The Prince of Tides – On Crack
posted at 7:27 pm on September 19, 2012 by Matt Vespa
The “Hollywood Left” is always an amusing bunch. Their commentary from the bunker is always a good source of comedy. Furthermore, it also exposes the insularity Hollywood liberals are in on a daily basis. It’s the real “Dispatches from the Bubble” – which is the most insufferable part of Bill Maher’s Real Time on HBO. However, according to Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters, Barbara Streisand may in the running to win 2012’s political looney toon of the year award. Sheppard wrote today that The Prince of Tides director stated:
‘Compared to George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, Obama has been more fiscally conservative than any other president in recent history, with the exception of President Bill Clinton.’
Despite over $5 trillion in new debt created by the 44th president, so hysterically wrote Barbra Streisand at the Huffington Post Tuesday.
‘In this election,’ Streisand began, ‘the people of America have to make a choice between two candidates with very different values, visions and solutions to the most pressing problems facing our country. The question voters need to ask themselves when they walk into the voting booth on November 6th is: ‘Will the country be better off returning to the policies of George W. Bush’s Administration?’
‘Like Bush,” she continued, ‘Governor Romney believes we need more tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% and fewer rules for Wall Street. He wants to roll back financial reform and set Wall Street free to write its own rules again.’
Yes, we would be better off. The economic policies of the Bush administration spurred 50 months of uninterrupted economic growth and 8.1 million jobs. Does Streisand seriously think that our anemic economic growth of less than 2%, $5 trillion in new debt, and chronic unemployment above 8% for over forty consecutive months is better? It’s either obliviousness or willful ignorance which explains this blog post. It something akin to what film critic Pauline Kael said after the 1972 presidential election – “I don’t know how Richard Nixon could have won. I don’t know anybody who voted for him.” Well,