The rats leaving the sinking Obama ship


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It shocked me a bit when I saw this because Stone is so Liberal. Love the Dick Cheney line!

Oliver Stone’s new book rips President Obama

By KATIE GLUECK | 10/29/12 7:14 AM EST[LEFT]

A new book from filmmaker Oliver Stone offers a scathing critique of President Barack Obama’s 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 Obama’s 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.”
Obama’s 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.

But on subjects from Wall Street reform to health care to Afghanistan, Stone and Kuznick rip Obama for breaking campaign promises and continuing the policies of President George W. Bush — who’s roundly condemned throughout the book. In some instances, they write, Obama went further than Bush’s White House toward anti-progressive policies.
“Obama asserted presidential power in ways that must have made Dick Cheney jealous,” they wrote.

“In 2011, Obama defied his own top lawyers, insisting that he did not need congressional approval under the War Powers Resolution to continue military activities in Libya,” they continued, in their write-up of Obama’s handling of intervention in that country.

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Oliver Stone’s new book rips President Obama - Katie Glueck - POLITICO.com
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While criticism of Obama from the Left was a bit muted during the Presidential campaign - out of horror at the prospect of a Romney Presidency - many Libs and Progs are bitterly disappointed in Obama, some to the point of feeling betrayed by him. I think that is the direction from which Stone is coming. But come 2016, no D candidate is likely to be as odious to Stone as any R, so he’ll dutifully shut up if the Ds nominate some one he dislikes.