2016: Obama's America

A look at Barack Obama's "Founding Fathers." Think you know about who influenced Barack Obama in the years before his Presidency? Think again.


A look at Barack Obama's "Founding Fathers."

Think you know about who influenced Barack Obama in the years before his Presidency? Think again.

We've all heard about his 20 years with Reverend Jeremiah Wright and his controversial relationship with the former Weatherman activist Bill Ayers but in the 90 minute documentary which opened this weeked at the Revere Showcase Cinema, three other key mentors are studied.

The first and most influential mentor was collectivist and anti-colonialist Barack Obama Sr.

WND.com reports on Barack Obama Sr.: “All of my life, I carried a single image of my father, one that I tried to take as my own,” Obama wrote in “Dreams From My Father.” What was that image? It was “the father of my dreams, the man in my mother’s stories, full of high-blown ideals.” "Obama adds, 'It was into my father’s image … that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself.'

"Though Obama said little about what those “ideals” were, they crystallized in the form of a 1965 paper, written by the senior Obama and published in the East African Journal. In that paper, titled, “Problems Facing Our Socialism,” the elder Obama advocated the communal ownership of land and even the forced confiscation of privately controlled land. He also called for the nationalization of “European” and “Asian” owned enterprises, and advocated handing over control of these operations to the “indigenous” black population. Further, Obama’s father wanted to increase taxes on the rich, even up to the 100 percent level, arguing that “there is no limit on taxation if the benefits derived from public services by society measures up to the cost in taxation which they have to pay.” Incidentally, this concept is not totally foreign to the younger Obama, whose plan to “spread the wealth around” by raising taxes conceptually mimics his fathers plan." Read the entire story here.

The next mentor in 2016: Obama's America is Roberto Unger.

About him, Summit.org says, "It is because Barack Obama is himself a radical Fabian Socialist with a revolutionary bias! It is no accident that one of the President’s major professors at Harvard Law School was Roberto Unger, a radical Marxist. Unger is quoted as stating, 'I am a leftist and by conviction as well as temperament a revolutionary. Any association of mine with Barack Obama in the course of the campaign could do only harm.' (See Dinesh D’Souza, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, 98)

The newest twist to the Roberto Unger story is from HuffingtonPost.com entitled, Roberto Unger, Obama's Former Harvard Law School Professor, Says The President 'Must Be Defeated'

And certainly the most troubling mentor is Frank Marshall Davis who is the subject of a new book entitled, "The Communist - Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor by Paul Kengor, Ph.D."

The Book Description on Amazon.com reads:

Publication Date: July 17, 2012

“I admire Russia for wiping out an economic system which permitted a handful of rich to exploit and beat gold from the millions of plain people. . . . As one who believes in freedom and democracy for all, I honor the Red nation.” —FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS, 1947

"In his memoir, Barack Obama omits the full name of his mentor, simply calling him 'Frank.' Now, the truth is out: Never has a figure as deeply troubling and controversial as Frank Marshall Davis had such an impact on the development of an American president." "Although other radical influences on Obama, from Jeremiah Wright to Bill Ayers, have been scrutinized, the public knows little about Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA, cited by the Associated Press as an 'important influence' on Obama, one whom he 'looked to' not merely for 'advice on living' but as a 'father' figure."

"While the Left has willingly dismissed Davis (with good reason), here are the indisputable, eye-opening facts: Frank Marshall Davis was a pro-Soviet, pro–Red China communist. His Communist Party USA card number, revealed in FBI files, was CP #47544. He was a prototype of the loyal Soviet patriot, so radical that the FBI placed him on the federal government’s Security Index."

"In the early 1950s, Davis opposed U.S. attempts to slow Stalin and Mao. He favored Red Army takeovers of Central and Eastern Europe, and communist control in Korea and Vietnam. Dutifully serving the cause, he edited and wrote for communist newspapers in both Chicago and Honolulu, courting contributors who were Soviet agents. In the 1970s, amid this dangerous political theater, Frank Marshall Davis came into Barack Obama’s life."

