Times have changed. When Barack Obama was first running for president, his supporters thought he was the second coming. They thought he would magically transform America into some kind of utopian society. Now, we are hearing excuse after excuse, and the shine is coming off the Obama halo.
In an interview to air on CNN, Politico.com reports that film director Spike Lee is now saying that Barack Obama is "not perfect."
Spike Lee said President Barack Obama is "not perfect," but that expectations for his first term "were way too high."
"He was a savior, black Jesus," the actor-director told CNN's Don Lemon in an interview airing in its entirety Saturday. "Look, I don't care who it was. Expectations were way too high."
Lee accused Republicans of gridlocking Congress to prevent Obama from winning a second term -- "a Congress that's solidified as saying, 'Whatever you do, we're blocking that. We're blocking, and every breath we take, we're going to do what we can that you don't get a second term. Bottom line. And if it hurts America in the process, tough business.'"