Conservative political writer Dinesh D’Souza has written two books and a major magazine piece on the political philosophies of Barack Obama. Mr. D’Souza’s credentials are impressive. He even was an aide in the White House to President Reagan. But his well-intentioned documentary has an irregular pace, being somewhat boringly biographical until about the last 30 minutes when it unleashes a barrage of worrisome premises on what America will be like in 2016 after the end of Obama’s second term, if he is elected.
D’Souza’s main effort is to prove Obama wants to weaken America’s political, economic and military strength because he is staunchly in favor of a more socialist, scaled down America. D’Souza’s film tries to make the case that Obama favors pro-radical Muslim interests and is very much anti-Israel. The film states that Obama wants NASA to become more of an explorer for international understanding than doing anything in outer space. D’Souza is convinced and tries to show that in his heart, Obama wants to have Americans taxed more heavily and very dependent on the government for almost everything.
While all of these prospects are legitimate concerns, the only point D’Souza really sells effectively is about growing government spending, debt and deficits. He glances over the healthcare issues, except to show that nobody has really read the Bill. In fact, that’s the big problem with this documentary. It really isn’t so much an effective documentary as it is a rallying point for those who already know how they want to vote. Even Obama’s brother George gets the best of D’Souza’s less than sharp questioning.
We all have a lot to think about and consider before we cast our votes in November. I just wish this documentary would have been more informative, dealt with fresher material and had informed opinions from both sides of the questions covered.