Film Review: ‘Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party’

Hillarys America-The Secret History of the
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Dinesh D'Souza follows up the right-wing documentary hit 'Obama's America' with a piece of ahistorical liberal-bashing that slides from propaganda to paranoia.

Oh, for the days when Dinesh D’Souza was just a self-righteous neoconservative scribe. In recent years, he has re-branded himself as a documentary filmmaker, and in the process he has become something even more outlandish: a right-wing conspiracy wingnut, the kind of “thinker” who takes off from Barack Obama birther theories and just keeps going, spinning out a web of comic-book liberal evil. D’Souza’s new film, “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party,” might be described as propaganda that shades off into paranoia. It asserts that the Democratic Party was single-handedly responsible for slavery, the genocidal killing of Native Americans, the Ku Klux Klan, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. And D’Souza is just getting started. By the time he reaches Hillary Clinton, his twisted psychoanalysis — Hillary welcomed Bill’s womanizing because it allowed her to control him! — begins to sound like the ravings of a cult believer. The disquieting thing is that in 2016, “Hillary’s America” could turn out to be just seething and ahistorical enough to be another preaching-to-the-pitchfork-choir D’Souza hit.

The clearest sign that D’Souza has lost his bearings even as a propagandist arrives early on, when he uses his 2014 conviction for making illegal contributions to a U.S. Senate campaign to turn the movie into a limp “incendiary” chapter of “The Dinish D’Souza Story.” We see his trial, his arrival in a halfway house near San Diego (where he was sentenced to spend eight months), and the time that he did there, all staged as a dramatic re-enactment starring D’Souza himself along with a bunch of ham-handed thespians.

According to D’Souza, the indictment against him was cooked up by the Obama administration as payback for his 2014 documentary hit “Obama’s America.” But just as your jaw is dropping at the megalomania that underlies that claim (“If you make a film criticizing the most powerful man in the world, expect the empire to strike back”), you may find yourself giggling at D’Souza’s portrayal of himself as a political prisoner of The Man. He’s confined to what he portrays as the world’s most dangerous halfway house, and it’s there, in “prison,” where he is reborn — sort of like Malcolm X — with a new philosophy that he absorbs from the violent criminals around him.

The world, he learns, is comprised of gangs, and that includes politicians, especially the Democrats, who are the biggest gang of all. D’Souza’s voice is breathless on the soundtrack as he asks, “What if the goal of the Democratic Party is to steal the most valuable thing the world has ever produced? What if their plan is to steal… America?” (One thinks: They would need an awfully big boat.) D’Souza lists all the things that the Democrats intend to steal, and they include: the government, the banks, the media, the investment companies, the energy sector, every industry and small business, and all of our savings accounts and retirement funds. (“The thieves of America want to take it all.”)

The Fox News credo of being “fair and balanced” has always had a subtext of tweaking the liberal media. It’s a tit-for-tat way of saying, “Sure, we’re not really fair and balanced — but admit it, you’re not fair and balanced, either.” In that same up-is-down, the-truth-is-a-lie, reality-is-in-how-you-see-it way, it sometimes seems as if “Hillary’s America” is all an elaborate joke, and that D’Souza doesn’t actually believe the outlandish attack-job theories he’s peddling. Maybe he’s just trying to say: How does it feel when you guys are the villains? You don’t like it very much, do you?

Even here, though, D’Souza makes a mistake by devoting so much of the movie to his Alternative History of America, the one in which slavery somehow becomes a liberal sin, and in which Lyndon Johnson spearheaded all that Civil Rights legislation not to improve the lives of African-Americans but, rather, to keep them down. (D’Souza doesn’t deal with the moon landing, but if he did, it would surely be a conspiracy to control outer space staged by Democrats in collusion with the major banks and probably Stanley Kubrick.) The movie tries to do to the Democrats what D’Souza thinks the Democrats — and the liberal media, and whoever else is to blame — are doing to the Republicans; it turns them into the corrupt ones, the violators of history, the bad guys. But he provides scant evidence for any of his claims, apart from the obvious fact that in the 19th century, no political party in America had a lock on enlightened racial politics. As a filmmaker (he co-directed the movie with Bruce Schooley), D’Souza makes you feel like you’re trapped in some Scotch-tape agitprop version of the History Channel.

