Oliver Stone speaks truth to power… sorta

Oliver Stone may as well prepare his apologies now for his gaffe—that is, speaking an unsayable truth—regarding Broncobama.

From Politico (and interestingly, running after the election. Coincidence, I’m sure.):

In Oliver Stone’s new book — “The Untold History of the United States” — the filmmaker, along with historian Peter Kuznick, argues that, “The country Obama inherited was indeed in shambles, but Obama took a bad situation and, in certain ways, made it worse.”

Of course the above assessment is constrained—in certain ways—but a better question becomes this: in what way or ways—exactly—has Barry made things better? Anyone… anyone?

More from the stoned one (and his helper):

Despite their critiques of the current administration, both [authors] still adopted a “best of two evils” attitude towards Obama.

“I believe he has a heart, I do,” said Stone. “But what follows him? He’ll be out of office in four years. Who’s going to be in office in 2020 when the weapons are worse? If another administration comes in like the Bush or Romney administration, what’s to prevent them from using these weapons in a far more sinister way?”

The next questions: 1) sure he has a heart but does he have a brain? 2) what weapons? and 3) given Bush has already had his chance to use the existent weapons “in a far more sinister way,” how can one explain why he didn’t do so, and more so, why his failure to do so makes him scarier than Dear Reader who has?

And one more blurb:

“I see more potential in Obama, as critical as I am,” said Kuznick. “I don’t believe that’s truly his essence and his soul. I think if we mobilized forces and pushed him the right direction, he’d be happy to be pushed.”

The NBA and historians, it would seem, reward potential versus performance. Besides that, it appears Obama is the one doing the pushing and we’re the ones facing the cliff.

Enjoy the ride down, Americans.

Enjoy the ride down, Americans.

Enjoy the ride down, Americans.



About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

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