American Elephants


Obama: More than Meets the Eye by American Elephant
June 24, 2009, 1:47 pm
Filed under: Humor, Movies, National Security, Politics | Tags:

The writers at Variety are quite taken aback over the new Transformers movie because it apparently portrays Obama as an appeaser:

the President wants to try “diplomacy” against the evil Decepticons and [an adviser] hints the President would consider handing over Shia LaBouf’s character to be killed by them…

In this movie, exactly one real-life politician is named: “President Obama.” They went out of their way to make sure they named the craven, obstructionist president as Obama.

Expect scathing reviews. The dejected author even went so far as to check that the campaign contributions of the movie makers were to the right people.

Personally, I don’t see what the big deal is. Aside from the obligatory goose/gander argument, it’s most likely what Obama would do!

Indeed, if the film wants to be even more realistic, it would have Obama seizing and nationalizing the Autobots (costing the taxpayers several trillion dollars), then giving them as a gift to his union buddies, ordering that they be turned into tiny, fuel efficient hybrids that nobody wants, while getting ACORN to register the Decepticons to vote!

But we take what we can get.


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