The Academy Awards (for Wokieness) approaches on April 25! Are you psyched? I didn’t think so.
One can’t help but notice the spate of movies over the years that depict certain presidents or vice presidents as moronic, depraved, or less than fit for office. Movies about Richard Nixon abound, while Ronald Reagan is tangentially jousted in many films, if never directly. George W. Bush had to endure W by Oliver Stone, and most recently we had Vice. How odd, nobody has made a movie about Jimmy Carter, or Bill Clinton, or Al Gore.
The Hit Parade
Vice was a big-budget production with an all-star line-up assembled by staunch leftists, spearheaded by the ideologically pure Brad Pitt. Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, and Sam Rockwell, Vice is a direct slap in the face, designed to make any Republican look like a lunatic.
I am not a Cheney fan. Concurrently the presumptions offered what he was thinking, or said, in private are ludicrous. It would take 10,000 words to explain all of the inaccuracies because so much is wrong with Vice.
The movie script indicates that Cheney wanted to invade Iraq without cause or invade using a flimsy excuse. We are led to believe that Cheney had early warning about the 9-11 attack and that he even was a party to the attack.
Cheney alone, presumably, believed that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction and not three dozen Democrats who publicly declared it. Cheney, we are shown, is an ungrateful heart transplant recipient. There is so much more to discuss, but why take the time? Cheney haters gonna hate, regardless.
Suppose that instead of movies depicting, say, Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a national folk hero (despite her dedication to ruling contrary to the U.S. Constitution and her support of any leftist cause) or movies depicting, say, JFK as a folk hero, etc. — that other movies are made?
Let’s say that a conservative movie maker, a rare breed in Hollywood, produces a biography of Barack (“my administration is scandal-free”) Obama. Suppose the flick pinpoints issues such as the twenty years that Obama spent in Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s church, Obama’s notorious campaign tactics to become a state senator, the strategy meetings he attended in terrorist Bill Ayers’ home, his questionable deals with Tony Rezco, his statement that many Americans cling to their guns and their religion, and his observation that there are 57 states.
What about a movie that exposes what actually happened to kids at the U.S border during the Obama’s administration, his fondness for Louis Farrakhan, his crony capitalism with anointed participants such as Solyndra, his utter disrespect for our police, his devastating withdrawal from Iraq, his foolhardy negotiations with Iran, his weaponization of the IRS and many other agencies, his illegal wiretaps of U.S. citizens and newspaper journalists, his admiration for Fidel and Raul Castro, and dozens of other activities of this kind.
During Obama’s two terms, the U.S. experienced an unprecedented increase in families on welfare and using food stamps, black unemployment, youth black unemployment, etc. One could make Obama appear quite incompetent, even evil, simply by relying on the facts (whereas Vice has little regard for facts).
Concurrently, Joe Biden, or to whomever he obliges, is on course to do more damage to America than any previous president in our history… even more damage than Obama did, and that is saying a lot. Movie-wise, Joe Biden could be seen as a jester, naive, or the devil. Any skilled movie producer could do the same with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, Maxine Waters, Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, and the whole gang. Goodness, a writer/director could have field-day with the Clintons!
No Quid, No Pro. No Quo
Was the movie Chappaquidick unkind to Ted Kennedy? The plot stuck to the known facts. Also, “the lion” of the Senate died ten years earlier. Movies about the deceased Lyndon Johnson and the assassinated John Kennedy were all released long after the targets had passed. Among the living, Hollywood targets only Republicans.
So, here is the modus operandi of the Lefty movie producer: Focus intently on some GOP shortcoming, dramatize it to the hilt, make the target seem laughable, and advertise it to the low-information voters who gravitate to Cineplex movie theaters.
Oh, and be sure to pay off the Hollywood Foreign Press Association so that you get maximum mileage at the Golden Globes, the season’s first award show. That’s the formula to which Vice and movies of the same ilk adhere.