My wife and I went to see "2016: Obama's America" last night. We both had different 'take-aways' from it; but suffice it to say that, while I am not ready to buy all of the D'Souza's theories about President Obama, there were certain elements that caused me to stop and think. To conclude [from what little we know of Barack Sr.] that President Obama has a secret agenda built on his father's goals and ideals is a stretch, in my opinion. However, what caused me to start devoting some serious thought to D'Souza's assertion were President Obama's associates, who mentored and advised him prior to his ascension to the presidency. These people included a communist, a terrorist and a religious ideologue of the most dangerous type. These were not casual, passing relationships, either. He was mentored and spiritually guided by them along the way. So what does that make him, just a poor judge of character? I am forced to conclude that it makes him more than that. If birds of a feather truly do flock together than we might have some serious trouble on our hands. Am I over-reacting? Perhaps. I hope so. As I said to my wife afterwards, D'Souza does make a serious chunk of $ from his movie and books -- not to mention a name for himself in the national spotlight.
I do get tired of all the conspiracy theorists and 'birthers' who make it their life's ambition to find something to 'get' Obama on. To both sides of the argument I say that it's a shame some of that energy accusing and defending Obama can't be devoted to straightening out this mess and doing some simple things required by our constitution like passing a budget.