Matt Damon and other celebrities turn against Obama

First it was black people, and now the fawning celebrities have turned their backs on U.S. President Barack Obama. Actor Matt Damon is at the forefront of celebrities voicing their opinions on Obama’s dismal track record of keeping his promises.

“I no longer hope for audacity,” said Damon, who was one of the President’s earliest and best-known celebrity supporters during his 2008 campaign. Damon expressed his disappointment in the way the country was being run on CNN’s Piers Morgan Show on Mar. 3.

He also slammed the President for failing to follow through on many of his campaign promises, particularly on education.

“I really think he misinterpreted his mandate and has doubled down on a lot of things. The idea that we’re testing kids and we’re tying teachers salaries to how kids are performing on tests, that kind of mechanized thinking has nothing to do with higher order. We’re training them, not teaching them.”

Other A-list celebs who threw their full support behind Obama in 2008 are now speaking out against his policies.

Barbra Streisand told Larry King last year that she thought the President should have been more aggressive on certain issues, like overturning the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ ban on gay people serving in the military.

Even though the measure was eventually overturned, Glee’s Jane Lynch criticised Obama’s handling of gay rights issues in general, calling him a “huge disappointment”.

“We thought the great hope of Obama was going to magically change all that,” she said. “He’s just nicely walking the middle.”

Obama can’t please everyone, but he should at least try and appease the people who helped him win the election.



 


6 Responses to “Matt Damon and other celebrities turn against Obama”

  1. 1
    YSoSerious says:

    So Obama is not the Great Magical Negro that people wanted/needed him to be.

    Boo. Hoo. :coffee:

  2. 2
    Jay Bee says:

    I think its really appalling that our president stress education, education and our small governments like chris christie in new jersey and Tom Corbett governor in Pennsylvania is hurting the public education system! This is Audacity to not support education!!1

  3. 3
    Mr.BluPhi says:

    I agree with what Matt is saying, but this is the result of No Child Left Behind. Like are we gone continue to blame everything on Obama….

    Obama is not a magician… and although he holds the highest office, it’s not necessarily what he says goes.

    SMDH

  4. 4
    Tatted Diva says:

    I’m so sick of people blaming Obama for everything! These “M’FERS” act as if he can just wave his wand and magic chit appears. You still have to go through Congress, who knocks down anything this man tries to do! They just put him in office to say “look, your black in the White House and he did not perform!” When in all actuality, they are preventing him from performing.

  5. 5

    Well I will admit I’ve lost interest in his leadership as well but hell he’s only a man and I don’t really look to MAN to lead more or less GOD FEARING MEN and WOMEN to LEAD!

  6. 6
    Atypical says:

    Opinions are like you know what’s, everyone has one….. :coffee:

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