Conservative doctrine can no longer afford to fall victim to poorly constructed books and films or, for that matter, "talking heads" who risk negating the very real contribution that this political philosophy has and can continue to make to our society.
The right has the right to satirize its adversaries. But on the day these two men were claiming to celebrate American democracy, they made a point of dismissing and ridiculing one of the leading voices for women's advancement, which, it must be noted, is fundamental to the advancement of democracy.
'll bet they're making a list of the best conservative movies of the year, but I don't have it in me to read it. (Can you have no respect for someone and still be disappointed? Yes. You can be disappointed in people in general.) Here's this list instead.
What bugs me about this story is not right-wing hypocrisy about sex (which is old news) or that sex leads smart people to do dumb things (even older news). It's that, by focusing on D'Souza's timing, commentators are ignoring the main double standard at work here.
I don't know what theological changes are needed to save American evangelicals, but I really don't think that we're destined to howl in the graveyard forever. The pigs are headed for the lake, and I believe for the first time in my life that the evangelicals are going to make it.
Without hypocrisy, the conservative mind would explode from the sheer force of its eternal contradictions and Dinesh D'Souza, along with his phantom, would be sucked into the void. Hypocrisy is the glue that holds it all together.
D'Souza's primary argument is that Obama is carrying out a deliberate "anti-colonial" agenda. Never mind that this is a real stretch, but what is much more disturbing is D'Souza's own agenda -- of promoting colonialism.
The main flaw in the film is its lack of balance. There is no attempt to show "the other side" of any issue. This is a movie with a message and a purpose, neither of which are intended to show a different interpretation of the facts submitted