There have been quite a string of liberal bias films that someone in hollywood thought would be a good idea. Film after film has died in the box office. It is as if the population of the US does not resonate with those on the left coast.
"Che" did so poorly it was rushed into pay per view. Oliver Stone's "W" is a good tax write-off. "Redacted" likewise, "Rendition" another looser, "The Good Shepard" got flocked (sorry couldnt resist), and so on.
Escapism fare is what people are going to see in a downturn economy.