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Spike Lee: Barack Obama is 'not perfect'
Politico ^ | August. 10, 2012 | KEVIN CIRILLI

Posted on 08/10/2012 12:56:42 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Spike Lee said President Barack Obama is "not perfect," but that expectations for his first term "were way too high."

“He was a savior, black Jesus,” the actor-director told CNN's Don Lemon in an interview airing in its entirety Saturday. “Look, I don't care who it was. Expectations were way too high.”

Lee accused Republicans of gridlocking Congress to prevent Obama from winning a second term — "a Congress that's solidified as saying, 'Whatever you do, we're blocking that. We're blocking, and every breath we take, we're going to do what we can that you don't get a second term. Bottom line. And if it hurts America in the process, tough business.'”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; hollywoodreds; obamabreakspromises; obamalied

1 posted on 08/10/2012 12:56:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now they tell us.


2 posted on 08/10/2012 12:59:40 PM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Rinnwald

Poor Spike.


3 posted on 08/10/2012 1:01:32 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow! Don Lemon and Spike Lee together on the set? Talk about sexual tension! I imagine they were licking lips, looking at each other all during the interview...


4 posted on 08/10/2012 1:02:17 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Rinnwald

Spike says Obama isn’t perfect and it’s Congressional Republicans fault.


5 posted on 08/10/2012 1:03:13 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who see the expections so high?


6 posted on 08/10/2012 1:06:12 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Pictionary at the Rorschach's tonight!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Reality bites, huh, Spikey?

Just like with Geo. Zimmerman’s address


7 posted on 08/10/2012 1:10:46 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What? An angry black man blaming others for their problems???? Who’d have thunk it.

Obama has failed because Obama is a incompetent boob, nothing more.


8 posted on 08/10/2012 1:12:27 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Spike Lee said President Barack Obama is "not perfect," but that expectations for his first term "were way too high."

In plain English, Obama lied about what he'd accomplish. Dog ate his homework. His miracles will come in his second term...

9 posted on 08/10/2012 1:13:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess spiteful Spike forgot that the President and his party held both houses of Congress for Obama’s first two years. So all this “gridlock” came about only after Republicans won 1 house of Congress. They are going to have to come up with better excuses....

Oh wait, there is about 45% of the American electorate which will vote for Obama no matter what happens. So, no excuses are necessary for them. The question is: can Obama peel off enough gullible “independent” voters to squeak by? Perhaps, this lame excuse and distortion of history might work well enough on those type of voters.


10 posted on 08/10/2012 1:15:18 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Speaking of gridlock, how many bills have been placed on the action agenda of the Senate while Harry Reid has been the gatekeeper; and how many annual fiscal budgets has the Obama Socialist administration sent up (or down??) for debate and adoption?

Gridlock, indeed!!!


11 posted on 08/10/2012 1:15:33 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: 3Fingas

Obama had to buy off congress critters AND lie about what was in Obamacare in order to get a Democrat majority to pass the sucker.


12 posted on 08/10/2012 1:20:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Shut up Spike you race baiting lying POS. Go eff yourself.


13 posted on 08/10/2012 1:22:37 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Spike Lee-——>racist.


14 posted on 08/10/2012 1:26:09 PM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus: here, there, everywhere. Join them. Join us.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Without racism Spike Lee is nothing.
A no talent hack who makes race movies for idiot audiences.


15 posted on 08/10/2012 1:26:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: a fool in paradise

Yeah, he’s a very poor political leader. He had a hard time getting his agenda through even when his party was controlling both houses, forget even trying to reach across the aisle. The only thing Obama appears to be good at is campaigning. When it actually comes to governing, he is miserable failure.


16 posted on 08/10/2012 1:28:56 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Racist. Uncle Tom. Outlyer.


17 posted on 08/10/2012 1:29:03 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“He was a savior, black Jesus,” (said Spike Lee)

Only to fools, idiots, and those of the antichrist spirit, Spike.


18 posted on 08/10/2012 1:29:11 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Spike Lee is a racist POS. Who cares. In a moral world he would be ostracized.
19 posted on 08/10/2012 1:31:47 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t think the bar is too high, I would settle for a D-.
Sheer flaming incompetence would be a step up from Anti-Free Market Marxism.


20 posted on 08/10/2012 1:38:23 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Elsiejay

Keep in mind, Spike Lee himself said that we would start measuring years by “Before Obama” and “After Obama” (B.O. & A.O.) because that’s how great he would be. Now he’s saying expectations were too high... but he was one of the people setting those expectations!


21 posted on 08/10/2012 2:04:29 PM PDT by Crazy Packers Fan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What is he talking about. Obama is bypassing congress by signing things into law via executive order! Obama doesn’t need congress’s approval. As a matter of fact, a little thing called checks and balances don’t mean a thing to Obama. He is destroying this country with the swipe of a pen and this ass clown is still trying to blame the Republicans for the mess that his buddy has created! Please! Give me a break!


22 posted on 08/10/2012 2:09:26 PM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That of course is a lie.. Spike is a liar or high on the Kool Aid...

Harry Reid(D) in the Senate is BLOCKING EVERYTHING.. everything..
NOTHING gets through Harry.. budgets.. nothing..

The republican House has passed many bills... that stall in the Senate..
ZERO does not even have to VETO them.. (to show his true colors)..
The bottleneck is the Senate..

Note: You know maybe Spike IS as dumb as he looks..


23 posted on 08/10/2012 2:18:38 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...and spike lee’s film-making talents are “not perfect”...in fact, they suck. spike, ol’ boy, crawl back into a hole.


24 posted on 08/10/2012 2:22:01 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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25 posted on 08/10/2012 2:39:25 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: hosepipe; All
"Harry Reid(D) in the Senate
is BLOCKING EVERYTHING.. everything..
NOTHING gets through Harry.. budgets.. nothing.."


26 posted on 08/10/2012 2:47:19 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Col Frank Slade

Reggie Miller says Spike & New York is a choker.


27 posted on 08/10/2012 2:53:34 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lord Soetoro is not perfect? Blame it on his white half.


28 posted on 08/10/2012 3:09:48 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Venturer

Well now, “Summer of Sam”, (without a single black character), was terrific.


29 posted on 08/10/2012 5:32:19 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

JERRY

Hey, I thought you went to the game.

KRAMER

No. I was kicked out for fightin’ with one of the players. [leaving]

JERRY

Wait. Way—way—way—way—way—way—wait! Who?!

KRAMER

[stops] W—Reggie Miller.

ELAINE

Cheryl Miller’s brother?

KRAMER

Yeah. [leaving]

JERRY

Hey—hey—hey—wait, wait, wait, wait! What happened!

KRAMER

[stops again] Well, first of all, for some reason, they started the game an hour Late. And uh, I was sittin’ next to Spike Lee an’

he an’ Reggie were jawin’ at each other, so I guess I got involved. [leaving]

ELAINE

[same time as JERRY] —Wait, whoa—whoa—whoa—whoa!—

JERRY

Well—wait—wait—wait—wait! What do you mean “involved”?!

KRAMER

[stops again] Well I.. ran out onto the court an’ threw a hotdog at Reggie Miller. “Involved.”

An’ they threw meee, an’ Reggie, an’ Spike out o’ the game.

ELAINE

So that’s it?

KRAMER

Well I, well I, felt, pretty bad about everything an’ uh, then the three of us, we went to a strip club. [leaves]


30 posted on 08/10/2012 5:48:49 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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