Robert De Niro: Obama 'Best of the Type of People I Would Like to See Running the Government'

Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro is the kind of Hollywood sycophant Democrats adore.

In an interview published in September's Du Jour, De Niro said of Barack Obama, "He's a good person, period...he represents, I think, the best of the type of people that I would like to see running the government."

"He has to play that game, the political game," De Niro said. "They all do. They make statements they can't honor because they're impossible to honor. Once you get into that Washington machinery, you've just got to figure it out and swim against the current and grab onto this rock and that, and just try to maintain your course."

De Niro likened the presidency to being a movie director:

"It's like directing a movie and you edit the film and then someone will give you a suggestion: 'You could do this, you could do that.' You look and you say, 'Yeah, but the reason I can't do that is because I don't have that shot, and if I use this shot that's better here, it impacts on this one and it's a story point.' In other words, it can't be done. You have to make these choices with the government, and you're going to be criticized. If you took the time to explain it all to the public, they'd say, 'OK, I get it.' Can you explain to everybody? No. You just have to say, 'I made this choice because I felt it was the right choice.'"

Makes you wonder what De Niro thinks about Obama's choice to attack Syria.

Consider what the actor said back in February 2008 when he was campaigning with the then junior senator from Illinois:


"Barack Obama doesn’t have the experience to run for President of the United States, and I can prove it. He did not have the foresight to vote for the Iraq War. You know: that’s the kind of inexperience I can get used to. That’s the kind of inexperience our country deserves."

So in 2008, De Niro campaigned for Obama because of his opposition to the Iraq War.

Now, five and a half years later, the President is about to start a war in Syria over the alleged use of weapons of mass destruction.

But that's likely okay with De Niro.

After all, Obama's "a good person, period...he represents, I think, the best of the type of people that I would like to see running the government."

As I've said for years, it takes a staggering number of rationalizations to be a liberal in America these days.

(HT The Wrap)

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.