Matt Damon: Obama Has 'Rolled Over To Wall Street Completely'

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    Mar 09, 2011 1:38 AM GMT
    "Obama may be losing the faith of a famous and charismatic supporter ahead of the 2012 elections.
    Academy Award-winning actor Matt Damon campaigned for Obama in 2008, but he recently offered some some harsh criticism of the president's economic approach. During the interview rounds promoting his latest film, "The Adjustment Bureau," Damon took aim at the White House's approach to big banks.
    "I think he's rolled over to Wall Street completely. The economy has huge problems. We still have all these banks that are too big to fail. They're bigger and making more money than ever," Damon said in an interview with the U.K.'s Independent.
    Damon also zeroed in on the Bush tax Cuts that Obama recently extended, a move which has been met with significant criticism. However, when The Independent inquired whether he'd be voting Republican in 2012, Damon was emphatic. ... "

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    Mar 09, 2011 2:37 AM GMT
    Caslon17000 said"Obama may be losing the faith of a famous and charismatic supporter ahead of the 2012 elections.
    Academy Award-winning actor Matt Damon campaigned for Obama in 2008, but he recently offered some some harsh criticism of the president's economic approach. During the interview rounds promoting his latest film, "The Adjustment Bureau," Damon took aim at the White House's approach to big banks.
    "I think he's rolled over to Wall Street completely. The economy has huge problems. We still have all these banks that are too big to fail. They're bigger and making more money than ever," Damon said in an interview with the U.K.'s Independent.
    Damon also zeroed in on the Bush tax Cuts that Obama recently extended, a move which has been met with significant criticism. However, when The Independent inquired whether he'd be voting Republican in 2012, Damon was emphatic. ... "

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    Fuck Matt Damon.......and his mother. It really has nothing to do with the article I just don't like Matt Damon and when I see his name it just brings something out in me. I'm sorry Caslon for tainting your thread with my irrelevant post I just could contain myself. Please forgive me
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    Caslon17000 said"Obama may be losing the faith of a famous and charismatic supporter ahead of the 2012 elections.
    Academy Award-winning actor Matt Damon campaigned for Obama in 2008, but he recently offered some some harsh criticism of the president's economic approach. During the interview rounds promoting his latest film, "The Adjustment Bureau," Damon took aim at the White House's approach to big banks.
    "I think he's rolled over to Wall Street completely. The economy has huge problems. We still have all these banks that are too big to fail. They're bigger and making more money than ever," Damon said in an interview with the U.K.'s Independent.
    Damon also zeroed in on the Bush tax Cuts that Obama recently extended, a move which has been met with significant criticism. However, when The Independent inquired whether he'd be voting Republican in 2012, Damon was emphatic. ... "

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    he was emphatic - what?

    ...That he would still vote Democrat anyway or that he would be voting Republican?
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    Mar 09, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
    This must be a really big deal to those who don't like to form a opinion without consulting with Matt Damon. Personally I am going to hold out and hear from Ben Affleck. Everyone knows that Affleck is the real brain in Hollywood.
  • dglater

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    Mar 09, 2011 3:42 AM GMT
    I have to say, I always hated the way Hollywood thinks their opinion is oh so important...
    No one cares about what Hollywood thinks...AT ALL.

    I remember during the election angelina jolie made it seem like her "endorsement" was so fricking important...

    really I rather see anther Israeli/Palestinian topic then see what Matt Damon, Brad Pitt or Jennifer Lopez think about our politics.
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    Mar 09, 2011 8:33 AM GMT
    dglater saidI have to say, I always hated the way Hollywood thinks their opinion is oh so important...
    No one cares about what Hollywood thinks...AT ALL. I remember during the election angelina jolie made it seem like her "endorsement" was so fricking important...


    John Voigt (how freaking ironic to your statement about Jolie)

    Ronald Reagan

    Ted Nugent

    Charlton Heston

    Dennis Miller

    .....
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    Mar 09, 2011 10:17 AM GMT
    dglater saidI have to say, I always hated the way Hollywood thinks their opinion is oh so important...
    No one cares about what Hollywood thinks...AT ALL.

    I remember during the election angelina jolie made it seem like her "endorsement" was so fricking important...

    really I rather see anther Israeli/Palestinian topic then see what Matt Damon, Brad Pitt or Jennifer Lopez think about our politics.


