Er, ya THINK?
In an interview set to air Saturday on CNN, filmmaker Spike Lee told Don Lemon that he believes expectations were too high at the outset of Barack Obama‘s presidency, adding that people viewed him as a savior-like “Black Jesus” without regards to the fact that “the man’s not perfect.”
Asked by Lemon whether he believes the expectations were too unrealistic for President Obama, Lee said: “Oh, yeah. He was the savior, black Jesus.”
“I don’t care who it was,” he continued. “Expectations were way too high for what somebody can deliver, knowing how politics works and knowing that you have to deal with the Congress.” Lee then went on to criticize the Republican-led House as solidified in “Whatever you do, we’re blocking it. Every breath we take, we’re going to do what we can that you don’t get a second term. Bottom line. If it hurts America in the process, tough business.”
What Lee and other left-wing celebrity nitwits will never admit is that 75% of the hype about Barack Obama’s “savior” abilities in 2008 came from the campaign itself (including the man), his flock of supporters in the mainstream press, and – well, left wing celebrities like Spike Lee himself. You remember, the stuff about healing the oceans and saving our souls and all that. Admitting any of that would be confessing to some personal responsibility, and we all know how the left feels about that.
A video clip from the Lee/Lemon interview is at the Mediaite link. Watch it … if you care.