How I Earned Obama’s Rage

It’s not every day that a guy provokes the rage of the President of the United States.   Now the President has launched a ferocious attack against me and my film 2016: Obamas America.   Posting his comment on, Obama calls the film “an insidious attempt to dishonestly smear” him by engaging in “subterranean conspiracy theories and false, partisan attacks.”

For weeks the President tried to ignore the film, no doubt hoping that it would go away.  Unfortunately for Obama, the film has continued to gain momentum.  It has been seen by more than 2 million people, earned more than $27 million, and become the second biggest political documentary of all time.  So now he has decided to come out with guns blazing.

Yet what a clumsy, ill-aimed and misleading blast this is.  It begins with a quotation deploring “smear journalism”.  We read that this quotation is from the “Columbia Journalism Review on 2016: Obamas America.”  Yet the Columbia Journalism Review article was published in September 2010, nearly two years before the film came out!  It turns out that the magazine was critiquing one of my earlier books The Roots of Obamas Rage.

Apparently relying on a range of left-wing discredited sources, Obama lists what it takes to be four “flat-out falsehoods”.  Let me list and address them in turn.

  • First, “D’Souza falsely claimed that President Obama said he didn’t believe in American exceptionalism.”

Oh really?  Obama was asked in 2009 whether he believed in American exceptionalism.  He replied that he did, just as the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks in Greek exceptionalism.  The clear implication of Obama’s remarks is that if everyone thinks they are exceptional, no one really is.

Read President Obama’s remarks about US, British and Greek exceptionalism here.

  • Second, “D’Souza falsely asserted that President Obama funded $2 billion in Brazilian oil exploration.”  The Obama team claims that Obama had “nothing to do with the loan.”

Well, the undisputed fact is that the Export-Import Bank awarded more than $2 billion in loans and loan guarantees to Brazil.  The Export-Import Bank is a U.S. government agency and policy for the agency is set by the Obama administration.  So how can the Obama administration escape responsibility for its own policies?

Moreover, we know that Obama himself approves of the policy.  In 2011, Obama went to Brazil, a country where, as he put it, “the legacy of colonialism is still fresh.”  There, on March 19, 2011, he reminded the Brazilians of American support for Brazilian oil exploration and added, “We want to help with technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely, and when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.”

Moreover, Obama’s Brazil subsidy is not an isolated case; the Obama administration has—again through the Export-Import Bank—awarded billions to Mexico and Colombia for oil drilling and refining in those countries.

Read President Obama’s remarks in Brazil here.

  •  Third, “D’Souza falsely charged that President Obama backed Scotland’s release of the Lockerbie bomber.”

Actually this claim is not even in the film.  It’s from my earlier book.  And in that book I spelled out the facts.  The Scottish government was considering the release of the Lockerbie bomber.   That government, however, was concerned about American opposition.  The Obama administration sent a secret memo to the Scottish government urging that if the bomber were released, he should be kept in Scotland, not sent back to Libya.  According to news reports, the Scottish government interpreted the memo to mean that the Obama administration didn’t strongly object to the bomber’s release, and so the man was released and sent back home to Libya.  All of this is accurately detailed, with accompanying footnotes, in my book.

Read about the Lockerbie Bomber release here.

  • Fourth, “D’Souza even claimed that President Obama passed the bank bailouts when the facts clearly show it was President Bush who signed the Troubled Asset Relief Program.”

Actually I didn’t claim that Obama did this, only that he supported the bailouts, which he did.  Prior to assuming the presidency, Obama was consulted about the proposed bailouts and he publicly voiced his approval.  Again, there is no reference in 2016: Obamas America to Obama passing any bailouts so none of this is even relevant to the film.

While I have focused here on the President’s attempt to dispute a few facts, what is most significant are the facts in the film that go undisputed.  Among these are the fact that Obama’s “founding fathers” include a former Communist; a member of the Palestine National Council who has been dubbed a Professor of Terror; a Brazilian socialist who has called for other countries to “gang up” on the United States; and a domestic terrorist who, like Osama Bin Laden, tried to blow up the Pentagon.  These are Obama’s buddies, figures that he sought out, because they mirrored the Third World radicalism of his own absentee father.  This is the kind of new information in the film that is electrifying audiences, and that the President is hoping to keep Americans from finding out.

I’m not concerned about being the recipient of Obama’s rage.  I’ve earned it.  If he’s scared of the film 2016: Obamas America, perhaps he has reason to be scared.  So let’s debate the issues, Mr. President.  But let’s stick to the facts.  And be careful, sir.  Your rage is showing.

