2016: Obama’s America: Dinesh D’Souza Sees an End-of-Times

The Mayans were only partly right: the real cataclysm could begin on Nov. 6, if the President is reelected and acts on his radical beliefs

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2016: Obama's America

The term “political documentary” almost always comes with the implicit word “liberal.” Conservatives dominate talk radio, the nonfiction best-seller lists and TV opinion-mongering (the Fox News Channel boasts about twice as many prime-time viewers as MSNBC), not to mention the House of Representatives and the national conversation. But they have left the poli-doc niche to the Lefties: your Michael Moores, your Al Gores — basically, Michael Moore.

So last weekend’s box-office totals for 2016 Obama’s America, Dinesh D’Souza’s indictment of the President, had a startle factor. The film earned $1.2 million, for 13th place, though playing in only 169 theaters; every film higher on the chart was showing on at least 1,100 screens. 2016 maintained its strong showing through the week, taking in about $200,000 each day. For comparison, consider that The Undefeated, last summer’s widely publicized bio-hagiography of Sarah Palin, grossed $166,381 in its entire four-week run. This weekend, expanding to 1,089 theaters, 2016 is likely to draw more customers than either of the two new films (Premium Rush and Hit and Run) that are playing on at least twice as many screens. Amazing what Obamaphobia can accomplish.

(READ: Corliss’s box-office report on 2016 Obama’s America)

The movie, written and directed by D’Souza and John Sullivan, won’t get near the amount amassed by a poli-doc from another election year, Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, which earned $119.4 million in 2004. But it’s no small achievement to draw so many of the conservative faithful into a movie theater for the kind of sermon they can hear on Fox News for free: a combination of skewed analysis and dire portents.

A former scholar of personal finances at the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution, and currently president of The King’s College, a Christian school in Manhattan, D’Souza suggests that the end of the world will be heralded not on Dec. 21, 2012, as the Mayans may have predicted, but on Nov. 6, 2012, should the President be reelected. Quoting Obama’s whispered remark this past March to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev — that “This is my last election; after my election I have more flexibility” — D’Souza argues that Obama in his second term will finally launch the radical agenda that his enemies have been expecting (and, in its absence, denouncing) since 2008. An impotent, bankrupt America will lose its world supremacy to a newly radicalized pan-Muslim confederation: “the United States of Islam.”

(READ: Walter Shapiro’s review of D’Souza’s Illiberal Education)

That prophesy consumes only the last 12 mins. of 2016. The rest of the movie wants to confirm the American right’s dearest, most dread suspicion: that Obama is a foreign-bred radical. Not that he was born in Kenya and given fake birth records in Hawaii as part of some incredibly prescient plot to plant an alien in the White House 47 years later. D’Souza, who displays and accepts the official papers, instead submits that Obama is an intellectual birther: “a guy who possesses a Third World anti-American view, an ideology as remote and unrecognizable to most Americans as the capital of Kenya or Indonesia” (where the young Barack lived for four years).

The President, D’Souza argues, acquired this foreign philosophy from Barack Obama Sr., who left Hawaii and his American family when Barack was two but whose imprint was indelible: “He’s embracing his father’s stale Third World anticolonialism.” The deserted son, searching for similar parental figures, was later influenced by men D’Souza calls “Obama’s founding fathers”: such leftists as labor activist Frank Marshall Davis, ex-Weatherman Bill Ayers, Columbia Professor Edward Saïd, the Harvard Law School’s Roberto Unger and the Obamas’ Chicago pastor Jeremiah Wright. The white people who raised Barack — his mother Ann and her parents — apparently had less influence on him than did an AWOL dad and his later leftist surrogates.

(READ: Amanda Ripley on Barack Obama’s mother)

As the star and host, D’Souza doesn’t try to be a Michael Moore; he’s lulling, not goading, and more the college lecturer than the schoolyard showman. He allows his interview subjects (Davis biographer Paul Kengor, Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes) to make some of the more incendiary points. To give the film the visual propulsion of a journey toward revelation, he visits Kenya to interview the President’s half-brother George, a poverty worker who lives in poverty, and other relatives. Again, D’Souza argues that Obama is the sum of the social prejudices espoused by his ancestors. Yet the Bombay-born author also says that his own “grandfather felt the wounds, the injuries, the insults, the humiliation of colonialism. And it always made him not only anti-British but slightly anti-white.” Is D’Souza to be blamed for his grandfather’s narrow view? Is Mitt Romney responsible for his great grandfather’s polygamy?

