Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream

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CAN AMERICA SURVIVE FOUR MORE YEARS OF BARACK OBAMA?

No, because America as we know it—wealthy, powerful, assertive—is not what Obama wants. He wants a smaller America, a poorer America, and America unable to exert its will, and America happy to be one that other nations might rise—all in the name of global fairness. To Obama, the hated "one percent" isn't just wealthy Americans; it is America itself. In Obama's view, America needs to be taken ...

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Overview

CAN AMERICA SURVIVE FOUR MORE YEARS OF BARACK OBAMA?

No, because America as we know it—wealthy, powerful, assertive—is not what Obama wants. He wants a smaller America, a poorer America, and America unable to exert its will, and America happy to be one that other nations might rise—all in the name of global fairness. To Obama, the hated "one percent" isn't just wealthy Americans; it is America itself. In Obama's view, America needs to be taken down a notch.

That is the startling conclusion of bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza. Building on his previous bestseller on Barack Obama, The Roots of Obama's Rage—which Newt Gingrich called, "Stunning…the most profound insight I have read in the last six years"—D'Souza shows how Obama's goal to downsize America is in plain sight but ignored by everyone.

D'Souza lays out what Obama plans to do in a second administration—a makeover of America so drastic that the "shining city on a hill" will become a shantytown in a rather dangerous global village.

In Obama's America you'll learn:

  • How Obama plans to use debt as a weapon of economic mass destruction to downsize the United States
  • How a second Obama term could be fatal to Isreal—and to American interests in the Middle East
  • A superpower disarmed: why drastic defense cuts are only the beginning
  • How Obama plans to make us more dependent on foreign energy suppliers
  • What the world will be like when America is a debt-ridden, second-tier economy and other countries, like China, India, and even Brazil, are wealthier and dominant

Arresting in its presentation and sobering in its conclusions, Obama's America is essential reading for those who want to change America's course before it's too late.
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Conservative writer D'Souza (Godforsaken, 2012, etc.) further explores why he considers President Barack Obama "[t]he most dangerous man in America." The president of King's College in New York City and a former policy advisor to President Reagan, D'Souza co-wrote and -directed the financially successful 2012 documentary 2016: Obama's America, which painted Obama as being driven by an anti-American and anti-colonialist ideology. In this book, which expands on the author's The Roots of Obama's Rage (2010), D'Souza continues this line of attack, claiming that this ideology has made Obama "the architect of American decline" who "wants America to be downsized." The younger Obama, asserts the author, absorbed this virulent anti-colonialist worldview from his (largely absent) Kenyan father, as well as his Indonesian stepfather, both of whom D'Souza describes as "Third World, anti-American guy[s]." (He also portrays Obama's American mother as prone to "sexual adventuring.") The author plays up the influence of such familiar Chicago figures as the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and former Weatherman Bill Ayers, whom D'Souza terms "Obama's terrorist pal." All of these influences, writes the author, have shaped Obama's policies profoundly, particularly in energy and foreign affairs. Unfortunately, the author does not provide any solid evidence for his arguments, instead trafficking largely in guilt-by-association and apocalyptic predictions of "America's decline and fall." D'Souza has been criticized by liberals and mainstream conservatives for his strident theories; it seems highly unlikely that any minds will be changed by his latest book or by such statements as, "If Obama were white, he would have virtually no chance of being re-elected." Shallow and speculative at best, paranoid at worst.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596987784
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/13/2012
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 122,991
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Dinesh D'Souza is the president of The King's College in New York City and author of the New York Times bestseller The Roots of Obama's Rage. He is also a former White House domestic policy analyst and research scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His other best-selling books include What's So Great About Christianity, What's So Great About America, and Life After Death. D'Souza lives in New York with his wife Dixie and their daughter Danielle.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Inner Compass: Obama and the Importance of Ideology 1

Chapter 2 Invisible Man: Why Obama Remains a Mystery 17

Chapter 3 Absentee Father: Abandonment and the Formation of Political Identity 37

