'2016: Obama’s America' Shows What a Second Term With Him Could Look Like (VIDEO)

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2016 obama's americaTalk about the power of good timing and word of mouth advertising. The hottest documentary to hit the big screen in a while, 2016: Obama’s America, has raked in over $20 million since its meager opening mid-July at a small theater in Houston. This past weekend, it was shown on 1,747 screen across the nation.

The movie, based on conservative author-turned-filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book, explores what the future might look like with a second Obama term. In it, the Indian born scholar travels to four different continents to uncover Barack Obama’s past and learn what events and people have shaped the president’s view of the world and his vision for our country. 

One of the most compelling aspects of the movie is the voiceover from Obama himself, taken both from his self-narrated audio book Dreams From My Father, as well as some of the numerous speeches he’s given over the years. The tagline is “Love Him, Hate Him, You Don’t Know Him,” and through the president’s own words and D’Souza’s travels, we begin to see a picture of Obama’s anti-colonial influences. 

Some people have dubbed the documentary an “87-minute attack ad,” but it seems that it’s not just conservatives coming out in droves to watch it. Mark Joseph, whose company MJM Entertainment is marketing the movie, said via email: 

The producers did some testing early on that yielded some surprising and counterintuitive results: it played very well among non-whites and independents ... There was speculation that that could be because Dinesh is himself a native of India and the high marks from independents were because he rejects birtherism and gives no quarter to the suggestion that the President isn't a Christian.

The surprise success of 2016 is a testament to the power of word of mouth advertising, and the desire of the American public to know more about the most secretive president in our history. The film had a negligible budget and an even smaller marketing stipend. It gained traction through some talk radio hosts, and good, old-fashioned, friends-telling-friends messaging.

Watch the trailer:

Have you seen 2016: Obama’s America yet? What do you think about this sleeper success?


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Dana E Armstrong

Oh please Jenny, this is the best you can do? Promote a movie that has been decidedly "debunked"?

Come on girl, you can get your hate on better than that.
"We gave him a mess, he couldn't clean it up in 3 years, so fire him and put us back in" NOT!!

right... rightside

 It is offensive to act as though a group as large as the gay and black community could be represented by one voice.


Or the female community.  Don't forget the ovaries!  After all, a vote for anyone other than the incompetent black man is a vote against 'your own interest' when your one of the juicy demographics.  Apparently our interest is served by high unemployment and crushing debt.....

JiggyOz JiggyOz

Being that homosexuals make up about 4% of the U.S. population, and African Americans make up about 13%, it is not unlikely that most people will not know that many individuals of each subgroup, unless you are a part of said subgroup.  Simple math.

As for the pulling out of the race card yet again regarding Republicans, can we just look for a minute at the documented history of the Democratic party?  Here are just some of the laws that Republicans introduced over the years that the Democrats worked to defeat:


Civil Rights Act 1866, Reconstruction Act of 1867, Freedman Bureau Extension Act of 1866, Enforcement Act of 1870, Force Act of 1871, Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, Civil Rights Act of 1875, Civil Rights Act of 1957, Civil Rights Act of 1960, 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1965 Voting Rights Acts, 1972 Equal Employment Opportunity Act.

JiggyOz JiggyOz


The Democratic party also supported the Dred Scott Decision (which classified Blacks as property rather than people), and initiated the racist Jim Crow practices.


Economically, It only continues today, as more Democratic policies are implemented which, in theory, sound helpful for those in need (many of whom are of non-white ethnicity).  The people in authority know full and well that unchecked, fraud-ridden programs for the poor that motivate able-bodied men and women to avoid work and take from those of us that have jobs does nothing but keep them poor.  This helps the Democratic party by retaining their voter base.  


And Republicans are racist?  I'm sorry, but the word has officially lost all meaning.  Disagreeing with someone's policies does not make one a racist.


wamom223 wamom223

Rightside I totally agree and have brought that point up repeatedly.

Flori... Floridamom96

JiggyOz, it's actually only about 1 percent of American households that are same sex according to both the US Census and the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS).

nonmember avatar Guest

@JiggyOz, well said, thank you.

nonmember avatar Guest

@Dana E Armstrong, "...a movie that has been decidedly "debunked"?"


Really? I have not seen the movie, can you tell us what in it has been "debunked"?



"Come on girl, you can get your hate on better than that. "



Probably true, no one does hate like the left wing.



""We gave him a mess, he couldn't clean it up in 3 years, so fire him and put us back in" NOT!! "


Tell me, do you remember any interesting events from '06? Do you remember who took control of congress that year? Do you recall what they party did to spending and the deficit and debt that year? I know you remember the economic disaster that resulted, we are still stuck in it. Do you think that there are really that many people who don't remember, or who can be convinced to blame democrat policy and their voting record on others?

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