WONKETTE AT THE MOVIES  10:38 am August 27, 2012

That Wacky Dinesh D’Souza Obamapocalypse Documentary: All The Rage in Cinema!

by Jim Newell

The wingers are clicking their heels this morning, as the documentary 2016: Obama’s America, based on the widely condemned works of pretend scholar troll Dinesh D’Souza, hit number 8 at the weekend box office! With total a haul of 9 million dollars, it is now the “#1 all-time biggest-grossing conservative political documentary,” which is… it’s quite a thing. And to think that your Wonkette sneered at such a dynamic work six months ago: shame on us. What is this movie like? We just watched the trailer and, sorry to be predictable here, but yeah, it looks racist.

The trailer follows D’Souza’s theory that President Obama is motivated solely by his anti-colonial bitterness against the British officers who oppressed Kenya. That is definitely what we see when the administration suggests pegging Social Security cost of living adjustments to chained CPI instead of standard CPI, for example. Kenya. Anger. Ethnic music.

The most “fun” part of the trailer comes when a group of black people playing Monopoly start screaming at each other and knocking houses over.

It’s a hit!

[Towleroad]

 

Hola wonkerados.

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Not_So_Much August 27, 2012 at 10:41 am

Does the Monoply game scene showing Bamz eating the dog game piece? Because, HAW HAW HAW! He's a Blah furriner, amiright?

Preferred Customer August 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

I've tried to put the dog game piece on top of the car game piece, and it just won't stay.

Generation[redacted] August 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Mitt, we're not letting you play banker anymore.

CthuNHu August 27, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Nominated for new Obama campaign slogan.

metamarcisf August 27, 2012 at 10:41 am

"D’Souza is to Fellini as a trip to the mall is to a flight to the moon " – Gene Siskal

thatsitfortheother1 August 27, 2012 at 10:47 am

Fellini had boobs to work with. D’Souza had, hey, wait a minute!

actor212 August 27, 2012 at 10:52 am

Moobs do not count

weejee August 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

But Chris Christie might look a little better if Jockey made a brassiere for him.

thatsitfortheother1 August 28, 2012 at 4:11 am

Jockey's Tent and Awning Division.

punkneverdies August 27, 2012 at 10:41 am

So did America decide somewhere along the way that colonialism is awesome or what?

thatsitfortheother1 August 27, 2012 at 10:48 am

The same time they put capitalism in the Constitution as our religion. Or something.

DemmeFatale August 27, 2012 at 11:24 am

They had to look it up, (the ones who could read, anyway), first.

SigDeFlyinMonky August 27, 2012 at 11:38 am

Shure did, about 1898. Ask Aguinaldo!

punkneverdies August 27, 2012 at 11:51 am

Honestly the trumped up excuse to invade Cuba seems kinda familiar.

WIDTAP August 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm

You bet. That's how we got Hawaii –and we come full circle.

Tundra Grifter August 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm

pnd: Teasing the right wing nutz over on Amazon (see the reviews and comments for "The Amateur") I ask that question. They quote "neo-colonial" or somesuch term as if it actually had meaning.

So far, no one has been able to explain it. "Anti-colonial?" That's a bad thing here in the US of A?

punkneverdies August 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm

It seems to be the level of discourse at this point, if "liberals" or "intellectual elites" say something, then it must be wrong and there is no common ground.

redarmyzombie August 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Yes, because White People.

This of course excludes Ottoman, Japanese, and Chinese colonialism, which was evil due to the aforementioned reason above.

PuckStopsHere August 27, 2012 at 10:42 am

It's good to know the People of Walmart had something to do this weekend.

Designer_Rants August 27, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I bet the theater staffers had to hose down those theaters like hog stalls.

sbj1964 August 27, 2012 at 10:42 am

I bet those snobs at the Academy Awards will hate it like a Steven Spielberg movie.

Designer_Rants August 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Liebral Hollywood can't handle the truth.

LibertyLover August 27, 2012 at 10:43 am

Are Republicans even permitted to have theories? I mean, theories are scientific and as we all know, Republicans tend to be science-challenged.

BigSkullF*ckingDog August 27, 2012 at 10:54 am

Theories are just wacky ideas the someone once pulled out of their butt, like "evolution". So this fits right in with their definition of a theory.

SorosBot August 27, 2012 at 10:58 am

Theory is certainly far from proven fact, which is found in an old book written by dozens of unknown authors written over hundreds of years, assembled and reedited by committee many times, which contradicts itself and empirical evidence over and over again.

actor212 August 27, 2012 at 11:00 am

So you've read The Joy Of Cooking?

Bezoar August 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm

And don't forget all the shit they just made up and added in while copying it by hand, because it sounded good, right?

