Category Archives: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (film)

Mr. Obama vs. Washington Reality

Did President Obama get rolled in the recent budget negotiations? The possibility that he did brings to mind a film about another naive politician, Frank Capra’s 1939 “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”

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