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'2016: Obama's America' a box office hit
San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 11:24 a.m., Thursday, August 30, 2012 | John Wildermuth

Posted on 09/01/2012 12:48:26 PM PDT by thecodont

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To: V_TWIN
At the end of the film, the audience I was in (myself included)broke out into spontaneous applause.

Ditto here, we were surprised it was packed, originally it was going to be in town for a week only, now third week and still going strong from what I understand. And we are only 30 miles north of SF for crying out loud.

51 posted on 09/01/2012 3:54:17 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: All

Went to my local theater where it’s been playing for over a week now. 7:30pm showing was about 60% full and I saw quite a few young faces.

This is the second time I saw it.

Democrats must be sending out the word to insert “disruptive” Obamabots to the theater. After the move, one couple shouted “lies, lies, lies!!! and some sort of mubling of too much military spending by Bush. They got shouted down quickly and left.


52 posted on 09/01/2012 4:21:52 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Jeff Chandler

For a moment there I thought you went to Mr. Griswold’s Wally World instead of Mr. Walton’s Wally World.

[grin]


53 posted on 09/01/2012 4:45:01 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: funfan

“Is the film still showing?”

We saw it this afternoon at a GA theater. It was about 3/4 full. I’d say that was pretty good for an afternoon showing.


54 posted on 09/01/2012 5:01:37 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

Friday estimates just posted at Box Office Mojo...placed at #5 for the day, with a very respectable $1.6 million dollars...that ALSO moved it into the #5 position ALL-TIME among political documentaries...closing in on Michael Moore’s ‘Bowling for Columbine’...sic ‘em, Dinesh.


55 posted on 09/01/2012 5:06:29 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: freeangel
Good. I would love to see it but I just can not even hear that mans name without going bonkers and I am sure they have his voice in with his lies. I loathe Obama and all that he stands for
56 posted on 09/01/2012 5:12:28 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Jeff Chandler
.. We ended up buying a new television ..

Egads!   One of them eeeevil 1%ers huh ? !

LOL . . enjoy !

57 posted on 09/01/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT by tomkat (:-)
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To: thecodont; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...
My husband and I saw "2016" tonight in Connecticut... specifically at the Manchester, Connecticut "Rave" Buckland Hills Cinema. About 60-70 people were in the theater tonight. Overall this 18-theater movie complex wasn't crowded, as it is a 3-day holiday weekend. We thought 60-70 people attending "2016" in a the deep-blue state of Connecticut, on a holiday weekend, was pretty darn good.

We thought it was an excellent film, well-researched, very beautifully and stylistically filmed. If given the chance, we'd see it again.

I wish every American could see this film, particularly young "diverse" Americans, whom I think would listen to Dinesh D'Souza... he and his family are originally from India. Dinesh explains his views about colonialism in India as a lead-in to the (far-left radical) Obama story. If you have any doubts, have no fear... Dinesh is totally pro-American and pro-capitalism. Excellent film!

58 posted on 09/01/2012 8:32:26 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: who knows what evil?
that ALSO moved it into the #5 position ALL-TIME among political documentaries...closing in on Michael Moore’s ‘Bowling for Columbine’...sic ‘em, Dinesh.

Excellent!!

We saw "2016" tonight... my post is in #58. Loved it!

59 posted on 09/01/2012 8:35:29 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: Paladin2; thecodont
The Chick-fil-A of movies.

LOL... exactly! We saw it tonight, and loved it. (See post #58)

I'm actually shocked there haven't been riots or protests inside/outside theaters playing this movie...

60 posted on 09/01/2012 8:37:35 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: V_TWIN; thecodont; Paladin2; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; ...
Saw it last weekend, wow what an eye opener when it’s all put together.

Yes! Thank you, Dinesh D'Souza!

At the end of the film, the audience I was in (myself included)broke out into spontaneous applause.

Same here... in BLUE STATE CONNECTICUT !!!

61 posted on 09/01/2012 8:40:03 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: ladyellen
We brought a couple that voted for Obama last time.

Wonderful... thank you!

We saw "2016" tonight.. absolutely loved it. Audience applauded at the end... this was in BLUE STATE CONNECTICUT. ;-)

62 posted on 09/01/2012 8:43:07 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: funfan

It’s playing in several theaters in The People’s Republik of Connecticut... hubby and I just saw it tonight (loved it!). Please see my post #58.


63 posted on 09/01/2012 8:45:11 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: pistolpackinpapa; NautiNurse; Black Agnes
She is probably one of those old: “I was born a Democrat and I’ll die a Democrat” people. Being old is one thing but why do people have to be so effin’ stupid.