Eventually, he does come around to the alleged sins of a certain trail-blazing Democratic presidential candidate. It’s a rickety and predictable smear job, one that mixes in wisps of legitimate criticism — most of which have been made already in mainstream media — of the Clinton Foundation, along with a tiresome connect-the-dots intellectual conspiracy theory about how the sins of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama can all be traced back to the teachings of Saul Alinksy, the liberal-left founder of community organizing who, as a graduate student in Chicago in the 1930s, was friendly with Al Capone. Proof that the Democrats have been gangsters all along! Hillary, says D’Souza, is fueled by greed, deception, and the lust for power, but maybe one reason the movie’s wrathful Hillary-bashing feels weirdly innocuous is that we no longer need a film by Dinesh D’Souza to hear these claims. They’re all over the Internet every day.

If you believe in freedom, you want to see a spectrum of voices, and theoretically, at least, it should be a positive thing that D’Souza has found a home at the megaplex. Yet it should also give any sober citizen pause to see that he’s peddling movies that, at moments, are barely more grounded in historical reality than “X-Men: Apocalypse.” “Hillary’s America” is a slow-motion seizure of ideological rancor, served up in the filmmaker’s trademark style of wide-eyed schoolbook infamy. The only novelty here is that there’s been a subtle shift of emphasis in the D’Souza vision. It’s now really all about him.

Film Review: 'Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party'

Reviewed on-line, Los Angeles, July 13, 2016. MPAA Rating: PG-13. Running time: 106 MIN.

Production

A Quality Flix, D’Souza Media release. Produced by Gerald R. Molen. Co-producers, Aaron Brubaker, Chad Gunderseon, Sonia Pourmand.

Crew

Directed, written by Dinesh D’Souza, Bruce Schooley. Camera, Angele Cooper; costume designer, Stephen Chudej; music, Stephen Nathaniel Limbaugh III.

With

Dinesh D’Souza, Jonah Goldberg, Peter Schweizer, Stuart Glass, Becky Turner, Howard Goldwaite, Don Taylor, Sean McGraw, William Arthur Jenkins.

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  1. DocZ says:

    Alternative history? – in all of these horrible reviews, there is no way whatsoever to credibly refute the democratic party’s history of oppression, hate, and murder. And I WAS a dem for years – never again.

  2. This movie is historical accurate whether some people like it or not.

  3. lori kleist says:

    The movie speaks truth!!

  4. The whole critique of the film by Glieberman is his opinion without backing up any of it with facts.
    Somebody give this guy a broom instead of a pen next time.

  5. Stash says:

    If the content of the movie is erroneous, misleading or otherwise unfactual, where are the lawsuits?

  6. Wiley D Harris says:

    After reading your movie critique, I am convinced that D’souza must be correct.

  7. David Allen says:

    Truth has always been a forbidden subject with the Liberal/Progressive Democratic party. Hurts don’t it? You have been revealed to the rest of the Country and World as a whole, look overseas, liberalism is dying. Better to awaken late in life, then go through life with your eyes blind to the truth.

  8. JOE says:

    Back then the republicans were the more liberal party. The democrats then were all white people.
    White people did all the crimes to black folks.

  9. Cass says:

    Hmmmm, interesting how the Democratic Party completely seeks every opportunity to hold the Republican Party responsible(single handedly) for Racism, KuKluxKlan as well as poverty, and suppression of women. Do you think he’s making this up? Why don’t you do some fact checking on it yourself? Do you think Planned Parenthood was just kidding about aborting black children as much as possible? Read the history and especially about how that evil woman started the abortion lie

    • JOE says:

      You realized the parties switched platforms right?
      Regardless of Dinesh saying only a certain amount of switched, is a laugh. It’s about a region, it was always the South. White southerners who did not want to progressed with the rest of the nation.
      And now the KKK is still conservative, and vote republican. KKK hate liberals as much as the GOP does too. KKK doesn’t like the multiculterlism liberals offer today.

      • Revere says:

        Oh for God’s sake. That “big switch” lie was dealt with and debunked in the film. Racists like Johnson were just not open about it like Byrd, in order to “keep the n*ggers votin’ democrat for the next 200 years”. No matter what your professor in Birkenstocks says, the history of democrats is what it is. Deal with it and stop lying.

