Billionaire Ricketts Sponsoring Vicious Anti-Obama Film
The founder of TD Ameritrade, who rejected a plan to go after President Obama by invoking Rev. Jeremiah Wright once again, is putting his cash behind a movie that questions the president’s commitment to American ideals. The film is based on Dinesh D’Souza’s contention that Obama has “a Kenyan anti-colonial worldview.”
…the film Mr. Ricketts is helping to finance, called “2016: Obama’s America,” is built on the premise that “Obama has a dream, a dream from his father, that the sins of colonialism be set right and America be downsized,” according to a trailer.
Mr. Ricketts’s aides also said that he had helped pay for newspaper and Internet advertisements promoting Mr. D’Souza’s book in late 2010, one of which called it “the book the White House doesn’t want you to read,” and warned, “The real Barack Obama is even worse than you think.”
Sane Republicans reject such nonsense.
The columnist George F. Will urged Republicans to “recoil” from such views, and wrote last year: “To the notion that Obama has a Kenyan, anticolonial worldview, the sensible response is: If only.”