SorosBot August 27, 2012 at 10:44 am

But Dinesh D'Souza has a foreign-sounding name; that means he can't be a racist, just like Michelle "put all the Arabs in concentration camps!" Malkin.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 August 27, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I have a theory about people like Dinesh D'Souza and Malkin; their racism seems to be…counterintuitive given their skin color. There was a comedian, I can't remember who but he was talking about going to a party where some gang bangers were chillin'. Every one of them was black except for this one white dude, and that one white dude is the one you don't fuck with because in order to get into a gang like the Folks or the Crips he'd have to be the craziest motherfucker of them all. This is why Douche D'doucha and Malkunt are the way they are, in order to hang out with a bunch of WASPy racists they have to be more racist and crazier than the rest. That explains this bullshit and Malkunt saying "internment worked out well with those filthy Asians (of which I am totally not one), lets do it to the Arabs now!", etc. Disturbing…

Tundra Grifter August 27, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Michelle Manikin thinks it was a good thing the Japanese-American citizens were interred during World War II.

In camps – not in the ground.

Goonemeritus August 27, 2012 at 10:46 am

That settles it I will be cashing in my 401k and buying a Brownie Super 8 so I can cash in on some of those sweet hatred dollars.

DemmeFatale August 27, 2012 at 10:46 am

I love that Dinesh is projecting his own issues onto "Real America."

Schmannnity August 27, 2012 at 10:46 am

Inched out by a bike messenger movie. Clearly, America sleeps.

SavageDrummer August 27, 2012 at 11:11 am

The free market has spoken… Joseph Gordon-Levitt for President!

Chet Kincaid_ August 27, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Previews inform me that he is simply Bruce Willis in a time loop. (Although the makeup for such makes him look like Keanu Reeves.)

Lascauxcaveman August 27, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Haha. I love bikes, and that thing looks bloody awful.

I've got it in my Netflix queue already.

starfanglednut August 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Hipster.

SorosBot August 27, 2012 at 10:47 am

What's really weird about this is the assumption that anti-colonialism is somehow a bad thing; I thought the civilized world realized decades ago that colonialism was awful and one of the great crimes of Europe and the US, but no, apparently some dickwads still think it was perfectly good and opposing the violent oppression of native peoples was wrong for some reason.

Goonemeritus August 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

Clearly our Founding Fathers would have never stomached any anti-colonial sentiment.

Bezoar August 27, 2012 at 12:15 pm

White-on-white colonialism = bad; white-on-blah colonialism = burdensome civilizing duty, etc.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 August 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Yes, go and take up "the White Man's Burden", etc…fuck you, Kipling.

Lascauxcaveman August 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Well, I'm not anti-colonial. What do you take me for, a Cylon?

Swampgas_Man August 27, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Hey, D'Souza still thinks slavery was a Good Thing.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 August 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Yes, that's the part I can't really understand…but I think the anti-colonial thing is just a can of worms of dog whistles. First off, according to racist right wingers (redundancy) it means Obama hates everything the West stands for as a result. He hates Capitalism which drove a lot of the colonialism, he hates Christianity because churches often sent missions into and established bullshit churches in the colonies. He hates white people because well…can't get whiter than the British. Finally, he hates science because…well, uh….never mind, wingers don't include that one in the equation. Capitalism, Christianity, white people…my fucking god I can't believe they associate white Americans like me with fucking colonialism those vile, fat, ignorant, scooter riding r$tarded fuckers! I hate colonialism more than Bamz or his father ever could be accused of…explain that one, Douche D'doucha.

Chet Kincaid_ August 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Yes, Enlightened White Europe thought their past Colonialism was so awful that they refused to keep an iron grip on African natural resources, and would never think of inventing the World Bank and IMF and scores of NGOs to beat browns and blacks over the head with post-Colonial dependency.

BoroPrimorac August 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm

It's because blacks can't be trusted to run their own affairs. I learned that from reading conservative intellectuals like D'Souza.

Tundra Grifter August 27, 2012 at 2:13 pm

There's an interesting theory in "The Japanese Art of War" that after the West forcibly opened trade with that nation, it looked at the way we did things and said "OK – Empire it is."

For the next hundred years Japan built an Empire with colonies and all the rest. Following the Western model. And that, kids, is how we came to fight WW II in the Pacific…

noodlesalad August 27, 2012 at 10:47 am

To be fair, in Dinesh's version of Stand Your Monopoly, you can opt to shoot the other players who land on your property and take their money, so long as they're one of the "undesirable" pieces (old shoe, dog, iron) and not one of the more "American" ones (battleship, top hat, race car).

IonaTrailer August 27, 2012 at 10:47 am

This will lack snark, but reading some of the comments people are making on FB posts about whether you'll vote for Barry or not, are really depressing. We have a lot of work to do folks, the kool-aide factories are working over-time.

Bezoar August 27, 2012 at 12:17 pm

And I tell you, the work to be done is to achieve general recognition of my 'Two Species" interpretation of the human race.

