RUSH: Here’s the story from the Hollywood Reporter, shocked. The Hollywood Reporter is shocked that an anti-Obama movie is doing so well in New York. It is already the number two grossing documentary of the year. It’s titled: 2016: Obama’s America. It’s the Dinesh D’Souza movie. We have spoken of it frequently on this program, an anti-Obama documentary.
This is from the Hollywood Reporter: “An anti-Obama documentary based on conservative author Dinesh DÂ’SouzaÂ’s book The Roots of ObamaÂ’s Rage will expand nationwide this weekend after doing notable business in select markets across the country — including in liberally minded New York City. Overall, 2016: Obama’s America grossed an impressive $1.2 million last weekend as it upped its theater count from 61 to 169 for a total gross of $2 million, the second-best showing of the year for a documentary after Bully ($3.2 million).” I saw that. “That doesn’t include nature documentaries Chimpanzee ($29 million) and To the Arctic ($7.6 million). It’s already the No. 12 political documentary of all time — a market that Michael Moore has cornered.”
On Friday, Dinesh’s movie “will be playing in 1,075 theaters in an aggressive expansion that comes on the eve of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., which gets underway Aug. 27. … Some in Hollywood were stumped by the amount of business the documentary did at the Regal Union Square Stadium 14 in lower Manhattan, situated in a liberal neighborhood where films from the likes of Moore have done huge business.”
I’ll tell you, it’s a fascinating thing to watch. I told you the story, Dr. Sowell, Dr. Thomas Sowell, he lives in Palo Alto, and they wouldn’t let this movie cross the city limits in the film can, much less in a projection room in a theater. Dr. Sowell had to drive 30 miles to watch it. The theater he went to was so crowded, he sat in the balcony in the aisle, the only place to sit. He said the audience was at rapt, full attention. It explains Obama’s motivations. And for many, it’s the first time.
Now, they are hearing about Obama’s views on colonialism, the influence of the mentors in his life such as father and a man by the name of Frank Marshall Davis, a noted communist in Hawaii. And basically what you come away with when you watch the movie is that Obama considers himself a global citizen, not so much an American citizen. An American citizen is too limiting. He’s a global citizen. And he has the global view of America, which essentially is that our wealth and superpower status has not derived from anything special or exceptional about us. That instead what we’ve done is simply pillaged the rest of the world, with stolen resources.
Folks, it’s exactly what I’ve told you from the get-go, that Obama has a chip on his shoulder about this country, that it’s illegitimate, it’s immoral, its founding was unjust, and it’s his role, it’s his job to cut this country down to size ’cause that’s what this country deserves. From the perspective of a globalist who sees the world as this giant egalitarian place that ought to be a lot more fair and a lot more equal, but the United States has taken much more than its share, and it’s Obama’s job to finally level the playing field. And not only in a global sphere, but domestically as well.
Obama’s view that the country has become great by virtue of pillage, so have the achieved in this country become successful by stealing from fellow citizens or by cheating them in business, or by screwing them, or just literally taking from them, or not being fair in wages or what have you. And so it’s his job to even it out. Sowell writes about people watching this, and you can see that people who are exposed to this explanation for the first time are held at rapt attention. The movie is not preachy. It’s not table-pounding. This is the movie where Dinesh went over to Kenya, met with Obama’s brother, who lives in a hut.
I told you the story yesterday, George Obama, the half-brother of the president of the United States lives on less than $20 a year. It turns out that George — this is a column that Dinesh wrote for Fox News ten days ago, two Fridays ago. He said he got a phone call from George Obama. George Obama was reaching out to Dinesh, had a medical emergency. He needed financial assistance for somebody in the family in this remote village in Kenya where they all live, and Dinesh said, “Why are you calling me?” And George Obama said, “You’re the only guy I know to call.” And Dinesh makes the point, he didn’t even call his own brother. His own brother’s the president of the United States, who loves to spout this biblical phrase that we are our brother’s keeper.
We ought to start a foundation to help this guy called I Am My Brother’s Keeper Foundation. George Obama, the chief beneficiary. And anybody else named Obama that lives in a hut in Kenya. I’m just joking, but My Brother’s Keeper could be the name of the foundation. George lives on $20 a year. Obama will not help him, and Dinesh explains why. His theory is that George doesn’t believe the same things Obama politically believes, so George is cast off. And this is in the movie. People are watching it. This is one of these sleeper things. You know, movies, pop culture, very influential to a lot of people. If it happens in a movie, it’s real. And so this is one of these things that’s happening, at least in the political sphere, under the radar. It will be fascinating to watch. It’s gonna play in 1,075 theaters this weekend. It’s already doing gangbusters in New York and the Hollywood Reporter can’t figure it out.