You have just described the majority of "old democRATs" in the People's Republik of Connecticut. Heck... they're the same all over the northeast, including NY and NJ. Probably Pennsylvania as well.

It's disgusting. They actually don't "think outside the box" at all. They say: "Well, I'm a Democrat... of course I HAVE to vote for Democrats." They don't even think... They just pull any lever / fill in any bubble that says "Democrat".

What the hell is wrong with these people?!

64 posted on 09/01/2012 8:56:22 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: illinifan

Interesting... thanks for that information.


65 posted on 09/01/2012 8:59:11 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: nutmeg
"I wish every American could see this film, particularly young "diverse" Americans whom I think would listen to Dinesh D'Souza."

As the commercial says abut Obama; "Whether you love him or hate him, YOU DON'T KNOW HIM"

66 posted on 09/01/2012 9:12:32 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: OrangeHoof; ransomnote; arkady_renko; UB355; manc; who knows what evil?; napscoordinator; ...
We saw "2016" tonight in the People's Republik of Connecticut - 6:45pm ET. About 60-70 people were in the theater - mostly in the 50-70 age range, but there were some young people as well.

Overall this 18-theater movie complex wasn't crowded, as it is a 3-day holiday weekend. We thought 60-70 people attending "2016" in a the deep-blue state of Connecticut, on a holiday weekend, was pretty darn good.

Also, the audience broke out into applause at the end of the film. There was much chattering among the crowd, ie "Wow... vote Romney/Ryan 2012" as they exited the movie. I don't expect Connecticut to turn into a Red State overnight, but, hey... I guess this is "progress".

We thought it was an excellent film, well-researched, very beautifully and stylistically filmed. If given the chance, we'd see it again.

I wish every American could see this film, particularly young "diverse" Americans, whom I think would listen to Dinesh D'Souza... he and his family are originally from India. Dinesh explains his views about colonialism in India as a lead-in to the (far-left radical) Obama story. If you have any doubts, have no fear... Dinesh is totally pro-American and pro-capitalism. Excellent film!

67 posted on 09/01/2012 9:13:42 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: Baynative
As the commercial says abut Obama; "Whether you love him or hate him, YOU DON'T KNOW HIM"

Exactly. I wish "2016" would be required on every college campus across America this fall. Of course it won't. However, I'm encouraged that a film like this is playing in blue states like Connecticut now... two months before the election.

In comparison, the Sarah Palin "Undefeated" film had very limited screenings in blue states. I think *maybe* it played in one cinema in CT, and maybe for one week at best. I never saw that movie...

68 posted on 09/01/2012 9:20:42 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: nutmeg

Simple, they are Useful Idiots.

No interest in what their elected Leaders are doing. They just live their lives wondering what all the fuss is about.

Remember, they believe WE are the radicals for pointing out the obvious. They are oblivious sheep, nothing more.


69 posted on 09/01/2012 9:45:23 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
No interest in what their elected Leaders are doing. They just live their lives wondering what all the fuss is about.

Yup. And these useful idiots do their "civic duty" and show up at the polls to vote... and cancel out our INFORMED votes. Makes me sick.

Worse than that... it's destroying our country!

70 posted on 09/01/2012 10:15:26 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: thecodont

There are many blacks who are going to see the show as well, from what I can tell from my Facebook friends.

Obama may not do as well nearly as well as he did in 2008 within the black community.


71 posted on 09/01/2012 10:30:37 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: nutmeg
Exactly. I wish "2016" would be required on every college campus across America this fall. Of course it won't.

Me too
I've said it on these 2016 threads before - this movie needs to go viral on the internet...it needs to go bootleg so people that use that medium (and there's lots) will see the movie.

Most young people don't watch tv when it's on - they watch it online after - same goes for movies.

It will lose money - but what would you rather lose.....

There's an audience of viewers out there that will never see this unless it hits the internet- they all watch the new stuff.

72 posted on 09/01/2012 10:32:39 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Jonty30
There are many blacks who are going to see the show as well, from what I can tell from my Facebook friends.

I wonder why they are seeing it. Is it a desire to ridicule it, or because someone (their preacher?) urged them to see it? Or are they genuinely curious about BO?

Obama may not do as well nearly as well as he did in 2008 within the black community.

Why do you think he won't do as well?

Today I saw a black guy wearing a shirt with a large, colorful BO picture and slogan on it. I used to see more black people wearing these shirts, but now they are fewer. The draw of racial pride and loyalty might still be strong. I don't know what the individual, thoughtful black person will do in the privacy of the polling booth.

