Skip to comments.Oliver Stone's new book rips President Obama
Posted on 10/29/2012 12:25:07 PM PDT by Beave Meister
A new book from filmmaker Oliver Stone offers a scathing critique of President Barack Obamas time in office.
Stone, who wrote The Untold History of the United States with historian Peter Kuznick, puts forth a liberal interpretation of American history from the turn of the last century to present day. The 618-page book, slated for release Tuesday - a week before Election Day - from Gallery Books, slams Republicans and Democrats alike, and the authors assessment of Obamas presidency is tinged with disappointment.
The country Obama inherited was indeed in shambles, but Obama took a bad situation and, in certain ways, made it worse, Stone and Kuznick wrote. [R]ather than repudiating the policies of Bush and his predecessors, Obama has perpetuated them.
Obamas election felt like a kind of expiation for the sins of a nation whose reputation had been sullied, as we have shown throughout this book, by racism, imperialism, militarism, nuclearism, environmental degradation and unbridled avarice, they wrote.
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Critique summarized as follows:
“He had the perfect opportunity to push the country into Socialism served-up to him on a silver platter in 2009, AND HE BLEW IT!!!”
Many more such recriminations from the Left will be coming, I think.
It amazes me that there is anyone to the left of Obama. I guess even hard core socialists have communist critics.
Stone has had NO moment of “clarity”.
His ONLY disappointment with Obama is that Obama has not succeeded in doing more of the awful things that Obama has done. For Obama & for Stone that would have made things better.
The left always complains that the administration does not go far enough left, until they finally get a “leader” who executes or sends to the Gulag all opposition. That is when they stop complaining that the administration has not gone “far enough” to the left.
After that “leader” is overthrown, then the left fondly demands that someone of that character be returned to power.
He is full of crap and Stone can go to hell. They can't directly blame Obama without blaming Bush so they are cowards and that is that.