Chet Kincaid_ August 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm

You know who else puts the human beings they don't like into "separate species"?

Terry August 27, 2012 at 10:47 am

"The trailer follows D’Souza’s theory that President Obama is motivated solely by his anti-colonial bitterness against the British officers who oppressed Kenya. "

Wouldn't he more likely be nursing anti-colonial bitterness over the way Americans treated Hawaiian Natives?

Didn't Barry only meet his deadbeat father the one time?

That trailer is a frickin dog whistle.

Schmannnity August 27, 2012 at 10:53 am

On his mother's side, the way Americans treated the Kansa, Kiowa,and Osage.

Chet Kincaid_ August 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm

His mother has Native American roots?

actor212 August 27, 2012 at 10:58 am

Now now, Obama was two when Kenya was officially given its independence, but Hawaii had been a state for almost four years. So Kenya's colonialism was far more recent and relevant to a two year old than Hawaii's history of oppression, including the intraisland stuff that went on.

After all, he suffered under British colonialism….actually, never!

Schmannnity August 27, 2012 at 11:02 am

Facts R tricky.

LibertyLover August 27, 2012 at 10:48 am

$9 million? That's a lot of Bama hate. Unless, of course, theaters were bought out and tickets were given away for "free" to Republican donors, like they do their conservative books.

SnarkOff August 27, 2012 at 11:28 am

Easy: Each theatergoer had to buy two tickets to accommodate his Hoverround.

Bezoar August 27, 2012 at 12:21 pm

"Enclosed please find two tickets to tonight's performance of my play; bring a friend, if you can find one."

"Sorry, I can't make it tonight, but I'll be at tomrrow's performance; if there is one."

(Supposedly G.B. Shaw vs. Winston Churchill, probably apocryphal, but funny.)

Tundra Grifter August 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm

LL:

$9M is the "cum" – since it opened several weeks ago. Another $100M or so and it will catch up to Michael Moore's 2004 documentary.

Last Friday night it sold $2.2M in 1,091 theaters. At an average price of $7.50 a pop, fewer than 270 people saw it.

CthuNHu August 27, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Last Friday night it sold $2.2M in 1,091 theaters. At an average price of $7.50 a pop, fewer than 270 people saw it.

I wish.

Last Friday night it sold $2.2M in 1,091 theaters. At an average price of $7.50 a pop, fewer than 270 people saw it per theater.

FTFY

ManchuCandidate August 27, 2012 at 10:48 am

Just to put it into perspective. The documentary Fahrenheit 911, made by the contarded's most hated fat man, made $222 MILLION worldwide.

So, how about making that 9 million, eh?

ChernobylSoup August 27, 2012 at 10:53 am

I start a graduate course in Public Finance this evening. On the syllabus for tonight: viewing of Michael Moore's Roger and Me. I think I'm going to like the professor.

SexySmurf August 27, 2012 at 11:07 am

And it helped John Kerry win the election…in New Hampshire. Obama 2016 should be enough to give Romney the edge in a couple of counties in North Dakota.

actor212 August 27, 2012 at 11:33 am

Listen, if it grossed $9million, that means it netted $8,999,999!

Tundra Grifter August 27, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Son, movies never net a dime. That's the first rule of Hollywood accounting.

Professionals take their points "above the line." If you are offered a cut of the net, you are being taken for a fish. And you will be took.

Tundra Grifter August 27, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I don't think "2016" is going to have big ticket sales overseas.

ManchuCandidate August 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Still made close to 100 million domestic.

CthuNHu August 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm

When you are a highly educated and respected conservative historian and intellectual and documentary filmmaker, and your magnum opus makes 1/23rd as much money as a left-wing pseudo-quasi-documentary that was a shocker mostly because of how it sucked so vastly beyond anyone's expectations, you are the equivalent of Spielberg, Hitchcock, Coppola, Riefenstahl and D. W. Griffith all rolled into one. Plus Madison (James, not Dolly or Billy), Paine (except the atheist bits) and Hamilton.

BZ1 August 27, 2012 at 10:50 am

They shelve the film about Osama's kill, and allow this hit-piece to go out in an election year?? WTF!!

bobbert August 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Something something Republican.

DerrickWildcat August 27, 2012 at 10:50 am

LOL, as if 24 hours a day of swastika radio and Fox News wasn't enough, now they have to make time to squeeze another hour and a half of dumb and outrage.

actor212 August 27, 2012 at 10:54 am

Have to do something in between NASCAR and wrestling.

Jimmyone August 27, 2012 at 11:54 am

I can understand them wanting to watch wrestling…all the sweat…the butts…the wild eyed audience…but NASCAR?? They always turn left…don't the republicans get it?

