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(Telegraph)   Matt Damon dismisses Barack Obama as 'one-term President'   (telegraph.co.uk ) divider line
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2011-12-22 09:38:59 AM  

Headso: Good, it's more left wingers should speak out against his jackass "conservative" type policies.


Agreed, but if Damon really thought policies in the US were going to change over night because of one election he's a moron. It is possible to be idealistic and realistic. If you are disappointed every time a politician doesn't effect your best case scenario you need to reality check yourself.
 
2011-12-22 09:39:22 AM  

LibertyHiller: People who do that get the government they deserve.


But then we all get it..
 
2011-12-22 09:39:55 AM  

YodaBlues: So constitutional rights have a physical limit, huh? You have rights here, but don't cross the imaginary line, cause they'll be gone!


Yea. When you go to Yemen, the only rights you have are the ones afforded to you by Yemen. And if you're hiding from the law, and Yemen is letting the United States wax people in their country, you've got a problem.

YodaBlues: NDAA will pass and Obama will sign it,


I wrote him and told him I think it's a totally unconstitutional. It's a terrible law, but it has nothing to do with killing pirates and terrorists outside of the United States.
 
2011-12-22 09:41:31 AM  

LibertyHiller: Carth: Coco LaFemme: but I can't think of a single person who honestly wonders what the star of Good Will Hunting thinks about Obama's presidency thus far.......except you, of course.

It isn't like there is an entire industry that is devoted to talking about what movie stars think and do. Damon was right the dozen or so people I know who donated and campaigned for Obama in 2008 will be staying home and keeping their wallets closed in 2012

People who do that get the government they deserve.


Sure as hell didn't get the government they deserved in 2008.
 
2011-12-22 09:42:05 AM  

magusdevil: Headso: Good, it's more left wingers should speak out against his jackass "conservative" type policies.

Agreed, but if Damon really thought policies in the US were going to change over night because of one election he's a moron. It is possible to be idealistic and realistic. If you are disappointed every time a politician doesn't effect your best case scenario you need to reality check yourself.


Because that's how things work here in the Unites States of Lowered Expectations.
 
2011-12-22 09:44:17 AM  
No really. Fark this Obama person up the anal orifice. He's just like all the rest.
Hope and change, my butt.
 
2011-12-22 09:44:27 AM  
So Matt Damon is an easily-lead master of the Hindsight-Fu.

/Matt Damon
//Matt Damon
 
2011-12-22 09:50:02 AM  

magusdevil: Headso: Good, it's more left wingers should speak out against his jackass "conservative" type policies.

Agreed, but if Damon really thought policies in the US were going to change over night because of one election he's a moron. It is possible to be idealistic and realistic. If you are disappointed every time a politician doesn't effect your best case scenario you need to reality check yourself.


He is saying that Obama lied regarding the level of change he was going to bring. Obama has made decisions as an executive that reflect that believe. I don't think the guy is a moron for calling him out as a liar.
 
2011-12-22 09:51:41 AM  
subby is a moran.

He didn't call Obama a one term president. He was slamming him for not pushing a more liberal agenda.

"You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been... much better."

So there you have it. Obama is losing his liberal base....and who are the Republicans sending out to take him out in 2012.....
 
2011-12-22 09:51:46 AM  
Not if Paul or Gingrich run against him. Not a chance in hell. He could rape-rape a thalidimide baby on primetime television and let out a high-pitched intifada ululation whilst blowing up Disney World after forcing all Americans to exclaim that there is no God but Allah and he'd still be elected in a landslide.
 
2011-12-22 09:52:49 AM  

nmiguy: Subby fails reading comprehension test. He said that the dems would be better off with a 1 term president with ballz. He is basically calling Obama a gutless two faced politician.


I like the way you say subby fails at R&C and then go on to explain what the headline says. The headline basically says "Matt Damon calls bullshiat on Obama's claim of wanting to be a good 'one term president'."

/not subby
 
2011-12-22 09:53:47 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.


This just in - partisan stonewalling is the reason Obama signed away our rights with the indefinite detention bill. The delay wasn't actually caused by Obama whining about the executive branch not having enough power in the bill.

This is what Obama's disciples believe.
 
2011-12-22 09:53:52 AM  

CharlieBrown: subby is a moran.


Seriously people, you all need to learn what single quotations indicate.
 
