Despite their initial excitement with the election of Barack Obama, working with him at the grassroots level, these Hollywood celebs drastically changed their position once they realized he wasn’t the man they thought he was.
When asked, during a CNN interview, if he was happy how Obama was running the country, Matt Damon replied:
“No. I really think he misinterpreted his mandate… A friend of mine said to me the other day – I thought it was a great line – ‘I no longer hope for audacity.’
“You know he’s doubled down on a lot of things. Going back to that education thing… This idea that we’re testing kids and we’re tying teachers’ salaries to how the kids are performing on tests… That kind of mechanized thinking has nothing to do with higher order thinking. We’re training, we’re not teaching.”
Clint Eastwood was asked a similar question in another interview with CBS. Katie Couric asked him, “Are you a fan of Barack Obama’s?”
“I’m not a fan of what he’s doing at the moment,” Eastwood said.
When asked why, he responded, “Because I just don’t think he’s governing… I don’t think he’s surrounded himself with the people he could have surrounded himself with… He’s having to just lay out a certain line and hope people will believe it so he can stay in position.”
John Voight was next in line in a segment on FOX News’ “Hannity”:
“I did say President Obama’s policies must fail because they’re creating a socialist America. Now, why do I step out and say that knowing I’m just going to get a whole bunch of other stuff coming back at me? It’s important that we speak out, you know, if we see something amiss. That’s our duty as citizens.
“I’m against his silence on Iran. I’m against Obama’s lie that he was going to protect Israel and now, as President, he arrogantly tells them what they can do and what they can’t do. Has he forgot that our only hope to defend us against Iran’s nuclear build-up is Israel? And I’m against his very cunning ability to push things – to rush things – through without anybody having a chance to look at them. His stimulus package has failed. Slowly, but surely, we can see that Obama’s policies are failing. Obama’s on his way to bankrupting America.”
Donald Trump comes in at the tail end, giving his thoughts on the President during a FOX News interview.
“Look, he’s been a horrible president. I always said the worst president was Jimmy Carter. Guess what? Jimmy Carter goes to second place. Barack Obama has been the worst president ever. [In] the history of this country, Barack Obama is number one.”
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