It's no secret that Hollywood is 90% liberal, a cesspool of actors, directors, agents, etc. that bow down to the lily-white, unGodly, far-Left agenda. So when a noted director, well-known for his liberal views and contempt for anything conservative, comes out swinging against a Democrat president...well you know you're in some trouble:
In his new book, outspoken liberal filmmaker Oliver Stone offers some harsh criticism for President Barack Obama.RELATED: Letterman: Disappointed Obama ‘Not Telling The Truth’ About Romney’s Position On Auto Bailout
The forthcoming book titled The Untold History of the United States airs Stone and historian Peter Kuznick‘s scorn for the president acting too much like his Republican predecessor George W. Bush.
Politico published several excerpts from the book which express disgust with the Republican Party and disappointment with the Democratic president and his party.
“The country Obama inherited was indeed in shambles, but Obama took a bad situation and, in certain ways, made it worse,” the authors continue, according to Politico. “Rather than repudiating the policies of Bush and his predecessors, Obama has perpetuated them.”
Stone and Kuznick lament that the president’s attempts at reforming and regulating Wall Street have largely failed in their progressive aims: “The biggest winner under Obama was Wall Street.”
According to Politico, the authors find little to celebrate in the president’s health care reforms: “Obama’s failure to articulate a progressive vision was also apparent in the fight over health reform, which was to have been his signature initiative…Obama’s health care reform effort, marked by the inability to even refute Republican charges of death panels, was so unpopular that it became an albatross around the necks of Democrats in the 2010 election.”
The authors also criticize the president’s handling of the war in Afghanistan: “When it finally came down to decision time, Obama didn’t have the courage or integrity of a post-Cuban Missile Crisis John F. Kennedy. He settled on a 30,000-troop increase, giving the military leaders almost everything they wanted and more than they expected.”
Stone also echoes something we’ve documented several times here and here — that President Obama and the Democrats have seemingly turned their backs on their promises to reverse Bush’s civil liberties encroachments: “Among the greatest disappointments to his followers was Obama’s refusal to roll back the expanding national security state that so egregiously encroached on American civil liberties.”
The authors quip: “Obama asserted presidential power in ways that must have made Dick Cheney jealous.”