2011-12-22 09:54:18 AM  

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

1) America no longer tortures.
2) America is substantially out of Iraq.
3) Comprehensive health care reform has passed, and we're moving to near universal coverage.
4) Homosexuals may now serve in the military on equal terms with their heterosexual brethren.
5) The economy is recovering.
6) It is now more difficult for credit card companies to screw their clientele.
7) Victims of sexual discrimination in the workplace may again sue their employers under reasonable terms.
8) Americans are better protected against foreign infringements on freedom of speech (look up the SPEECH Act).
9) Federal student loans are substantially more affordable now.


10) Contrary to what has been posted in this very thread, there are no more warrantless wiretaps. Obama has been blasted (in this thread even) for voting to give the telecoms immunity (at the Republican's insistence) in exchange for returning judicial oversight to our wiretapping. Just like most of the major legislation that has been passed since his administration took over, significant concessions have been forced into bills by the Senate minority. Obama had a choice to either sign things that weren't exactly what he wanted, or not sign anything at all.

I believe that in most cases he did the right thing,
 
2011-12-22 09:55:39 AM  

Brubold: This just in - partisan stonewalling is the reason Obama signed away our rights with the indefinite detention bill. The delay wasn't actually caused by Obama whining about the executive branch not having enough power in the bill.

This is what Obama's disciples believe.


I read a bit in a Huff Po article last night that claimed the bill was controversial because it "allows for the indefinite detention of foreign persons."
 
2011-12-22 09:55:56 AM  
Obama's first term was destined to be mostly ineffective. From the moment we first heard "birf certifikat" you knew that the Republicans would stop at nothing to guarantee he not be reelected.

Once he gets his second term, the Republican party will again become "compassionately conservative" in an attempt to not look like lying pieces of shiat. Otherwise, their most promising candidate will get stomped by Joe "Trans-Am" Biden.
 
2011-12-22 09:56:15 AM  
Could someone explain how "having balls" leads to getting more stuff done?

Are people actually arguing that Republicans and conservative Democrts are going change their votes solely because of swagger?

Damon's hypothetical purist one termed would likely be heading into the reelect with zero accomplishments.
 
2011-12-22 09:59:51 AM  

Brubold: This just in - partisan stonewalling is the reason Obama signed away our rights with the indefinite detention bill. The delay wasn't actually caused by Obama whining about the executive branch not having enough power in the bill.


That's not a done deal yet, as far as I know. I heard talk about President Obama using a signing statement to ignore the indefinite detention part.. but nothing certain yet.
 
2011-12-22 10:00:28 AM  
FTFA: President Obama even mentioned Damon's change of heart during this year's White House Correspondent's Ball.

He said: "I've even let down my key core constituency: movie stars. 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."


I know it's a comedy bit, but fark you in the ass Barack Obama. Anyone who was paying attention knew you were going to be a right of center president, but I don't think many people expected you to be as eager to fellate the leadership of the GOP as you were.

I can understand the Obama didn't want to go all "angry black man" on the GOP right away because of the perception, but there was definitely a time to do it. Now with the imminent signing of the NDAA and the lack of a promise to veto SOPA the moment it sullies your desk.... fark you in the ass again.
 
2011-12-22 10:02:29 AM  

Alphax: That's not a done deal yet, as far as I know. I heard talk about President Obama using a signing statement to ignore the indefinite detention part.. but nothing certain yet.


Why would he want to do that to the part he demanded be put back in? Also [citation needed].
 
2011-12-22 10:06:28 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: magusdevil: Headso: Good, it's more left wingers should speak out against his jackass "conservative" type policies.

Agreed, but if Damon really thought policies in the US were going to change over night because of one election he's a moron. It is possible to be idealistic and realistic. If you are disappointed every time a politician doesn't effect your best case scenario you need to reality check yourself.

Because that's how things work here in the Unites States of Lowered Expectations.


Reality fails to match my expectations every day. I don't lower my expectations but I'm not constantly whining about it. I change what I can accept what I can't and try to keep my horse ahead of my cart. It's not as easy as wishful thinking but so far it seems more effective.
 
2011-12-22 10:06:52 AM  
This just in: Another idealist gets a dose of reality.
 
2011-12-22 10:12:24 AM  
MAHT DAH MON

Now that's out of my system, the dude needs to go back to making movies. Man has a right to his opinions but given the environment in the Capital building, its a surprise Obama managed to accomplish what he did accomplish, what with the GOP cockblocking everything and all.
 
