Skip to comments."2016: Obama's America"-A Review and the Biggest Failure of All
Posted on 09/04/2012 6:46:44 AM PDT by Fishtalk
The theater was packed.
"2016: Obama's America" was playing at the local Midway theater in Lewes, Delaware. The movie run began the Friday before Labor Day and I rejoiced. No one goes to the movies "downey ocean" on Labor Day weekend.
I decided to go on Labor Day proper. Let the tourists stay at the beach, I was going to the movies.
The place was packed.
Oh there were a few empty seats but believe me, I go to those movies all the time, granddaughter in tow, and usually about the same time, a middle of the day hour, a matinee.
I have never seen that movie so packed at that time of day.
But there was room and I daresay to all yon readers in lower and slower Sussex county, just plan to arrive a half hour earlier and you'll probably get a seat. Do not assume that because it's a documentary that nobody will go.
You'll leave scared out of your wits.
As stated, the movie is a documentary. The camera work, however, is terrific, hardly the boring views of documentaries.
It's the story of, well, Barack Obama.
The producer, Dinesh D'Souza, was born in India and served on the Reagan administration.
The story of Barack Obama is told. How his parents met, how they married, had a child, the story of Barack's mother's second husband, the story of Kenya, the history of colonialism both in Kenya as well as in India, D'Souza's birthplace.
So many of the poorer countries on this planet were looted and polluted by the likes of the United States of America. These countries stole the natural resources of their host countries, took them home to make things with, then sold back to the suffering natives of the country from which the raw materials were stolen.
At least that's how Barack Obama sees the world and it's why he stopped all drilling in America but gave Brazil and Mexico money so that THEY could drill in their country.
Actually it's the reason why Obama does a lot of things and yes, it's not only very wrong, it's very scary.
Cause if this guy wins this upcoming election this country will be no more. Oh America will exist but who knows who will be govern us. If Barack has his way, we won't be governing ourselves.
D'Souza convincingly leads us through the many strange actions by Obama, and how it all reverts back to President Obama's bitterness over a father who was taken away from him so young and a father he adored.
Said father a bigamist and dead from an auto accident that occurred when he was drinking and driving.
But I digress about Obama's heroes.
There was one very, very intriguing revelation during this movie (well there were many such revelations but this one really woke me up) and during the entire viewing a horrific series of thoughts formed to fruition in my musing mind.
First, it was revealed that President Obama's stepfather, Lolo Sotero once had an argument with Obama's mother. He shouted, to the effect, that it was "YOUR" people (meaning Americans) who caused the problems in Indonesia.
Stanley Ann screamed in return that they were not "MY" people.
So Obama's mother didn't consider America her country or fellow American's her people?
Lord how on earth, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, did this man get elected president of my country?
As I watched a thought kept growing in my mind. So okay, Obama's president, he's sending money to Brazil and Mexico so they can drill but shuts down our drilling in this country. So okay he continually and without compunction drives up the national debt so as to bankrupt this country and as part of a mission to destroy its power. So okay, Obama is going to reduce our nuclear missile stock that such an action would weaken us militarily.
WHERE THE HELL IS THE CONGRESS????
I thought, silly me, that we had some sort of system of power checking going on in this country and yet here we have one guy single-handedly destroying the country.
I thought this was all handled by our three branches of government.
But of course there is a political party supporting this guy and folks, if we ever get through this no Democrat should ever be elected dog catcher again.
For it was the Democrats who let this horrible stuff happen. The only thing the Democrats stopped Obama from doing was trying that Khalid guy in New York and only then because NY mobster-senator Chuck U. Schumer didn't want his state's tourism disrupted.
We tried to get rid of that oppressive Obamacare via yet another branch of government that failed us, the Supreme Court.
Said court not making a ruling at all on what, to my non-lawyer eyes, is clearly illegal. Another branch of government fails to provide a "check" or a "balance" to runaway government.
Not only did the movie end leaving me scared and a bit depressed, I left knowing that it wasn't just Obama that allowed so much to change to this country's detriment. I left with the sinking feeling that our country's vaunted separation of powers failed us when we needed it most.