WND.com says about Frank Marshall Davis: "As a teen, Obama’s mother abandoned him in Hawaii so she could go to Indonesia to seek a Ph.D. At the age of 16, left on his own, Barack Obama developed a relationship with a non-family member – reputed Marxist Frank Marshall Davis. Davis, a former Chicago resident, was a member of the Communist Party USA and an apologist for the Soviet Union. The 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii identified him as a CPUSA member. What’s more, anti-communist congressional committees, including the House Un-American Activities Committee, accused Davis of involvement in several communist-front organizations. Obama describes “Frank and his old Black Power dashiki self” as advising him before he left for Occidental College in 1979 at the age of 18. Passages from “Dreams From My Father” suggest that Frank Marshall Davis was something akin to a surrogate dad to Obama in those days. Obama’s only contact when he moved to Chicago was Davis."

According to Deadline Hollywood the documentary is currently the 4th highest grossing movie this weekend. It's worth a look.

The official website with trailer is here.

By Jim Morse of JimmyMorse.com

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McFly August 31, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Is this a horror movie? It sounds very frightening to me.
Sarah F August 31, 2012 at 01:30 AM
How this fraud was ever elected blows my mind
Joe Viglione September 01, 2012 at 05:51 AM
Sarah, how Bush stole two elections blows my mind. Obama is a great president with a bunch of immature children following John Boehner and Mitch McConnell's lead. The movie is completely fraudulent. Watch the director on Bill Maher's show unable to debate Bill Maher about the facts...fact is, the movie is total fiction. Spend your money on Premium Rush of The Bournce Legacy.
JT September 01, 2012 at 06:36 AM
The movie is NOTa fraud--and IS frightening if you look at many of the policies that have been put in place in our country during this administration, the manner in which that has happened, and the direction in which these policies have already begun to take this country. The movie is based on factual research done by Dinish D'Souza--some of it for his book written prior to this film, "The Roots of Obama's Rage". D'Souza travelled to several continents to conduct interviews and gather information for this movie. One of the people he spoke with was Obama's half brother. Bill Maher has spewed so much vitriol and misinformation, he'd be the LAST person to get the truth from, particularly on the factual content of this movie. D'Souza's information is documented--anyone can verify it if he/she choses to do so.
quasimodo September 02, 2012 at 12:33 AM
I don't know when I 'll see the film. Since you must have seen the film, JT, could you tell us briefly about the "many of the policies that have been put in place in our country during this administration, the manner in which that has happened, and the direction in which these policies have already begun to take this country. "? Thank you in advance.
dusty cronin September 02, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Saw it last night, well done documentary. Most all the information I saw was not news to me. Paying any attention to obama and his agenda for America is painful obvious. Give him the next four years and say goodbye to America, Her strength and influence. Say hello to islam and creeping sharia. I pray you don't have children to suffer the consequences. I do, and I'm not about to let this usurper win. Like obama said, "after the election I'll have more flexibility". Not on our watch.
Public Access Producer September 03, 2012 at 08:44 PM
One of the two directors of this nonsense, Dinesh D'Souza, is on the current Real Time with Bill Maher. Dinesh looks more like a deer in the headlights not answering Bill's legitimate questions (they are allegedly friends). On a typical hack budget of 2.5 million the "film" is off almost 15 % this weekend falling to 9th place on two of the poorest film weekends of the year. Even a B horror movie like the 15 million dollar THE POSSESSION is kicking 2016's ass in revenue (#1 flick, over 21 million first week). Fahrenheit 9/11, on a budget of 6 million, more acceptable for a well-researched documentary, brought in over 222 million worldwide, not including TV/Cable broadcasts and DVD sales and Netflix/Redbox etc. Fahrenheit 9/11 kept building while 2016 is declining, dropping like a rock, and for good reason. It's poppycock!
Jim Morse September 03, 2012 at 09:19 PM
2016 is now the 5th biggest grossing political documentary for $20.3M, besting the $14.3M for Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
Daniel DeMaina (Editor) September 03, 2012 at 09:52 PM