Chapter 4 Mommie Dearest: Ann Obama's Destructive Legacy 53

Chapter 5 Obama's Founding Fathers: Five Who Shaped Him 67

Chapter 6 Sellouts: The Ones He Left Behind 91

Chapter 7 Certificates of Absolution: Obama's Secret Weapon 109

Chapter 8 The Wealth They Didn't Earn: Decolonizing the U.S. Economy 125

Chapter 9 Drilling There But Not Here: Oil Drilling for Them but Not for Us 137

Chapter 10 Disarming the Rogue Nation: Iran? North Korea? No, America 147

Chapter 11 The Jihadi as Freedom Fighter: "Liberating" Occupied Territories 157

Chapter 12 Our Arab Winter: Weakening Allies, Strengthening Enemies 173

Chapter 13 Debt as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: Obama's $20 Trillion Bomb 189

Chapter 14 Big Daddy: Obama as Lord of the Manor 203

Chapter 15 Surviving Obama: The Choice We Face 215

Notes 225

Index 247

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    Canary in a Coal Mine - Ignore This Book At You & Your Children's Peril

    Members of the Obama cult will have a hard time refuting the well documented, multi-year research of D'Souza into the most invisible President in US history. The White House and their captured media will certainly try every thing to suppress this book and the recently released movie "2016" detailing it. Surprised you haven't heard about it yet?? I just hope B&N's review policy isn't under the thumb of Obama as well... Possibly one of the most important political books in US history details how the first unvetted, highly intelligent bi-racial US President has studied the current USA's power structure to find its ultimate weaknesses - media worship, white guilt, entitlement culture and obliviousness to the consequences of a ballooning national debt to name a few - to severely downsize the USA's wealth and ultimately destroy US neocolonialism, the ultimate target of Barack Hussein Obama and thereby fulfill his father's dreams. What no one in the Obama cult wants you to know: Abandoned by his black father before birth and his white mother by age 10, BHO's adopted founding fathers include: Communist Frank Marshall Davis, Palestinian radical Edward Said, Brazilian Socialist Roberto Unger; revolutionary preacher Jeremiah Wright & terrorist Bill Ayers. But to understand BHO Jr. you have to understand BHO Sr., whose dreams Jr. holds dear to his heart (read "Dreams From My Father") and as a prime motivator, perhaps to find some final acceptance for the lifelong plight his absentee father and self absorbed mother abandoned him into. Both liberal and conservative pundits have totally missed Obama's reasons for his hypocrisies and his ultimate motivations (both foreign and domestic). How could the President of the USA want to destroy the lone world super power and guardian of liberty? It is sacrilege to even discuss that, right? Chris Matthews, Jonathan Alter and other Obama cheerleaders will be ultimately be remembered as the talking heads who greased the wheel of the Obama machine as it achieves it's goals when economic disaster humbles America and the BRIC countries take control of the world stage. Conservative pundits paint BHO is inept or an "Amateur", but he has achieved much on his path to USA ruin during his first term. BHO's will go down in history as the greatest charlatan of all times, by taking down the lone world super power (or at least severely accelerating its decline) in 8 short years, if elected to a 2nd term. Call me delusional, but I care for nothing more than my kids and this country. D'Souza ranks up there with some the USA's greatest patriots for finally making sense of the Obama cult's true plan of action and their penchant for outright lies and distortions. Ignore this book at your and the USA's peril...Tuesday, November 6, 2012 will be another USA date the lives in infamy if Obama is reelected! You can ignore this book and discredit this review, but you cannot ignore Obama's own words and writings which are used expertly to support D'Souza's theories on the invisible man who has hoodwinked most of the US population!

