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My day at the Movies: "2016: Obama's America"
Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-26 15:13:53 | mrcurmudgeon

Posted on 08/26/2012 7:58:38 PM PDT by tselatysr

By Mr. Curmudgeon:

It's unusual for political documentaries to become box-office hits, but that seems to be the case for the film "2016: Obama's America." Dinesh D'Souza, who is also the film's narrator, wrote the book from which the Rocky Mountain Pictures' offering gets its name.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Friday's box-office rating put Sylvester Stallone's "Expendables 2" at number one, "The Bourne Legacy" in second place and "2016" in third. "That's stunning," said the entertainment website, "because it's playing in 1/3 less theaters across North America than the other wide-release actioners."

The film explores President Obama's early years; in particular, the people who influenced him and, more importantly, the absent father who's anti-colonial, socialist dreams the younger Obama embraced and, according to the film, seeks to fulfill.

Unlike the heavy-handed, left-leaning documentaries of director Michael Moore, D'Souza takes a measured approach to his subject, and begins his narrative journey by describing the similarities between himself and the president. D'Souza grew up in a Third World nation (India) where tradition dictates the direction of one's life - from career path down to the person you wed. And D'Souza grew up with a distain for imperial British rule to rival that of Barack Obama Sr.

Where D'Souza and the president's world-views diverge is the most interesting aspect of "2016": Obama adopted the malevolent and resentful anti-colonial leftism of his father - so prevalent in the Third World. D'Souza, on the other hand, embraced the anti-colonialism of America's Founding Fathers that cherishes individual liberty and its powerful residual force - free-market prosperity.

It is D'Souza's contention that to fulfill his father's anti-colonial dreams, Obama believes he must bring about America's economic decline by increasing our indebtedness to foreign lenders, increasing the nation's dependence on foreign energy suppliers, increasing the tax burden on the nation's citizens by adding a new dictatorial health-care entitlement program, and dramatically decreasing or eliminating our nation's nuclear deterrent.

I attended a screening of "2016" where I live in swing-state Florida. When the house lights flickered back to life, I asked fellow film-goer Bob (he asked that his last name be withheld) for his impressions of the film. Originally, from Boston, Bob described himself as a diehard Massachusetts' Democrat-turned-Republican and former Internal Revenue Service employee.

"If we don't change our economic thinking and get this guy [Obama] out of the White House, we won't have a country," he said.

"There's a man in the White House that hates America," continued Bob, "The American dream is becoming the American nightmare and this guy is doing it on purpose."

Daughter in-law Janet was equally adamant, "It's a situation where there are a lot of people who are saying, 'Is it that we're in this mess because he [Obama] is so inept?' This movie answers the question: No, there is an agenda and this man is pursuing his world-view, which is anti-American, it is anti-Israel, it is anti-freedom."

"What we need to do," said Janet, "is get everyone out to see this thing ["2016"] and, if they've missed the news clips, if they've missed what's gone on the last four years, they need to understand there is a purpose behind it [Obama's policies], there is an agenda that has driven this man ... and it's an agenda that is driving us into the ground."

"I actually knew a lot of this," Bob's wife Doris chimes in, "but it [the movie] really brings it home, especially for people that had no clue and had voted for him."

According to Entertainment Weekly, the film's producers expanded "the anti-Obama documentary into 1,090 theaters this weekend (it will play in 49 out of 50 states  ... and whether or not it continues to raise its venue average, it's set to make a huge splash at the box office - perhaps about $6 million, which would easily launch it into the Top 10. It could be much bigger than that, too ..."

The vetting of Obama has begun. "2016: Obama's America" gets two enthusiastic, popcorn-covered, Mr. Curmudgeon thumbs up.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2016; barackobamasr; dineshdsouza; elections; moviereview; obama; obamasamerica; obamasfather; obamatruthfile

1 posted on 08/26/2012 7:58:49 PM PDT by tselatysr
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To: tselatysr

I saw that movie today also. Being aware of this since 2008, it is still chilling to see it being proclaimed for all to see.. with no reservations about saying what is true. It’s scary to think we are this close to losing our country... and it was so easy for him to do. Congress and the media have not stopped him... he thinks he can finish his goals with 4 more years... and then there will be no more elections.


