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A window into Obamania

Look no further than Davis Guggenheim.  As you may know this film maker provided an important public service when he, as Ace put it,

wrote, narrated, and “starred” in Waiting for Superman, the documentary that devastates the Teachers Unions and current system of government schools for dooming children to poor educations and poorer lives, and takes as its heroes the charter school and private school people trying to fight the corrupt system.

You would think that this guy would sing the praises of politicians working to create alternatives for underprivileged schoolchildren and condemn those in the pocket of said unions.  Logically then, he couldn’t possibly support Obama because not only did “the nation’s largest teachers union” endorse said Democrat, it announced its support a “year earlier than usual“.  (Pretty enthusiastic they.)  Not just that, the president’s most recent “budget proposal includes no new funding for a private school voucher program for District of Columbia students.”  (The movie lamented the limited availability of such vouchers.)

Instead of criticizing Obama for standing with one of the institutions standing in the way of real education reform, Mr. Guggenhim claims he “can’t find a single fault with Obama“, indeed produces a slick documentary for the president’s reelection campaign, lamenting that the only negative was that Obama had “too many accomplishments” and he had “17 minutes to put them all in there.”

Seems that his enthusiasm for Obama is based not on the incumbent’s record, but on something entirely different.   The facts just don’t matter to those eager to celebrate this Democrat.

Or, maybe as Ace puts it, Davis Guggenheim is about to “denounce his name-making movie Waiting for Superman as fundamentally false?”



  1. Yeah- I was kind of surprised by the 180- almost got whiplash. There seems to be something going on that is not apparent to most of us out here in the real world. Smells like blackmail or collusion.. we shall see
    PS- keep up the good work.

    Comment by J W Liles — March 18, 2012 @ 3:57 pm - March 18, 2012

  2. Smells like blackmail or collusion…

    Or doublethink. Or maybe a really deep kind of sarcasm. Probably doublethink.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — March 18, 2012 @ 5:56 pm - March 18, 2012

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