Most of 2016 is simply a video book of D’Souza’s 2010 The Roots of Obama’s Rage, a best-seller championed by Newt Gingrich but picked apart by Andrew Ferguson, associate editor of the conservative Weekly Standard. Ferguson diagnosed “a cramp in the mind of the committed party hack, a terrible need to believe that one’s adversaries are more ominous or sinister than observable reality suggests.” The review notes that it was George W. Bush, defended by the right throughout his reign (though since ignored like some embarrassing, free-spending uncle), who “began the auto bailout, approved TARP, vastly increased federal spending, expanded entitlements, pushed through a large and probably unnecessary fiscal stimulus of his own, and often chided Americans for their ‘addiction’ to foreign oil…. What Obama truly represents — unchecked liberalism, genus Americanus — is worrisome enough without dragging in the sad, gin-soaked carcass of his father or the hypnotic power of Roberto Mangabeira Unger.”

(READ: Joe Klein on Gingrich and D’Souza)

Many of D’Souza’s charges in his movie are either piffling (Obama returned a bust of Winston Churchill to the British Embassy), wrong (the U.S. is drilling for at least as much oil now as in the George W. Bush) or murky (that he “refuses to take meaningful action to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons” — what “meaningful action”? a preemptive nuclear strike?). Obama calls for a nuclear-free world, as Ronald Reagan often did; he allows the national debt to rise, as Bush 43 did. Every anti-Obama argument D’Souza makes from the right could be made, more forcefully, from the left.

Disillusionment from Obama’s most fervent supporters began soon after the election. In those heady days he might have entrusted the ailing economy to liberals — say, Nobel-winner Joseph Stiglitz and Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren, as father and mother figures — but instead named two Wall Street insiders, Lawrence Summers and Timothy Geithner, to ensure business as usual. He didn’t close the Guantanamo detention center, as he had promised, though he did order a halt to “enhanced interrogation techniques” such as waterboarding (as John McCain surely would have done had he been elected). And Obama couldn’t budge the Senate and House Republicans, whose brilliant tactic of blanket obstructionism defeated much of his legislation and vitiated the rest.

(READ: Michael Grunwald on the GOP as the Party of No

Faced with unanimous GOP opposition when his party controlled both chambers in his first two years, Obama could have blossomed into the fearless, fearsome liberal/socialist/communist of his detractor’s nightmares. But that would have betrayed his instincts as a community organizer — his confidence that charm and eloquence could win over his enemies. So he kept compromising, as the other side either held firm or pushed back the goal posts, voting against legislation they had previously supported. Let the Nobel committee give him a premature Peace Prize; the House and Senate Republicans would deny him any favors, correctly judging that Obama’s push would never come to shove. Indeed, if the President’s character has a tragic flaw, it is that he could not summon the rage to confront his foes and get something done.

In the movie, the Hoover Institution’s Shelby Steele, also born of a black man and a white woman, argues that Obama won the 2008 election because “People want to be able to tell their grandchildren that they voted for Barack Obama… The reason he’s in the White House is because of his race, his blackness.” No doubt that some people voted for Obama primarily because he was an African American, and that many did not. Nearly four years later, though, Obama has achieved virtually nothing that had not been proposed of enacted by Republican Presidents before him. The Left may wish he could boast of even half the interest rates today that the liberal legislation that Richard Nixon muscled through: creating the EPA, OSHA, Title IX and the Consumer Product Safety Commission; fighting a 1971 recession with deficit spending (“Now I am a Keynesian,” Nixon famously said); and proposing a single-payer health care plan that was nixed by Ted Kennedy. The modern equivalent to that record would be a résumé a liberal President could be proud to run on.

(READ: Mary Corliss’ review of Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story)

“He came into the White House,” D’Souza says in the movie, “on the basis of promise, of hope.” The Left hoped he would realize their dreams; he hasn’t, and most liberals will vote again for him less for what he’s achieved than for what he’s running against. But since Obama has done so little for, or to, the country, why is he alienized by D’Souza and demonized by the loopier critics to his right? Because it works. Because the righteous right can be energized when it has something to hate. And if there’s one job Barack Obama is qualified for, it’s to be the black-and-white doll that his detractors can stick pins in — believing that, by doing so, they can exorcise the smiling Satan that captured America in 2008, and could unleash Hell on Earth by 2016.