  10. Ryder says:

    So what you are saying, dear author, is that this film did not fit your world view.

    Should we be surprised about this?

  11. Ryder says:

    D’Souza makes NO CASE that it is a liberal sin. In fact, during the film, liberal views (we can tell he means classic liberal views…), are CREDITED as being in the right.

    He differentiates that this is a PROGRESSIVE and DEMOCRAT failure… not a liberal one, so this review sadly missed the mark, by someone that clearly was not inclined to pay any real attention to it from the moment the house lights dimmed.

  12. Mark says:

    It’s is hard to learn about truths and admit you may have been wrong and swindled into supporting something your whole life that is a hoax and not what you thought. But freeing yourself from supporting a party that has for generations offered free support only to keep people dependent on the support is the same con drug dealers make; “first one is free”. Nothing is ever free, if you want it, you have to WORK for it. That is the real con of the Democratic Party.

    • Steve says:

      Oh, come on. Both sides go on about how the other side is made up of deadbeats, and it’s annoying. Most Americans, right and left, work for a living. Most people on disability, left or right, are disabled and needy. There are some deadbeats and malingerers, and again, they’re on both sides. And most everyone wants there to be more and better jobs; the disagreement is on how to do that. It’s a shame that we keep personally insulting each other instead of working together to get stuff done.

  13. Susan K. says:

    Yeah, whatever Mr. Gleiberman. Your review is very long on childish posturing and your opinions were very predictable. I challenge you to refute any of the “ahistory” that you referred to. You are just upset about a lot of inconvenient facts coming to light. Deal with it.

  14. Kenneth born in the USA from Washington DC. says:

    Where was such a critique from the left or more importantly the right when socialist engineer Michael Moore painted his warped vision of America in Fahrenheit 9/11. How he glorified how Cuba and France had the best model’s for affordable ” free” healthcare in the world. He purposely neglected to mention that both socialist countries (one being communist) takes 47% of each working citizen income to the point that many just give up and get on welfare. It works so well that they move to other socialist countries and work for ten years to often tripple dip welfare benefits from three countries over 30 years. We see China sending thousands of expectant mothers here on tourist visas so they can game citizenship benefits from more than one country. It is fair for the right to present another set of facts worth considering what someone’s motives maybe. If anyone still is in denial that the Clintons are not serial liers , then your on the wrong side of reality.

  15. Leslie says:

    Something tells me the person who wrote this review did not even bother to do any independent real research. If he had, then he would learn that that the film is very accurate. Going off of what you “think” you know about history and real history are two very different things. This reviewer is strictly going off what he thinks he knows. If he truly wanted to learn, he’d conduct real resaerch and the reviewer would discover he is wrong.

    Unfortunately, I would bet that most of the people who trash this documentary do so without actually conducting real research. Maybe the ask a friend or do a Google search (as if Google has all knowledge) and that’s about it.

    My conclusion after doing my own research is that Owen Gleiberman tries to use his expertise as a film critic as some sort of replacement for being a historian. He is not!

    Watch this movie. Then go to a real library. Spend time really researching. You’ll discover it is accurate.

    Also, keep in mind that it’s a documentary. A documentary can be only so long. So, whatever is unadressed or unexplained, well, get off your duff and visit a library.

    • Totally agree. It’s the same old Liberal Answer… call them crazy, paranoid etc. Over and over and over and people will just believe you. Not a good critic of a film. You can’t do a good critic of anything if you know nothing about the subject! I saw absolutely no evidence to back up his “critic” either. Bogus! :/

  16. heidihaaland says:

    D’Souza is willfully ignoring the Republican Party’s orchestration of The Southern Strategy.

    • Deb says:

      Heidi: if the southern strategy was a Nixon invention, in order to win the southern racist vote, it was incredibly unsuccessful. The south went to Wallace in 1968.

      • JOE says:

        The Southern Strategy still works to this day, it’s what the GOP holds on today. Republican chairman said sorry for the racist policies of the GOP in 2005.

