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A Powerful Movie

Arley2 Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 10:28 AM
What your column says, Dr. Sowell, makes Obama more "understandable" (helps us understand how he came to be as he is) and that's useful. One thing is says to me is that we should require more or our elected people. That is to say, we should "vet" them more thoroughly. In the back of my mind is the sneaking notion that the idiots who put Obama forward knew they had a man who both share some of their screwed up values and was "controllable" so as to do their bidding. A puppet on a string.

Years, and sometimes decades, pass between my visits to movie theaters. But I drove 30 miles to see the movie "2016," based on Dinesh D'Souza's best-selling book, "The Roots of Obama's Rage." Where I live is so politically correct that such a movie would not even be mentioned, much less shown.

Every seat in the theater was filled, even though there had been an earlier showing that day, and more showings were scheduled for the rest of the afternoon and evening. I had to sit on a staircase in the balcony, but it was worth it.

The audience was riveted. You could barely...