When they – they being the political-entertainment complex – made a movie about George W Bush, it was called Death of a President. Considering the source, it should come as no surprise that Death of a President fantasized a George W Bush assassination while stirring up all the hard left hysteria Hollywood was capable of generating in 2006. Which was quite a lot of hysteria given those were the heated days in which Cindy Sheehan was Code Pinking all over the place.
It should come as no surprise that the same source that gave us Death of a President is also responsible for two decidedly adoring Obama films. (In fairness, they also made W which was about George W Bush and like Death of a President it too was full of dog-whistles and nonsense). The latest is Southside with You.
Like The Obama Effect, Southside with You has proven to be about as big a flop as Hillary Clinton’s book Hard Choices** or the several tomes Nancy Pelosi’s written that only the party die-hards care to buy and read. That’s the point though. Southside with You was made solely for Democratic Party hard-liners that a) needed to indulge their fiction that Barack Obama, their lord and savior***, somehow is the most amazing being ever, despite a track record only Jimmy Carter could admire, and b) support his third term, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Southside is supposed to be entirely apolitical – kind of like how when Bill Clinton spoke at the recent Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and delivered his “I met a girl” line. (Bill Clinton met a girl? Whodathunkit?). “I met a girl” would have been apolitical had anyone else but Bill Clinton said it minutes before the Hillary-fest in Philly. When Bill Clinton said the obvious, the idea was to warm everyone’s hearts via the mental image of young and demure Hillary meeting shy unassuming Bill. Creepy thought, isn’t it?
According to the Southside previews, there’s a scene in which Michelle appears smitten with young Barack – or did he go by Barry back in 1989 – as he rabble-rouses in a Chicago Church. Whether the Church in question is Reverend Wright’s Trinity United or not who knows. But have no fear, Barack and Michelle dutifully go out and see Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing because well, what’s more apolitical than a couple of young activists going out and seeing a movie whose central thesis is racial strife. Maybe twenty years from now some future President will have a movie made about her first date and in it she’ll be shown at a Black Lives Matter protest with her future wife who used to be a dude but, anyway…
What was Obama doing in Chicago back in 1989 anyway? Stanley Ann Dunham (his mother) was working for Bank Raykat in Indonesia those years, so what was he doing in Chicago?
Wasn’t Obama supposedly attending Harvard from 1988 to 1991, becoming such a legal eagle they let him head up the Harvard Law Review? Granted, no one else that attended Harvard those years remembers much about him although there was some footage someone unearthed a few years back that showed Obama rabble-rousing on presumably Harvard’s campus. Maybe artistic license was employed to plant Southside in Chicago just to make the storyline work?
Probably. Because, just like the past eight years and the campaign for four more that’s currently underway, it’s the narrative and not the cause-effect-results of liberal policies that matter. Ultimately, that’s the purpose of Southside.
As this movie tanks in box offices from sea to shining sea, it’s the first salvo in what will be many rounds of Obama revisionism as his true believers go out of their way to erase history and install his legacy in its place. Expect a song to emerge at some point with a not so subtle reference to Barack. And a made for TV series. There will be a library of books written. And no doubt more stuff named after him.
There’s hope too that maybe a little Southside will rub off on Hillary and Bill I-met-a-girl-Clinton so that instead of ice queen and the man slut, people instead see a young couple in love when Hillary belts out that cackle, or spasms in front of cameras, or vanishes for weeks on end because she’s so ill of health she can’t bear to see the light of day.
* Note the use of language. Before the left was talking about a “Ferguson Effect”, they’d already attached name to effect with the title of this movie. Language is everything when one is trying to pretzel twist a culture to fit a particular political agenda.
** Hillary was advanced at least $14 million – roughly $25,000 per page – for Hard Choices. Yet even after plagiarizing Carly Fiorina’s cover art (compare Hard Choices side by side with Fiorina’s Tough Choices), upon release Hard Choices barely sold 161,000 copies, a sales figure way too low for the publisher to recoup Hillary’s eight figure advance.
*** Who can forget early 2009 and footage that showed liberals literally conducting Obama praise sessions patterned on Catholic services? Or magazine covers in which Obama’s image was depicted with a halo around his head? Wasn’t there a pundit or two back then that came out and claimed that Obama was God?
Image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SouthsideWithYouPromotionalPoster.jpg; fair use.