DETROIT (WWJ) – Controversial Michigan filmmaker Michael Moore says President Barack Obama is not the person he campaigned for in 2008.

Speaking with Richard Bacon of the BBC, Moore described the President’s first term in office as “heart-breaking” and a “disappointment.”

“He did not come into office like I hoped that he would, to do what Franklin Roosevelt did in his first few months where he came in and said, you know, ‘I’m in charge, this is the way we’re doing things, if you don’t like it, throw me out of office,'” Moore said.

Moore said Obama spent the past three years “running the ball in the wrong direction” before making somewhat of a turnaround with a jobs bill and other economic plans.

“Barack Obama came in and said ‘What can I do to help you?’ and every time he attempted to help the Republicans, they just shut the door in his face. He inherited a horrible situation but he spent three years, if we could just go back to the sports analogy, you know, running the ball in the wrong direction,” Moore said.

Moore adds that in the final year of Obama’s presidency, “He’s actually come alive… putting forth jobs bills that make sense now.”

Comments (296)
  1. wordsmeanthings says:

    What jobs bill? Just because you call trillions more in spending and debt a jobs bill doesn’t make it so,.

  2. Bob Forsberg says:

    Because buffoons like Michael Moore voted for Obama is why the current temporary occupant of the White House is there now. Blame yourself and drown your sorrows with a few more cheeseburgers Mr. Moore.

  3. ObamaIsGodAwful says:

    Obama is not only heart-breaking, he’s job-breaking, economy-breaking, home-ownership-breaking, budget-breaking, and law-breaking. Just like Obama’s Arab Spring Chickens took a stick to Gaddafi, Obama is taking a stick to America.

  4. Bobby says:

    I am sure that by the time he gets around to his 6th or 7th term, he will eventually get it right.

  5. gin says:

    I shudder to call any of you idiots fellow Americans – ick – nothing but a bunch of hateful rednecks – no philsophy worth discussing.

  6. Mike A. says:

    First poster (cassisanass) nailed it…no one has said anything better since. B.O. had a majority in the senate and house until 2010 and still enjoys a majority in the senate. So what doors were republicans slamming?

  7. MJ says:

    Another distraction designed to appear like Obama Bashing but really just another smear republicans attempt. Moore is lost up in Obama’s Bowels so far that it is laughable that he is trying to make it “appear” that he is “criticizing” the Obama machine.

    This is just an attmept to energize the base again.

    Appear to be afraid, then storm the ballot box.

    Nice try tubby

    Epuc Fail

  8. Neil C Denver says:

    Obama had complete control of Congress for his first two years in office starting January 2009, And prior to that, the Democrats controlled Congress for two prior years.

    It is worth mentioning that the first Congressional budget prepared by the House Republicans . . . just began 24 days ago. That’s just the way it works. This brings me to believe that there should be some of per-qualification testing don as a prerequisite for voting. Our country is too precious to allow illiterate and uninformed people dominate our future.

  9. Bob Jones says:

    I’m sorry, who’s this Moore character?

  10. MDWhite says:

    Moore is obviously upset because Obama broke his promise to name him to the cabinet as Secretary of All-You-Can-Eat Buffets.

  11. enemyofthobamastate says:

    Ah, the disappointment and heartbreak of Democratic politics exposed!

  12. Walt Mitchell says:

    Obama’s far, far leftwing policies have destroyed our economy. Most recessions would have recovered by now. However, because of Obama’s crazy Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers inspired left wing policies, we are descending further into the muck and mire and may be entering a second recession. BO was clearly unqualified to be POTUS and his election was a major brain fart of the American people. He needs to be relieved of duty.

  13. Bergie says:

    If Michael Moore is disappointed, then I know that I am clearly ecstatic!!

  14. Sunnyr says:

    Comrade Obozo and all his slack-jawed, wild-eyed Groupies are going down in the coming Tsunami that will sweep away the entire corrupt bunch of Saul-Alinsky-Loving Commie/Marxist/Socialist nutwads!

    Good riddance and Get OUT!

    Good Change is coming – November 6, 2012, “The end of an error.”

