Saturday, June 2, 2018

HBO's The Final Year is Almost Too Cruel to Watch

All too cruel. Especially the part where UN Ambassador Samantha Power holds an election night party for all 37 female UN ambassadors, and her only worry is that Hillary Clinton might win so quickly that the guests won't have much time to enjoy themselves before the election is over.

Yeah, that party was a big failure.

I'm a little surprised this documentary was released, seeing that its premise was massively refuted by Trump's victory.

According to HBO The Final Year is about Obama's legacy:
The Final Year follows each of these personalities [Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Ambassador Samantha Power, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and President Obama] as they travel the world over the course of 2016, attempting to solidify and "lock-in" policies that they believe will define their legacy, promote diplomacy, and fundamentally alter how the U.S. government confronts questions of war and peace – all while preparing to hand over the machinery of American power to a new administration.

Watching it now amounts to an overdose of schadenfreude. But I'm watching it anyway.


Anonymous said...

TSB: Sounds like a good one! Meanwhile, Virginia could get a convicted pedophile/Nazi elected to Congress:

and California's first avowed "Nazi" US Senate candidate is polling very well with 3 days to go to the primary. "DiFi" has the name recognition but the big question is will Trump campaign for him?

TSB said...

The pedophile candidate in Virginia is an Independent, and his main effect has been to draw public attention to the en mass restoration of voting (and running for office) rights that our former Governor, a close Hilary Clinton ally and former head of the Clinton Foundation, granted to every ex-con without any review and even without them asking for it. That disaster was just a blatant get-out-the-vote effort for Hillary in 2016. I hope that pedo becomes an anchor around the neck of our current Governor.

Anonymous said...

Re: the above clip.
Oh the pathos!

TSB said...

It's so pathetic it's funny. And I'm not normally one to laugh at the sight of someone in shock.