The shockumentary 2016 provides one mans view of what America will be like in 2016 should President Obama be re-elected. The future it portrays would be dim, indeed, IF this example of Teapublican propaganda were true.
But 2016 is based on a false premise…that President Obama is un-American. That he’s a socialist out to destroy the very nation he has sworn to protect.
In truth, given his history of accomplishment against long odds, no one represents the American Dream better than Barack Obama. And despite Teapublican rhetoric (and the films premise), Obamas policies are decidedly not un-American. In fact, the reverse is true. It is the continuation of Teapublican policies that threatens to undermine our democracy.
For 40 years, the GOP (Guardians Of Privilege) have weighted tax cuts to aide the wealthy and large, multi-national corporations. They have engaged in union-busting and cut funds for the poor. They have used those in the military to pursue their goals of international domination and they’ve abandoned them as soon as they were injured or retired. In order to win election, they have vilified teachers, firefighters, our postal service, government employees and immigrants. In order to maximize the profits of multi-nationals, the GOP has proposed to eliminate the agencies responsible for clean air, clean water and product safety. GOP policies have even rewarded those who ship jobs overseas and who take advantage of offshore tax havens.
President Obama threatens to change all that. He dares to propose tax fairness, higher standards for fuel efficiency, sustainable forms of energy, investment in infrastructure, improved education and incentives to bring jobs home to the US.
So every time you see an ad for 2016, imagine how much better off well be with President Obama in the White House than with Mitt the Twit and his 47 percent-hating plutocrats.