2 posted on 08/26/2012 8:08:33 PM PDT by frnewsjunkie
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To: tselatysr

I just got back from seeing it. It was good,but I already knew pretty much everything covered.


3 posted on 08/26/2012 8:14:09 PM PDT by Ranald S. MacKenzie (It's the philosophy, stupid.)
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To: tselatysr

One of my sisters saw the movie the other day, you know that sibling that is no better than marshmallow filling, anyway, she sent me a text and apologized.
She and her husband where blown away because they didn’t know anything about Obama.


4 posted on 08/26/2012 8:18:43 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: tselatysr

I saw this movie with my wife this past Friday. Most of what was in the movie, I already knew, but not my wife. It opened her eyes and she has now strongly recommended it to several of our friends.

Two things happened when the movie was over; Everyone in the theater stood and clapped and probably 30 people yelled for everyone to go vote!

Gives me hope.


5 posted on 08/26/2012 8:19:53 PM PDT by yellowhorse (6 good horses, 3 good women)
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To: frnewsjunkie

It’s scary to think we are this close to losing our country... and it was so easy for him to do. Congress and the media have not stopped him...
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It was the same with the Senators in Rome. They were “decadent” and the ruler was able to do what the hell he wanted.....as long as they languished in the “spoils”. If they opposed the emperor....they were put to death.

No different. History just repeating itself.


6 posted on 08/26/2012 8:21:02 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: frnewsjunkie

It would wonderful if every congresscritter was sent a link to the showings at their local theater...maybe they’re unaware of it (as they’re so unaware of everything), and even if they’re NOT, they’ll know the American people ARE aware of their complicity in this bastard’s infiltration and their lack of gonads to do anything about it.


7 posted on 08/26/2012 8:21:44 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: tselatysr
Whats interesting is that its playing in 1/3 the theatres as big Hollyweird productions and has nowhere near the advertising budget, and yet is still #3.

That tells me A LOT of people are really pi$$#d off.

8 posted on 08/26/2012 8:24:23 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: tselatysr

it will play in 49 out of 50 states ................................. I guess the other 8 states will have to wait till after the election, by then it will be more flexible to view it?


9 posted on 08/26/2012 8:25:16 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Who you chose as President isn't as important as his choice of political appointees.)
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To: Mortrey

I plan on seeing the movie this week. But from what I’ve read on this forum, it’ll be a lot of preaching to the choir. I’ve some cousins that need to see it.


10 posted on 08/26/2012 8:28:24 PM PDT by Ax
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To: tselatysr
Obama's done everything but sky-write his hatred for everything we/the USA stands for. Anyone who doesn't understand this by now hasn't been paying attention. Barack Hussein Obama: Arrogance, malevolence and incompetence--on stilts.
11 posted on 08/26/2012 8:35:38 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: tselatysr

Does the movie have Russian subtitles?


12 posted on 08/26/2012 8:38:28 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: tselatysr

Just saw this afternoon. My wife always held to the “he is incompetent” theory. After the film she agreed that it appears Obama is purposely trying to bring the nation down a few notches.

The evidence is too powerful.

The men who mentored and trained him ALL hate America!

How in the hell did this anti-American Bozo get elected?


13 posted on 08/26/2012 8:50:30 PM PDT by garjog
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To: tselatysr

Saw it today. Thought it was really well done, although I’ve never been a fan of the shaky, hand-held camera. (Fortunately, this was mostly done for environmental shots.) Loved the scene with the “white college guy with the ponytail” at the Dartmouth “International Club.” “Hey, Nesh, love your name, man. I think India is so cool, so amazing and spiritual and all. I’ve never been; I can’t wait to go. It’s an amazing country!” “Really? What do you find amazing about it? The arranged marriages? The dowries? The caste system?”


14 posted on 08/26/2012 8:50:51 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: garjog
How in the hell did this anti-American Bozo get elected?

The same way you get people to buy soap--hype.

15 posted on 08/26/2012 8:58:44 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: frnewsjunkie

We may be looking at a replay of Chile.