124 Responses to “How I Earned Obama’s Rage”

  1. S.L. September 17, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    thank you for your courage, Dinesh…loved the film…my son & I saw it together…I see some of “the haters” have commented…sadly, instead of disputing facts, they’ve resorted to namecalling, a sign of low intelligence

    • Pauline Davis September 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

      The movie is compelling. Please, please… Is there any way this movie can be released on DVD prior to the election? Our country is at stake! With the national media releasing mostly pro-Obama propaganda, our voters (especially in the swing states) need to know the truth.

      • Pat September 20, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

        Pauline, I couldn’t agree mor. Instead of DVD, I think it needs to run on national TV prior to the election so people can see Obama for who he really is and what his plans are.

        • Karen September 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

          National tv would be great dvd would be great . Thank you Dinish you hav my utmost respect and eternal gratitude

        • Susan September 23, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

          I agree it should be on national television. Thank you for your honesty and courage. I really don’t see how anyone could vote for Obama after seeing the documentary. I will pray each day for the election.

    • B. W. September 23, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

      Just saw the movie today…. God bless you for standing for America & telling ud the real truth!! Please put this on TV before the election…

    • Diana September 27, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

      Thank you, Denesh. I am now looking for ways to be on the side to stay our America. I will be damned if my forefathers and those who fought and died for this country, gave all in vain.

      Where do we go from here, Denesh? If Obama is re-elected, where does the community get on board to stop this blasphemy?

      It would be wonderful if you could lead us to some avenues to stay America.

    • Dave-0 September 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

      Put it on Netflix instant play! You may make somewhat less money, but your message will travel twice as fast.

    • Rick October 1, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

      Saw the movie twice…once with my wife and again with my children. It is critical our youth know where we have come from and where we are heading.

      I only mandated viewing of three movies in my childrens life

      The Passion of the Christ- A moving portrayal of Christ’s last hours

      Saving Private Ryan- To reveal to them Americas Greatest Generation

      and now Dinesh’s great Obama : 2016

      Although they are young adults now- they still humored their old man—-and came out of the theatre in fear ….but wiser for it.

      Thank you Dinesh for exposing Obama for who he is….if only the American Media could do their job!

    • David Prince October 16, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

      I really just want to say thank you. Also I have never seen a film that scared the hell out of me this much. I just wish there would have been a movie on the Bush family before the elections. I dont support either canidate this election. As all of them in the past decade have been really bad. But i guess it all comes down to greed, and the willing souls to believe in our goverment. I am sorry to say there needs to be a house cleaning. But everyone votes what they know, not what they need. I do congradulate Obama on beeing the first black president. But what does that mean anyway? When you will go down in the history books as the worst thus far.

  2. Kristin September 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    What an eye-opening, insightful, well researched documentary. Thank you for speaking the truth in an age where the truth is not always welcome and is met with fierce opposition. Many of us knew that his policies were dangerous for America, but your film tied the facts together, showing us just how dangerous this man is for our country. Well done!

  3. Robert Gretczko September 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    Amateur hour in America. Rice, Clinton, Carney, Nuland, Obama. No red line. Fires are burning. The Russians and Chinese are poised. We are going to leave the region, Obama’s new world order will take hold. America collapsing, rise of Islam and communism. Justice is done to the colonizers.

    • truthteller October 8, 2012 at 5:40 am #

      What a moron Robert Gretczko is! It is Mitt Romney who is part of the NEW WORLD ORDER!–not Mr. Obama! Robert needs to get on the internet and research the White Horse Prophecy and the Mormon Plan for the New World Order. His ignorance is truly astounding.

      • Nancy October 10, 2012 at 12:36 am #

        American’s ignorance is astounding. The truth is Obama is bringing the USA down. Just keep THAT in mind. We need to worry — do we vote for Obama – or for Romney. That is your only choice! But remember — Obama has already accomplished more of his evil intentions than anyone knows. I personally worry about my family’s future. They will still be here to live in the aftermath of Obama’s unbelievable destruction. It crushes the soul to think about every part of the American Dream being torn apart — along with our exquisite American Flag — and the magnificent shining White House in DC. Our brave ancestors fought very hard for this wonderful country — now the heartbreak is knowing we might lose this great land, just by one very important election. Sadly, If Obama stays in office for 4 more years, he will have time to complete his destructive course in America — and it will all be the voter’s fault for making the wrong choice!! Be sure to vote — but vote very carefully!

  4. Ed September 17, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    Great movie. Thanks for enlightening me even more about Obama. Hopefully enough people on the election fence will see this and cause them not to vote for Obama. I didn’t the first time and definitely won’t this time.

