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As D'Souza, in voiceover, describes debating Jesse Jackson on the topic of whether this is a racist country, we're treated to the sight of a hunky young black man sauntering up to a stool in the kind of neighborhood bar you might see in a Keith Urban video. He sits and smiles; the two twentysomething white guys on either side of him eye him, then each other, and then march off without a word.

The black man slumps, sadly.

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2016: Obama's America
Written and directed by Dinesh D'Souza and John Sullivan
Rocky Mountain Pictures
Opens August 24

D'Souza, meanwhile, is now talking about how his own hands are the same color as Jesse Jackson's, and just as you're wondering what the hell that is supposed to mean, those two white guys are back, and guess what? They weren't storming away out of hatred for the black guy—they were storming away to surprise him with a goddamn birthday cake. Suddenly every person in the bar, all white, is clapping and cheering, and the black guy—a little sheepish at first—soon is beaming with them, having learned the lesson that D'Souza wants to share with everyone who has ever made the mistake of thinking he or she has been on the receiving end of racial prejudice: White people love Dinesh D'Souza, and they would love you, too, if you would just sit there quietly and let them.

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keatons_daddy
keatons_daddy

this movie seems to make more sense in current climate.

wfufidio
wfufidio

D'Souza is advancing a single theme to explain the complex actions of the President.  This is typical sociologist stuff:  Banfield's present-orientedness, Putnam's bowling alone, etc.  I found the most interesting aspect of the film Mr. Obama's talent for eliciting white sympathy and projection of aspirations of racial harmony.  This, indeed, is what won him the 2008 election on "hope and change" and that just isn't going for him this time around - save for self-flagellating  New York liberals.  Romney isn't my savior but at least he values America's history.

YenGuey
YenGuey

instead of simple question like 'Where is Obama from' people should ask themself who created our society of people in debt to creditors. In China, savings rate was very high so no one has to borrow very much. Here, no one every has money and almost every person I know from the US is in debt. They work longer, have less vacation, and enjoy life less. It is a genius design that most US people will never question but just keep working the rest of their lives like little slaves. They will be pacified by movies like this every now and then. It's almost too easy

ThyGeekGoddess
ThyGeekGoddess

I was reading local reviews of this POS and people are actually writing that because of this movie, they think the POTUS is the anti-christ.  Makes me SICK.  Deceivers like D'souza are by definition serving evil, so how does THAT work?

 

karlos
karlos

just another immigrant opportunist who saw a way to getting riches by writing this goop.his circle of friends suggested trafficking illegal substances from india but he's too much of a coward to try it. he's got a face of a weasel too.

dan1746
dan1746

It is so obvious that the writer is an extremist. The media never told The American people about who Obama is. If they did, he would never have become President. This movie is almost entirely in Obama's own words with him speaking from his book. So if the writer has issues, he needs to take it up with the man who is speaking through out the movie, and that person is Obama himself.

ThyGeekGoddess
ThyGeekGoddess

 @wfufidio   what good is his value of American history when he only uses it to exploit?  Where's the loyalty to the people who invested in this country?  They haven't invested in this infrastructure since the MOON WALK!  Was all that investment in the baby boomer's a bad thing?  You need to think about it.  But that BS about PRESIDENT OBAMA's talent.  you're disgusting.  Nobody wants your damned sympathy.  we want your lazy uneducated, blind, shortsighted thinkers out of the way so grown ups can talk without conservatives pimping their fascism.

YOU are embarrassing the country. and as a veteran who watched how they've manipulated the country by cutting education and building a huge military on our backs.....and THEN, neglecting the damage we suffered....yeah, you make me need a mint.  and if you don't think the world is watching this garbage.....thnk again.  Your arguments are so low and baseless, the educated masses have lost patience.  Why should we remain tolerant of YOU, when you don't even try to keep up?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5OWRRJh-PI

surfric
surfric

 @karlos I've been calling D'Souza a semi-known right wing weasel since this movie came out.  Glad to see someone else sees it.

ThyGeekGoddess
ThyGeekGoddess

 @karlos He gives good, hard working immigrants a bad name.  Comes here for a bit and ignores people who have been here 5, 6, generations building this country to watch it all go to waste by those who are sick enough to cheat the land that gave them everything.

They see who has the money with no question the ethics of how they acquired it.

Money is their god.

This country used to produce things and all they know is how to exploit it.  He's probably the reason why his country is in such deep ca-ca in the first place...the rich get more money, the middle get more work and the poor get more company.

His selfish ideals are not going to work but to destroy this country as well?  I know Cubans who pride themselves of what they've done to south florida....same thing....and they can't even see the pattern they're creating.

Why do they think their country's failures will work here?

ThyGeekGoddess
ThyGeekGoddess

 @dan1746 How do you figure?  The man is still being vetted, but somehow Mitt won't answer the simplest questions.

It's probably all taken out of context like everything else they make up about him.

