Stone: Obama scary, Romney scarier. Make sense?
Oliver Stone: ‘I find Obama scary’ - Patrick Gavin
Each presidential cycle gets shrouded in the ultimate question, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” In Oliver Stone’s new book — “The Untold History of the United States” — the filmmaker, along with historian Peter Kuznick, argues that, “The country Obama inherited was indeed in shambles,...
- SarahAnneBower I think all of these politicians are looking out for their self interest way before they even give a smattering of thought to our situations. It seems Congress with very few exceptions has forsaken their jobs and oaths to work for us. The Prez choice was just pathetic. Is this really the best America can do? I fear both choices have no compunction in tossing civilians under the bus no matter what country we are speaking of. I like Mr Obama's personality but not sure of his end game. Frightening.
- cchanldy @wideawake - Romney clearly stated his positions (not sure about the "votes" you mentioned, since he's never been a Representative/Senator). He actually said affirmatively he supported NDAA (which I don't), supported waterboarding, etc. Obama on the other hand said he did not support waterboarding, and then began killing people with drones. Stone just "felt" he could lean on Obama and get him to change. That's wishful narcissistic thinking. Obama's gonna do what Obama wants to do.
- mdzierbun @wideawake - I agree, many people think there is such a huge difference between Romney and Obama but when you look past the campaign rhetoric and look at their past voting records and support, Romney supported and voted for all the horrible measures Bush and Obama did. Thats why I voted for G Johnson, not because I thought he would win, but he is the closest to real solutions without the campaign mask. I actually felt good voting knowing that my vote will not be for lessor of two evils.
- wideawake I never said Obama is any better just that Romney's pro war rhetoric during his campaign scared off many antiwar activists and Oliver Stone seems to fit that bunch. It's not like most of the public even knows the horrible things Obama has done because Romney would never even bring up the drone strikes, kill lists, NDAA. The fact that Romney never put Obama on the spot for those things, means he also supports those military measures. And if you look at his voting record he supported all of them
- cchanldy Obama kills U.S. and non-U.S. citizens with drones, and without due process, after complaining that waterboarding is torture. He then goes into Libya, and ignoring the War Powers Act that Democrats seem to love, stays there for months. At the same time he tries to gut the bulk of the military that could be used to defend us if there's a real large-scale shooting war with the likes of China, Russia, or a combination of other countries on multiple fronts, etc. Yeah, I find him way scarier.
- cchanldy @wideawake - Obama's anti-war?! LOL! You might want to talk to the the people in Libya. You also might want to talk to the people in and out of Congress who think he violated the War Powers Act and went and stayed in Libya without proper authorization. Obama plays a two-faced game on the military. I find that a whole lot scarier than someone (like Romney) who stands up and affirmatively says they want a strong military force so that we're adequately protected.
- wideawake It's clear, the guy is anti-war and believes that the U.S interventions and wars are going to destroy us and since Romney ran his campaign with the rhetoric that we should be even tougher and bigger militarily, he sees Romney as even a more dangerous choice. If you have any critical part of the brain left, you get it and can appreciate someone standing for PEACE since we need more of it in these times we live in.