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(Telegraph)   Matt Damon dismisses Barack Obama as 'one-term President'   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 323
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2011-12-21 10:19:50 PM
Wrong, subby. He dismissed him all right, but he thinks Obama has been ineffective, & will be a two-term president precisely because he played it safe.

FTFA: "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."
 
2011-12-21 10:24:17 PM
FTFA: He said: "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 politician,'".

"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."


I'm sorry, Matt. Perhaps you could do a better job? Surely you wouldn't run into any of the partisan political stonewalling nonsense that President Obama has been having to put up with for the past three years, because you're such a great world-class leader in your own right?

Dude... seriously... you need to be careful about believing in your own hype. Washington politics are way out of your league.
 
2011-12-21 10:31:17 PM
And yet I see nothing from the learned Mr. Damon about how to solve the shiat we're still digging ourselves out of after 8 years of Bush, or the crap that's happened since in the era of automatic filibuster.

So, tell me, Matt. Give me one good idea on how to fix it. I'll wait.
 
2011-12-21 10:37:24 PM
wow, the subhuman morons at the telegraph are as incapable of word comprehension as their knuckle-dragging readers, apparently.

damon, actually said: "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."

that's pretty much the opposite of the headline, both in content and meaning. congratulations, telegraph! you've made the mail look like the guardian!
 
2011-12-21 11:03:16 PM
Oooh, I like this. Popcorn time.
 
2011-12-21 11:53:33 PM
Shut up and sing.
 
2011-12-21 11:55:55 PM
Fark Me To Tears: I'm sorry, Matt. Perhaps you could do a better job? Surely you wouldn't run into any of the partisan political stonewalling nonsense that President Obama has been having to put up with for the past three years, because you're such a great world-class leader in your own right?

Actually, he might be able to do alright, simply because he's white. AMIRITE, GOP?
 
2011-12-22 12:44:12 AM
Obama is one term because RON PAUL is the next president. Mark my words. RON PAUL!
 
2011-12-22 12:46:16 AM

GAT_00: So now we're listening to a Hollywood Elitist?


He probably eats pizza cheese too.
 
2011-12-22 01:06:55 AM

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: He said: "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 politician,'".

"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."

I'm sorry, Matt. Perhaps you could do a better job?


I'm sorry Fark me to tears. Perhaps you could at least attempt to come at least within a couple of light years of your campaign promises around preservation of civil liberties, the "wars" on terror, drugs, and immigration? Perhaps you could avoid filling your cabinet with the financial farktards that caused the 2008 crisis in the first place? Perhaps you could at least pretend to bring about real change in health care without giving 20% of the nation's GDP to private health care insurance companies?

I couldn't give a shiat less what Matt Damon thinks, but on this I agree with this mediocre, irrelevant talent. Obama has indeed farked his core. Farked them good and hard. He should be a one termer. He won't, because the GOP can't get out of their own farking way. Which makes Obama's failures all that more appalling.

Show me what has materially changed between 2008 and now. Please.
 
2011-12-22 01:39:33 AM

GAT_00: So now we're listening to a Hollywood Elitist?


No, we're not, but it's still pretty funny.
 
2011-12-22 02:22:20 AM
medias.fluctuat.netbelki-tv.ru1.bp.blogspot.com
Say what you want, the man knows a one-trick pony when he sees it.
 
2011-12-22 02:54:09 AM
www.frugal-cafe.com

/something, something, Film Actor's Guild
 
2011-12-22 02:58:22 AM
Obama will be re-elected. Book it. Done.

He got handed one of the biggest turd-sandwiches in US history. He inherited two wars and a tanking economy. He closed off one war. He got Bin Laden. That second war will end in his second term. The economy may not be better, but it's not worse. It's certainly not worse for him.

Oh, and he's Black. He'll still get 95% of the non-white vote.
 
2011-12-22 02:58:41 AM
I'm disappointed that Obama felt he had to exact a little revenge by taking a swipe at Damon's latest film.

Disappointed, but not surprised. Obama has shown himself to be petty and mean spirited time and again.
 
2011-12-22 03:03:05 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I'm disappointed that Obama felt he had to exact a little revenge by taking a swipe at Damon's latest film.

Disappointed, but not surprised. Obama has shown himself to be petty and mean spirited time and again.


POTUS disliked We Bought A Zoo? Well,in his defense,it *is* a bit too sappy for my liking.
 
2011-12-22 03:05:29 AM
I'd like to think that Chris Rock's assessment about Obama will be more correct, that once Obama has won in 2012, he's gonna come out all "gangsta" and steamroller what's left of the GOP till '17.
 
2011-12-22 03:07:07 AM
Subby read what he wanted to read. He was all up between the lines on that mutha farka. Or is just a whore looking for a cheap green to add to his collection.