Willardbot9000_V2.5 August 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I thought that time was reserved for sex with sister-wives and rent boys…or goats if neither is available. Boy youze need ta' be learned up on yer consoyvative Southernz!

ChernobylSoup August 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

This is why I only play the Star Wars edition of Monopoly.

LibertyLover August 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Does that come with tiny light sabers?

actor212 August 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

“#1 all-time biggest-grossing conservative political documentary"

And still out-grossed "An American Carol"…

I'm sure it's grossing. I know the thought of D'Souza being taken seriously by anyone grosses me out.

ManchuCandidate August 27, 2012 at 10:53 am

Even "Man Getting Hit By Football In the Groin" outgrossed An American Carol.

SorosBot August 27, 2012 at 11:01 am

And it won George C .Scott an Academy Award!

Lascauxcaveman August 27, 2012 at 1:07 pm

"It works on so many levels!"

actor212 August 27, 2012 at 11:20 am

And that was free on YouTube!

docteur_giraud August 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Go 'way. 'Baitin'!

Beowoof August 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

More lying bullshit about the black guy, wow something (not) different from the republicans. The stupidity Americans are willing to believe constantly amazes me. Even the most cursory understanding of history and economics should tell you that the republican plan is screw you.

IonaTrailer August 27, 2012 at 11:24 am

No kidding. I'm getting a headache from the stupidity. I might have to lock myself in the quiet room until November.

joshleefolsom August 27, 2012 at 10:52 am

I thought you were kidding about the monoply. Oh my, you weren't … hilarious!

Estproph August 27, 2012 at 10:52 am

2016: Obama's America – the only film documentary to be created entirely in crayon.

DerrickWildcat August 27, 2012 at 10:56 am

The irony here is that if the people who attended this movie saw D'Souza on the street, they'd tell him to go back to Mexico.

One_who_wanders August 27, 2012 at 11:10 am

If he was lucky.

prommie August 27, 2012 at 10:57 am

"Conservative intellectual" is basically synonymous with "Special Olympian," Dinesh here is exhibit A as far as the proof of this proposition. And where does this dude get off (1) accusing anyone of not being "american" and not sharing our "heritage and cultural values," and (2) accusing anyone of having some kind of rage-fueled agenda? Brown is calling the brown brown here.

ManchuCandidate August 27, 2012 at 11:01 am

Hey now. Special Olympics folks have talent, the Conservative Intellacktuel (sic) does not.

SorosBot August 27, 2012 at 11:04 am

Now, conservative "intellectuals" are good at using big words, referencing actual intellectuals along with fellow pseudo-intellects, and basically sounding smart to dumb people.

Poindexter718 August 27, 2012 at 10:58 am

Crafty Bams, waiting for his second term to begin implementing his dismantling of colonialism.
Clearly he is toying with us.

GunToting[Redacted] August 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Don't forget, that's when he's coming for our guns, too!

Misty Malarky August 27, 2012 at 10:59 am

Dinesh D’Souza?!?
What – he's some kind of march writin' Frenchy Arab or something?!?

Lascauxcaveman August 27, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Sounds like some kind of awful French-Indian fusion dish.

Chet Kincaid_ August 27, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I can imagine him writing some pretty trippy Bollywood marching band routines, I tell you what. With actual elephants instead of trumpets.

RadioBowels August 27, 2012 at 11:00 am

For some reason it didn't do so well in Guam, the Marianas, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Samoa.

anniegetyerfun August 27, 2012 at 11:00 am

Hello, Americans! I'm Dinesh D'Souza, and I was born in Mumbai! Let me tell you, those colored folks overseas really hate the fuck out of your country! It's true. Let me make a living telling you about how all the foreign coloreds can't wait to take your country apart.

And you can trust me, because I'm sort of one of them, except Catholic.

AbandonHope_ August 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Does Dinesh regularly apologize for Gandhi and wish that a British Raj still controlled India? Because that sounds right in character for him.

VespulaMaculata August 27, 2012 at 11:00 am

While Sarah Palin cries, "so why didn't they go to my movie…?"

Schmannnity August 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

"Game Change?" I've seen it 3 times.

philpjfry August 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

Somebody just shoot me now! I can't take all the stupid fucking racist, bigoted, selfish, uncaring, I want mine and the rest be damnd, attitude anymore. I am thinking of moving to Scotland.

LibertyLover August 27, 2012 at 11:09 am

Paging Dick Cheney! philpjfry is asking to be shot in the face!

anniegetyerfun August 27, 2012 at 11:17 am

There MUST be some stupid people in Scotland, right? I can never tell, because I can't understand what they are saying, and it's so cute.

eggsacklywright August 27, 2012 at 11:26 am

Aye, lassie, ye canna hae the unnerstandin, dew? There be Tories aboot.