    The irony in what you say is you take issue with Hollywood when Hollywood celebrities have, historically, been amongst the most high profile supporters of equal rights for the LGBT community.

    I mean, if there is any one group that historically lectures people more often than ANY Hollywood celebrity does, well isn't that the Church?

    Hollywood celebrities haven't effectively had gun rights stripped from the average American, but the work of several Churches have historically stripped gay people of equal rights.

    The difference is that gay people will sound a resentful note against Hollywood celebrities...while apparently many of the Church folk will follow the wishes of their Pastors, Reverends, Deacons and Fathers without raising so irritated an alarm.

    Just sayin'!
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    Mar 09, 2011 10:43 AM GMT
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    dglater saidI have to say, I always hated the way Hollywood thinks their opinion is oh so important...
    No one cares about what Hollywood thinks...AT ALL.

    I remember during the election angelina jolie made it seem like her "endorsement" was so fricking important...

    really I rather see anther Israeli/Palestinian topic then see what Matt Damon, Brad Pitt or Jennifer Lopez think about our politics.


    The irony in what you say is you take issue with Hollywood when Hollywood celebrities have, historically, been amongst the most high profile supporters of equal rights for the LGBT community.

    I mean, if there is any one group that historically lectures people more often than ANY Hollywood celebrity does, well isn't that the Church?

    Hollywood celebrities haven't effectively had gun rights stripped from the average American, but the work of several Churches have historically stripped gay people of equal rights.

    The difference is that gay people will sound a resentful note against Hollywood celebrities...while apparently many of the Church folk will follow the wishes of their Pastors, Reverends, Deacons and Fathers without raising so irritated an alarm.

    Just sayin'!


    hehe nice point TrentGrad icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 09, 2011 10:49 AM GMT
    Way to shoot the messenger boys.

    The man who appoints Tim Geithner to his cabinet is going to be a touch fond of wall street.

    The man whose DOJ chooses not to charge any executives in the wake of the economy meltdown has the cock of wall street firmly up his ass.

    I don't care if Matt Damon, Judy Garland, or that inflated pork rind of a man Michael Moore says it. It is something that needs to be said.
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    Mar 09, 2011 2:35 PM GMT
    TrentGrad said
    dglater saidI have to say, I always hated the way Hollywood thinks their opinion is oh so important...
    No one cares about what Hollywood thinks...AT ALL.

    I remember during the election angelina jolie made it seem like her "endorsement" was so fricking important...

    really I rather see anther Israeli/Palestinian topic then see what Matt Damon, Brad Pitt or Jennifer Lopez think about our politics.


    The irony in what you say is you take issue with Hollywood when Hollywood celebrities have, historically, been amongst the most high profile supporters of equal rights for the LGBT community.

    I mean, if there is any one group that historically lectures people more often than ANY Hollywood celebrity does, well isn't that the Church?

    Hollywood celebrities haven't effectively had gun rights stripped from the average American, but the work of several Churches have historically stripped gay people of equal rights.

    The difference is that gay people will sound a resentful note against Hollywood celebrities...while apparently many of the Church folk will follow the wishes of their Pastors, Reverends, Deacons and Fathers without raising so irritated an alarm.

    Just sayin'!


    I would agree about there opinion. But its only relevant as people thought it was so important before now that its changed.

    And that he raised so much money for him.
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    Mar 09, 2011 3:19 PM GMT
    dglater saidI have to say, I always hated the way Hollywood thinks their opinion is oh so important...
    No one cares about what Hollywood thinks...AT ALL.

    I remember during the election angelina jolie made it seem like her "endorsement" was so fricking important...

    really I rather see anther Israeli/Palestinian topic then see what Matt Damon, Brad Pitt or Jennifer Lopez think about our politics.


    Totally agree....entertainment folks are good at what they do entertainment

    I'd rather read posts on fitness than on regional conflicts, especially Israel/Palestine, where I happen to live
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    Mar 09, 2011 3:57 PM GMT
    Matt Damon's cutting, incisive, erudite wisdom on American politics is about worth this, maybe slightly less when adjusted for the inflation of his ego:

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    Mar 09, 2011 7:06 PM GMT
    TrentGrad said
    dglater saidI have to say, I always hated the way Hollywood thinks their opinion is oh so important...
    No one cares about what Hollywood thinks...AT ALL.