16 posted on 08/26/2012 9:06:45 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: randog

The Bush Administration made this possible. McCain backed off of any real attacks on the man, because the Establishment had decided to go with “ the first black president.”


17 posted on 08/26/2012 9:09:40 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: randog

The Bush Administration made this possible. McCain backed off of any real attacks on the man, because the Establishment had decided to go with “ the first black president.”


18 posted on 08/26/2012 9:09:49 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: tselatysr

I didn’t know that Dunham was a leftist as well as her father and I didn’t know that Dunham’s daddy picked a card-carrying known black communist as young Obama’s mentor.

What impressed me most about this movie is the strong role the American educational system has in generating anti-western, anti-American radicals. Most of the ones mentioned in the film were educated at American colleges.


19 posted on 08/26/2012 9:15:05 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: ZULU
It is amazing that so many have not been aware of all of these truths about Obama. Those on this website surely knew. In addition, Frank Marshall Davis is not only his mentor, he is his father. Google this, and read what you find. He is is biological father as well as mentor.

If we defeat Obama in November, there will soon be a movie with all of the real truths that will shock this country. If we do not defeat him, the communists, with their puppet, Obama, will have a carte blanche ticket to whatever they want to do to this country.

20 posted on 08/26/2012 9:56:10 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Swede Girl

Thanks Swedegirl

Please go to:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2923226/posts

and help me.

There are a surprising number of knuckleheads on this Board who have no intention of supporting Romney over Obama and are actively working to help this fiend Obama.

Incredible!!!!


21 posted on 08/26/2012 10:08:47 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: tselatysr

I would add to your description of how the film shows Obama trying to fulfill his father’s dreams that D’Souza hints at a psychological component: The absent father becomes idealized. He mentions the photos of missing fathers in World War II.

There is a deep longing there that can never be filled. The desire for a parent’s love is a mighty and irrational and lifelong force and motivates beneath the surface many an endeavor. Obama has severe abandonment issues that fuel his obsession.


22 posted on 08/26/2012 10:17:44 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie

Me too but the exciting part was no walk-outs!


23 posted on 08/26/2012 11:43:56 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: frnewsjunkie

Congress and the media have not stopped him...

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Come on, say it like it is. Congress and the Media are on his side. Congress and the Media are as much to blame as Obama.Perhaps more so. It was Congress that passed Obamacare ,it is Congress that fails to act against illegal Executive Orders, It is the Media who covers for him and refuss to vet the man.Without Conress and the Media Obama is just another Commie.


24 posted on 08/27/2012 3:37:11 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: randog

The same way you get people to buy soap—hype.


Since the 50’s all soap cites “new and improved” in all cases, for years and years and still the soap is the same.

Obama is nothing more than a repackaged communist with the sales pitch as “new and improved” and the suckers buy it by the boxcar.

You are right, “new and improved” sells soap and communism.


25 posted on 08/27/2012 3:49:51 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Venturer

Political correctness is gonna kill this country.. too many won’t criticize a black man for fear of retaliation. Too many in congress count their own careers ahead of what is good for the country. The media is for anyone and anything that goes against conservatism... they fiercely back up the left...they lack common sense and won’t know the house is on fire till it’s burned down.


26 posted on 08/27/2012 4:09:33 AM PDT by frnewsjunkie
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To: frnewsjunkie

You are almost correct, actually the Media is striking the match, and pouring gasoline on the fire.


27 posted on 08/27/2012 4:20:22 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: tselatysr

Saw it yesterday in Colorado. It was the dominating show in the 12 plex as the parking lot emptied upon completion.

My take was this should not have to be a movie. Media should have been presenting this since 2008. Instead, they forget all the scary things about zero and publish what makes him look good.

He’s anti colonialist, like his father. Colonialism is a form of capitalism, so he has to be anti capitalist. This was never debated. End of story.

Plus the movie interviews the poverty stricken brother in Kenya who probably would make a better president than zero. Brother says that the whites left Kenya too soon, otherwise would have been as sucessful as South Africa. Brother also noted that when colonialists are kicked out, often the county becomes worse off. No such balanced opinion for zero.


28 posted on 08/27/2012 7:26:55 AM PDT by cicero2k
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