And what about the Welsh, hoarding all those consonants?

anniegetyerfun August 27, 2012 at 11:30 am

One of my friends was attending school in Wales until recently, and all of her Facebook statuses would turn up with geotags like “Near Wyknghlawwwr.” She would assure me that there was a way to pronounce it out loud, using a human mouth, but I'm still suspicious.

IonaTrailer August 27, 2012 at 11:25 am

Take me with you.

Or maybe an apartment in Costa Rica?

philpjfry August 27, 2012 at 11:46 am

Costa Rica is nice

Lascauxcaveman August 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Scotland is a bit stabby this time of year.

SexySmurf August 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

In related news, the The Expendables 2 topped the box office for the second week in a row. It has gun-toting old people doing vaguely homoerotic things with Chuck Norris; it's the #1 all-time biggest-grossing conservative porno.

Serolf_Divad August 27, 2012 at 11:12 am

To reiterate: this conservative "blockbuster" opened eight places below "The Expendables – Part Deux."

eggsacklywright August 27, 2012 at 11:28 am

Saw the trailer, a completely laughable cliche-fest in macho sauce.

Generation[redacted] August 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I saw the first one, but couldn't get past the fact that Sly Stallone and company infiltrated a third world country by pretending to be bird waters. Dogs of War was a great movie, and didn't deserve this treatment.

Mumbletypeg August 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

Newell's post title uses "rage" — a far from impotent word for me, as I checked a review of the film I learn d'Souza has a book out, The Roots of Obama's Rage. This would be hilarious even to the untrained eye if it wasn't so pernicious a mischaracterization.

"Our President is trapped in his father's time machine. Incredibly, the U.S. is being ruled according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s. This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anticolonial ambitions, is now setting the nation's agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son. The son makes it happen, but he candidly admits he is only living out his father's dream. The invisible father provides the inspiration, and the son dutifully gets the job done. America today is governed by a ghost. — "Dinesh D'Souza, quoted in film review, Philadelphia Inquirer online**

If that's not conjuring up fap fiction to play to an 'inebriated, philandering" crowd raging an imagined assault on their liberties, & effectively denying the realization of their homophobic-driven ambitions — give Dinesh a gold star anyway; for he sure seems to be trying.
** sourced

One_who_wanders August 27, 2012 at 11:12 am

d'Souza be smoking some good stuff.

SayItWithWookies August 27, 2012 at 11:53 am

That's funny — did President Obama show this rage by, say, invading the same country his daddy invaded in order to get the job done right and show him up and finally get out from under his shadow? Because that would be indicative of some daddy issues right there.

Lascauxcaveman August 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Well, you're just not approaching this from the proper angle:
Invading Iraq = colonialism = good.

Now try to pay attention.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I actually watched this horror show. The rest of the audience consisted of six pasty white fat guys, so the big bucks must be coming in from Texarkansassippi and Oklazona.

Yes, Obama has, for some reason, dedicated his life to fulfilling the anti-colonial dreams of his father (you know — the guy he met once.) This explains why he's pro-Islamist (the drone attacks must be feints, which the Taliban are OK with), and hates Israel (again, all the obvious support for Israel must be fake, so nobody suspects), and will unilaterally throw all of our nuclear warheads away (proof is in the SALT agreements, which clearly show the trend toward zero nukes, while everybody else –including Iran– will obviously keep or expand their arsenals.)

Every leftie who ever got within conversational distance of Obama is one of "Obama's founding fathers". (Yes, that includes Bill Ayers and Rev. Wright.) Every economic indicator begins its life in 2008, Bush the Dumber never existed, and … well, you get the idea.

Dinesh started out as one of those annoying college campus conservatives ("of course we're sophomoric — we're sophomores!") and his critical thinking skills haven't improved one iota since then. The flick is laughably bad, if you don't mind illogic and inconsistencies and flat-out idiocy that make your head hurt. You stop snorting about 1/3 of the way into it, spend the next 1/3 wanting to throw things at the screen, and the final 1/3 wanting to beat D'Souza with a baseball bat while screaming true things at him, in the faint hope of making an impression.

I give it an "F" for "Fail. The true believers will suck it up, maybe, but any rational person hoping to learn something will likely conclude that the Obama-bashers are fucking nuts. Even the fat white guys walked out looking at each other with "WTF??" written all over their faces.

sewollef August 27, 2012 at 1:19 pm

[snark off]
"Our President is trapped in his father's time machine. Incredibly, the U.S. is being ruled according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s…."

This oozes bigotry, pure and simple.

This is why I would never make a good politician, because you have to allow this fucking racist drivel to take the place of an exchange of ideas and a discussion on the merits of a policy.

Look, President Obama has not lived up to my expectations, nor I suspect many Wonketteers, and he's been far too cozy with the Goldman Sachs of this world, but that said, in the face of obstructionism at every turn from the GOP in congress; the birther outrage; the overtly racist attacks on him, his wife and even his kids would be too tough for me to take and not fire back [figuratively, but with venom].