There are two solutions and both of them have to happen simultaneously. First, voters have to throw this guy out of office, "let him go" to quote Clint Eastwood. Second, the opposition party, in this case the Republicans, have got to stop with their sniffing elitism scolding us for wanting a sensible immigration system (ole Jeb Bush), demanding that we not speak bad about the President (Bill Kristol), refusing to even mention the president's middle name (John McCain).
These GOP Blue Blood elites do like their jobs. I don't for one minute believe none of them knew that Dodd and Frank were playing socialism by giving free houses to Crystal and her part-time pimp.
We've got to get those who think being elected gives them the right to tell us how to live thrown out of office.
In short, we've not only got to throw Obama out, we've got to throw as many Democrats as possible out of there and we've got to make the Republicans act like they care about this country more than their next cocktail party invite.
The best way to save this country for now is through the ballot box. We've got one chance to get it straight.
The content is great, but the camera work is crap. It's an hour and a half of continual six second screen changes, interspersed with shaky camera shots. I felt sea sick for over a day after watching it.
Good job...Who is Crystal?
by giving free houses to Crystal and her part-time pimp.
My wife and I went to see 2016 at 4pm on Labor day afternoon. The theater was packed, with many families in attendance.
If you care about the future of America, go see this movie. I already knew 99% of what was portrayed, but we went to support the film and hopefully contribute to keeping it at the box office for another month.
I respect your assessment, and your description is not far off.
But I liked the camera work myself.
The movie was OK. It didn't contain anything I didn't know; but it was eye-opening for my wife. I think D'Souza hammered the "anti-colonialism" angle too much. I would have liked to have heard more about his communist mentors. He barely mentioned Professor Derrick Bell, and could have gone into more depth about "black liberation theology" from Rev. Wright.
I think he’s talking about the skinny kid and his gf who obliterated ACORN with cheesy costumes and a 30 dollar camera they got off ebay. :-)
Very interesting. I don't want to hijack the thread; but I went Sunday and also almost got sick watching the movie.
Wasn't sure why. Maybe the camera work had something to do with it?
I thought it was just because I was so sickened seeing what fools the voters were in 2008.
Heh....Crystal is a prostitute but I left that part out. But she has a pimp so.......
Point is, anybody not financially stable enough to pay a monthly mortgage.
I haven’t seen the movie yet...thanks for the review.
When I saw the reference to “Crystal and her part-time pimp” (not that it was in the movie but the point was being made about anybody and everybody getting a housing loan), I thought it might be Crystal Mangum of Duke LaCrosse players fake-rape-charge fame.
She would represent a type of person that would illustrate the point.
Great job in describing the movie....my daughter also mentioned how simply amazing it is to be getting away with what he’s doing...where are the checks and balances?
So in this sense a person could surmise that some of these senarios could not possibly be true...especially here in America. Yet sadly this is exactly what is happening. I’ve been railing against obama even before he was elected..however it was an eye-opening event for my daughter.
To me, there was one point in the movie about 2/3s through that it seemed to purposefully try to get you physically agitated through sights and sounds.
Sounds like how Michael Bay directs a movie. Fast shot to the next fast shot. Also how Steve Harris does the Iron Maiden live DVDs. Fast shot after fast shot, and too often the camera doesn’t linger on one guitar player during a solo. Leaves people sort of wanting more, which may be the case with this documentary.
Just emailed your blog to my daughter...! Thanks.
[ I thought, silly me, that we had some sort of system of power checking going on in this country and yet here we have one guy single-handedly destroying the country. ]
No, he’s had plenty of help from the Democrat party (especially that corrupt bastard Harry Reid), and the hyper-partisan media hacks who have provided cover.
Hubby, his brother and I went yesterday to see the movie, in eastern Ohio. I was disappointed to see less than a dozen people there after hearing of all the packed theaters. Could be the lack of a decent newspaper locally. Nobody knew it was playing. Nothing new in it to me, but the guys liked the movie. Hubby refuses to go to the movies, but relented because it is a documentary. He hates fantasy. like he said though, “the people who need to see it, won’t”.