Some of us have lives and much better things to do.

\\\I wish I was one of them.
 
2011-12-22 03:09:04 AM
Weed is illegal.
 
2011-12-22 03:09:43 AM
I kinda doubt he'll be voting for Romney.
 
2011-12-22 03:09:52 AM

TV's Vinnie: I'd like to think that Chris Rock's assessment about Obama will be more correct, that once Obama has won in 2012, he's gonna come out all "gangsta" and steamroller what's left of the GOP till '17.


I'm hoping he does.
 
2011-12-22 03:21:48 AM
mhaat dhaaamon
 
2011-12-22 03:22:06 AM

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: He said: "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 politician,'".

"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."

I'm sorry, Matt. Perhaps you could do a better job? Surely you wouldn't run into any of the partisan political stonewalling nonsense that President Obama has been having to put up with for the past three years, because you're such a great world-class leader in your own right?

Dude... seriously... you need to be careful about believing in your own hype. Washington politics are way out of your league.



He does acknowledge that:

"I'm so disgusted," he said. "I mean, no, I don't know what you do in the face of that kind of intransigence. So, my heart does go out to the President. He is dealing with a lot."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/21/matt-damon-slams-obama-democ r ats-one-term-balls_n_1162511.html


Still, I agree with him... Obama is always playing it safe, always hedging his bets, and he hasn't even made a fraction of the use of the "bully-pulpit" of the presidency that he should have. You don't just throw up your hands and say "but they're being mean." You go out and you get on TV and you make your case.

But, at the end of the day, the reality is he's a corporate President. He's Republican Lite. I believe he's mostly where he wants to be... just right of center on economic issues, just left of center on most social issues, and playing it very close to the vest on gay rights issues.
 
2011-12-22 03:23:00 AM
Jezus. Obama never campaigned as some populist, stick it to the right, social democrat. He's a moderate who seeks compromise and always has been. Having said, that, he's still a huge departure from Bush with his thoughtfulness and sanity. That alone vindicates the "Change" slogan. A McCain presidency would have been far too terrifying to consider.

It's still too painful for some to admit but this country is NOT at the tipping point yet where we'll elect a hard left government that will cram single payer through and quash the power of the corporate world. Things have to really, seriously, tragically go to pot before that will happen. There are too many who are apathetic and invested in the status quo. Any left-wing solution will inevitably be watered down.
 
2011-12-22 03:30:33 AM
Obama has been miserable, andDamon's right about him being an arse kiss to secure two terms.
 
2011-12-22 03:34:44 AM

Babwa Wawa: Show me what has materially changed between 2008 and now. Please.


The Republican candidates are even more retarded than they were in 2008.
 
2011-12-22 03:35:05 AM

Babwa Wawa: Obama has indeed farked his core. Farked them good and hard.


No, his core farked him in the 2010 elections when they put Boehner and the rest of the Republitards in charge of the House. Oh, and fark YOU.
 
2011-12-22 03:35:57 AM
Let's ask Paul Krugman his opinions on the latest fashions. Or maybe Tom Brady could give us some book recommendations.
 
2011-12-22 03:42:57 AM
Wait - so the marketing department did a really great job of selling us a product that doesn't necessarily work the way they promised?

HOW DARE THEY

/saw two 9 year olds fighting over which scent of Axe body wash they wanted
//true story
 
2011-12-22 03:44:57 AM

Fark Me To Tears: I'm sorry, Matt. Perhaps you could do a better job?


Really? You're playing this card?
 
2011-12-22 03:45:03 AM

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: He said: "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 politician,'".

"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."

I'm sorry, Matt. Perhaps you could do a better job? Surely you wouldn't run into any of the partisan political stonewalling nonsense that President Obama has been having to put up with for the past three years, because you're such a great world-class leader in your own right?

Dude... seriously... you need to be careful about believing in your own hype. Washington politics are way out of your league.


It is the duty of a citizen to develop an opinion on policy and the performance of elected policymakers. Damon is supposed to have an opinion, and his appears to be as valid and meaningful as yours or mine, and deserves to be taken seriously.

Not saying I agree with the guy (I don't) but he's a US citizen so his opinion is, in fact, important and he's in no way overestimating himself in stating it.

Short version: fark off, authoritarian, we're a republic with free speech here.
 
2011-12-22 03:47:21 AM

Babwa Wawa: I couldn't give a shiat less what Matt Damon thinks, but on this I agree with this mediocre, irrelevant talent. Obama has indeed farked his core. Farked them good and hard. He should be a one termer. He won't, because the GOP can't get out of their own farking way.


And even if they could, their core policies are the reason we voted Obama into office in the first place.

...and the only "serious" "third-party" contender is even more right-wing than the Republicans.

/No wonder no one votes in this country.
 