AddHomonym August 27, 2012 at 11:04 am

"We approve!"
- Elizabeth Regina

fawkedifiknow August 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

Show me one audience member of this movie whose beliefs about Obama were changed after seeing it, and I''ll show you someone way too fucking dumb to vote in the first place.

viennawoods13 August 27, 2012 at 11:56 am

They're selling the Kool Aid at the concession booth, along with the giant tub o' popcorn with extra "buttery" topping.

Steverino247 August 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Too fucking dumb to breathe.

UnholyMoses August 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

Fuck Monopoly — D'Douchea sucks at Life …

Tundra Grifter August 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Sorry!

Tundra Grifter August 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm

No Clue.

ingloriousbytch August 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

“#1 all-time biggest-grossing conservative political documentary,”

Which is pretty much the equivalent of being the meth addict who's lost the fewest teeth.

Serolf_Divad August 27, 2012 at 11:09 am

Hint: she can see Russia from her porch.

sewollef August 27, 2012 at 1:28 pm

D'Souza's documentary is just barely on the same level as Triumph of The Will.

Although, I personally believe Leni Riefenstahl's directing to be much better than the content, despite her being a Nazi Party apologist.

Spurning Beer August 27, 2012 at 11:07 am

I've got some Ethan Allan colonial-style furniture that's going into the freedom bonfire tonight.

BoroPrimorac August 27, 2012 at 11:08 am

The real title of this documentary is: "Obama will kill your white ass and hand over your money to the negros."

oenspiek August 27, 2012 at 11:55 am

…. and not a minute too soon!

DerrickWildcat August 27, 2012 at 11:08 am

Here's something that ought to make you puke.
D'Souza dated Laura Ingraham AND Anne Coulter!
HAHAHAHAHAHA!

FNMA August 27, 2012 at 11:17 am

So, he's a bottom?

actor212 August 27, 2012 at 11:17 am

So he's bi?

mookwrthwilson August 27, 2012 at 11:18 am

So he's into dudes?

Sacanagem August 27, 2012 at 11:24 am

All of 'em, Katie!

dmnolan August 27, 2012 at 11:41 am

At the same time? Was Tammy Bruce (!) in on it?

johnnyzhivago August 27, 2012 at 11:08 am

I sat through 2 hours of this movie waiting for the end of the world special effects – especially that tidal wave over Mt. Everest.

Instead the whole thing was about some black guy becoming president and wrecking everything. Like that would ever happen!

Biel_ze_Bubba August 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

The closest they came was the doomsday drumming and thrumming behind Obama promising "change has come to America."

Lascauxcaveman August 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm

It was certainly no Mega Shark.

Self-Uploader August 27, 2012 at 11:09 am

So tea-baggers are for British colonialism now? This is what happens when a large percentage of Americans lack the irony gene, also critical thinking skills.

fredbell August 27, 2012 at 11:09 am

Huh?…Black people play Monopoly?….

anniegetyerfun August 27, 2012 at 11:15 am

Oh, sure, there's a special Urban Version where they can take away white people's guns and women, and also get free health care all the time for no reason.

Generation[redacted] August 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm

From what I gather in the movie trailer, that's what caused property values to drop and made monopoly money worthless.

GunToting[Redacted] August 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm

The game pieces include a T-bone steak and a Cadillac.

weejee August 27, 2012 at 11:11 am

Would appear that Dinesh is pleased to be the vehicle for the Pachyderms gathering in Tampax this week. He is so much like Ganesha's vahana, the rat.

Serolf_Divad August 27, 2012 at 11:14 am

Wait, didn't right-wing hero Mel Gibson hate the British in The Patriot?

I'm confused. So when is it OK to hate the British, again?

actor212 August 27, 2012 at 11:18 am

No no, he didn't hate the British. He hated Heath Ledger for *forcing* the Brits to shoot his other son in cold blood self-defense and thought to teach him a lesson by making him join the losing side.

SorosBot August 27, 2012 at 11:21 am

And in Braveheart, and in real life – though not as much as he hates the Jews.

viennawoods13 August 27, 2012 at 11:50 am

I hate the way that Gibson distorted history in both those films. I used to think he was great, in Gallipoli and Maverick especially, and now, well, what a fuckwad he turned out to be.
ps. How does one do italics? I'm tired of not italicizing film and novel titles.

GunToting[Redacted] August 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm

"like this"

< i > words < / i > but without the spaces

Biel_ze_Bubba August 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm

If you enter text ❮i❯like this❮/i❯, it gets displayed like this.

❮b❯ gives you bold, ❮u❯ gives you underline, ❮strike❯ gives you strike-through.

