The line separating entertainment from politics has always been thin, but the Obama administration is now helping to erase it entirely.
The Whitehouse has given SONY Studios (who recently hosted a fundraiser for the president) "unprecedented access" to information about the Seal Team 6 mission to kill Osama bin Laden, in order to help make sure that a film of the one and only success of the Obama administration meets a suspiciously-convenient release date of October 12, 2012...just days before the presidential election.
Barack Obama, who has previously refused to let the American public see meaningful video or photos from the mission, apparently feels that the matter will be handled more tastefully and accurately on an IMAX 3D screen with a full symphonic score...no doubt with a pumped-up Denzel Washington playing the president (dressed in something other than the golf outfit Obama was really wearing) and barking orders to the otherwise clueless military.
Of course, using the Navy Seals to prop up his flagging political fortunes is nothing new for this president. On Tuesday, Mr. Obama flew to Dover Air Force base to meet the incoming bodies of the Navy Seals who were killed in Afghanistan when a rocket propelled grenade downed their helicopter. The families of the fallen didn't want any pictures taken, and so the event was closed to news media and even Pentagon photographers. But deciding to screw the families of the dead, the Whitehouse publicity team managed to snap a picture of Obama "saluting" the coffins (although it looks much more like he's thumbing his nose) and release it as the Whitehouse "Picture of the Day."
As sickening as all of this is, Hope n' Change would like to think that the upcoming film presents an opportunity for conservatives to vote against Barack Hussein Obama twice in 2012.
Once at the ballot box...and once at the box office.
Coming way too soon to a screen near you.