Originally Posted by spdirty
Just watched 2016. It's on DVD/Blue Ray/Pay Per View now. Highly recommend it.
(I'm jumping ahead here because I already reviewed 2016 from another thread, this is a copy of my post)
2016: Obama's America
The movie starts off with a contemplative Dinesh D'Souza talking about Dinesh D'Souza and comparing Dinesh D'Souza to the president. For example, they both have dads. They both have distant relatives that aren't in the USA. They both have dark skin. Therefore, Dinesh understands Obama.
From there, some disproven Republican talking points are stated as fact (i.e. that the tar sands pipeline would create tens of thousands of jobs) and he asks why, WHY IS OBAMA HOLDING BACK AMERICA?
Dinesh figures it all out by talking to distant relatives and right-wing ideologues. The "facts" end here, and everything that comes next is amateur psychoanalysis, conspiracy, and paranoia.
Barack isn't Barack. He's his dad. And this Barack-Dad hybrid is a pure commie, and wants all countries to be 3rd world countries, and hates America. You can tell because he dislikes imperialism and wants to reduce the amount of nuclear warheads. That's right - Obama is against nukes. Therefore, Obama became president in order to bring the USA down to the level of a third world country. He done tricked us!
This sounds crazy, but I'm not making it up: "Obama wants us to be a 3rd world country"
really is the entire thesis behind the movie, almost word for word stated by Dinesh.
There are some small redeeming parts to this film, as Dinesh does go out of his way to find Obama's distant relatives from his father's side (and only his father's side - mothers don't count.) He goes to some interesting locales and talks with some truly interesting people, though he's quite leading with his questions. Basically I'm giving this an extra smoking cutler because he actually went to Africa.
Dinesh made this movie to appeal to imperialist Neocons, such as Ann Coulter. (edit: when I originally wrote this, I had no idea they once dated. Creepy!) This is not a movie that will win the hearts of small-government, anti-war libertarian types. It will not convert a single liberal or fence-sitter. It's simply masturbation fodder for the war-loving nationalist.
I'd honestly prefer the peace-loving Obama portrayed in this documentary to the war-loving, GTMO-supporting, drone-happy Obama we have now.