  15. JBar595 says:

    It’s amazing that this slug forgot the camel jockey had two house of Congress, that’s where he has no cred.

  16. David says:

    How is it that Libs seem to forget that the Dems took control of the government in 2006 during the final midterm elections of Bush’s last term? They had control of both House’s from 2006 until 2008, and TOTAL control from 2008 to the 2010 midterms. How much more time did they need Mike? This latest jobs bill was voted down by 10 different Democrats, in addition to the Repubs. Why is it you conveniently ignore reality?

  17. HannaJ says:

    I am so tired of hearing this “he inherited” B.S.! He volunteered for the job and knew EXACTLY what he was getting himself into! Who decides when he finally owns this countries problems? That fat slob Moore? Pleeeeez…..

  18. firstpoppa says:

    ‘I’m in charge, this is the way we’re doing things, if you don’t like it, throw me out of office,’”

    Someone should tell that fat idiot that we elect a president. Not a dictator.

  19. John Wolf says:

    Smartest president without a teleprompter to ready from:

  20. deef says:

    Crocodile tears if ever there were ones

  21. Mary says:

    I would like to see Michael Moore exported to a country with an authoritarian government and sharia law.

  22. Stu says:

    Didn’t FDR steal money and property from the Japanese and put them into camps?

  23. David Shaw says:

    Mike is just another liberal covering one of the DNC talking points. Obama had a super majority in both houses of congress for 2 years and choose to spend most of that ramming ObamaCare through. And of course the so called stimulus bill. So where in this time frame did the Republicans cause problems? Oh after the 2010 elections. Hummm, those silly voters, did they take away the super majority? Funny that. I guess the republicans were elected to stop the Obama. I wonder what those silly voters were thinking when they sent all those Republicans to congress……..

  24. RTC says:

    Hey Moore-on, Obama came in with Democrat control of both houses and he couldn’t get anything done. How is that the Republicans fault. The idiot spent too much time on the soon to be unconstitutional Obama-care bill.

    Now it’s time for all fat slobs to STFU!

  25. socks says:

    Michael wake up. Obama did not need 1 republican vote his first 2 yrs .He had a super majority . Democrats blocked him

  26. tomasco says:

    Fat stupid turd.

  27. Robert Muller says:

    OH poor mike is disappointed, maybe he should go out and eat with the obama’s we all know they eat like horses and all they have to do is get a feed bag for mike and he will be happy once again.

  28. Bobster says:

    Michael, You should be throwing your support to someone who share your values more closely. Consider Vladimir Putin. I think he is what you are looking for.

  29. Jimmy says:

    We POTUS should get it right after his 6th ot 7th term is what I’m thinking.

  30. Gary says:

    Are we tired of looney moonbats blaming the evil GOP for blocking all the Obama’s massive socialist spending programs…yes a bit; the simple fact the far left can’t seem to reconcile is they had total majority control of House & Senate for his first 2 years…when all he managed to accomplish was cramming a monstrosity Health Care Bill that nobody read or wanted down our throats. The ones that pushed this disaster bill through are getting exemptions from it…while those that didn’t want it are stuck with it. Now, he blames GOP again for blocking his latest jobs bill…when Senate Democrats (you know the majority!) are blocking it. Guy just can’t stop lying.

  31. malcom says:

    I will be there on the day he leaves the White house for good. You’ll see me holding up a huge sign saying ‘ YOU’RE FIRED!”

  32. malcom says:

    It was an act of Treason to have voted for him in the first place. So if you voted for him and you are unemployed, I hope you are homeless , starving and on your last leg. TRAITORS! you get what you deserve.

  33. shank black says:

    When you are supposed to be a Pro, you don’t run the ball in the wrong direction.

    If you do, you get fired.

  34. Dave says:

    “Barack Obama came in and said ‘What can I do to help you?’ and every time he attempted to help the Republicans, they just shut the door in his face. ”

    It is unclear just what Mr. Moore is referring to in this statement. I cannot recall any time during his presidency that Mr. Obama has tried to take a non-partisan stand on any issue of substance.

  35. Mark My Words says:

    Barack Obama will be a one term president.

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