    70 out of 89 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2012

    Obama: Weapon of Mass Destruction Against America

    While US and British intelligence were befuddled at not finding any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq (though we know Saddam had & used them on his own people), leave it to D'Souza to locate the most destructive anti-American weapon in the US: the mind of Barack Hussein Obama. Need proof? This book is so replete with evidence that Obama is an uncaring (Obama's brother lives penniless in Kenya), anti colonial leader bent on bringing his own country down to mediocrity - warning: if you care about America's position in the world, this book will make you sick and angry. Obama perhaps should have sought out a career in acting. All politicians are great at lying, but the 44th president has perfected the art of deception within a paradigm full of lies. "Obama's America" provides rich insight into how well he is using smoke and mirrors: the US is unknowingly metamorphizing into exactly what Obama seeks: a second-rate power that ranks among the mediocre nations with respect to all significant socioeconomic and national defense matters. D'Souza's writing is as clear as Obama's mission is ominous; the author's thesis, that Obama is furtively (but not covertly enough, thanks to D'Souza) "unmaking the American dream" (subtitle of the book), is proved through chapter and verse in this ultimately dangerous polemic. I use "dangerous" deliberately because, once readers have gone through this book at least twice, the number and severity of examples given to prove the author correct - domestically and internationally, socioeconomically and geopolitically - are shockingly accurate. Consider the following, only a small sample of the surgery Obama has thus far performed on the American populace to disfigure what was once the inspiration of the world and the "last, best hope" for millions of Americans and immigrants seeking a better life in what was once a better nation: 1. The self-proclaimed environmentalist has spent billions of US taxpayer money so that other nations in Latin America can drill for oil for their own use. Why? The US should rather seek to be less dependent on foreign oil, and accept friendly offers from allies close to home (e.g. Canada), but the hypocrite in the White House instead seeks to reduce the US at the expense of the middle class taxpayer and gas purchaser; 2. D'Souza gives ample evidence of how Obama's upbringing and education led him to become an anti colonialist. Through this ideology, Obama has no problem with China and Japan, for example, conducting financial deals in yuan; he has no problem with the average American possessing less wealth; he has no problem with China's benefitting at our increasing deficit - around $1.3 trillion per year under Obama (a fraction of that under Bush 43); he enjoys telling the Russians he'll offer more concessions. Why? Because if the average American has less, America will have less, and Obama will reach his goal of reducing overall American wealth; 3. Obama ultimately seeks to redistribute income around the world: in the great anti colonialist spirit of his father, to be the "global equalizer." Thus the sole superpower must come down. Why offer unnecessary and unasked-for concessions to the Russians? Why pretend to play it tough in Afghanistan and then give the Taliban our exit strategy? Why not help the Egyptians in their struggle against extremist Islam? This may be D'Souza's greatest book. It informs us that, through his own actions,

    52 out of 68 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2012

    This is a compelling and interesting account of the truth. We th

    This is a compelling and interesting account of the truth. We the people of this great country need to learn it is time to make a stand, or the beloved country as we know it will be never more. Think hard people. this isnt about the difference between poliitcal parties it is about a poison that is engulfing our nation. The nation that was the greatest place in the world to live, to work, to dream..... What will be left with??

    44 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Great read- right on target with the truth!

    This book is a keeper and is highly recommended for any American voter.

    37 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

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    Funny how all of the one star reviews call this book crap and accuse right wingers of being "anti black". This book is extremely accurate and people are literally standing up and cheering in 2016 the movie. Obama hates America and what it stands for; it's so obvious. What other president in the U.S. has had as many critically scathing books written about them? Those of you that think Obama is so wonderful should b79e honest with yourselves. Are you better off now than you were four years ago? Or, do you just want a black president at any cost? NOBAMA 2012!!!!!

    35 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    Typical right wing tripe

    This pile of steaming crap lies on every page. The republicans almost destroyed this country, then announce that their ONLY goal is to make Obana a one term president. Gee. How patriotic. NOT. Dnoush's childish whining is petulant, irritating, and completely untruthful.

    32 out of 126 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    A must read for anyone who is concerned for America 's future

    This author's insightful descriptions of the ambition and purpose of an Obama presidency is as illuminating as it is frightening. If D'Sousa is correct in his theory it is even more outrageous how the media has declined to vett Obama as a candidate and now as President. It is amazing that his background, education, family ties, and political associates have been dismissed as any influence worth reporting. As hard as it is to imagine that a President would have delibrate motives to marginalize the American influence it is even more astomishing that the majority of the media has made it this easy for him and that the public so ignorant. This book has to read to be believed. Obama should not and cannot win re-election.

    26 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

    Well documented and well written. A MUST READ!

    This is an excellent review of backgrounding of President Obama, despite his efforts to conceal his past. Well documented and vetted with excellent footnotes to support the information contained within.
    President Obama has the distinction of being the least investigated person to assume the office of Commander in Chief of this country.