73 posted on 09/01/2012 10:41:06 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Blacks are hurting as well and they know that Obama’s policies are, at least, part of the reason.

There are probably many reasons, to see if there might be truth to those birthing conspiracies, or to see what the opposition has to say about it. Some are going to see it, so they can build arguements as to why the movie is wrong.

But they are going to see it and a few will be convinced that they were hoodwinked.

I’m sure many blacks will stick with Obama, but we don’t need every black to turn their back. If there is an increase of about 5% of blacks not voting for Obama from the number that did not vote for him, that’s a lot of votes.


74 posted on 09/01/2012 10:49:48 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: nutmeg
I asked my husband if Socialism or communism is so great and that is what Obama wants why don't they just tell the people instead of hiding it and he said because the people would reject it for the most part. This is what pisses me off about the media and the Democrats they won't tell the Truth they use trickery instead. I am glad the movie is out there so people can see what our President is all about and I hope some people will just wander into the theatre by accident and have their eyes opened.
75 posted on 09/01/2012 10:50:30 PM PDT by funfan
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To: nutmeg

We had a lone protester on the day it opened in NYC. His sign was a confused jumble, as some of them are. It mentioned John Gambling, who was supposed to show up (and did). The sign said something like “You’re not going to vote for him anyway” plus a lot of other stuff scrawled wildly—didn’t make sense.

In general, it’s not a great idea to protest movies. You just end up drawing more attention to them. Many people love to be in on anything controversial that’s happening or to be part of it or to have seen it, and this kind of protest just fuels that kind of “I was there” frenzy. So too bad the lefties didn’t make a big fuss.

Glad you and zelig saw it and enjoyed it. NYC Tea Party went tonight.


76 posted on 09/02/2012 12:29:51 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: GoldwaterChick
The movie's on track to sell about 4 million tickets (1.8 million so far). There are apparently 169 million registered voters in the U.S., so that will be about 2.4% of the voting public.

The filmmakers should be getting about $20 million back in revenue from ticket sales, so it'll be interesting to see if they use that money to fund similar future projects.

It's got a low 5/10 rating on IMDB, so FREEP THAT RATING and get it up.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2247692/

77 posted on 09/02/2012 1:05:51 AM PDT by JediJones (Upcoming Democrat Presidential Primary: Tuesday, November 6, 2012)
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To: thecodont

I saw it. The movie was done well. I think it was a good angle on the empty chair but it did not have all its facts correct.


78 posted on 09/02/2012 7:36:18 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping.


79 posted on 09/02/2012 8:45:56 AM PDT by GOPJ ("If you want to know who controls you, find out who you are not allowed to insult."TravisMcGee)
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To: nutmeg

I agree with the politics of it.

I aos think the film was technically well done and good cinematography. I know hollywood can’t wait to present it best oscar for a documentary.


80 posted on 09/02/2012 8:52:44 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: nutmeg
About 60-70 people were in the theater - mostly in the 50-70 age range, but there were some young people as well.

We saw it yesterday and it was a full house in a regional mall multiplex. I also noted that the audience was skewed toward a mature set, some very, very mature.

Technically it was a well made documentary regardless of its POV. We didn't initially rush out to see the movie since the bits of Obama's personal history, associations and animating motivations have trickled out the last three plus years. However comma the film tied it all together in ways only a documentary narrative can.

Funny anecdote: during the segment where Daniel Pipes was being interviewed not too far from the end, an elderly woman seated directly behind us, in her 60s, I'd venture, jumped up and began muttering about "I can't take this anymore..don't believe this" and stumbled down the stairs and eventually found the exit door. It drew a rousing bout of needed laughter. Furthermore, cries of *** damn *** effincommie***... were heard throughout the showing! Also, saw some military in attendance- Marines.

Excellent film and glad I saw it.

81 posted on 09/02/2012 9:14:30 AM PDT by Dysart
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To: nutmeg
Same here... in BLUE STATE CONNECTICUT !!!

Ditto that same thing last Friday nite in Danbury! Well attended 7:10 PM at Loewe's Cinema.

FReegards!


82 posted on 09/02/2012 10:15:00 AM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: thecodont

From the article:

“. . . D’Souza’s film has plenty of critics on the left. They argue that the criticism of Obama not only gets facts wrong, . . .”

Of course, if you read through the entire article, nary a single instance of an incorrect fact is presented.


83 posted on 09/02/2012 11:48:43 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Dysart
Excellent film and glad I saw it.

I just saw it today. I agree, an excellent film. Not only does it present an even-handed look at hussein's background (what he isn't still able to hide) it is well made. I was just as taken with the techniques as I was with the facts and message behind the film.