I’ll never forgive John Roberts, the traitor, for joining with Obama and the Rats and upholding unConstitutional Obamacare. He failed his country when it needed him most. He is a coward and perhaps a self-serving one.
Sadly, it was not just the Dims, but all of us, fishtalk. All of us who sat on our behinds and our wallets ignoring the fiscal errors of W and moral errors of Billy-Jeff because times were good and the Day of Reckoning could barely be seen on the horizon. All of us who have allowed our schools to ignore the rich, good, and exceptional history of this country and focus on perceived flaws and the Lib agenda instead. All of us who allowed our representatives to keep kicking the can down the road until the road became filled with pot holes and ends at the precipice of a cliff. Like Pogo, we have met the enemy, and he is us. Thank heavens for the Tea Party and a few leaders like Ryan and Coburn and Demint and Palin and Walker and Inhofe and the few other voices of sanity crying in the wilderness. We better listen and act now. Time to start crawling over broken glass again...
It worked on me.
But then again my agitation started when unvetted Obama was permitted by the MSM to slip through as the RAT candidate in 2008.
Good analysis, Fishtalk. I saw it this weekend as well. Thought the camerawork was excellent.
The revelations about the mother’s influence stood out to me as well.....the part where she was upset when her husband became successful working for an oil company, and she was expected to essentially act like a corporate wife....was eye-opening. Seems like she felt more comfortable identifying with the third world citizens vs. Americans.
I have wondered the same thing about Congress. Where are they while obama is busily writing or rewriting laws that Congress has passed? obama has consolidated so much power in the executive branch, he needs Congress less and less.
I left the movie, frightened, knowing if we don’t get him out of office, the US as we know it, is toast.
I wonder how many people will see this movie, and it will change their mind about voting for obama. I doubt few obama voters will see it.
This movie is a mirror.
When he rightly complains of our government's failure, we must remember the government is made up of us, who were put there by us and monitored or not by us.
So, when this movie shows us something that is or should be absolutely terrifying, it is showing us the reflection of ourselves and what we ourselves have created and become.
If you don't like what you see in the mirror, then it is up to YOU to change it into something better.
need to make sure you post it to your facebook account and to send the message to your entire email list and encourge others to foward the word on the movie. We will beat them on the ground with shoe leather in November but only if we mobilize now. This movie is a great representation of what four more years of a failed President Obama will be.
What the movie reveals is how far to the left Obama’s family was. He is ultra left. America is a center-right country and after Obama comes Karl Marx.
I did not know that his mother divorced Soetoro because he was becoming too westernized once he began working for a major oil company! She thought that action was a betrayal and kicked the family’s father out of the house! That to me was very telling, that these people are such devoted and dedicated communists - that they will even deny children their father for the sake of advancing communism and anti-Amricanism. His grandparents were worse, bringing Obama to Frank Marshall, a severe communist who hated America, and having him mentor Obama. That’s helpful, turn your teenage grandson over to a rabid, anti-American hater to help in his development? How about that for the beginnings of rage? To grow up in that environment clearly had an impact and it is more shocking to think it was never really covered in the media. No one asked the question. At least Dinesh did.
That bit about being “mentored” by Marshall Davis should have stuck out like a sore thumb. Well to a journalist who wanted to be a journalist it should have.
what they hey? Who goes out and seeks a “mentor” for their kids? Don’t they have teachers and such for that sort of thing?
And his grandfather seeks out a pedophile, come on! What an awful, awful thing to do.
Truly, if the fact that Obama was mentored by a radical card-carrying communist was known as widespread as it should be, I don’t think he’s have gotten elected.
If our Lamestream media does not report the news you know they’re not breaking the law. There’s no law says they must report what’s important.
Slowly but surely America is rising. While I might think it should be an easy thing, it all takes time.
The rise of the Tea Party.
They all become part of the cure.
It will be slow but it will happen.
I totally agree with you. I saw it this weekend as well. Not a packed theater. Mostly an older crowd. Scariest part was when the former Comptroller General was interviewed. This was a well done documentary and if people are on the fence they should definitely watch it and form their own opinion. Like you I believe that the anti-colonialism angle was stretched and the leaning is more towards socialism/communism. A monarchy or a dictatorship is more what seems to be the direction of this administration.