  17. Al says:

    Andrew Jackson comes off as a pretty bad person; makes me not want to even look at a $20 bill. The Dems most definitely are responsible for the KKK. Dinesh does not entirely explain how the Dems reversed the support of Blacks, who up until the depression voted Republican. The exposure of the racist Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, was well done.

    This should have been two movies. The other part is how completely corrupt and evil both of the Clintons are. Dinesh is right, we must not let these grifters back into the White House. Too bad very few people will see this before the election.

    • Deb says:

      Actually, D’Souza shows that the black vote had been moving to the Demcrats starting in the 1930s, for economic reasons. The transition of the south to republican happened a few decades later also for economic reasons, except for the racist Dems in 1968 who flocked to Wallace.
      The Dems saw black political activism as a tool to retain power and used civil rights and entitlements to that end.

      • JOE says:

        White southerners went to GOP for both economic and racist reasons. Google Lee Atwater. Dinesh doesn’t mention him, nor Barry Goldwater getting the South in 1964 and the Southern Strategy.

  18. Jim says:

    Trump cool aid drinkers
    KKK highly religious hate goverment
    Sound like republicans or democrats?

    Slavery
    Succeed from the union (hate goverment) want to keep cheap labor so they can make millions
    Sound like republicans or democrats?

    President Lincoln for human rights and willing to force his opinion to all the land (big goverment) and willing to go to war over it.
    Conservative leaning or liberall leaning

    American Indians defeat enemy at all cost (torture, guantonimo bay etc). Sell infectected blankets to Indian tribes and let small pox do your work.
    Sound like conservatives or liberal?

    • Deb says:

      Jim, you are reading your bias into the historical record. It was indeed the Republicans who fought for civil rights. It was Amercian Conservatism (the conserving of the founding principles of individual liberty) which undergirded the Republican Party. See the movie, read the history.

      • JOE says:

        The republicans went against the 1964 civil rights, the day they nominated Barry Goldwater for the 1964 election.

  19. Kerem Oner says:

    Pathetic review as the reviewer’s bias is all too apparent. The movie is factually 100% accurate. Period.

  20. Kevin says:

    This is too too funny !
    Democrats and liberal media the KKK is is a republican issue ! NOT ! Clinton has taken back in April a sum of $20,000 ! Trump has NOT . So get your facts straight. Stop being a one sided paper ! Variety is a joke and and more like a daily fish wrapping paper !

  21. Fred Ost says:

    This movie is 100% spot on and all the negative stuff written by arch liberal pin heads is meaningless. The fact is that liberals simply cant handle the truth about not only the Democratic partys treatment of Black Americans but also delivers truth about Hillary Clintons corruption. Have seen it twice. its great!

  22. Tony Smyles says:

    Boy! No one can see any liberal bias in your hatchet job… oh, sorry, I mean “review”.
    D’Souza’s points and facts are accurate and valid (because of their accuracy). Why don’t you refute his points if you think they’re in error. So tired of supercilious, snarky liberal spouting instead of logical refutation. Guess you love folks being on the plantation, just like Democrats of the past.

  23. Jeff says:

    Great Movie about how the Democratic Party is racist and holds the poor down for votes.

  24. Joe says:

    LOL……lets see what D’souza has to say when Trump asks him for his papers while he’s being extremely vetted!!

  25. Nicholas Vea says:

    Those who claim that this documentary reveals some “hidden face” of the Democratic Party are sorely mistaken and misled. It is common knowledge taught in any US history class that the Republican Party was the party of Lincoln and was founded as the anti slavery party and that the Democratic party was associated with slavery, black codes, racial persecution in the post war south, and Jim Crow. I am disappointed in the author of this review when he tries to claim that there was no racially enlightened party in the 19th century, since that is blatantly false and is the exact type of practice that he is trying to condemn in D’Souza movie. The facts are that yes, in 19th century and the early 20th, the Democratic Party was the party of racism while the Republican Party was the party of freedom and equality, but a lot has changed since then. The US has had a two party system from even before our Constitution was ratified, and each of the two parties has incorporated new factions and political movements and changed over time. What D’Souza is doing by trying to equate the “Democratic Party” of the Civil War and post war South to the Democratic party of today is simply absurd. It would be similar to me making the claim that the “Democratic-Republican” Party of the late 18th and early 19th centuries is obviously the same party as today’s Republican Party, and we all know that the “Democratic-Republican” was descended from the Anti-Federalist party, whose primary platform component was the opposition of the ratification of our Constitution, so clearly the Republicans all want to burn up the US Constitution. Neither that claim nor D’Souza’s should make any sense to a rational person who knows anything about history or politics. I have not seen the entire movie, but what I have seen from the trailer and other clips and articles about it, the rest of the film seems to be exaggerating his own suffering, dismissing any reasonable evidence that the Democratic Party does not stand for the same things it once did, and personally attacking every single modern Democrat while having little to no evidence to support his accusations. In short, D’Souza’s “documentary” is just the sort of attack politics that has become far too common, cherry-picking facts and senselessly abandoning reason. I am heartily ashamed that so many Americans soak up this style of rhetoric and refuse to attempt to think rationally or work to find common ground.

