Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Critically acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore told BBC’s Richard Bacon that most of President Barack Obama’s first term had been “heartbreaking” and a “disappointment.”
“He did not come into office like I hoped that he would. To to do what Franklin Roosevelt did in his first few months, where he came in and said, ‘You know, I’m in charge. This is the way we’re doing things. If you don’t like it, throw me out of office.”
He lamented that Obama had spent too much time appeasing Republicans.
Moore went on:
“He spent three years — if we can just go back to the sports analogies, running the ball in the wrong direction. Now, we are in the last quarter of his first term and he’s actually come alive. He’s actually now standing up and his Justice Department is going after some of the banks. He’s trying to stop a big corporate merger. And he’s putting forth jobs bills that make sense now. I don’t know why he waited until the last year of these four years to do that, but it is somewhat heartening now to see that he’s come around. Let’s hope that he can pull it off.”