2011-12-22 10:12:44 AM  
Another day went by and it didn't rain boobs. I'm not voting for Obama now.
 
2011-12-22 10:16:20 AM  
I dismiss Matt Damon as a "one-Oscar actor".
 
2011-12-22 10:16:39 AM  

Carth: CravenMorehead: Fark is awesome. I submitted this yesterday with an accurate and funnier headline and this one gets the greenlight. Yay Fark! Don't worry though, I'm over it.

It's ok you just stole the article from Reddit anyway.



That is completely.....true.
 
2011-12-22 10:17:11 AM  
Obama is a mixed bag at best.

Pros:
-------
Health care bill passed
Out of Iraq
Bin Laden dead
What bugontherug said

Cons:
--------
He remains a total biatch of big business, Wall Street, and the RIAA/MPAA. SOPA can suck my balls.
Done zero to curb subsidies to oil or agribusiness.
Done practically nothing to keep business in the US or get rid of tax loopholes, or at least to fight them publicly.
He's continued Bush's legacy of executive power grabbing where he can.
He's going to pass the NDAA with its current provisions, which infringes on human rights.
He's backed down or compromised on way too much, especially tax cuts. He should have fought tooth and nail and called a few bluffs.
He's blamed Congress and Republicans for a lot. Blame has gone way too much down party lines, even when it's proper. This just continues the polarization. You don't think some Democrats have made some terrible judgements?
Weak politically. By this I mean he doesn't fight with conviction, he doesn't hold his opponents to task, he's too focused on getting things done and not on getting things done the right way, so he caves and compromises. He doesn't realize you can't compromise with stupid.
 
2011-12-22 10:18:50 AM  
I never was an Obama fan
but he inherited one of the worst situations since the civil war
World economy tanked
Stuck in a war that there is no really moral way to withdraw from

Just a miserable mess to have handed to you
 
2011-12-22 10:19:46 AM  

SmitetheRighteous: 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.


How would we know? Aside from a bare handful of Congressmen and Senators, we haven't had anyone "hard left" to vote for in about a decade and a half...probably my entire voting life. And even voting as far left as I could muster, only twice has my vote succeeded in putting someone who's even "moderate left" in a national office: Sherrod Brown and Barack Obama. And Brown talks a good game (he's mostly in the Al Franken bloc of liberal Democrats), but unless he has help, the stuff we really want to see happen won't.
 
2011-12-22 10:20:32 AM  

Tyee: This just in: Another idealist gets a dose of reality.


Thus, we should never try to change the system, and continue to let "reality" fark us in the ass.
 
2011-12-22 10:21:42 AM  

Coco LaFemme: Right, because when I want insightful, meaningful political commentary, I look to an actor.


Which is ironic, because I look to random strangers on news aggregation sites.
 
2011-12-22 10:24:20 AM  
HotIgneous Intruder 2011-12-22 09:44:17 AM

No really. Fark this Obama person up the anal orifice. He's just like all the rest.
Hope and change, my butt.


Seems to be a lot of focus on butts here, you sound GOPish.
 
2011-12-22 10:26:24 AM  

IlGreven: Tyee: This just in: Another idealist gets a dose of reality.

Thus, we should never try to change the system, and continue to let "reality" fark us in the ass.


Actually isn't that Mr Damon's position? Things didn't work out ideally after all our hard work in the last election so lets all just stay home this time and hope for the best.
 
2011-12-22 10:27:08 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."


This HAS to be the stupidest meme out there.
A President who got *good* stuff done gets reelected, no problem.

It just shows how stupid Obama is to say put out that line that I would rather be a one term President who did stuff, than a two term President who didn't. He has it completely backwards (hint: Carter, and Bush I - didn't do good stuff, bingo: one term for you)
 
2011-12-22 10:27:39 AM  
matt damon makes the farktards cry.

bad, matt damon. bad.
 
2011-12-22 10:28:57 AM  
He signs SOPA into law and that is the sign that he has been totally corrupted and I will refuse to vote for him.
 
2011-12-22 10:29:39 AM  
The Bourne Punditry
 
2011-12-22 10:29:53 AM  
And he was so good in Max Payne, it is sad when actors become degenerate politicians.
 