    • JOE says:

      They were white christian conservative confederate democrats, not liberal democrats.

      • rekgamer says:

        ” I have not seen the entire movie, but what I have seen from the trailer and other clips and articles about it, the rest of the film seems to be exaggerating his own suffering, dismissing any reasonable evidence that the Democratic Party does not stand for the same things it once did, and personally attacking every single modern Democrat while having little to no evidence to support his accusations.” you lost me there bro. if you cant be bothered to at least watch more than the trailer then what the hell are you doing bashing the documentary you hypocritical waste of oxygen.

  26. Ben Garrison says:

    Owen Gleiberman
    (((Gleiberman)))
    The nose knows, fellas

  27. Nancy Suits says:

    Dear Owen: As you can see- most people who comment-see thru your liberal review. Dinesh has offered to debate and/ or confirm any and all facts in the movie and in his book. But I doubt you will take the time to post 1 or 2 actual facts that can change history. The media, hollywood and the education system wants to just keep this history hidden, suppressed and just write a hit piece and walk away. That is what hurts America today and the social media warriors are on to you.

  28. Patrice says:

    Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah a bunch of words that say absolutely nothing!

  29. Robert R Bagwell says:

    Finally, the TRUTH is revealed. It is about power and control. Check the facts. Calling the truth a lie is demonic. Given the heinous character of the Clintons, this revelation of all left wing philosophies is but a new form of slavery. Notice Marxism, Communism, National Socialist and even totalitarian Islam, we see the works of darkness done in the name of good. Discount it at your own peril.

    • K says:

      Let me put it to you this way. Obama lied Hillary lied and booth denied anything is wrong. But leave it to you liberal media and the daily fish wrap to cover and protect the left wing socialist Democratic Party . And of course you too have drank the democratic kool aid !

  30. Kevin scott says:

    Geez you are a true left wing liberal.
    Since the movie came out it has won the award for the best documentary …
    Your lame report has flaws in it. I sir as a history buff can say your article has flaws in it and you have stated several items wrong ….
    And your reporting that the movie ghost buster remake was a joke you must have NOT saw the first. It was a awful movie.
    But you say what you want. Public loves the movie on Hilary’s America .
    And the movie is truthful and she is not !
    Kevin scott

    • Steve says:

      What award did it win?

      • Kevin G Scott says:

        It figures . You did watch it and didn’t follow up…. Best documentary film !

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  31. Patsy Kleeman says:

    What a SHOCKER. Hilary’s socialist America panning the movie showing how absolutely corrupt the democratic party and their darling Clintons are. Don’t forget….you all are going to suffer under this pathological lying crook as much as the rest of us.

    I didn’t even see the movie……don’t need to. It’s quite clear to the world now how corrupt this party is.

    God help us all.

  32. Tiana Brown says:

    Jailbird , serial cheater D’Souza and the Kochsuckers rolls out his political garbage every election year.It never works, rpublicnas still lose. lol. Shows how easy it is brainwash people

    • Dennis says:

      You’re the brainless one

      • Kevin says:

        Dennis.
        Sir you are the dimwit .
        I love how you say the Koch brothers . Let’s try this one . The democraps have Bill Ayers , warren buffet supporting them and bill Ayers was and still a terrorist . Oh ! And has bill Ayers and warren buffet built a hospital and donated it ? The Koch boys has. Get your facts straight. You mindless boob !

