Tens of thousands of factory built housing industry professionals are tracking the elections closely. Movie makers are in the fray in the campaign’s closing days. Filmmaker Oliver Stone supported Barack Obama for president in 2008, but in his new book due out Oct. 30, slams Obama for breaking campaign promises and continuing George W. Bush’s policies. By contrast, filmmaker Harvey Weinstein’s movie features Obama in a more positive light and prominent role about the Navy Seals who took out Osama bin Laden.
Written with historian Peter Kuznick, Politico says Stone stated he saw Obama’s election as a repudiation of the Bush administration policies that sullied America’s reputation, but criticizes Obama for Wall Street reform–”Wall Street Won this One” –and health care reform– “it became an albatross around the necks of Democrats in the 2010 election.” While The Untold History of the United States condemns George Bush, as well as other Republicans and Democrats, it clearly takes Obama to task for anti-progressive policies, like expanding the national security web that encroaches on our civil liberties.
USNews says Weinstein’s movie, Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden, scheduled to air two days before the election on National Geographic, is called a “political stunt” by The New York Times because the original was re-cut to add more scenes with President Obama. Meanwhile, a political action committee – the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund – is responding to Weinstein’s film with an ad to run at the same time saying Obama was dishonest about what happened in Libya during the recent consulate attack. In a 60 Minutes interview President Obama described the death of four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador, as a “bump in the road” on Libya’s path to democracy. Comprised of former Navy Seals, OPSEC named their ad “A Bump in the Road.” The group’s president, Scott Taylor, says “There is nothing acceptable about playing politics with national security and American lives.” MHProNews.com has learned that the anti-Obama ad is scheduled to run in key swing states the same day as Weinstein’s film.
(Photo credit: Politico–Oliver Stone)