John Cusack: “Is the President just another Ivy League a**hole shredding civil liberties”?

John CusackActor John Cusack usually plays the odd man out in movies, but now he’s the real odd man out in Hollywood — as one of the few celebrities to criticize President Obama.

In an article published this week on TruthOut.org, Cusack begged the question, “Is the President just another Ivy League a**hole shredding civil liberties and due process and sending people to die in some sh**hole for purely political reasons?”

Cusack attacked the POTUS for accepting the Nobel Peace Prize when he still didn’t “get the job done in Afghanistan,” as he promised he would in a speech at West Point in 2010.

“The Christian president with the Muslim-sounding name, would heed the admonitions of neither religion’s prophets about making war and do what no empire or leader, including Alexander the Great, could do: he would, he assured us ‘get the job done in Afghanistan,'” the actor wrote.

Cusack even went to town on the president’s catchphrase from his 2008 campaign.

“‘Change we can believe in’ is not using the other guys’ mob to clean up your own tracks while continuing to feed at the trough,” he wrote.

Cusack said he wrote the piece after Mitt Romney won the Republican nomination and “in light of the blizzard of bulls**t coming at us in the next few months I thought I would put it out now.”

The ‘High Fidelity’ star not only attacked Obama, but the Left for being too soft on the President.

“I thought we should examine ‘our guy’ on a few issues with a bit more scrutiny than we hear from the ‘progressive left’, which seems to be little or none at all,” Cusack wrote.

(h/t The Washington Examiner)

Comments

Comments

  1. swampsniper says:

    The president is an aspiring despot.

  2. Johngalt says:

    The entire discussion boils down to this: Altruism – real altruism has to come from a person’s heart. It has to come from a person’s morals and ethics and it has to be a genuine act of giving out of one person’s love for their fellow human beings. To try to force others to be altruistic is tyranny. This is where the liberal progressives are making their mistake. Every law that’s passed that is “for our own good”, every intrusion into our lives in an attempt to regulate our behaviors, every attempt to take away our liberties – no matter how small or inconsequential it may be- is an act of tyranny. To downplay the effects of institutions that help reinforce ones sense of morals and ethics (i.e. churches and religions that truly follow God), and to attempt to replace those institutions with a form of state prescribed morals and ethics (as manifested through laws that have been passed) – is tyranny. It can start out as “soft” tyranny, but given time the steady pounding beat heard in the distance is the sound of jack-booted tyranny that’s marching your way……Resist…..

  3. LadyB says:

    Glad to know he’s questioning what Obama is or is not doing. Was kinda surprised that he’d publicly criticize him. Wish more celebrities would do the same…. to speak out if they haven’t drank the “change we can believe in” Kool Aid. Thanks John Cusack for your blunt and honest statement. Hopefully you’ll say more while we go through this sequestor that wasn’t suppose to happen like he said in the debate with Romney.

  4. swampsniper says:

    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience”.
    C.S. Lewis

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