2011-12-22 10:31:40 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: 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."

This HAS to be the stupidest meme out there.
A President who got *good* stuff done gets reelected, no problem.

It just shows how stupid Obama is to say put out that line that I would rather be a one term President who did stuff, than a two term President who didn't. He has it completely backwards (hint: Carter, and Bush I - didn't do good stuff, bingo: one term for you)


You are absolutely right. Popular = the best option.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to watch American Idol then drive my Toyota Corolla to Wal-Mart before the Justin Bieber concert.
 
2011-12-22 10:32:58 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.


So you're saying black people are stupid?
 
2011-12-22 10:34:43 AM  

Slaves2Darkness: And he was so good in Max Payne, it is sad when actors become degenerate politicians.


"Say hello to your mother for me."
 
2011-12-22 10:36:13 AM  
I agree with Damon (and disagree with subby's twisting of his words). The president is not nearly liberal enough. He's governed as a center-right president; that's not what he campaigned as and it's not what I voted for.
 
2011-12-22 10:37:59 AM  
"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."

Like this administration hasn't accomplished anything in 3 and a half years.

I guess what American really wants is a dictator, not an Executive Branch of the government.
 
2011-12-22 10:39:20 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: It just shows how stupid Obama is to say put out that line that I would rather be a one term President who did stuff, than a two term President who didn't. He has it completely backwards (hint: Carter, and Bush I - didn't do good stuff, bingo: one term for you)


W had two terms...
 
2011-12-22 10:40:51 AM  

thamike: 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.

So you're saying black people are stupid?


"Black people, remember when we did that one nice thing for you150 years ago? We never really got a proper thank you. How about voting Republican and we'll call it even?"
 
2011-12-22 10:41:09 AM  

FuturePastNow: I agree with Damon (and disagree with subby's twisting of his words). The president is not nearly liberal enough. He's governed as a center-right president; that's not what he campaigned as and it's not what I voted for.


He's governed exactly as he campaigned. He never campaigned as the liberal that the angry liberals prefer to remember. He's doing pretty much what the moderates who paid attention voted for. The only people who have made it hard are the asshole Republicans and the fickle "liberals."
 
2011-12-22 10:44:46 AM  

Babwa Wawa: Nobody who supported this year's Defense Authorization bill will get my vote. Ever.


Well that's the problem with such black and white thinking, I guess...
 
2011-12-22 10:46:59 AM  
In this thread-

Someone says something absolutely true that paints a less than positive picture of Obama.

Serious butthurt, deflection and messenger attacking ensues.

Did I miss anything?
 
2011-12-22 10:49:06 AM  

DarnoKonrad: YodaBlues: DarnoKonrad: YodaBlues:

Seriously, if you've done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear, right?

Well no, you don't. That phrase should be reserved for clear abuse of your rights. The cops wanting to ask you some question isn't some crazy abuse of power. I can tell you right now, if the FBI wants to talk to me about terrorism, I'm getting a lawyer and going straight to the nearest federal courthouse. Or I could book a ticket to Yemen.

I've got a pretty good idea which will allow me to exercise my constitutional rights.

And running from the police is not an admission of guilt. Doesn't give the government the right to terminate your existence. Stop looking at political parties and really think about what this did: The government now has the right to end your life with no trial, no due process, no real transparency. Yeah, maybe now it'll be reserved for terrorists. But how about when some Evangelical nutbag gets in the Whitehouse and declares all un-wed mothers enemies of the state? It'll happen, this country's farking dumb enough to do it. shiat, it gave us 2 terms of Bush, you think President Fred Phelps doesn't sound enticing to these religious assholes?!

Simply and unequivocally false. The guy was afforded due process, and he ignored it. Again You can't hide from the law and simultaneously expect to be protected by it.


So then Please explain to the class how his son, a 17 year old American Teenager who was summarily executed in a separate drone attack several weeks later gave up his right to due process ? An attack mind you that also killed his 18 year old cousin and several other women and children. Exactly how did this kid forfeit his due process rights ?

Or are you going to argue that the sins of the father are applicable to his children ?
 
2011-12-22 10:49:18 AM  

phygz: In this thread-

Someone says something absolutely true that paints a less than positive picture of Obama.

Serious butthurt, deflection and messenger attacking ensues.

Did I miss anything?


You missed the part where the headline absolutely misrepresented Damon's statement.
 
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