Earlier in the year Hollywood Progressive Democrat Matt Damon, one of Obama’s earliest and loudest public supporters, told Piers Morgan the president “misinterpreted his mandate” by rolling over to banks and extending Bush-era tax cuts.
In the latest issue of Elle magazine Damon vent’s further about Obama’s less than stellar push backs against the GOP and Obama’s lack of leadership.
I’ve talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots level. One of them said to me, ‘Never again. I will never be fooled again by a politician,’ ” Damon says, his disappointment ringing with a now-familiar tone of wounded idealism. “You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better.” Damon gestures in the direction, just out of sight over the tree line, of the sign-wielding picketers (Occupy Vancover) who are beginning to gather steam. “If the Democrats think that they didn’t have a mandate—people are literally without any focus or leadership, just wandering out into the streets to yell right now because they are so pissed off,” he says. “Imagine if they had a leader.”
Wow when Matt Damon calls you out you are in Sarah Palin and Bush twin territory.