Uh oh, it looks like Oliver Stone’s films are going to get that much suckier, at least in the eyes of Republicans. Per the AP:
Filmmaker Oliver Stone blasted President Bush Thursday, saying he has "set America back 10 years." Stone added that he is "ashamed for my country" over the war in Iraq and the U.S. policies in response to the attacks of Sept. 11.
I’m not sure exactly how that works, that a film becomes less good based upon what one of its makers said, but that’s exactly how Republicans think. First comes agreement, then comes appreciation. Good thing for him they already hated him based upon his prior films and statements, or his career could be in big trouble. But now they’ve got one more grievance against every film he’ll ever make again. And it’s never based on the quality of his films, but on whether or not they agree with him. They don’t.
And is there any doubt that they’re not already typing their “Oliver Stone set America back 10 years” and “We’re ashamed of Oliver Stone” idiocies as I write this? I’m not exactly sure why anyone thinks it’s witty or clever to replace one persons name in an insult for another; but that’s the way these people work. It’s like they think the “Rubber v. Glue” debate is somehow real, rather than a silly playground taunt designed by people unable to make a proper comeback.
And that’s the weird thing about conservatives: For all the insults they fling around, they’re usually so bad at it. Weird.