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Oscar-Winning Producer of 'Schindler's List' Says President Obama 'not really qualified to be a dog catcher'

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It's a truism that Hollywood big-shots can be counted on reliably to support—and open up their checkbooks for—Democratic candidates. The only question really, is whether that support is fervent or tepid.

That made Hollywood an attractive target for the late right-wing firebrand Andrew Breitbart, who dedicated a portion of his site to "Big Hollywood." But this week, that section of the site features a conservative voice from inside Hollywood Jerry Molen, whose work includes producer credits on "Jurassic Park," "Schindler's List," "Rain Man" and "Minority Report," slams President Barack Obama's qualifications in a letter addressed to "My fellow patriots" at

We put a man in office, a man not really qualified to be a dog catcher, much less the most powerful man in the world. We refused to listen to what he was saying. We missed the first gasp of incredulity when he promised to transform America. Oh, we bought into the cliched slogans of "hope and change." We liked his smile, his ability to read from a teleprompter, his super-friendly demeanor and his charismatic oratorical skills. Yeah, we jumped in with both feet thinking the country would show the world we had found our mojo and racism was gone forever.
Once again, our ears failed us. Our eyes failed us. We failed to hear that horrific sucking sound of our falling into the vortex of calm voices pushing us ever so gently but with assured and deft platitudes, into the hell of our own making.

The letter is a rallying cry against reelecting Obama for a second term, but Molen doesn't go on to endorse any of the other presidential candidates. He does, however, praise Breitbart for being "a man of high intellect, vision and courage."(h/t Fishbowl LA)

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