't jacked up income taxes on the Rich, he hasn't pushed through universal college, etc.

Damon's problem isn't his true-blue liberalism. It's that he only about 15% of the population shares his views, but he thinks they are widely held.

Kirk Parker said...

Let Scott M. eat Velveeta for a year.

If he survives that, all is forgiven. If not... ... ... well, problem solved, I guess.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

I'm actually glad that Zero fired back verbally at Damon.

Damon, Penn, Baldwin and most recently Morgan Freeman was seen running back onto the democrat plantation.

The party of 'diversity'.

がんこもん said...

Scott M said:
That either lays bear serious radical tendencies for Damon (ie, Obama did all this stuff which wasn't nearly good enough for Damon), or, Obama's claim is full of crap.

12/22/11 8:41 AM


If I may interpose, I suggest that it lays bare the fact that far-left limousine-liberal Democrats like Damon wanted much more far-reaching changes and they are disappointed. For folks like Damon, it seems (based on their own statements) that they will only be happy with a circa 1945 USSR-type economy.

Obama on the other hand wants to claim that he is a very successful President. His own statement the other day on CBS (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57341024/interview-with-president-obama-the-full-transcript/?pageNum=10&tag=contentMain;contentBody) comparing his accomplishments with Lincoln, FDR, etc show that. And from one perspective, he was very successful. Against the wishes of a majority of the population, he pushed through a program that if implemented will utterly socialize (i.e. destroy) US healthcare. I'd call that a pretty big success for him. Therein lies the dichotomy.

Original Mike said...

"Let Scott M. eat Velveeta for a year."

Wow. That is way too harsh.

Scott M said...

Wow. That is way too harsh.

I called it cruel and unusual.

Rusty said...

If you wanted a president with some balls you should have voted for Michelle.

Rusty said...

Machine quoted'
What’s more, they were equally certain Obama’s rescue plan was hopeless. It was a foregone conclusion, they said, since government intervention in the marketplace is always a disaster. Mitt Romney, in particular, said policymakers should “let Detroit go bankrupt,” and called the administration’s plan “tragic.”

Except they were wrong — about literally every aspect of the debate. The policy they assured us was doomed to fail actually succeeded, and every GOP prediction about the rescue has proven false."


Every volt made. Made. Not sold. Has cost the taxpayers $250,000. GM stock is trading for less than half of what is required to pay down their government "loans"
The taxpayer bailout of the UAW has been a total and utter failure.
The bondholder have been screwed and things will not improve until GM is allowed to reorganize and renegotiate its union contracts.
Congratulations democrats. For all intents and purposes everything GM make is a trebant.

Kirby Olson said...

@Terry, yes, you're right. Thanks for the clarification. What you said is all true. (Not snarking.)

Original Mike said...

"I called it cruel and unusual."

OTOH, the offense was extrordinary.

Synova said...

"As a great admirer of Howard Zinn, I suspect he's probably to the Left of Obama (or that "leading from behind" middle ground Obama occupies) but not quite as far out as say, Robert Cook."

Give Cook his due. He's consistent.

Matt Damon is the moral thinker that wants the US to torture people, pull their finger nails out if necessary to get the bad guys and save lives... he just doesn't want our government to ever make him uncomfortable by admitting it.

andinista said...

Not-so-great pretendr sez: "people are literally without any focus or leadership"

Dats becuzz dey dont hv a jobb, n a familii 2 raise, n a faith, n importa things 2 do day dey choozz 4 emselvs. Deyr slavvs w/o a massta

Free peeps dont need or want a stiinking king to tell em wat 2 do

Synova said...

Oh, and do recall... he SAID so. I'm not making that up.

I don't quite understand a person who would publicly admit that he WANTS our government to torture, just so long as we have an official no-torture policy.

I think that's why it stuck in my mind so strongly.

Though it explains a bit, perhaps, why he's so disappointed in Obama. He may have believed that Obama was telling the same sorts of public and official lies, and would do... something else... once elected.

mariner said...

bagoh20,
What really bothers him is that his guy is a failure, despite ... killing Bin Laden ...

Obama isn't a pimple on the asses of the men who did that.

All he did was play golf, and make speeches after the deed was done.

DCS said...

The problem transcends the Obama administration. After more than a generation of Democrat social engineering legislation ( I know there were some stray Repubs in there, but Congress was mainly controlled by the left) what do we have to show for it? Ignorant kids, more income disparity, an underclass that can't afford to get out of poverty because they will lose their entitlements. If you're a zany ideologue like Krugman or Damon, you'll argue that we haven't done enough. If you have an ounce of common sense, you just might question the assumptions liberal policy makers have used and ask some uncomfortable questions about the nature of intelligence, poverty and the ability of government to make shit shine.

Joe Schmoe said...

One more thing, she does not play golf and hide from problems.

"Vast, right-wing conspiracy" was the one of the more significant "Squirrel!" moments in human history. She's willfully stupid about things that puncture her worldview and she's willing to lie about it and slander her opposition.

Joe Schmoe said...

Sorry if this has been posted on Althouse recently, but Damon's quote about balls reminded me of Betty White's quote: “Why do people say "grow some balls"? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding” Obama - weak and sensitive. Hillary - can take a pounding.

Kirk Parker said...

Scott M.,

Hmmmm, you're looking kinda yellow today...

Robert Cook said...

"From the leftist perspective Obama has been an unbelievably success."

Hahahahahahaha!

No.