Letter: ‘2016’ a must-see movie before Nov. 6 election
Op-Ed · September 28, 2012

I recently saw an outstanding movie-— “2016: Obama’s America” — which outlines the childhood, education, relationships, and rise to the presidency of Barack Obama.
It contains not only information shared in his book “Dreams from My Father,” but new information which sheds light on how his personality, values, beliefs, and the doctrines of his administration were influenced by his early years.

Scott Paulson writes political news and commentary for CBS local and In his Aug. 17 review of the movie, he said that he was originally skeptical of what he was going to see. After seeing the movie, he stated, “To watch this movie and realize – or simply be reminded of – all that is unknown about President Obama is of concern. Much of the information has been ignored by the American media totally.”

“The movie undeniably links Obama to persons of suspicious interest due to their past actions and statements, such as former radical activist and Chicago educator Bill Ayers. ... No, this portion of the movie is not propaganda – it is the display of factual information about relationships between people that cannot be denied.”

“Quite disturbing is the talk of the United States economy in the film. The current national debt which has increased two-fold during Obama’s presidency and the horrendous economy is suggested to be part of the plan to strip the nation of democracy — reasonable cause to make citizens totally dependent on the government. The ‘left’ is aghast at this suggestion of the current economy. They actually believe that Obama is unintelligent enough to let this economy just happen. Ironically, it’s many of the people on the ‘right’ who know Obama’s not stupid, and much of what has happened to the United States in the past four years is part of Obama’s plan.”

Mr. Paulson stated that, as the film ended, the audience applauded this documentary. He, on the other hand, walked out “reasonably upset.”

In closing, he said that those who have already decided to vote for Obama probably won’t see the movie, which is sad, because they probably don’t want to know the truth. He feels that undecided independents seeing the film will know who to vote for at the end of the movie. He suggests that others who are not going to vote for the “left” should still see the movie. In his words, “But, fair warning, it’s disturbing – quite frightening — to say the least.”

To read the rest of Mr. Paulson’s review, please go to:

Note: “2016” is currently playing at the Marcus Sycamore Cinema in Iowa City, Rave Cinemas in Davenport, and the Carmike Wynnsong 12 and Wehrenberg Galaxy Cinema 16 in Cedar Rapids.

Dianne Glenney, Muscatine

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