Here's what the POS flick is based on. http://mediamatters.org/research/2010/10/04/dsouzas-the-roots-of-obamas-rage-rooted-in-lies/171476

 

And the president of Ireland answers lies about President Obama better

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/23/michael-d-higgins-takes-down-michael-graham_n_1825812.html?utm_hp_ref=world

 

But if you were interested in the truth you wouldn't believe that nonsense.

 

studiesincrap
studiesincrap topcommenter

 @dan1746 The extremist position is the belief that the sitting U.S. president probably isn't an "anti-Christian, anti-American" Marxist -- words that you might be surprised to learn *don't* come from Obama's books? 

 

Seriously, right-wing, if you just argued "Obama's policies will harm America" you might win more people over than you are with this batshit paranoia.

 

lopsided.idol
lopsided.idol

 @dan1746 Since when does writing a review critical of a "documentary" film's sources and conclusions count as extremism? 

krista_maki
krista_maki

 @dan1746 The Media told you, but not the story you wanted to hear.  You clearly want to believe that President Obama is an unAmerican White-hating, Socialist.  None of that is true.   He is a guy of above-average intelligence, who happens to be born of a Kenyan father he did not know, spent an early childhood in Indonesia, but mostly grew up in a middle class White home of WWII heroes.  He attended law school with government aid, and is thankful for it, and studied Constitutional Law, doing well enough to be selected to head the Harvard Law Review.  He loves the country & wants to help the people in it. 

 

As I have, he has seen that the Trickle Down economics pushed by the current Republican Party does not work, and wants to take a different path, one that is less biased toward the already rich oligarchs now purchasing our elections.

hetfield
hetfield

 @dan1746  So the American people were never told about material that was already written by Obama himself in his books?

calends
calends

 @ThyGeekGoddess  @dan1746 You're an idiot, "Goddess." Did you actually read the MediaMatters (an insanely biased liberal propaganda rag) article? Most of it is special pleading. They take what Obama says at face value: "I chose the name not because of race..." lol. Are you kidding me?!

ThyGeekGoddess
ThyGeekGoddess

 @phelps_tom  @simonsun69 Hardly, it's impressive when the media reports the obvious, fact-checked truth...oh, but y'all won't be havin' any of that.    LOL..after the truly pathetic showing at the NRC, you REALLY want to talk truthiness?  conservatives are the one with the "trust deficit" issues.  I love that term, as if it made lying off your arse more palatable. 

/me points and laughs.  This is utter garbage and you're embarrassing the whole country going along with it...and here's proof.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5OWRRJh-PI 

I know a TOKEN when I see one.  It's sickening.

Show some backbone and loyalty to the American people and support the real grown up in the room working the problem!  Show some flipping spine!

-signed 6th generation veteran when we should have finished warring three generations ago.

ThyGeekGoddess
ThyGeekGoddess

@calends

No, got there in a search and read the debunkery. Truth is truth no matter who's mouth it comes out of.  But the facts are out and the book is utter GARBAGE.  Any casual observer could see it, but explaining things like that to low-effort thinkers is useless.  You won't even bother to check further.  but demand I take time out of my busy day to school you.  We were more informed BEFORE we had the internet and couldn't debunk or see others debunk in our networkng.  You believe what you want.  I have a plethora of links and sources, discussions and observations that prove this guy is not even in the same area code as the truth.

Unless you believe Faux News, then all the truth in the world can't save you.

But my aren't WE mature. 

Calling me an idiot when you're the fool who won't see what's right in front of you.

Interesting how you jumped on that rather soft point when there are much more important things like, why would you want a president who got his kicks from impersonating police officers and playing pull-over or inciting a mob attack on a kid with hair he didn't like?

Are YOU a sociopath or just aspire to mental illness?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5OWRRJh-PI

 

Thanks so much for the RNC...that was the most pathetic display of ignorant I've seen in quite some time.  Hard to take though, I had to temper it with Big Bang Theory breaks to prevent loss of IQ points due to exposure.  If you are really brave as you think you are, I invite you to watch the Daily Show coverage.  "There is a 'Barack Obama' that only Republicans can see!"   ROFLMBAO!!!!!  and see why after reading the news, we check Comedy Central for intelligent discussion.  Don't expect us to stop laughing at you any time soon, but when we run out of patience with the lies and obstruction and finish laughing at you....RUN!!!!

ThyGeekGoddess
ThyGeekGoddess

No, got there in a search and read the debunkery. Truth is truth no matter who's mouth it comes out of.  But the facts are out and the book is utter GARBAGE.

Unless you believe Faux News, then all the truth in the world can't save you.

But my aren't WE mature. 

Calling me an idiot when you're the fool who won't see what's right in front of you.

Interesting how you jumped on that rather soft point when there are much more important things like, why would you want a president who got his kicks from impersonating police officers and playing pull-over or inciting a mob attack on a kid with hair he didn't like?

Are YOU a sociopath or just aspire to mental illness?

 @dan1746 

 

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