168 comments
dontfollowthemasses
dontfollowthemasses

its scarey when people you know arent stupid,still beleave anything on tv or in the movies wrote by someone we dont know or who paid him to write this(romney?)but its on the screen so it must be true.its like the chirstian massesvote with their eyes closed because someone said all this is true how can smart people be so blind and follow just anybody without checking out the or even looking for the truth so this is all the republicans has to do and they have the christian vote thats the real scarery part of this movie ,that our smart christians will vote so blindly..and the politicians know this and use this just to get votes...and what about romney what are his christian beleaves has anybody looked into that and whynot if were so worried about obamas christian beleaves   call me a christian with my blinders off and seeking the truth

seatman
seatman

This is pure ludacrious. All this is written because a black man became president in a society that is still racist. The real reason why America will fall is because of the division within America. Blantant racism is still prevelant today. If we really all want to be historians please trace the beginning of man back to Africa and realize the first race on the planet was browned faced. 

Lets get it together America. Together we stand and divided we fall. The president inherited years of unresponsiveness to the Bush tatics are the main reason we are where we are today.  As the president says don't live in the past but look to the future. We can not change the past but the future is a totally different think.

I have not made up my mind on whom I will vote for but tatics like this are pushing people to make up their minds instead of the real issues on the table.

Invalid_Entry
Invalid_Entry like.author.displayName 1 Like

Just because someone disagrees with someone else and feels strongly about it, doesn't mean that the disagreement is based in hatred. To dismiss the issues of the disagreement as racism is a convenient way for people to unburden themselves with the responsibility of being informed about the issues.

Generalizations are made and people make conclusions based on appearances without looking at the specifics of each situation daily. Everyone does it. Every race, gender, age bracket, income bracket, political and religious affiliation has experienced it on one level or another. Until people take the time to see the individual and not the group, the stereotypes prevail.

I have heard many valid complaints about the policies and priorities of our current President, not one of which was ever based on the color of his skin.

sandifjm
sandifjm

@Invalid_Entry I certainly don't think that everyone that disagrees with the president is a racist. But to deny that there is a significant racial element to the unprecedented level of opposition that this president has faced since even before his first day in office requires either a naivete, or willful blindness of considerable proportions.

Invalid_Entry
Invalid_Entry like.author.displayName 1 Like

I find it interesting that this critic states that conseratives dominate the national conversation, when the only places you can go for an even moderately conservative view are talk radio and Fox News. Granted you do know which way they lean, but they often have opposing points of view, so the viewers can at least decide for themselves. Conservative talk radio has exploded in popularity because it fills a vacuum that has been left behind with the decline of unbiased journalism. It is a rare case for an established media outlet to present both points of view without spinning the news to a more liberal perspective, either blatantly or through ommision.

This review is the opinion of an obviously liberal persuasion given by a critic who apparently is only critical of conservatives, as are most of the other reviews of this film. His only criticism of the President is that he didn't accomplish enough for the liberal cause. His perspective is blatant in his clever religious theme, because of course, all conservatives must be fire-and-brimstone born-again-Christians. His tone leaves you with the impression that he feels that anyone believing in anything resembling Christian values must be a little unstable.

The values that are core to most conservatives have been labeled as extreme. The opinions of conservatives are marginalized by labeling conservatives as right-wing nutjobs and corporate mouthpieces. However, these values are the foundation upon which this country was founded. They are the values that were taught to our grandparents and great-grandparents. Though it may not be popular according to those that dominate television, newsprint and entertainment news, I dare say that a majority of our country's population still strives to live their lives with these same values. Honestly, I don't know what liberals believe in. I've asked many, but they only seem to be able to tell me what they don't believe in.

you_know_it
you_know_it

The Affordable Care Act is NOT a single payer system.

LloydGeorgePiper
LloydGeorgePiper

@you_know_it Not yet.   It's a milestone on the path to that single payer system.   Didn't you see the video of Obama making this very point?

Duke1CA
Duke1CA like.author.displayName 1 Like

The last paragraph of Corliss's review reveals most clearly his own venom toward the Right, which causes him to demonize this film and those who produced it and support it. Can you say: "Hypocrite"?!

Okieflyover
Okieflyover like.author.displayName 1 Like

Republicans aren't blocking his agenda. His budget and jobs bills can't get one vote in the senate. Republicans or democrats.

His budget received no votes in either house How are the republicans blocking his agenda. ???

Bruce F
Bruce F like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

I can see why Time is fast becoming a joke in the publication / magazine business. With Left-wing stooges like your self who are just tools for Obama I can easily see what no one takes your opinion with any salt.   

