Some have called the latest G.I. Joe flick “pretty bad” but “not completely horrible” – yet still “terrible” — for its plotline and script. But a liberal blog has an idea of people who might like it — conservatives or, more specifically as they put it, the “paranoid wingnut.”
As Asawin Suebsaeng wrote on the liberal-leaning website Mother Jones, “G.I. Joe Retaliation” is “the anti-Obama Conservative’s fantasy.”
What does Suebsaeng see in the sequel to “G.I. Joe: the Rise of the Cobra” that puts it in the category of “political trolling”?
The U.S. president in the movie, a Democrat, is a person foreign-born, who lies about it, and who also uses drones against American citizens, among other features. Without saying it, Suebsaeng seems to be alluding that this person is representative of real-life President Barack Obama whose place of birth has been questioned by some and who has come under recent criticism for his position on drone use over U.S. soil against citizens.
The U.K.’s Metro news in its review too notes there are times when it “seems like a bizarre riff on Obama voters disappointed with their president’s drone strike policy.”
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The pastor at the Washington, D.C. church where the Obama family celebrated Easter on Sunday said members of the religious right want blacks “in the back of the bus,” women “back in the kitchen” and immigrants “back on their side of the border.”
“It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back…for blacks to be back in the back of the bus…for women to be back in the kitchen…for immigrants to be back on their side of the border,” Rev. Dr. Luis Leon said in his sermon, according to the White House press pool report.
Reuters reporter Jeff Mason tweeted that Leon also said the religious right wants gays in the closet.
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