That said, I have to say I walked out of the theater today scared {expletive}-less. Not scared like you'd just seen a good horror film or suspense/thriller. Seriously scared for America. I am scared that enough Americans may (still) be duped into voting for this ...

I would bet you anything you care to name that most people who think they support obama have no idea who he is or what he is all about. The MSM is willfully ignorant and complacent about enlightening America.

I have been saying for years, since his first weeks in office, that hussein is un-American and anti-American. That was based partially on gut feel and partially on the things he started doing. This movie backs up everything I've been saying.

I would also bet you anything you care to name that in his heart of hearts, hussein does not think of himself as an American. At least not yet, not until he can re-make America into something he doesn't hate. That obama hates America is patently obvious by his actions, and thanks to 2016, we see why.

If hussein somehow gets another term we are seriously {expletive}. Seriously. Not "in trouble" 'cause the wrong party controls the Senate or The House or the Executive branch etc. Not in trouble 'cause you think this or that elected official disagrees with your view on issue X. All the "issues" that have come up lately are nothing - NOTHING compared to the motives behind obama and his apparent plans to transform America.

When he was campaigning before (still, who can tell) and he said he wanted to "transform American" he meant it - but in a much deeper, more fundamental way than any of your typical politicians mean. obama wants to change America alright. He wants to bankrupt her. He wants to remove her as the only superpower. He wants to "spread the wealth" - not from Wall St. to Joe the Plumber, but from America to the third world. He wants equality alright - he wants to drag America down to something on the par with the third world.

His moves haven't been inept, they haven't been merely socialistic or Marxist or fascist or any of the other labels people have applied to him. His moves are those of someone bent on intentional destruction. We have to get more people to see 2016 and/or at least heed the message behind it. obama is not who you think he is.

84 posted on 09/02/2012 7:28:14 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: RandallFlagg

As u know Randall .... IMDB is very liberal and pro homosexual

I post there...crazy people....brainwashed PC


85 posted on 09/02/2012 7:37:15 PM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: thecodont

Let us not forget D’Souza’s coverage of 0bama (and Hillary’s) plans to make sure the US ‘leads’ by eliminating all of our nuclear weapons unilaterally.

We now have a navy that is at or below WWI levels. Who fills the void?

The present Administration and cohort, in collusion with American ‘media,’ are an existential threat to the United States of America.


86 posted on 09/02/2012 7:41:24 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: thecodont

For those of us who educated ourselves on Zero, what will the film present we don’t know? The general populace assumed the propaganda ministry press was actually into giving news. You were wrong.

Dinesh D’Souza with his book and this movie talks about Barack Obama Sr.’s anti-colonialism, etc. Sure, that’s correct. But there is no evidence this man is Zero’s father. Based on what? There is one photo from Honolulu airport 1971 of Barack Obama Sr. and Zero. This is the only photo. This is the father? The biographers and media hacks keep running there repeated history on Zero, but no facts are presented. One photo? But hey, it must be true right? Because Zero never gets any facts wrong or makes conflicting statements on his past right?

Another photo same place with Obama Sr. with Stanley Ann Dunham. The only photo of them together by the way. Amazing isn’t it? Never lived together, a complete lie. No marriage license. These are his parents? No photos of a pregnant SAD. Earliest pics are Zero age 2 with her. Yet the kool-aid lib media including FAUX FOX news keep spouting the same gibberish on this man’s history. They can’t even get basic facts verified. This is an utter $%%&&^%% joke.

Everything about this guy is a fabrication. Dreams he never wrote, Ayers did. Zero is lazy, a drugged out affirmative action liar sodomite fool who never worked but groomed for his position. He just “happens” to meet Frank Marshall Davis, mentor. “Happens” to meet Bill Ayers at Columbia. “Happens” to be financed by Bill Ayers father, Saudi Prince bin Talal and others to pay for his Harvard acceptance, attendance, and placement in Harvard Law Review; “Happens” to go stay in Hyde Park Commie mecca in Chicago, Frank Marshall Davis old stomping grounds. And just “happens” to make radical associations all the while. I used to believe he had a bit of charisma or good networking skills.

Whatever Zero’s real name, parentage, nationality, age, country of birth, ethnicity, is, it’s obvious his allegiances are not to the United States or it’s Constitution and people can see that.


87 posted on 09/02/2012 7:49:34 PM PDT by TheBigJ
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To: ThunderSleeps
He wants to "spread the wealth" - not from Wall St. to Joe the Plumber, but from America to the third world. He wants equality alright - he wants to drag America down to something on the par with the third world.