    I remember during the election angelina jolie made it seem like her "endorsement" was so fricking important...

    really I rather see anther Israeli/Palestinian topic then see what Matt Damon, Brad Pitt or Jennifer Lopez think about our politics.


    The irony in what you say is you take issue with Hollywood when Hollywood celebrities have, historically, been amongst the most high profile supporters of equal rights for the LGBT community.

    I mean, if there is any one group that historically lectures people more often than ANY Hollywood celebrity does, well isn't that the Church?

    Hollywood celebrities haven't effectively had gun rights stripped from the average American, but the work of several Churches have historically stripped gay people of equal rights.

    The difference is that gay people will sound a resentful note against Hollywood celebrities...while apparently many of the Church folk will follow the wishes of their Pastors, Reverends, Deacons and Fathers without raising so irritated an alarm.

    Just sayin'!


    bullshit, curches in general work with their local community, and span trough out the political spectrum from left to right. On the "LGBT Achievements" I credit hard working gay/str8 people and organizations like the HRC, its pitiful that you give credits to Hollywood for that. if we were to break down what Matt Damon said we would realize that it really serves no purpose, and overall hurts the "liberal" cause in the country. Which leads me to believe he is doing nothing more then self promotion. Smiler to how Paris Hilton flashed her pussy, just a different way of being a Camera Whore.

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    Mar 09, 2011 7:44 PM GMT
    Matt Damon knows how to carry abstract ideas in his mind about "evil wallstreet" and "greedy big banks" without having even a remote clue as to what he's talking about. Seriously now, who is wallstreet? My partner? Or the brokers actually on Wall Street literally?

    What a dunce.
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    dglater saidI have to say, I always hated the way Hollywood thinks their opinion is oh so important...
    No one cares about what Hollywood thinks...AT ALL.

    I remember during the election angelina jolie made it seem like her "endorsement" was so fricking important...

    really I rather see anther Israeli/Palestinian topic then see what Matt Damon, Brad Pitt or Jennifer Lopez think about our politics.

    Don't forget Sean Penn who is pals with Hugo Chavez.
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    mocktwinkie saidMatt Damon knows how to carry abstract ideas in his mind about "evil wallstreet" and "greedy big banks" without having even a remote clue as to what he's talking about. Seriously now, who is wallstreet? My partner? Or the brokers actually on Wall Street literally?

    What a dunce.

    He must be a good actor, though. In Good Will Hunting he played a character with brains.
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    Mar 09, 2011 7:55 PM GMT
    I LOVE Matt Damon.
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    Mar 09, 2011 8:06 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidI LOVE Matt Damon.


    As an actor, I'll agree partially.
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    Mar 09, 2011 9:38 PM GMT
    Obviously Obama has fallen in with Wall Street. All democrats and republicans are cozying up to Wall Street and big business. What else is new? Nothing is ever going to change unless the American people really want it to change by voting out both major political parties and replacing them with alternative political parties.
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    Mar 09, 2011 10:05 PM GMT
    heybreaux saidThe polarity of the discourse is the problem. To make a wave or get someone's attention these days you have to go big and ridiculous. There is a lot of confusion.

    Wall Street is so many things including the capital markets which are vital to our existence.

    If anyone does not understand the importance of that in our society, then you are at the level of understanding that the characters in the movie Idiocracy, who thought that all water without electolytes was toilet water and therefore bad, so all there crops died.

    The government is the only entity too big to fail, primarily because they have the authority to tax and extract whatever it takes them to exist- from you. The rest, decisions will be made, usually by governments. [emphasis] We have seen this play out already with Bear Stearns and Lehman. The large powerful banks are not much different than large Hollywood studios, so there Matt, maybe you should go grow your films organically on a farm in the middle of nowhere so that they are not powerful or profitable.

    Obama, admittedly does not know that much about the capital markets or economics; he is a lawyer. So it is natural that he engage the leaders of any industry to ensure that we move forward.






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    Mar 09, 2011 10:16 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidObviously Obama has fallen in with Wall Street. All democrats and republicans are cozying up to Wall Street and big business. What else is new? Nothing is ever going to change unless the American people really want it to change by voting out both major political parties and replacing them with alternative political parties.


    I'm inclined to agree.