VG2012
VG2012

What you are not told is the hatred Dinesh D Souza has for blacks. Name one of his many books on black Americans that contain any positive potrayal of Blacks. None.  There is an ancestral conflict between africans and Indians. Indians have constructed a caste system in which blacks and persons of darker skin are supposed to be @ the bottom. Until you understand this fundament animousity his dislike for Obama will apppear strange, his hatred for blacks a mystery. This is why Idi Amin kicked Indians out of Uganda and why there  was an uprising in Jamaica against Indians.

18235
18235

how come a white guy, making good money, wrote a review of this documentary?!

shouldnt one of the 20 million illegal aliens, willing to write for five cents a word, have written this movie review?

HOW COME 99 PERCENT OF MOVIE CRITICS ARE AS SO LILLY WHITE?!

doseofcommonsense
doseofcommonsense like.author.displayName 1 Like

As long as you don't die waiting, " Single payer works in Canada, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Australia.."

- a Canadian who has paid through taxes his whole working life, only to see his wife suffer for 7 months waiting for a 10 minute operation.

ReDQLulz
ReDQLulz like.author.displayName 1 Like

An interesting 'story,' but in the end D'Souza's 'credentials overwhelm the movie, speaking volumes about his intentions rather than telling us anything new about President Obama, so the film is a complete and utter failure. The movie ends up being about D'Souza and his 'white  inculcated' paranoia more than anything else.

Moore's outright polemics and unfettered anger make for a far more interesting and entertaining film than D'Souza can muster simply because D'Souza's work is so bloody boring.

But as a tool to incite right wing white people to harbor more racial fear and loathing, it is doing exactly what it was designed to do.

Imagine Madison Grant's influential racist, but unintentionlly comic, tome  "The Passing Of The Great Race" and you have a pretty good idea of the neighborhood that this nonsense lives in.

cfpjlobo
cfpjlobo like.author.displayName 1 Like

What is this?  So, providing insight into the birth (not birther) of Obama's philosophy is not worthy, but Michael Moore's "Capitalism, A Love Story," according to Corliss was "broadly entertaining, ceaselessly provocative, wildly ambitious."  Not that we didn't know, but Corliss, again, has outed himself a Moore following, left wing nut job.  I so glad I don't read the dribble from this rag very often.  I gave up on Time a long time ago. 

Sonya
Sonya

Do you not know the difference between fiction and facts? President Obama doesn't need to prove to you or anyone else his citizenship. And besides, how do we know if ANY of our presidents were U.S. citizens? Nobody asked nor did we see documented proof thereof, so why, suddenly, is President Obama's citizenship an issue? Believe it or not, but America was not "discovered" when Europeans arrived. America had been "discovered" by the Native American Indians ("native" being the operative word) had migrated from Asia and Canada. To claim this country was "discovered" by Europeans is like "discovering" money at the bank -- it ain't yours to claim.

Now, what part of Michael Moore's movie was not based on facts and real people or did he just make it up as he went along?

markermiller
markermiller like.author.displayName 1 Like

Yes, Sonya... he just made it up as he went along.  As are you.

Bible_Thumped
Bible_Thumped like.author.displayName 1 Like

Hey Richard Corliss, the next time you tell a "conservative" story it would behoove you to keep your leftist opinion out of it. Allow us to draw on our own conclusion and not on the conclusion you'd rather us to believe, Mr. Corliss the Propagandist.

Guest
Guest

I wonder how many of the tickets were bought by the Wingnut Welfare System and then awarded to the GOP faithful in exchange for a $15 donation.

Mike Roberts
Mike Roberts

I wonder how many of the tickets were bought by the Wingnut Welfare System and then awarded to the GOP faithful in exchange for a $15 donation.

rainysummer
rainysummer like.author.displayName 1 Like

And where was Dinesh D’Souza born?   Enough said about that racist.  Also, I have never seen so much racial hatred as here in America.   As I recall, Bush was not a good president but never did I here so much hatred spewed against him.  He was the commander and chief and regardless to how HORRIBLE he was as president of the United States, we American accepted it.   We Amercans state we are progressive in our acceptance of racial differences but this is far from the truth. In my opinion, so many people hate the president only because he is BLACK.    