Saw the film a week ago last Sunday at 11:00 am. Theatre was half full at that weird time. There were a couple of black families in attendance.
I think they were trying to jazz up the "talking head" interviews. The cutting did that, and it also distracted us from the fact that the interviews were scripted. So, they'd show the interviewee and Dinesh on the phone in different parts of the world in attempt to make it look like Dinesh was a detective on the trail of a real live story and that the revelations were being revealed in "real time".
Lee Strobel's videos (The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, etc.) are shot and edited in a similar way.
I saw the movie last week. It was in the cineplex’s smallest theater, but it was 80% full.
I thought the movie gave Obama too much credit for actually having a thorough ideology. Obama was simply an average kid, with average intelligence, who was raised by a typically leftist America-hating mother and grandparents. He smoked a lot of weed in high-school and college, and he didn’t question his mother’s ideology, didn’t think about it things too much, and most of the time seemed to just muddle through.
Somewhere after High School though, he discovered that his name, skin color and background were the ticket he needed to game the system. This, combined with the fact he could regurgitate the standard leftist cliches, meant the PC apparatchiks in academia and local government loved him.
His policy choices as President are exactly that - regurgitating the same old leftist fantasies. His politics show no signs of being new, different or having any deep thought applied. They are simply the same old leftist pablum and fantasy we have seen from Jimmy Carter onward. Obama has simply added some devious Chicago-style political calculation to go with it.
I saw it yesterday in Southwestern SC. At 12:05 pm the theater was also packed. I haven’t seen a packed theater since my last Gene Autry film.
“Not only did the movie end leaving me scared and a bit depressed, I left knowing that it wasn’t just Obama that allowed so much to change to this country’s detriment. I left with the sinking feeling that our country’s vaunted separation of powers failed us when we needed it most”
couldn’t be more true.
Making me think at lunch time.
But I forgive you.
Everyone who has seen “2016” needs to talk up the movie to other people and friends. People need to be encouraged to see this film, particularly the clueless and independents.
If I wanted to take over a country, the first thing I would do is destroy or take control of the energy infrastructure, including mines, wells, power plants, and all of the transmission and distribution systems involved. Next would be food, taking away the ability of individuals to grow, hunt, and remove their ability to live off of the land. Next would be access to clean water, because everything living requires it to stay alive. The final assault would be the remove the ability of people to defend themselves, by preventing them access to weapons, thus disarming a populace who may rebel against the regime.
Everything that I lsted above is coming to pass here in the US, by word and deed. The current government is not willing to relinqiush control, and are willing to do anything to maintain that control, consequences be damned.
“I thought the movie gave Obama too much credit for actually having a thorough ideology.”
Perhaps so. I saw it yesterday, and one point stands out. A white person of whom so little was known would have NEVER been elected like he was.
His handlers are evil, but not stupid. They new the people prone to voting for him would not bother to research Obama because they were to exited about being a part of the historic group that elected America’s “first black president”.
I came away with two thoughts - D’Souza drinks a lot of coffee and we had a very well dressed Comptroller who doesn’t like bagels. He left a whole basket alone while he talked.
“If I wanted to take over a country, the first thing I would do is destroy or take control of the energy infrastructure, including mines, wells, power plants, and all of the transmission and distribution systems involved.”
That works in both a hostile military action way, and a hostile corporate takeover way. I’m not sure what way you mean, but the left is taking over this country with something more slow, sinister, and strategic.
They took over the media and education system to corrupt the young and impressionable minds of this country for generations.
Now many people already in charge of those institutions thinks how the left wants them to, not for themselves.
Please don’t give credit to Coburn. He was on the Senate Judiciary with Obama, McCaskill and Hillary that vetted McCain but not Obama. In fact, he helped Obama by including a line in the Resolution that said some candidates have been excluded who were actually eligible for the presidency. Some say Obama added that, but Coburn didn’t take it out.
He is a coward and perhaps a self-serving one.
It’s fine that he hates fantasy. Sci-fi is better, anyway.
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