Clooney compares Biden administration to a ‘battered child’

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    • #449324
      jbnw
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      From https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/576182-clooney-compares-biden-administration-to-a-battered-child :

      George Clooney says President Biden’s recent sinking poll numbers are because he inherited a wounded country from former President Trump.

      “It’s like taking a battered child and thinking everything’s going to be OK his first day in school,” the “Ocean’s Eleven” actor said in a Sunday interview on the BBC’s “The Andrew Marr Show.”

      “There’s a lot of things that have to be repaired, you know? There’s a lot of healing that has to happen and it’s going to take time,” said Clooney, who supported Biden in last year’s White House race.

      Several recent national polls have shown Biden’s approval numbers taking a dip. A new poll from Quinnipiac University released last week found 38 percent of those surveyed approved of the 46th president’s job performance, while 53 percent disapproved.

      Maybe it’s more discussion than breaking news, but it’s just out —

      And personally, I’d consider his poll numbers reflect the 11 months he’s had to unite the country and move it in a positive direction, but people don’t see it happening.

      Why 11 months? He was elected in November – that’s when he could have started to change the country if he was going to make positive changes. Trump is long gone.

    • #449342
      Utopian Leftist
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      Biden was never intended to be successful. Nor will he accomplish anything meaningful. As we all know, he publicly promised the oligarchy that nothing would change. He wasn’t doing that for THEIR sake, but for ours . . . or rather, just to punish people like us, for daring to think we could elect Bernie. The oligarchy does not require public recognition of their alleged superiority, and the general public can smell a fake like Blitheden a mile away. Many of the sheeple who voted for him are just now getting their well-deserved voter’s remorse and disillusionment. The oligarchs might prefer him to frumpy, but their primary Biden goal is to forever tarnish Democraps as weak, naive and inefficient . . . which he is either embodying or portraying perfectly (in which case he is deserving of an Oscar nomination, haha).

      And still? Should 2024 amount to a rematch of 2020? I would bet good money that Blitheden wins again. People prefer the devil they know to the one they don’t. And, knowing for certain that both candidates are devils, they will generally choose the devil that appears less menacing. This is from where Trump’s true downfall arose: I think the public mostly knew Biden to be as much devil as Trump. Had Trump ever played by the established rules, he could have created an acceptable public image for himself. Instead, he broke every rule he could conceivably get away with and when he came across one he could not, he generally tried to move the goal post. That extreme sort of corrupt naughtiness caught the attention of even the independent voters.

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      • #449344
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        Bernie, Trump and Obama are the only ones who come to mind. Bernie was the only one not elected after massive media silence.

        Trump just had a rally in Iowa a couple of days ago – he’s not even a candidate, and there are reports that over 20,000 people attended.

        If it’s Biden / Trump again (and I really, really hope it’s not!) I suspect it will come down to Trump enthusiasm / Trump hatred / Biden voter remorse.


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    • #449365
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      The American people are a battered child and the only thing the government is really interested in is shutting us all up.  Having us all stop complaining and just accept our lot. That is the only ‘unity” that is desired.  Looks like I will not be voting again.  Not for either asshole.  Including Biden’s replacement, if/when Biden should make it to 2024.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      Everything I post is just my opinion, and, honestly, I would love to be wrong.

      • #449400
        A Simple Game
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        If you don’t like what Clooney has to say, don’t listen or just ignore him.  The text of your message gives as good an argument against your header as I could.  The government or powers behind it, really do want us to all shut up, we shouldn’t reinforce their message.

        • #449402
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          a complete and utter Biden/Democratic Party-serving lie.  I do appreciate that Clooney is giving a heads-up of what the Dems are going to run on – Trump.

          This is the Clooney who raised $15 million for dinner with Hillary, charged @353,400 for a seat at the Clooney/Hillary table, and said that the money was, yes, obscene (after Bernie called it out), but would be going to the states.  And then Hillary kept pretty much all but one percent of that money, laundering it through the states.  So either Clooney is a dupe or knew about that – either way, IMO, he should shut up.  He is just making excuses for Biden.

          America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

          Everything I post is just my opinion, and, honestly, I would love to be wrong.

          • #449499
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            I like what this djean111 said:

            The American people are a battered child and the only thing the government is really interested in is shutting us all up.

            Better than what this djean111 said:

            Clooney should just shut the fuck up.

            All that says to me is: djean111 hates Clooney for some reason.

            You’re right, Clooney was wrong to back Hillary in that election’s primary, but that was his choice, not yours or mine.  But we should never advocate for censorship.  Would you like it if someone said: djean111 should just shut the fuck up?  If we lose our right to free speech then the loss of our democracy will probably be complete.  Attack the message, not the messenger.

            Clooney is not our enemy.  Was he wrong in his analogy?  Maybe, but his point is arguable if you consider Biden as a representative of the majority of the people, though I do think your analogy is better.  I think Clooney is more of an asset than an enemy.  His logic is flawed but points in the right direction.

            • #449501
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              I dislike people who have platforms because they are famous and use those platforms to advance centrist Democrats.   I would not bother hating Clooney.  I just dislike those who shill for Biden, knowing what Biden stands for.  And I don’t care that Clooney backed Hillary – that was a given, really, money and fame and all that – but the money thing was a perfect picture of how money has corrupted what used to be our government.  And, IMO and all that, Clooney is really talking down to us willful peasants who just don’t understand things.  And any talk of “healing” makes me gag.  Maybe Clooney should have paid more attention to the page in the script where Biden says nothing will change.  Also, if “healing’ means voting for a Democrat (or the GOP), I will just stay exactly the way I am.  Nope.

              I am pretty positive there are lots of folks who wish I would shut the fuck up.  Does not bother me one little tiny whit.  And I am absolutely positive that my saying shut the fuck up would not be taken literally by, at least, Clooney.  The only thing I have, really, is my vote, and I kinda doubt that actually matters.

              America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

              Everything I post is just my opinion, and, honestly, I would love to be wrong.

    • #449366
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      Since the US has been abused since November 1980 and downright had the shit beat out of it on a regular basis since December 12, 2000, your “battered child” is at the very least going to be old enough to drink in a bar in 2 months.

      The “child abuse” didn’t begin the day a sentient circus peanut graduated from reality TV host to President of the united states. But it damn sure escalated when the only party that could have prevented that, decided that it would rather be a slightly kinder, gentler abuser…. right around 1992 or so.

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

    • #449935
      Phlem
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      FFS

      Sorry George, its not our fault you displayed to everyone how ignorant you are.

      Keep digging that hole though.

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