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Obama’s Bulworth Fantasy

According to Peter Baker in the New York Times, President Obama has long had a fantasy of “going Bulworth,” that is, of behaving like the namesake hero of Warren Beatty’s 1998 film, Bulworth. Bulworth is a Senator who finally breaks free of the constraints of American politics to say what he really thinks. And what he thinks consists largely of obscene raps and wild speeches openly pushing for socialism.

A quick summary of the film is here. A review by my EPPC colleague, James Bowman, is here. What appears to be a transcript of a portion of the film is here.

I could say more, but I think I’ll just stop here.


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