ChernobylSoup August 27, 2012 at 11:15 am

Sorry about deleting that. Several others made similar observations, so I felt like I was beating Paul Revere's dead horse.

metamarcisf August 27, 2012 at 11:57 am

This user has been deleted by the comment.

Swampgas_Man August 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm

This deletion has been used by the commentariat.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 August 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm

The central committee has demanded this user be deleted….

Lascauxcaveman August 27, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Comment. Delete. Rinse. Repeat.

SoBeach August 27, 2012 at 11:15 am

The fact that Obama has done absolutely nothing in four years to push the agenda this movie claims he has is only proof of the agenda. He's just waiting to be re-elected, see, THEN he'll start doing all the things we were told he was going to do in 2009. Derp.

Ducksworthy August 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Christ, I hope so.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Even Vlad Putin is waiting for the re-election, so he and Bamz can get down to unilaterally disarming the US. (Although he'll be disappoined when we hand over control to the UN.)

TootsStansbury August 27, 2012 at 11:15 am

When are they going to re-release 'Birth of a Nation'?

viennawoods13 August 27, 2012 at 11:53 am

This spring I showed my students a few minutes of that epic when we were looking at American popular culture- they were shocked and stunned by the degree of racism. We couldn't bear to watch any more than that.

deanbooth August 27, 2012 at 11:16 am

Based on the best seller The Protocols of the Elders of Moron.

Incitefully_Joe August 27, 2012 at 11:18 am

I discovered using the googly thing to find out that Dinesh D'souza was apparenty born in Goa, in Western India, and so were his parents. I therefore hypothesize that all of his bizarre polemics are themselves a projection of his own anti-colonial hatred of the British, which seems just as likely and based on actual evidence.

Sacanagem August 27, 2012 at 11:23 am

What's more, this likely means he's an Indian dude who speaks Portuguese. Layers upon layers of fucked-up post-colonial psych issues…

viennawoods13 August 27, 2012 at 11:48 am

Even more likely, he's – gasp- mixed race! Which makes it even more likely that he's projecting his own problems onto Obama.

Wadisay August 27, 2012 at 11:21 am

D'Souza's next film will be about the party rally: "Triumph of the Willard."

poorgradstudent August 27, 2012 at 11:22 am

Dinesh D'Souza is just really damn lucky there are people out there who consider him an intellectual just because he uses footnotes. And endnotes, also, too!

GeorgiaBurning August 27, 2012 at 11:23 am

I'm waiting for the YouTube version- will it have kittens?

Tundra Grifter August 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Honey Badger don't care.

prommie August 27, 2012 at 11:26 am

This will certainly encourage that growing segment who have decided that if Obama wins this election, it will be necessary to wage violent revolution to save the country.

dmnolan August 27, 2012 at 11:43 am

Dinesh proves the eclecticness of their world viewpoint.

mr bojangles August 27, 2012 at 11:44 am

obama a 3 term president?!?!? kool!!!

mindo99 August 27, 2012 at 11:51 am

The scene with the blacks playing Monopoly ending up in jail and then fighting may be one of the ugliest scenes I've ever seen in a general release movie trailer. What racist claptrap!

Generation[redacted] August 27, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Sure was depressing. That's why they balanced it out with uplifting footage of white people holding a candlelight vigil, singing We Will Overcome.

SorosBot August 27, 2012 at 11:54 am

Or we could, you know, avoid using racist insults against anybody, including vile right-wing douchebags, since that's actually insulting everybody of their race and not just that one particular douche.

elviouslyqueer August 27, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Agreed. Was in poor taste. Sorry, SB.

ph7 August 27, 2012 at 11:57 am

Take home message: Elect Romney, he'll send the blacks directly to jail.

OneYieldRegular August 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm

D'Souza is reviled even among conservative intellectuals. When you've reached a point where your only intellectual peer is someone like Jerome Corsi, you've arrived at a quite special circle of hell.

Generation[redacted] August 27, 2012 at 12:15 pm

If box office receipts are anything to go by, there's lots of movie theaters in that circle of hell.

Chet Kincaid_ August 27, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Links?

OneYieldRegular August 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm

You can start with his Wikipedia entry, then move on to the National Review:
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/220322/ene

iburl August 27, 2012 at 12:18 pm

This D'Souza guy has been going downhill ever since he composed "Stars and Stripes Forever".

Steverino247 August 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Where's that giant foot to crush him like when they play 'The LIberty Bell March?"

iburl August 27, 2012 at 11:42 pm

The invisible foot of humanism?

Generation[redacted] August 27, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Those black people weren't fighting with each other, they were fed up with the game because it's a stupid no-strategy roll of the dice where you only win by landing on the right street and everything else is just watching the other players slide into debt and bankruptcy waiting for a long drawn out foregone conclusion.