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nancy southerland September 04, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Apparently, Quasimodo was not attentive while the whole health care debacle took place in Washington. That bill was rammed through Congress by bribing members of the presidents own party in order to get the votes needed to pass it. And as Nancy Pelosi stated in her press conference, in order to understand what was in the bill, Congress needed to pass it. And still there are unknowns with regard to fees, and taxes that are a direct result of this bill going into effect. Health care premiums have gone up on everyone I know. And I am sure there will be more surprises yet to come. In order to make educated choices when it comes to our political leaders we should strive to know as much as we can about them. My problem with President Obama (whom I voted for in 08) is that as easy as it is to dismiss one or two of his associations with characters of questionable political affiliations, it is hard to ignore his extensive comprehensive history with so many of them. I suggest you go see the film …it is very well done and not based on anything but facts. Then make up your own mind once you have seen it.
BAV September 04, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Nancy - The health care bill received 60 votes in the Senate. That is not "rammed through", but rather a significant majority. (When was the last time the president received 60 % of the popular vote in any election, I might ask...would be a landslide.) The only reason it seemed that way is because the GOP has become the party of no, and anything short of a 60 vote majority is filibustered. I almost hope that the GOP wins the presidency this year because they have taught the Dems how to obstruct and deny any progress. Will be fun to watch.
dusty cronin September 05, 2012 at 01:12 AM
You're watching bill maher, that's funny. What time is john stuart on?
Jim Morse September 10, 2012 at 09:03 PM
'2016: OBAMA'S AMERICA' GAINS GROUND Among the few notable spots was the anti-President Barack Obama documentary "2016: Obama's America." It boosted its cumulative total to more than $26 million to become the second-biggest political documentary since liberal filmmaker Michael Moore's 2004 anti-war indictment, "Fahrenheit 9/11." http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/09/entertainment-us-boxoffice-idUSBRE8880BN20120909
Diana September 13, 2012 at 04:16 AM
This movie has been pretty thoroughly debunked. Anyone who's considering not being a drooling moron today should go ahead and check it out. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jIz3Q4nq2A6Pi00EXFVRyO-iWgkQ?docId=49807876733947cc8b92bbc7c5690550
Jim Morse September 13, 2012 at 09:54 AM
The AP story has been pretty thoroughly debunked. http://www.thewrap.com/movies/blog-post/dinesh-dsouza-fact-checking-aps-fact-check-2016-obamas-america-54491
Public Access Producer September 13, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Oh please, Jimmy. Dinesh D'Souza was on Bill Maher and looked worse than Romney, he was the proverbial deer in the headlights. Anyone can go back and forth in an article they wrote defending themselves, few can go up into the spotlight (like I do at City Council meetings) and have a debate back and forth. Dinesh D'Souza just is incapable of doing that in front of an audience with an intelligent person (who is D'Souza's friend) asking the tough questions. The movie is a joke. http://movieline.com/2012/08/31/review-2016-obamas-america-documentary-election-president-obama/ "...which borders on an obsession for D’Souza." An obsession to make money by defaming and besmirching a good president. Jimmy, please, go back to the Science Fiction of Agenda 21! Sorry, pal, you are out of your depth on this one.
Jim Morse September 14, 2012 at 10:42 AM
I saw the episode with Bill Maher and Dinesh D'Souza and I have never seen a guest interrupted so many times in one interview. Maher would not let D'Souza get a word in and every time he yelled at him, the audience would applaud in unison or laugh in unison. I can picture the large signs "APPLAUD" and "LAUGH" going off in the studio. Agenda 21? That's off-topic.
Public Access Producer September 14, 2012 at 02:00 PM
All due respect, Jim, but D'Souza wouldn't answer the questions. If you've never seen a guest interrupted so many times you haven't been paying attention at City Council meetings when Uncle Bob slams his gavel and nephew Paul says "point of information" to throw the speaker off balance. D'Souza had his big opportunity to be forthright and honest with television viewers across America. He side-stepped the questions and was interrupted. It is what any good host does to get the truth, not the fiction you are promoting here, Jim. Be fair, Obama is up in the polls because Romney has told too many lies; this is on-topic, it goes to the veracity of the GOP talking points tht both D'Souza and Romney are employing to attack the president during a time of war. Habitual truthfulness is a good thing. Agenda 21 was on topic as I was showing the pattern. It is sad that we can't have a logical conversation about politics and religion with both sides giving their perspectives but some people latch onto an idea - like this alleged "documentary" - and want to embrace the fiction as fact. This election is far too important for me to let inaccurate defenses go without responding to them. Thank you. Respectfully, Joe V.
Wally March 11, 2013 at 12:51 PM
Who watches Bill Maher? His porno girlfriends?


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