VIDEO: D'Souza Says Cuba Deal Hurts U.S. Influence

Originally published at Newsmax.

President Barack Obama’s is “shrinking” the influence of the United States by re-establishing ties with Cuba, conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza told Newsmax TV.

“This becomes a little bit of a vindication of the thesis of the movie ‘2016: [Obama’s America],’ where I argued that Obama was a militant, anti-colonialist,” D’Souza said Thursday on The Steve Malzberg Show.

“At the time, there were even some conservatives who felt he was a civil rights guy and he’s much more than a product of Selma and Montgomery than he is a product of the Third World.

“But we see now when we listen carefully to Obama’s rhetoric, that this anti-colonialism stuff is a bigger theme with him than anything that’s happened in this country.”

D’Souza, now serving eight months of community service and five years of probation after pleading guilty to charges of using straw donors to support a New York Senate campaign, maintains he was targeted by the Obama administration for his political beliefs.

D’Souza also weighed in on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s announcement that he is “actively” looking at the possibility of running for the GOP presidential nomination.

“My take on Jeb Bush is really simple: whoever can beat the Democrats is going to be the one that I support for president. This is a case where in a sense to me the American Dream is at stake,” he said.

“I’m going to be looking for the candidate that’s the most conservative that could win. If it’s not the ideal candidate, it’s OK to because it seems to me that Congress can drive the agenda.

“We’re looking not necessarily for the person we most want to win we’re looking for the person who can win.”

He added that the Democratic Party is “pushing even further left and looking at Obama and Hillary [Clinton] as sellouts and looking at [Massachusetts Sen.] Elizabeth Warren as sort of the conscience of the party.”

“We’re beginning to see essentially how polarized and how far from the mainstream this party has become and what a demented ideology is now considered mainstream among the progressives and among the Democrats,” D’Souza said.

Read more at Newsmax.

 

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One Comment

  • James says:

    December 20, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    DEM vs. REP vs. LIB vs. CON vs. Santa Clause are losing mindsets (and We the People lose every time).

    We need to focus less on the SYMPTOMS of Washington’s incompetence and focus more on the CAUSES of their incompetence.

    Fix the foundation and the rest will right itself. The foundation of our gov’t has been broken since 1913. And this faulty foundation has resulted in laws for every conceivable thing and an enormous debt to boot.

    Here are the cracks in our foundation:
    1) The Federal Gov’t is in charge
    2) The Federal Gov’t taxes individuals (therefore, companies)

    Here’s how #1 happened:
    Originally the federal gov’t had 3 equally-important entities at the federal negotiating table. These were the ONLY three entities in the US that had an interest in EVERY law the federal gov’t would pass:
    – We the People (the House of Rep)
    – The States (the Senate)
    – The Executor of Laws (the Executive branch, POTUS through veto power)

    Then in 1913 our leaders removed the states from the federal negotiating table by passing the 17th Amendment. Now negotiations look like:
    – We the People (the House)
    – We the People (the Senate)
    – The Executor of Laws (POTUS via veto)

    The Senate is no longer accountable to their State Legislatures. This is the single action that led to America believing the federal gov’t is supposed to be in charge of everything in the US (against the Founder’s design of 3 equally-powerful entities checking-and-balancing each other). The federal gov’t now overruns the state gov’ts…and by proxy: YOU (collectively: We the People).

    And don’t fool yourself into thinking that We the People, having 2 seats at the table, are more powerful than the Executive (POTUS). Our power is divided (into 2 Houses with over 500 members) while the POTUS is one person whose power is focused. When was the last time you felt the federal gov’t was listening to you? Right, that proves the point…if the President doesn’t want to do it, it doesn’t get done (who wags whom?).

    And there’s a reason why our Founders “Bill-to-Law Process” started in the House. This way all law begins with We the People…then gets input from the States and the Executor of Laws. This design purposely put We the People in the driver’s seat…are we today? No, not when laws begin by Presidents & Senators advertising that We need to “do something”.