TrentRichards
TrentRichards like.author.displayName 1 Like

Are you kidding me? I can't even tell you how much Bush hate I have heard over the past 12 years. That's right, it has continued heavily even over the past 4 years while Obama has been president. Furthermore, I am so tired of people calling racism just because we disagree with Obama's policies and vote against him. What I can tell you is this, I have seen far more racism on the side of Obama's supporters, than on the side of his opposition. I can't tell you how many black people that I know that have admitted to voting for Obama simply because he is black. Another noteworthy observation is that those same people, some in their 50s and older, have never once voted before Obama ran for president. That is an interesting fact, wouldn't you say?

Drew
Drew like.author.displayName 1 Like

Carter was President too. So whats your point Fatesrider? He was a failure. So would you count that experience as good? So basically what your saying is that socialism hasnt worked because we didnt give failure a chance.

Bakbakbakwas
Bakbakbakwas

yeah DD is a rejected Indian lefty mole planted in America.

Bakbakbakwas
Bakbakbakwas

just cuz he writes with his left hand.......sure Obama and Clinton were lefties. How about that funny huh?

Drew
Drew

Name one thing in the movie that wasnt true!

Obamas borther in pverty!

His fathers hatred for America!

Obama being influenced by hard core communists!

WHAT?

Drew
Drew

Its easy to say nanny nanny boo boo! So what part of 2016 is unbelievable? What part is untrue? Please list your references like D'Souza lists his! Thats how educated people do research.

Gill Bates
Gill Bates

D'Souza fails to recognize that economic sanctions act as obstacles in the way of Iran gaining a nuclear weapon. Instead, he argues repeatedly that Obama hasn't taken any steps to try to stop it from happening. In other words, he criticizes the President for failing to declare another war.

His "interviews" are sloppy and blur the line between interview and fictional scene. He interrogates a qualified  psychologist on a subject he has no apparent credentials in, Barack Obama's personal life and family relationships. 

It denounces Reverend Wright for calling America the most rogue nation in the world, "not Iran, not North Korea." It says that Jesse Jackson's criticism of covert racism "concedes America's superiority." D'Souza himself asks what will happen "if America was no longer America?"

There's an inherent assumption of infallibility that America is superior to the rest of the world for its recipe of "globalization, modernization, and capitalism." The film plays on xenophobia and balks at any motion that could reduce the size and scope of America's military. But really, why would a nation need more than 1,500 nuclear warheads? We can blow up the world ten times over, why would we need more than 100?

For the most part, everything said in the movie is true, and that includes footage of Joe Biden publicly denouncing D'Souza's ideas. But still, D'Souza giggles at the notion that Obama is helping his brother, a part of the world, by fighting global warming and has no trouble getting old ladies to agree with his family conspiracy plots. Maybe about five minutes of credible facts and a heart-pounding, insistent soundtrack of frightening music behind context-free footage of one man: that's how uneducated people do their research.

Thomas Greer
Thomas Greer like.author.displayName 1 Like

How about the suggestion he's being soft on terrorists when Obama's done more than Bush ever did to bring them to justice? 

Okieflyover
Okieflyover like.author.displayName 1 Like

Drone use doesn't count. Although Obama has taken personal credit for killing bin Ladin ther e are reports that Valerie jarrett talked him out of approving the mission on 2 previous occasions for fear it would fail and hurt him politically.

Some leader.

sandifjm
sandifjm

@Okieflyover "There are reports"? Please cite your sources.

VG2012
VG2012

You idiot educated people do not conducted one sided work that was produced for political interest. In Academia you present a balanced work.

You are not allowed to have sponsoreship from people with interest in the outcome of you work. No Scholar does this type of work during a Political campaign.  Why are Republicans so dumb and stupid ?

VG2012
VG2012 like.author.displayName 1 Like

Germany you idiot. They have 100% health insurance, higher hourly wages than the US, out export the US even though they are only 85 million in population. and maintain surplus.You also need to read about Norway. You will cry with envygo read about the blessings of Norwegians// Why are Republicans so dumb and stupid

OldNYFirefighter
OldNYFirefighter

 Why are you still here then? It sounds like you love Germany, so go there.

