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Matt Damon, asshat - azmouse - 12-21-2011 03:03 PM
Quote:In one of his most biting comments on Obama yet, Damon told Elle magazine that "a one-term president with some balls" would have been better.
RE: Matt Damon, asshat - Treestar - 12-21-2011 03:10 PM
Is there anyone seriously claiming Matt Damon's support was "crucial?"
RE: Matt Damon, asshat - SeattleGirl - 12-21-2011 03:12 PM
LOL! Loved PBO's response!
Damon's, mmmmmm not so much.
RE: Matt Damon, asshat - There Is No Spoon - 12-21-2011 03:20 PM
RE: Matt Damon, asshat - jaxx - 12-21-2011 03:28 PM
I betcha Matt Damon wants to play the president on the big screen.
RE: Matt Damon, asshat - sandnsea - 12-21-2011 04:14 PM
You have to forgive him. Matt's idea of ballzy is to make the bodacious career altering move from playing a drunken pol to a daddy buying a zoo.
RE: Matt Damon, asshat - PoliticalTiger - 12-21-2011 04:19 PM
Bratt Damon needs to listen to his (much smarter) elders, like George Clooney:
“I’m disillusioned by the people who are disillusioned by Obama, quite honestly, I am. Democrats eat their own. Democrats find singular issues and go, ‘Well, I didn’t get everything I wanted.’ I’m a firm believer in sticking by and sticking up for the people whom you’ve elected.
“If he was a Republican running, because Republicans are better at this, they’d be selling him as the guy who stopped 400,000 jobs a month from leaving the country. They’d be selling him as the guy who saved the auto-industry. If they had the beliefs, they’d be selling him as the guy who got rid of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ who got Osama bin Laden. You could be selling this as a very successful three years.”
Even better, he should listen to the Angry Black Lady:
"I’m more than disillusioned by these people. I’m sick and tired of them. When you have so-called progressives arguing that Bill Clinton has a better record on LGBT issues than President Obama does, there’s a serious problem. When you have progressives calling for President Obama’s impeachment based on nothing but the opinions of Glenn Greenwald, there’s a serious problem."
RE: Matt Damon, asshat - Ikonoklast - 12-21-2011 05:50 PM
I would bet everything I own that Matt Damon could not tell me the process under which a bill gets made into a law in this nation, or what role the vice-president plays in the Senate.
I'd bet that he has no fucking clue whatsoever.
Damon is an actor.
I don't listen to adults that get paid to pretend that they are someone else for a living, and read words written for them by someone else for incisive political commentary.
Thanks for that link, PT. - JeffR - 12-21-2011 07:26 PM
Please don't tell the magnificent Nance Greggs, but I think I've fallen in love with the Angry Black Lady. I can't believe I'd missed that piece.
Now I understand why you loathe the Republican candidates. - JeffR - 12-21-2011 07:27 PM
You just described them to a tee.
RE: Matt Damon, asshat - Julie - 12-21-2011 08:02 PM
(12-21-2011 05:50 PM)Ikonoklast Wrote: I would bet everything I own that Matt Damon could not tell me the process under which a bill gets made into a law in this nation, or what role the vice-president plays in the Senate.
well said, as usual.
RE: Matt Damon, asshat - Velleity - 12-22-2011 11:20 AM
Yes to all, but let's look at the bigger picture here.
What I'm seeing is fewer and fewer comments like Damon's as people seem to be focusing on the need to re-elect President Obama. And no matter how many "balls" Obama had during his tenure we would be facing a huge, and I mean huge, crisis if we only got one term.
That crisis being Supreme Court appointments.
We need to start shrugging off Damon asshattery, I think, and continue drawing the lines between our great president and the clown car contingency of the wannabes.
I think we're winning.
RE: Matt Damon, asshat - Velleity - 12-22-2011 11:22 AM
And as I just heard from Ed Schultz, the economic picture is turning against the radical "conservative" Republicans.
RE: Matt Damon, asshat - Treestar - 12-22-2011 02:51 PM
"balls" just strikes me as another one of those things like the magic wand, or the bully pulpit. They have no real answers, just vague generalities. They are all looking for a short cut or end run around the system.
RE: Matt Damon, asshat - janedrake - 12-22-2011 06:12 PM
I really, really don't like it when "the disappointed" suggest that Pres. Obama somehow lacks courage. Damon is indeed an asshat. It's not like I watch or buy his movies anyway, but he can be damn certain that I prefer the real-world courage of a Barack Obama to the fictionalized courage of a Jason Bourne. One type of courage looks out for folks like me, the pretend-kind makes a buck off folks like me. It truly must be nice to have the luxury to talk such nonsense.
RE: Matt Damon, asshat - SemiCharmedQuark - 12-22-2011 06:22 PM
Damon has been on a tear lately.
RE: Matt Damon, asshat - MandelaObama - 12-24-2011 04:49 AM
Matt Damon reveals himself to be a spoilt, pampered, privileged, elitist 1 per center who obviously believes in stamping his feet and whining if the President doesn't cater to his every whim and who doesn't give two hoots about what the President has done for those less fortunate because it doesn't match up to what he wants in his sheltered little world. If you ever wonder why the term "limousine liberal" has become so fashionable, we only have to look at idiots like Matt Damon to understand the reason
Instead of having spent the last three years using his fame and name recognition to work constructively to help President Obama deliver a more progressive America, he gives up at the first opportunity and instead starts carping like a petulant child.
But I thank you for enlightening us about your true state of mind, Matt Damon. You've just shown us how little class and substance you have
RE: Matt Damon, asshat - KonaKane - 12-24-2011 05:30 PM
At the risk of falling out of favor with Obama's Praetorian Guard here on DFP....again....it's time to inject a little information into the current fuck-a-thon on Matt Damon.
I do not agree with him about Obama. But calling him stupid, and never doing anything for Democrats or progressivism before criticizing this president, is just plain erroneous. He has long been a member of the Working Families Party, a leftwing political group that according to the Guardian, “exists as a sort of pressure group in New York state on Democrats and leftists in order to pursue progressive ideals.”
He is in fact well educated, and routinely gives large amounts of his own money to numerous charity organizations including Water.org, H2O Africa Foundation, and ONE Campaign.
Is it possible that we can disagree with someone's stance on Obama without devolving to the politics of personal destruction, carving them down to the Devil Incarnate based on that alone? Just once?
RE: Matt Damon, asshat - Baltoman991 - 12-24-2011 07:03 PM
(12-24-2011 05:30 PM)KonaKane Wrote: At the risk of falling out of favor with Obama's Praetorian Guard here on DFP....again....it's time to inject a little information into the current fuck-a-thon on Matt Damon.
Really? Some left another sight because we were called cheerleaders for Obama and now we have to be called basically the same thing here?
Why don't you give the name calling a damn rest for once? Again, you defend someone who slams Obama FOR NO REASON AT ALL.
Oh well, from this Praetorian Guard, Merry Christmas.
RE: Matt Damon, asshat - KonaKane - 12-24-2011 07:11 PM
(12-24-2011 07:03 PM)Baltoman991 Wrote: Really? Some left another sight because we were called cheerleaders for Obama and now we have to be called basically the same thing here?
My understanding was, a lot of us left (or as in my case, delivered a pizza) because we didn't ilke the incessant, unthinking attacks on Obama on a so called Democratic site. Tell me, how much different are we from those we wanted to distance ourselves from, if we unthinkingly dismiss someone's entire worth and being because they criticized a president we support? Does that really make sense to you?
I hope not. And Merry Christmas.