    • Barbara says:

      You’re right about one thing. You’ve been “brainwashed”.

      • Dennis says:

        Hillary was the one that was fired for being a crook,check it out

      • Deb says:

        The label “jailbird” or any other swipe at his conviction for a campaign finance violation gives the lie to any objectivity or rationality Tiana or any like her might claim. Let’s not forget that Bill Clinton was guilty, DID perjured himself, WAS disbarred. So he was a serial cheater, perjurer. Hillary was his protector/enforcer. I remember watching the news when she referred to the “vast right wing conspiracy”; what a crock. It’s like a kid saying “well, they all don’t like me!” “Did ya do it?” “Well, even if I did, the only reason they’re saying anything is because the don’t like me.” Smh

      • Steve says:

        How about this: neither of you have been brainwashed, and you just have different opinions?

  33. Fae Stewart says:

    Americans do not know their history nor do they care. If we don’t know our past then how can we
    perceive correctly the review from Mr. Gleiberman, as certainly left leaning, and self serving.

    Mr. D’Souza is spot on as usual, bright, articulate and factual, he’s always a breath of fresh air verses
    the stale air you try to pass off as good Journalism.

  34. james andre says:

    From start to finish Dinesh D’Souza points to historical and common sense. This Non conspiratorial journey through the hidden past of the Democratic Party.is an eye opening experience that everyone should see.

    Thank you Dinesh D’Souza you are a true Patriot!!!!

  35. Greg says:

    Typical liberal hack and attack review with not one factual counterpoint. I’ve actually studied a lot of the history around this and the historical accounts in the movie are pretty spot on. Americans are so history illiterate, it’s pathetic.

    Re Hillary and the Democrats: If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…

  36. Elmer Fudd says:

    This person is a total liberal as u can very well figure out.

  37. Lickety Split says:

    I have yet to read any criticism of this film that goes beyond emotional ranting. Not a single fact-based refutation of a single detail of the movie. Hard to use facts to refute the truth.

  38. jeff says:

    i wonder if Variety did the same thing to Micheal Moore….

  39. Mark Davis says:

    Hillary should be on her way to DC (Danbury Connecticut) not District of Columbia. I appreciate your left wing liberal view and expect nothing less from mainstream media hacks. What bothers me and ultimately will kill America is the selective bashing of Trump and glorifying of this habitual liar. Just look at the coverage of Trump for standing up to Khan while the week before liberals ripped into Pat Smith for speaking at the convention. I give up! No more media JUST VOTE TRUMP!!!!!!

  40. Robert R. Garcia says:

    I would expect this kind of a review from a left-wing radical Hollywood type who tries to make every conservative movie boring. His write-up about the movie was boring typical boring left-wing propaganda to try to get as many people as he can, not to see it

  41. Dear Patrick,

    Spoken like a true liberal attack the character according to Saul Allinsky.

    Instead of bashing, give me evidence That Dinesh is wriong .

    Why should I vote for Hiliary?
    Name one accomplishment in her many years in Poliics and Focus on the state department.
    Having a backup server in her basement was not wriong. General Petraeous was convicted. For a lot less.
    Dispute my facts! Don’t lower yourself to the Saul Allinsky, diatribe

    Be a man not a sheep! BA Hiliary !!!

  42. As usual, the majority of the media is biased to the left. They will do and say anything to further the cause the progressive agenda. Progressive is a more palatable term for liberalism. Without the window dressing, progressive is synonymous. They are the same.

    The progressive agenda means that government
    Can solve all your problems from cradle to grave.
    Hilary promises free college education because she is placating the extreme left in the party. The
    Bernie Sanders crew, wants this.

    No one wants to talk about the huge Elephant in the room. There is no way that this will come to place.,We just cannot afford it unless we want to further mortgage our son’s and daughter future.
    Margaret Thatcher, “Socialism is only good until the money runs out”

    About two or three decades ago, Politicians figured out that they can buy votes by spending
    More on various programs that are designed to
    Enslave people to being dependent on government to survive in this world. So, therefore boriowing 40% of every dollar spent is okay.
    Our history shows that as nation, we paid off the revolutionary debt and the civil war but our current debt which traces back to WW1 on is ever increasing monster. What happened to living within your needs!