VG2012
VG2012 like.author.displayName 1 Like

I was born here you idiot , Yes I wish I was German or Norwegian because of Nitwitts like you//

allamericanwoman
allamericanwoman

Drew:

Thanks for your info. I know what the lefty's are but I have to try to give them heads up on truth hoping they will do research and go "golly have I been that stupid all this time believing the bs " LOL

Drew
Drew

The bust story is about disrespect! Something liberals dont care about. Obama cherishes the dreams of his father in that he wants the U.S. to return to a precolonial state. He mentions it indirectly all through his book. SO the bust story is just one small piece in a much larger picture. ELOTROLADO8 you have to open your eyes and see the trojan horse for what it is. This president has antipathy towards this great national. Most socialsts and communists hate America because of our great success.

jessec829
jessec829 like.author.displayName 1 Like

Can you please explain to me what you mean by "precolonial state"? You keep saying it, but I don't understand what you mean, unless you mean that Obama's secret plot is to return America to the Native Americans.

Drew
Drew

This movie was excellent in its presentation. Everything was based on fact and testimony. It shows how Obama wants to dethrone the United States to pre-colonioal times. One of the simple examples was how Obama gave billions to third world nations to develop their oil fields and sell oil to the United States but wont allow the United States to be independent and drill for her own oil. The returning of the bust to Britain was an obvious anti-colonial statement as well. Obama works hard at stopping menial threats but allows the major threats like Iran to continue develping nuclear weapons. Obama cries about the rich but does nothing to donate his own wealth.

can545
can545

I am a Democrat who voted for Obama in 2008. I really believed in what he said. My faith is gone.

I may not vote Romney in 2012, but I definitely will not vote for Obama. If others like me do the same, he is out.

Sad all around that we all were duped by rhetoric. Even sadder that the words came from a black man, seeing they have been lied to all these years by whites. You'd think he would be above that.

konga76
konga76 like.author.displayName 1 Like

The movie is based on D'Souza's 2010 book, The Roots of Obama's Rage, reviewed here by Andrew Ferguson, senior editor at the CONSERVATIVE Weekly Standard magazine. http://www.weeklystandard.com/...  

The article highlights D'Souza's  several failures in his book, including his many misreadings of Obama's own writing. Ferguson seems somewhat embarrassed by the lunacy fringe in the Republican party but admits that writers like D'Souza give these screwballs exactly the sort of bile they want to consume.   

Polls have consistently shown that most Americans have already made up their minds about their November choice, so it is unlikely that cinematic trash such as this will sway many voters. But it is unfortunate that fantasy has become a mainstay across the country in the political realm. This hardly makes for a good showing of American democracy to other nations around the world. 

konga76
konga76

The movie is based on D'Souza's 2010 book, The Roots of Obama's Rage, reviewed here by Andrew Ferguson, senior editor at the CONSERVATIVE Weekly Standard magazine. 

http://www.weeklystandard.com/...  

The article highlights D'Souza's  several failures in his book, including his many misreadings of Obama's own writing. Ferguson seems somewhat embarrassed by the lunacy fringe in the Republican party but admits that writers like D'Souza give these screwballs exactly the sort of bile they want to consume.   

Polls have consistently shown that most Americans have already made up their minds about their November choice, so it is unlikely that cinematic trash such as this will sway many voters. But it is unfortunate that fantasy has become a mainstay across the country in the political realm. This hardly makes for a good showing of American democracy to other nations around the world. 

tommie451
tommie451

Obama's deficit is over four times Bush's. So saying it is the same thing is both scary and disengenuous. National police and fire union? Great idea. Now we can have a national police strike. Stimulus? Turned out to be a bailout for state pension funds. Enforced unionization? Outing and attacking people who disagree. Everything Obama does is scary. He brought it on himself.

Drew
Drew

Obamas deficit alone is greater than George Washington to George Bush Jr's debt combined. All of it is with the intent of collapsing this nation and returning us to a pre-colonial state.

Bakbakbakwas
Bakbakbakwas

America was not ready for Obama, besides Dinesh D what does he know better about America. Its a great nation with immense wealth still to be created and tapped into. People in the higher echelons of power know the secrets and DD is the puppet to spin stories for his caucus, this back n forth will keep happening under any administration everyone is concerned about keeping his or her economic rent. Specially now with the 24/7 interactive news cycle there is more to react to. Everyone is a PUNDIT but actual governance is hard since there are many interest groups in a democracy and juggling each one of them will leave some better of or worse off.  Its very easy to sit on the mountain top and criticize individuals for their missteps. I laugh at all the doomsayers who predict the end of America's greatness and question their intention? You ain't seen nothin yet!.     

OldNYFirefighter
OldNYFirefighter

 All of you clowns keep calling the USA a Democracy. It is not a DEMOCRACY, it is a Constitutional Republic, big difference. You don't even know what type of government you live under.