Reportedly, Actor Martin Sheen is annoyed with his fellow progressives over their negative criticism of Obama’s presidency. According to the Huffington Post, the progressives, allegedly, are disappointed with Obama and claim that his tenure hasn’t matched Sheen’s fictional one on the popular White House drama, The West Wing. Sheen calls these complaints “unrealistic.”
During the Bush Era, “West Wing” President Jed Bartlet offered left-wingers a refuge from reality—much as Fox News does for conservatives today.
But Martin Sheen, who turned his late-career turn as Bartlet into his signature role, had already been a liberal icon for decades before the show, thanks to his political activism and his performances in counterculture classics such as”Apocalypse Now.”
Today, however, Sheen finds himself frustrated with fellow progressives over their disappointment with the idea that Barack Obama’s real presidency hasn’t matched the heights of his imaginary one.
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