This was the biggest takeaway for me. D'Souza sees obama's goal of equaling global outcomes by hacking away at our prosperity as the common thread that runs though his "Dreams," and unfolds into our nightmare as I extrapolate upon the revelation. There were numerous Ah-ha moments, but this was the One!

No rational undecided voter could see this film and proceed to vote for barack obama. He wins again we're done.

88 posted on 09/02/2012 8:08:18 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: TheBigJ

Regarding obama’s father....I have to admit that George and Barack have similar features even though they would be only half-brothers.

Listening to the interview with George, the US would be better off with him as president va. Barack. (’course that’s not saying much)


89 posted on 09/02/2012 8:30:49 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Norm Lenhart
So don’t let anyone tell you seniors are a lock for Obama.

This seems to be a persistent myth around here. I don't know where it came from. Seniors were never for Obama, and were the only age demographic that actually went for McCain 2008. They are no happier with obama now.

90 posted on 09/02/2012 8:35:57 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: RainMan

What was your understanding of the reasoning D’souza presented on why obama could be elected while a Jessi Jackson or Sharpton could not?


91 posted on 09/02/2012 8:41:27 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: illinifan

I don’t get the same reading from that Wikipedia reference.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Law_Review

“Membership in the Harvard Law Review is offered to select Harvard law students based on first-year grades and performance in a writing competition held at the end of the first year.[8][9][10] The writing competition includes two components: an edit of an unpublished article and an analysis of a recent United States Supreme Court or Court of Appeals case.[8] The writing competition submissions are graded blindly to assure anonymity.[11][10] Fourteen editors (two from each 1L section) are selected based on a combination of their first-year grades and their competition scores. Twenty editors are selected based solely on their competition scores. The remaining editors are selected on a discretionary basis.[8] The president of the Harvard Law Review is elected by the other editors.[12][9]”

I think this should be read to state the the president is chosen by ALL the other editors (80 of them). It is still a popularity contest, though


92 posted on 09/03/2012 7:20:47 AM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Girlene
What was your understanding of the reasoning D’souza presented on why obama could be elected while a Jessi Jackson or Sharpton could not?

What I understood from the film's message is that people such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton don't appeal to the mainstream public because they assume all white people are racist unless they agree to give them something -- much like when Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton shake down businesses to avoid allegations that they are somehow racist.

Obama, on the other hand, approached the public very differently -- with a kumbaya, "we're all in this together," non-threatening manner.

As Obama himself said in "Audacity of Hope," "I [Obama] serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views."

93 posted on 09/03/2012 10:55:56 PM PDT by wayne_shrugged
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To: Girlene
What was your understanding of the reasoning D’souza presented on why obama could be elected while a Jessi Jackson or Sharpton could not?

What I understood from the film's message is that people such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton don't appeal to the mainstream public because they assume all white people are racist unless they agree to give them something -- much like when Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton shake down businesses to avoid allegations that they are somehow racist.

Obama, on the other hand, approached the public very differently -- with a kumbaya, "we're all in this together," non-threatening manner.

As Obama himself said in "Audacity of Hope," "I [Obama] serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views."

94 posted on 09/03/2012 10:56:02 PM PDT by wayne_shrugged
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To: wayne_shrugged

Thanks!


95 posted on 09/04/2012 6:55:14 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: nutmeg

Nutmeg, part of the reason these people vote democrat, at least some of these people, is their visceral, illogical hatred of anyone they perceive as rich. I know a few people like this. Oddly, one lives in a very nice home and is in the process of importing an expensive show dog from Europe. But, by golly, the visceral hatred of Romney she has comes out of every pore.

People like this would react in giddy celebration were Obama to be re-elected, thus sending this country spiraling to its economic and figurative death.


96 posted on 09/04/2012 7:37:37 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Girlene

The reason ... as a recap ... was that Jackson and Sharpton have historically played the race card in a “you owe me because I am black” context, whereas Obama has been the non-threatening black man who kept silent about his race as a reason to vote for him. Go back to 2008, and how was it that Joe Biden referred to him? “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

What has changed in the last 4 years is that Obama is now using the politics of class warfare, but you notice he still has not played the race card directly ... he is letting his proxies do that by calling anyone who disagrees with him a racist. I think the public is getting it however ... Obama’s refusal to denounce his proxies is tantamount to agreement, and people are starting to see him as complicit in racial politics.


97 posted on 09/04/2012 12:54:51 PM PDT by RainMan (After 4 years of Hope and Change America needs a little R&R)
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Thank you. RainMan.


98 posted on 09/04/2012 4:49:39 PM PDT by Girlene
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