  5. Amy September 17, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    Thank you Dinesh for such an eye-opening documentary. My only hope for this country is that those who love Obama will see “Obama’s America” and also comprehend that his agenda is not for their good nor America’s good. God bless you my brother!

  6. Dave September 17, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

    Just saw the movie tonight – Very well researched, and well thought-out. I consider myself fairly well-informed, so Obama’s vision is no surprise to me, but the basis for his reasoning is new.
    My wife almost left the theatre in tears.
    Now, how much will it cost to get this movie on network TV in October?
    Right now, it’s only preaching the choir who pays to see it in theatres.
    We need to get it in front of the masses for free.
    Seriously, what will it cost?

  7. beth September 18, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    My husband and I live in Oklahoma, considered to be the “bible belt” portion of the country. We have conservative beliefs. He has read your latest book and we recently went to see 2016. I can’t express how impressed we were with the information you provided us. Some we had heard as rumors but most we had no idea about Mr Obama. We liked the way you objectively presented the facts, interviewing his family members, who would speak with you. Thank you for making this film. As we look at our grandsons, we pray for our country and their future.

  8. RJ Cooper September 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    I’m so thankful that you’ve shared this truth with the American people, now it’s up to American’s to take on this truth, and do the right thing in November by letting Obama know his time is up.

  9. Paterik Tobias September 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    Thank You Mr. D’Souza; I have been trying to wake America up to the fact that Obama has had a hidden agenda, right from the beginning, for many years now without too much success; Your documentary, more a well deserved indictment, goes a long way towards that goal. Again, Thank You.

    I read and reread that document re: Obama’s remarks about US … exceptionalism, and I came away with a feeling of embarrassment at the manner in which he addressed all others there in attendance; It struck me as condescending, from a self assuming, self appointed leader of the conference without so much as a agreement … I have seen this megalomania of his in many other meetings/conferences he has held or attended! Speaking of which, his opening remarks at that conference were not only condescending, but would suggest that it was he who called the conference, in another nation!
    I don’t feel you went quite far enough in your documentary, there were a few times I felt you pull your punches, although I can’t refer to them at this time; I have only just seen your documentary once, but plan on seeing it again as well as purchasing the book(s).
    The short and quick of it is that this man, Obama, is a charlatan, a thief, and a extremely well polished liar!

  10. Donna Lasater (@glasater55) September 19, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    Another awful aspect of Obama’s character is that he just doesn’t care about most things. He may care for his daughters and wife…some…but he is the most self absorbed or narcissist for all the world to see. How some people find this appealing is beyond comprehension.

  11. sanjaynayak1 September 20, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Great effort and wonderful movie (I saw your interview on GBTV)
    Not flattering but this is an excellent effort by any Indian after long time (two other are Osho and Vivekananda, I think you still carry Indian spirit)
    I am not sure when this movie will release to international audience but if I can place an order by mail please let me know.
    There is no point to release this movie after election.

    The time is now

    Best regards and keep it up pal

  12. Pat September 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    This is a fantastic movie. Well written.

    I learned a lot about someone we don’t know. Of course, Obama wants to squash this. He doesn’t want the truth revealed. That off mike remark that was recorded was great to help us really know what kind of President that we have. Someone who has his own personal agenda going that does nothing for the benefit of the American people. The GOP has to more to make sure Obama does not get re-elected or we are going to pay for this for many years to come.

    • truthteller October 8, 2012 at 5:48 am #

      President Obama can sue the MORMON producers of this film for millions of dollars for Slander, False Light and Fraud. Mormons, (who are masters of Black PR) want their own candidate (Mormon MItt ) to win the election so the Mormons can take over the US GOVERNMENT AS THEIR PHONY PROPHETS HAVE SAID FOR SO LONG… ONLY A PERSON WITH AN IQ OF ROOM TEMPERATURE WOULD BELIEVE THE STUFF IN THIS LIBELOUS FILM…

  13. Beth September 22, 2012 at 2:27 am #

    Love the book, OBAMA’S AMERICA. Thanks for the eye opener and great information.

  14. Lori K September 22, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    I saw the movie this week and can’t stop thinking about it… I’ve now read more than normal reviews/debates and one of my questions have not been raised. Why is Bill Clinton endorsing Obama? What does he get out of all of this?

    • kattkay October 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

      clinton endorsing obama cuz hiliary plans on running for pres. in the next election….

      • JudyB October 12, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

        katkay: Clinton was the only Dem President to have 2 terms. I am surprised he would want B.O. to be in that category with him! It has to be because he wants Hillary to run in 2016. She has to survive this Libya issue first!

