Stephen K. Bannon’s Citizens United documentary, “The Hope and the Change,” follows 40 Democrats and Independents who voted for Obama in 2008 but will not vote for him again in 2012.
While the interview subjects are initially “euphoric” about electing the first black president and describe Obama with words like “savior,” “charismatic” and “wondrous,” they quickly question their vote.
They read about the auto bailout and the $787 billion “stimulus” bill and watch Obama presented with the Nobel Peace Prize for achieving nothing. They still give Obama the benefit of the doubt, but their hope is starting to fade.
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These voters don’t ascribe any malevolent intentions to the failures of President Obama. Instead, they simply feel he was unprepared and is still in over his head. They blame themselves and the media for not properly vetting candidate Obama four years ago.
This film is available on Hulu.com and various cable outlets. It is a permission slip for every Democrat and Independent, letting them know they are not alone in their frustration and disappointment. More importantly, it tells them it’s okay not to vote for President Obama again. They’re not racist for simply realizing that he tried and failed, and it’s time to let him go.