Going Bulworth


I’ll believe this when I see it:

The New York Times reported that President Barack Obama has spoken privately of “going Bulworth,” a reference to the 1998 Warren Beatty movie about a California Senate candidate who becomes unusually honest after having having run as a centrist Democrat.

“Probably every president says that from time to time,” Obama adviser David Axelrod told the Times. “It’s probably cathartic just to say it. But the reality is that while you want to be truthful, you want to be straightforward, you also want to be practical about whatever you’re saying.”

The anecdote comes as the president has his reelection behind him and faces a trifecta of controversies over IRS targeting of the tea party, the handling of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and the Department of Justice’s seizure of the telephone records of Associated Press journalists.

Obama, known for being cool to the point of detached, has been unusually straightforward against his political opponents in recent weeks. He called the Republican criticism over the Benghazi talking points a political “sideshow.”

“There’s no ‘there’ there,” he said. “The fact that this keeps on getting churned up, frankly, has a whole lot to do with political motivations.”

Thanks, Mr. Yannone, Maryland Accident Attorney.

3 thoughts on “Going Bulworth

  1. Let’s all keep in mind what Rev. Wright said, “Obama is a politician.” Most politicians care about two things. Raising lots of cash and getting lots of votes. They accomplish those goals by pandering. Pander comes from ‘Pandarus’ the name of the aristocratic intermediary between the lovers Troilus and Cressida during the seige of Troy. Questionaing Obama’s policies is not an exercise in racism. Questionaing Hillary’s competency and judgement is not an exercise in sexism. To NOT question a politicians policies, competency, and judgement is very,very dumb.

  2. Honesty from O, that would be a first. Here is something help him get started:
    I am a war criminal, a mass murderer and have committed crimes against humanity.
    I have committed crimes against the American people and against the Constitution and Bill or Rights.
    I am a failure as president.
    I am a liar.
    I am a republican.
    That would be a good start but would barely scratch the surface of ‘telling the truth’.

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