  15. peter September 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    After watching the movie, my husabnd and I walked out scared to death! I’ll take my freedom, my right of speech, and religion. Obama can keep his socialistic/communistic policies. Thank you for doing this, I think it’s going to open the eyes of a lot of people.

  16. nvrpc September 23, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those that matter don’t mind and those that mind don’t matter.”
    This factual statement is hated by most liberal anti-American socialist pinheads or people of authority who think they are above God and mostly by the media and Obama backers; because it says, I will not be quite. I will call a spade a spade when need be and I’m probably about 99.9% correct on my assumption and I’m not afraid of your gestapo biased media tactics.
    Some of life’s other little realities are, “trust no one, a smile is just a frown turned upside down and the only easy day was yesterday”.

    Keep up the good work and nail the anti-americans to the wall every time you get a chance. Thanks for being there.

  17. Patricia Curran Love September 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    We saw 2016 twice and would go again. It isn’t really so much anti-O as understanding O. When we saw the film, we could understand the direction he is taking and the choices he will make, if re-elected. I am unsure if his supporters understand the direction they choose, but some surely do. The Constitution, our great foundation, is being unraveled and will be grouped with the Magna Carta, a historic document of the past. Our rights are quickly becoming obsolete. 2016 is a powerful wakeup.

  18. Sara September 23, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    Oh I loved loved loved everything you did in this movie. I had no idea about his background, and so glad to be informed… and now I can I FULLY understand what I believe I need to know about this puppet. . I loved watching you do such an outstanding job in finding out the FACTS that PEOPLE need to hear!!! I especially loved the part with him being recorded and not knowing it… really shows that he has his own agenda in a country that really needs patriotism more than anything right now. Will share this with everyone. Thank you so much for doing this and being who you are… you are GREATLY appreciated :)

  19. Ellen Collins September 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    Thank you, Dinesh. You are doing a great service for this nation by revealing information and facts about Barack Obama’s past and present. Your revelations give American voters some perspective on what four more years could mean to our country. Many congratulations on the success of 2016!

  20. Chip September 24, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    I just say the movie today. Very enlightening and very well done and…very, very frightening.

  21. Chris September 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    Mr. D’souza, I am a young voter. I love the film and have supported it myself. I appreciate the work you do to bring forth info that just fell through the cracks via major media networks. This stuff is real and needs to be talked about and known. I am seeing a trend: I have noticed many immigrants to the US personally. They’re beliefs seem the same. They know EXACTLY what they don’t want. They can identify when things don’t seem right and stand against it. I just wish Americans like me (native) could see the same.

    On another note, I ask that you may post “2016″ on-line. Whether it is on youtube or on your own site. Most of the people I convince to go see your film always side step it for the fact that its in theaters. Whether they can’t afford it, don’t have the time, or are too timid, they all won’t watch it for that fact.
    Michael Moore has even went as far as to send people copies for free. Now I can’t even find a person who HASN’T seen his slander. I know you need reimbursement for the film you had produced yourself, and not republican funded due to popular belief. I just hope your movie can be made easily available before the elections.

    Thanks again for everything you have done, the effort, and the selflessness to put a target on your back just so the truth can be known.


    • Chris September 24, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

      I mean, *I have known many immigrants*

  22. Molly September 24, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

    Dinesh, this movie was powerful. If only some liberals or even the undecided voters would go see it. I actually was in tears at the end of it. I am so frightened of what Obama will do to our country if he has his way. He’s the worst kind of leader because he’s completely self absorbed, yet at the same time holds these radical left wing ideals. I didn’t even think about the anti colonialism factor – it’s true there were certainly bad things done to the indigenous peoples but it’s a bygone era, and as you noted in the movie, many of these countries used the colonists’ values to get ahead. Obama is utterly clueless and left in the last century. Do you think he cares for his daughters’ futures at all? Is he confused or just really really evil? Or worse…a little of both.

  23. Kristi Creed September 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    I’m a new follower….nurse, wife, mom from Texas. Thank you for your work & dedication to open the eyes of a nation in trouble from the direction of Obama’s Plan of his ideology. Keep up the good work!

  24. Mohan Syam September 29, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    Most comments on this field appear to be paid for comments.
    Dinesh’s arguments were ripped to shreds on Bill M’s HBO weekly.
    His arguments are weak, his sources are biased, and his sole aim is to pander to right wing nut-jobs.

    • Tim Galloway October 1, 2012 at 12:35 am #

      Is that because everyone you know loathes America?you do realize that there is an entire world outside of your little liberal cocoon, right? Do you live in America? Are you living in India?