2011-12-22 03:48:02 AM

eddyatwork: Obama is one term because RON PAUL is the next president. Mark my words. RON PAUL!


You may be right I'm not voting for him but I'm not voting for Obama either. While the green party may be more left than me they are still closer to my views then Ron Paul or Obama. Going third party next election.
 
2011-12-22 03:49:02 AM
Has anyone pointed out that both subby and the Daily Mail lack basic reading comprehension skills?

Great.
 
2011-12-22 03:51:02 AM

SmitetheRighteous: Jezus. Obama never campaigned as some populist, stick it to the right, social democrat. He's a moderate who seeks compromise and always has been. Having said, that, he's still a huge departure from Bush with his thoughtfulness and sanity. That alone vindicates the "Change" slogan. A McCain presidency would have been far too terrifying to consider.

It's still too painful for some to admit but this country is NOT at the tipping point yet where we'll elect a hard left government that will cram single payer through and quash the power of the corporate world. Things have to really, seriously, tragically go to pot before that will happen. There are too many who are apathetic and invested in the status quo. Any left-wing solution will inevitably be watered down.


If you think we are anywhere near that "tipping point", you've spending too much time camped out in parks. This is a right-center country through and through.

There will never be any left-wing solution, because the left wing has no power in the US.
 
2011-12-22 03:52:25 AM
Well, Matt, I just saw "The Adjustment Bureau," so -right back atcha, buddy."

Yeah, the movie sux ass.
 
2011-12-22 03:53:22 AM

Atomic Spunk: Let's ask Paul Krugman his opinions on the latest fashions. Or maybe Tom Brady could give us some book recommendations.


Tom Brady is a Wolverine...
 
2011-12-22 03:58:57 AM

AverageAmericanGuy:
There will never be any left-wing solution, because the left wing has no power in the US.


So, given the traditional extremes of the spectrum being communism to the left and fascism or dictatorship to the right, and plenty of countries in existence being both, how exactly do you argue that we're particularly left or right as a nation? Even put up against the most similar societies around (the first-world industrialized nations) there are plenty that fall to the right of us on most issues (the UK, Germany), plenty that fall to the left (Norway, Sweden) and many that could be considered to go either way depending on which issues you place more stress on (France).

Basically, I think your assessment is based on Narnian politics or something, because the only way to say the entire nation is left or right is to compare it to other countries, and we're sitting in the middle with most of the first world. I mean, sure, in the context of US politics by itself there's a left and a right end, but by the nature of a scale defined within the nation the balance can't really be anywhere but the center.
 
2011-12-22 03:59:31 AM

Jim_Callahan: Short version: fark off, authoritarian, we're a republic with free speech here.


This "free speech" you speak of... I'm intrigued. Can you tell me more? Is FMTT somehow taking Mr. Damon's words out of circulation? Is he making Mr. Damon unable to further expound on those words? Is FMTT part of the government? Honestly, I don't get what you're saying.
 
2011-12-22 04:01:35 AM

Jim_Callahan: there are plenty that fall to the right of us on most issues (the UK, Germany),



images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2011-12-22 04:09:54 AM

foo monkey: Obama will be re-elected. Book it. Done.

He got handed one of the biggest turd-sandwiches in US history. He inherited two wars and a tanking economy. He closed off one war. He got Bin Laden. That second war will end in his second term. The economy may not be better, but it's not worse. It's certainly not worse for him.

Oh, and he's Black. He'll still get 95% of the non-white vote.


The republicans could have the black vote if they wanted it. Just start reminding everybody that Lincoln, who freed the slaves, was a republican. They dont want it because i guess the racist hick demographic is much larger.
 
2011-12-22 04:11:34 AM

Ed Finnerty: GAT_00: So now we're listening to a Hollywood Elitist?

He probably eats pizza cheese too.


Worse, spicy mustard. Pizza cheese is acceptable now it's a vegetable, dontcha no?
 
2011-12-22 04:13:37 AM

Shabash: Wrong, subby. He dismissed him all right, but he thinks Obama has been ineffective, & will be a two-term president precisely because he played it safe.

FTFA: "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."


It's completely accurate. Whether it's feasible or not in face of utter arseholery by the Republicans, I don't know. But a one-term president who got more stuff done than Obama has right now would have HAVE been much better in the long run. Say if said fictional president had gotten the public option passed? Right there your long-term debt would be reduced. Or if they had managed to end the Bush tax cuts for the super-rich Fark Independent Middle Class.

That said, it's a wonder Obama got any shiat done.
 
2011-12-22 04:21:40 AM

Cyno01: The republicans could have the black vote if they wanted it. Just start reminding everybody that Lincoln, who freed the slaves, was a republican. They dont want it because i guess the racist hick demographic is much larger.