    This setup allows bills to pass QUICKLY into law since one of the 3 interested parties has no say in them. The result is many more laws that aren’t well thought out (since an interested party has been excluded from negotiations). And each law that tramples on states, necessarily tramples on We the People who live in states.

    Now #2:
    Originally the federal gov’t got its operating budget from the state gov’ts ONLY. The attempts to get money directly from We the People were ruled by the Judiciary to be unconstitutional. So, what would any red-blooded American who loved themselves more than the Constitution do? Instead of “protect & defend” they “changed & enriched” themselves.

    In 1913 they passed the 16th Amendment that made direct taxation of US citizens the law of the land. And, in doing so, injected themselves into every taxation debate effecting every individual in the entire country. They also generated enormous wealth for the federal gov’t, so you might think we would never have problems paying for anything our gov’t needed. RIGGHHHHT! (as Bill Cosby used to say so well)

    With this windfall our gov’t did what most people who aren’t used to money do: they overspent it. They also enriched themselves over and over again…how many in Congress (both houses) report an income of ONLY their gov’t salary? How many in Congress (both houses) have a SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER net worth only AFTER being elected (they never made money hand-over-fist before being a “public servant”, but they sure do after!)?

    The answers to these and many other questions can be found by Googling them…do your own research. This is how a gov’t windfall (individual taxation) became a personal windfall for elected officials (who changed our Constitution & enriched themselves at our expense).

    Without these 2 amendments we would have 50 test cases (the states) to see what combination of freedoms vs. regulations works best. The state with the largest population would win, as many would flock to its borders for a true American Dream. Another aspect of this is that there would be 50 different cultures to choose from and you could choose which one fit best with your personal life principles…we would all have choices.

    With these 2 amendments we are on our way to an America where all states are run by the federal gov’t and operate exactly the same. A new name may soon be in order for us: The United Socialist States of America. And that’s not an example from “Scare Tactics 101” either. With the federal gov’t more powerful than the rest of America’s governments DC will (and has) force the other governments (and We the People) to operate the way DC wants them to. This is a logical conclusion and progression when DC is more powerful because the States are absent from negotiations (not to mention DC’s ability to effect We the People through the tax code; DC has the ability and holds all the keys to control the behavior of every adult in America).

    As it is, this structure has saddled Americans with ENORMOUS DEBT that we can’t possibly pay off for generations. Stop this insanity and restore states to the federal negotiating table because this is entirely gov’t’s fault and gov’t needs to repair our Constitution – and they WON’T do it on their own! We the People need to ensure they do it.

    Fix the foundation and the rest will right itself.

    —–

    Now, regardless of politics, we need to get together as a group of “We the People” and agree to a particular path that will fix our foundation. This is a call to action, not a plea for agreement. If you agree then act…find those in your area that are like-minded and determine among yourselves what it will take to influence your federal representatives to take these “foundation-fixing” actions. And if they don’t take them, or give you some cop-out answer have them fired if they’re up for election, or recalled if they’re not.

    The cop-out I hear the most is “I support doing this via the 10th Amendment”. Well the Tenth states:

    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

    …meaning if the Constitution gives the federal gov’t powers, the federal gov’t keeps those powers. So, since the 16th & 17th Amd. are in the Constitution they are UNTOUCHABLE via the 10th Amd. Politicians who tell you this cop-out are untrustworthy and should be recalled (if this were the solution it would have been done in the 100+ years since these amendments passed).

    Therefore, the only option to get rid of the harmful effects of the 16th & 17th Amendments is repeal.

    The States can do this through the Convention of States, or Congress can do this as leaders in their own right. Currently the Convention of States ISN’T focused on this foundational fix…but We the People can change that. Congress doesn’t want this fix either, but we can change that. It ALL starts with us…We the People. It’s time to ACT.

    You are the key: copy and paste this message, share it as many times as you need to in order to get ALL elected officials to make these changes. ALL elected officials means: STATE Legislatures, your US Senators and House Representatives, etc. Talk to people about this, get your teenagers to understand it so they’re actually prepared to vote when they’re legal, this is OUR country and it’s WORTH talking about and FIXING.

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