    Why did Obama change the welfare programs to
    Force people to get back to work, with support.
    So, now you are not pushed to go back to work basically if you are deemed to be able to work. The welfare system entraps so many because to break away you will end up with less money because you will lose the benefits. But you have to start at the bottom, and build yourself out of poverty. Minimum wages jobs are a stepping stone to better wages through promotion. If you choose to stay with a minimum wage jobs, you are in poverty. They were never meant to be a job that provides a living wage.

    Politicians who push for the minimum wage to be raised to $ 15 are pandering to the poor. In the long run, it will be a job killer for the youth which it was designed for.?

    It is not a comfortable lifestyle, but you can purchase all of your basic needs and can be taken cared of . Wefate, food stamps and housing. There was a time in this country where people would accept the help of welfare but felt shame which fueled their desire to get out as fast as possible.

    Those who receive money from the government
    Are dependent . They will support candidates who continue the status quo. The Democratic Party – Liberalism will be their saviour hense the
    Vote that is both with tax dollars

    I can go on but I dare anyone to debate on the facts. No, the liberal media follows the teaching of Saul Alinsky, they will attack the character of the
    Person instead focusing on the facts and policies you are promoting.

    If we vote for Hiliaey, we will eventually lose our freedoms. And the country we know will start on trajectory downward to the end of our denocracy.

    Let’s see who debated on policies, facts to save our country.
    Or will you attack, my thinking without debating policy or facts

    Tom Kennington proud conservative.

  43. Ryan says:

    What is it with you neoliberals and cognitive dissonance???? Suck up your ego and admit your party is corrupt AF. The boat is filling with water, we’re scooping it out with buckets and you’re still trying to punch us in the face. WAKE UP, HILLARY IS EVIL, WE KNOW THAT. Johnson/Weld 2016!!!!!!!!

  44. dooby says:

    Still as annoyingly left-wing and poor a critic as you were all those years at Entertainment Weekly, I see, Owen. If you hate this it must be awesome.

  45. Bill Edwards says:

    Mr. Gleiberman, Your total omission of any historical fact to counter the film’s description of the dangerous, destructive, diabolical and deadly nature of the Democratic Party speaks loudly and clearly.

  46. Mandi says:

    Owen, my fellow American, with all due respect, it appears it is you that needs to do some research into American political history before opening your mouth and inserting your foot (in this case, both feet, both hands, and at least two other people’s feet). Not to take anything away from the original democratic push that blacks should remain slaves, but perhaps you would be better served to begin the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the attempts to pass legislation by republicans and the ensuing filibuster to stop it by democrats. Then follow through completely with the legislation that finally passed and take a good, long, hard look at the voting record for that Act to see who still tried to stop it (spoiler alert…democrats) and who voted in favor of it (republicans). Your typical left wing style attack, that it is republicans who are racist, only undermines any appearance you had as a legitimate unbiased journalist. Those already brainwashed into believing democrats are fighting for blacks, will find your article wonderful, I’m sure.

  47. Katarina says:

    I could not even finish reading Owen Gleiberman’s review it is so biased. The movie was well done and fact based. It is a MUST SEE no matter your political views. Some music was louder than it needed to be, but very moving.

  48. Patricia Young says:

    These reviews must have been written by liberals. Open your eyes America and stop being held in the dark and controlled by their lies. You will never get the truth from the media, so start looking for the truth for yourself and start with this excellent film, Hilliary’s America which produces facts and not opinion, emotion and what they want you to believe for their own benefit, power and your votes to keep them in power, the Democratic Party.

  49. Lisa says:

    To liberal media journalist Owen Gleiberman … biased much?

  50. Vincent Ardolino says:

    Owen Gleiberman is a partisan writer who shamefully lies to help protect the Democrat party. .All he can do is try to characterize D’Souza as a crazy liar but anyone who has objectively fallowed any of the crimes of this administration, the failures of Hillary’s State Department that allowed our Ambassador and his security detail to be killed. Every bit of the movie is verifiable. All it takes is a bit of research or you can act like this partisan HACK writing this attack piece.

    Yes the Democrats created the KKK and had many members of Congress that were self admitted members of the KKK.

    THESE ARE FACTS, LOOK IT UP.

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