Actually Lincoln was a Republican before the parties kind of switched, he'd be technically a Democrat now... Honestly, the Black Vote *should* go to the Republicans because they tend to agree with the majority of policy stances that reflect that demographic. The problem is, they are unable to get over the specter of the "Southern Strategy" where they courted the Southern Democrats and used Civil Rights and Segregation as a wedge issue to do it. Many people forget that JFK did the same thing prior to becoming president and while in the end he finally did see it as a moral cause, at the beginning of his political career, he alienated many black leaders due to his stances. Political parties change, and the GOP's problem is they don't know how to reach out to the black demographic, but more and more black republicans are starting to come to the fore to help that along. There's been a push for Condi as a Veep Pick, and while I think she's too smart a lady to ever do it, it would certainly help them out a lot in that area.
 
2011-12-22 04:37:21 AM
And like everyone else who predicts Obama's loss in 2012, he has no prediction as to who's going to defeat him.
 
2011-12-22 04:37:24 AM

Cyno01: foo monkey: Obama will be re-elected. Book it. Done.

He got handed one of the biggest turd-sandwiches in US history. He inherited two wars and a tanking economy. He closed off one war. He got Bin Laden. That second war will end in his second term. The economy may not be better, but it's not worse. It's certainly not worse for him.

Oh, and he's Black. He'll still get 95% of the non-white vote.

The republicans could have the black vote if they wanted it. Just start reminding everybody that Lincoln, who freed the slaves, was a republican. They dont want it because i guess the racist hick demographic is much larger.



"From now on, the Republicans are never going to get more than 10 to 20 percent of the Negro vote and they don't need any more than that... but Republicans would be shortsighted if they weakened enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The more Negroes who register as Democrats in the South, the sooner the Negrophobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans. That's where the votes are. Without that prodding from the blacks, the whites will backslide into their old comfortable arrangement with the local Democrats." - Kevin Phillips, Nixon political strategist


Frankly, it was probably a shrewd move. I live in Alabama, and the south is still completely lost to the Democrats... who, up until about 35 years ago, farking OWNED politics in the south. Dumbass rednecks hated "ni**ers" more than they enjoyed earning a decent wage.

Nowadays, it's not that most people here are still voting Republican because of that... but they're still voting Republican because it's what their daddy did, and it's what normal decent patriotic people do... not weirdo hippies who wear that Cuban guy shirt and don't believe in Jesus.
 
2011-12-22 04:42:22 AM

Thats No Moose: Shabash: Wrong, subby. He dismissed him all right, but he thinks Obama has been ineffective, & will be a two-term president precisely because he played it safe.

FTFA: "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."

It's completely accurate. Whether it's feasible or not in face of utter arseholery by the Republicans, I don't know. But a one-term president who got more stuff done than Obama has right now would have HAVE been much better in the long run. Say if said fictional president had gotten the public option passed? Right there your long-term debt would be reduced. Or if they had managed to end the Bush tax cuts for the super-rich Fark Independent Middle Class.

That said, it's a wonder Obama got any shiat done.


Seriously. When I think about what Obama has had to deal with, I compare it to trying to have sex with Kristen Bell while Ted Haggard describes having anal sex with your Dad. You could probably pleasure K-Bell a little, but not as well as you could without such a terrible handicap.
 
2011-12-22 04:45:30 AM

Thats No Moose: That said, it's a wonder Obama got any shiat done.


Past Presidents have had harder battles to fight and were victorious. Obama's problem is that he was ineffective at bringing public opinion to his side and selling his ideas as being "good for the country" which is why he didn't get anything done.
 
2011-12-22 04:46:08 AM

gimmegimme: Thats No Moose: Shabash: Wrong, subby. He dismissed him all right, but he thinks Obama has been ineffective, & will be a two-term president precisely because he played it safe.

FTFA: "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."

It's completely accurate. Whether it's feasible or not in face of utter arseholery by the Republicans, I don't know. But a one-term president who got more stuff done than Obama has right now would have HAVE been much better in the long run. Say if said fictional president had gotten the public option passed? Right there your long-term debt would be reduced. Or if they had managed to end the Bush tax cuts for the super-rich Fark Independent Middle Class.

That said, it's a wonder Obama got any shiat done.


Seriously. When I think about what Obama has had to deal with, I compare it to trying to have sex with Kristen Bell while Ted Haggard describes having anal sex with your Dad. You could probably pleasure K-Bell a little, but not as well as you could without such a terrible handicap.


files.sharenator.com
 
2011-12-22 04:46:24 AM

gimmegimme:
Seriously. When I think about what Obama has had to deal with, I compare it to trying to have sex with Kristen Bell while Ted Haggard describes having anal sex with your Dad. You could probably pleasure K-Bell a little, but not as well as you could without such a terrible handicap.


And like Obama, I'd be satisfied with that little.

/What!
 
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