  25. Senthil October 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    This is a Movie Guys. Its a way of making money. He has put his views and thoughts, if you just agree blindly without reasoning and your own thoughts, you are going to agree for all what he says….Each and every action can be viewed in various views, this is one of the kind. So beware.

    • Jaleah October 5, 2012 at 1:08 am #

      Obama promoted the idea, at the U.N., that a movie was the cause of death for four AMERICANS in Libya. WOW!!! agreeing blindly without reason and your own thoughts must be more powerful than even you could imagine.

  26. Jaleah October 5, 2012 at 12:46 am #

    Dinesh, you’re a rock star. I went to the theater with my friend to see the movie last month, scary. I own the book, and I will be buying the DVD also. I just wanted to drop a little note to say THANK YOU. You have done a great service for your country, the world needs more people like you.

  27. Yolanda Olson October 8, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    Please send me information regarding having you come as a visiting professor to our university.

  28. Jesse October 10, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

    No. You’re not reading the quote correctly next to what Dinesh said in this piece. The president made the counter-claim that says, “Dinesh D’Souza pinned TARP solely on Obama.”

    Dinesh said in this blog post, “Nope. Never said it was Obama’s baby. I said he supported it.” And, yet, as I described, when you read the quote from the book, Dinesh directly stated it was Obama’s. All of it. All of it was part of Obama’s “spending spree”.

  29. kim October 12, 2012 at 12:49 am #

    I would like to be able to buy several dozen 2106 movie DVDs at a (half?) low price so I could send as ‘educational gifts’ to obama-worshipping sheeple I know. I’m not working thanks to this economy, but would still like to do my part to help the cause.

  30. Isaac A. Erickson October 12, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    I believe this movie should be played on national television before the elections.

    For beginners, the movie was spelled out in a very clear understanding. way that everyone can understand. I like how he spelled out facts instead of making it a “republican vs. democrat” movie. This was more informative than I imagined it to be and opened my eyes a lot.

    It’s a good saying that we can’t change the past but can create our future. My choice is made and again, thanks for the movie!

  31. D. Suarez October 13, 2012 at 11:42 pm #

    God bless you Mr. DSouza for your courage, your insight, your tenacity in exposing the facts about Obama’s past and future plans. I saw the movie and I am breathless of the possibilities of his 2nd term. I feel like going out screaming through my neighborhood “Wake up Americans, do something while we still can, before elections!” Your interviews and information was presented with such facts, that now we can get a clearer picture of the why’s in this past four years. Thank you sir, I’m glad there are still some people who care enough to expose the socialist & cummunist background of our president that is so greatly covered up by the left wing media. Keep up the good work!!

  32. Quinn October 14, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    Thank you for such a compelling and eye opening documentary. My husband and I appreciate your courage and intelligence. You clarified reasons and reinforced our values regarding the state of our country. God Bless America!

  33. LazarheaD October 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    Great movie but I’m not really sure that either candidates will pull us thru the tough times…

  34. Gene October 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    I expect that you are using the word “rage” in the sense of the “wrath of God,” that is, it is an active tension that subject feels and displays appropriately towards the object. That I can understand. However, I am not sure what it is you are saying about Obama.
    Obama is not trying to undermine the American dream or worldview. As a free country, a liberated country, and with the system of checks and balances in place America will not change until and unless the people decide for that change.
    Obama believes in the sharing of wealth. That is a philosophy found in the Bible. The poor will always be with the world, hence those who have ought to share with those who do not have.
    The powerful should use their power to protect those who are powerless.
    I have not seen your film, and not sure I want to see it, for I cannot understand the basis of your book. Communism? Socialism? American destruction? No, that is not Obama’s agenda. His agenda is to do what someone with influence should do; use the power of your influence to bring change, not try to bludgeon your way into making others change.

  35. Linda October 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Thank you for making us aware of Obama’s backround as we elected him and did not know who he really was. It is frightening to see the path he is taking America on and we need to make a turn in the opposite direction NOW! We are now seeing his vision for us and it is not the American way. I pray daily that he will not be re-elected!!!

  36. Brandon January 4, 2013 at 3:11 am #

    Dumbest thing I’ve ever read. Nationalism has killed America. Obama’s worldview keeps us on line with the rest of the world. Definitely not self-absorbed (at least not nearly as much as the author of this passage or most Americans, especially Romney).

  37. Arlene January 25, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    Everyone loves what you guys are up too. Such clever work and exposure!
    Keep up the wonderful works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my personal blogroll.

  38. Mike February 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    This is a must-see movie! It is a cautionary tale for America to truly look at the people we elect, and not be blinded by party affiliation. Democrat, Republican or Independent… we all have lost with Obama. It is truly sad how far back he has sent the USA in his short time leading us.


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