Ed Driscoll

Aw: Matt Damon No Longer Hopes for Audacity from Obama

The Rube Supremacy identifies itself:

This is not the man he voted for.

Matt Damon sat down with Piers Morgan for an interview that will air Thursday night, and among other things, talked about his feelings on the first two years of President Obama’s administration. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Damon was a vocal Obama supporter, campaigning for the then-candidate at rallies, promoting him through a MoveOn video contest and attending fundraisers for him.

Now, he’s not so enthused about Obama. When asked if he was happy with the way the President is running the country, Damon said, point blank, “no.”

“I really think he misinterpreted his mandate. A friend of mine said to me the other day, I thought it was a great line, ‘I no longer hope for audacity,'” Damon said. “He’s doubled down on a lot of things, going back to education… the idea that we’re testing kids and we’re tying teachers salaries to how kids are performing on tests, that kind of mechanized thinking has nothing to do with higher order. We’re training them, not teaching them.

Meanwhile, the Middle East is feeling more than a little nostalgic for the days when America had a Strong Horse in charge, instead of a weak Unicorn Rider.

And speaking of the Unicorn Rider, “Obama would rather believe that his problems stem from the fact that he’s black, rather than from the fact that he’s proved himself a schmuck,” the Professor writes.