HistoriCat August 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Makes it a lot more realistic than Life as the game of life. Your description is damned perfect.

orygoon August 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm

It's like the blahs done put together their own Klan, wtf?

lulzmonger August 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm

That's funny – I didn't know a mere 30 pieces of silver could be worth $9 million!

"Pimp utter horseshit for a bunch of people who'd just as soon watch me twist on the end of a rope for shits & giggles? Sounds awesome! How much does it pay?"

Someone's bionic kneepads are showing.

DahBoner August 27, 2012 at 1:02 pm

'Dinesh' is just his stage name.

His real name is Billy Joe "Bubba"…

randcoolcatdaddy August 27, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Mitt gained a better understanding of our British colonial overlords after he heard all of them calling him a twit.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 August 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I've seen the trailer for this piece of shit 'documentary' before and every inch of it is bullshit. First off, it uncorks the mother of all winger consipiracies (sorry Newell, this one beats that asshole by miles) of "Obama is anti-colonial" because it gives them the best bang for their buck. Essentially they can blithely say this means Obama hates white people, capitalism, christianity and America (which came into founding as a colony) in that order of importance. Next off, it references DEBT yet it's the GOP who've done little more than explode the debt for 4 decades with their bullshit tax cuts for the rich. It makes me want to get head punch on Douche D'doucha and also it touts as the producer "one of the producers of Shindler's List!" for extra douchery as well. In other words, this fucking bullshit 'film' is the mother of all dog whistles; it's the modern equivolent of "Birth of a Nation" both in how it blames Obama for EVERYTHING and trumpets the courageous pasty white men who will fix this country keepin' "those people" from power forever…

BarackMyWorld August 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Mitt Romney's dad was from Mexico, so I suspect D'Souza thinks Mitt probably drinks tequila and drives a lowrider.

SirHotspur August 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm

9 million dollars @ 8.00/ticket = 1,125,000 racists.

pdiddycornchips August 27, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I have it on good authority that when he was at Dartmouth, the privileged assholes used to call him Mowgli. He would smile and nod his head. He was an ass kissing douche then and he hasn't changed one bit. The phrase, kiss up, kick down was invented for this guy.

Chet Kincaid_ August 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I can only watch this garbage with the sound off, so am I right in concluding:

- Obama did 9/11?
- Obama is a vampire who was buried in Kenya and has now risen to wreak his vengeance on the West?
- Black people sit around playing Monopoly until their boiling anger over financial oppression causes them to erupt with rage (True, I'm finta blow my stack as I type this!!)?
- Silly, appeasing white women with candles might as well just leave their bedroom windows open and wait for it?
- Dinesh D'Souza is the biggest self-hating brown ever to emerge from the Indian Subcontinent?

LloydDrako August 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Mercy me, I do believe this is the same D'Souza who was at Dartmouth when Obama was at Columbia. While the future president was working up his anti-colonialist rage, the future Oscar nominee (he wishes) was nursing his douchebaggery by publishing images of lynchings and outing "sodomite" fellow students.

fuflans August 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

i once was home at my folks' house and found that d'souza book (mom fuflans used to be a canadian socialist. now she listens to the WSJ).

mr fuflans and i removed it (with glove on) immediately and dumped it in a trash can somewhere in a chicago forest preserve.

true story.

LibertyLover August 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Elephants on Parade?

LibertyLover August 27, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Wait. I thought America was anti-colonial. Isn't that why it declared Independence from England in the first place? Wasn't George Washington an anti-colonialist? Patrick Henry? Thomas Jefferson? John Adams?

Chet Kincaid_ August 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm

But still better than an M. Night Shyamalan movie, right?

mrblifil August 27, 2012 at 2:49 pm

That cunt.

finallyhappy August 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

So I'm not watching it but someone who did explain the photo of the yahrzeit candles up top here? Is it proof that the President is Jewish?

badgitator August 27, 2012 at 10:27 pm

If you want to feel better after watching this video, go to youtube and find the video of Dinesh (geez, get a real name like Dan or Kevin or GTFO of 'Merica!) getting the metaphorical shit kicked out of him by Hitchens. Life affirming stuff, that.

Prairiefired August 27, 2012 at 10:39 pm

"My" . . . (edited material) . . . "butt" . . . (edited material) . . . "is" . . . (edited material) . . . "available."

Wow, I just created a documentary proving that all Republicans are whores. And it's true because I used their own words.

BathroomGoblin August 28, 2012 at 3:38 am

I'm entirely sure that American Crossroads didnt just just charge 500,000 tickets to their corporate card.

ttommyunger August 28, 2012 at 7:15 am

Nine Fucking Million? Once again, proof that one can never underestimate the cupidity, gullibility and searing hatred trapped within the festering boil we fondly refer to as the American "Right".

GunToting[Redacted] August 27, 2012 at 1:08 pm

In Obama's 2016 America, comment deletes you!

LibertyLover August 27, 2012 at 1:54 pm

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