Forget Bond, Here’s Your Fall Blockbuster – The Hope And The Change

The Hope and the Change chronicles the surprising personal journeys of 40 Democrats and Independents from across America who supported Barack Obama in 2008. They’re not so hopeful anymore.

The Daily Beast did a full summary of the how the film was made and what the producers are trying to accomplish.

The Hope and the Change, an hour-long film that will make its premiere at a screening next week at the Republican National Convention, complete with a planned introduction by one of the convention’s star speakers—perhaps keynoter Chris Christie. The film will go into theatrical release in selected cities in September, and, if all proceeds according to plan, will play several dozen times on a cable channel right up to election day.

..Sitting before [ Stephen K.] Bannon’s camera, the film’s subjects recall, in dreamy language, their memories of those hopeful moments of the Obama movement. “Everyone was just so excited for this, this savior of our nation,” says one woman. A young mother recalls, “It was just that hope, that spirit, it was just undeniable, the feeling you got watching him win, because you thought it was just this wind of change coming in and all of these things were going to be at least looked at if not done, taken care of for our country.”

Through the course of the film, the subjects tell how their hope turned to disappointment, as the economy floundered and Obama focused on health-care reform and presided over an explosion in government spending. “It actually is a feeling that I would best describe as resentment,” said one of the disillusioned.

“As I looked at that film, I understand why Chicago”—the Obama campaign—“never goes back to reminding people what they felt in 2008,” says [Pat] Caddell. “Politically, this speaks to what really is the Obama crisis.”

You can see the trailer for the film below.

This is one movie I can’t wait to see!

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  • 914

    I guess Oprhabamaha was too busy to unshackle us with Hope and Derangement.. this unexpected go round..

    • jim_m

      Oprhabamaha ?

      Is that the lefty version of Götterdämmerung?

      • 914

        Sorry! I forgot to cross my eyes and dots my tees!!

  • jim_m

    Anyone paying attention in 2008 knows that obama has delivered exactly what he intended.

    • herddog505

      That would be about… What? 10% of the 53%, do you reckon?

      • He promised to transform the country.

        He’s kept that promise – just like a drunk celebrity transforms an expensive car into a pile of junk wrapped around a telephone pole.

  • GarandFan

    Buyer’s remorse is a terrible thing to see.

    • 914

      “Buyer’s remorse is a terrible thing to see”

      Ranks right up there with that 2007 hope and change gagathon..

  • ackwired

    It will be interesting to see the whole thing. I was surprised to see that it was made by Citizens United.

  • Walter_Cronanty

    I hate to say this, but if the movie is like the trailer, it says more about the voters than it does about Obama. Yeah, the MSM could have done more/better/some/a little bit of vetting, which they refused to do so that he would win – but – He had the most liberal voting record in the Senate, including Vermont’s Bernie “Socialist” Sanders, in 2007. He worshiped in Rev. Wright’s church for 20 years. He began his national political career in the living room of of an unrepentant, left-wing terrorist. He was a freaking community organizer. He trained ACORN personnel. He was a member of the socialist New Party. And at NO TIME did he ever explain how and why he no longer held true to the ideals of, for example, the New Party.
    Yet these folks somehow thought that after he was elected President, he was going to sit around the campfire, sing Kumbaya while holding Republicans’ hands, healing the earth and fixing our economy. They’re morons. And now that I think about it and the ass-ache, not to mention the harm to our country, their votes caused, I’m don’t hate to say it. They’re damn morons.

    • jim_m

      You’re completely correct. Everyone had enough to know that obama was presenting himself as a complete fraud. People bought not what he was but what the media sold him as and what they wanted him to be. That was not the same thing as what he was.

      obama is the most radically leftwing President ever. While useful idiots will point to his maintenance of the war in Afghanistan and Gitmo as some BS evidence that obama is conservative, the fact is that he does these things because they work, not because he wants them. With his policies sending real unemployment into the double digits, imagine what damage he will do when he is “more flexible” after the election.

      • Walter_Cronanty

        People who try to say he isn’t an ideologue because he hasn’t put forward radically left-wing policies ignore the full impact of Obamacare while missing an important point. It’s not that he isn’t an ideologue. No, we’re blessed because he likes to play golf and he’s been too busy running for re-election the last 3.5 years to author more left-wing legislation. He has, however, been putting things in place [“Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities” is an excellent book, and I hope he isn’t re-elected or our economy will never fully recover]. You’re right, just wait ’til he’s “more flexible” AND can focus on his agenda, instead of being re-elected.

      • Commander_Chico_Cognoscente

        Obama is a kiss-ass to Wall Street.

        I don’t see that as leftwing, or rightwing either, just kind of corrupt in a weak way.

        • Walter_Cronanty

          Yes, he was too kiss-ass with Wall Street, crony capitalism and Corzine come to mind – but then he demonized Wall Street with his support of the Occupy movement. To me he was schizophrenic – one face to feed his campaign coffers, another to feed his base.

          But Obamacare, an energy policy which inexorably leads to less energy, and his “sustainability/regionalism” past actions and pals, both inside and outside the White House, all point toward more central planning and less individual freedom if he gets re-elected and, as jim m says, gains more “flexibility.”

  • These people were stupid enough to have voted for Zero and stupid enough to admit it to the world. May shame, humiliation, and guilt be their lot forevermore. Their “newly enlightened” status does not guarantee their burnt wobbly fingers won’t go right back to the flame. They’re still stupid.

  • This should be required to view by all! Too bad he can’t XO this.