    The only information about his childhood, his education, his mentors and his political philosophy is what he has presented in his two "autobiographies" that he alleges he has written before reaching age 45. Even those two autobiographies are questionable as to who authored them. He has expended millions of dollars to successfully, so far, conceal all records of his schooling, travels, source of financing for his education and his relationships with various people of less than honorable disposition. For a man who campaigned on the premise of "openness, transparency, honesty and integrity", he has certainly violated every one of those traits.

    25 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    This book is very insightful. A very good read. Wake up Americ

    This book is very insightful. A very good read. Wake up America.

    To the negative reviews of this book: Why are you liberals so full of hate? Did any of you even read the book? Or did you just say to yourselves, "Hey look: conservative book! Let's trash it in the comments section!"

    25 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Just another well known rightwing propagandist doing what he can

    Just another well known rightwing propagandist doing what he can to dupe
    the low information yahoos into voting for the political stooges who
    will strive to make our neocon, quasi-fascist Plutocracy, with its
    modern robber barons living the life as it existed in the first Gilded
    Age, even stronger. The middle class, which is rapidly disappering needs
    to pay attention to the tripe being fed them and think about what is in
    store for them.

    25 out of 76 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    Ugh

    Don't waste your money! Lies lies and more lies!

    21 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 1, 2012

    I would not recommend this book to anyone who appreciates an UNB

    I would not recommend this book to anyone who appreciates an UNBIASED perspective!!

    20 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2012

    This seems like a good fiction book to read, as it has no basis

    This seems like a good fiction book to read, as it has no basis in fact at all.

    19 out of 69 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Your Future

    Find out why Obama says he's not finished yet. He is right, read what is in-store for our future. Find out why he turned down the pipeline, but gave $747 ml. dollars to Columbia to build a pipeline for their country and made sure we do not reap any of the benefits. If you use your nook there are websites you came click on and read the facts, right on your nook. This is a must read for everyone in America-get your head out of the sand. The book is more complete than the movie. Truely it will scare you, but be informed. His father's dream is now his.

    18 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Really interesting

    I really enjoyed iti. it reinforced what I thought I knew. Showed a lot of research to back up what he wrote. Should be required reading for all - especially Democrats. Might open a few eyes and show how sneaky he goes about getting his agenda done - under the radar and the American people have no idea what is being done to them.

    18 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

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    Bama lama ding dongs supporters want ppl to believe he is a god. He is anything but. He is an illigal president, hates america and all she stands for, hates the military and in 4 years time has raised the natiinal debt to double what it was from washington to bush. We cannot afford another four years of this miserable muslim. He is dangerous and i feel sorry for the ppl who refuse to see that simply because they are salivating over the fact that he is black. He is the worst president this country has ever had and all republicans meeds to stand up and vote this idiot out of office before the taliban and al guaeda takes over this country with hisb,essings.

    18 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Very informative.

    Very informative.

    16 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    I am not polittical --- but I am scared to death!

    This book is unbelievably frightening and eye opening!!
    You will realize that the man in the White House is a totally confused and TROUBLED man!!! People were blinded and fooled 4 years ago, This book explains how they were fooled
    and how to never be fooed again by BARAK HUSSEIN OBAMA!
    HIs frightening hidden agenda will become apparent if , GOD HELP US, he is re-elected! And then it may be too late!
    PLEASE READ BEFORE CASTING YOUR VOTE!!
    The lives of all AMERICANS (now and for years to come)
    very well may depend on it!
    We have to see thru his secret agendas and his ultimate plan to destroy our wonderful country!
    AMERICA IS UNDER ATTACK FROM WITHIN!
    ONLY WE THE PEOPLE CAN SAVE HER!!!!!

    14 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2012

    As I finished this book I was openly weeping. Four more years of

    As I finished this book I was openly weeping. Four more years of this president and America as we know it will cease to exist. Every soldier in every war will have died in vain, and the little children will have no future.

    12 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Obama is an immigrant

    In civics we are learning about how immigrants arent allowed to hold office. Obama is not only a terrible president but an immigrant. He is an illegal president. He should have never been running for president. And he ruined our economy. Im NOT saying this just because hes black and im white. One of my best friends is black. Do not vote for him. He will only bankrupt america and all the hard work of our forefathers will be DESTROYED!!! America is too much in debt and we do not deserve to go down until we are one of those mini countries that belong to other, larger countries.

    12 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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