All Hail…

the miraculous healing and redemptive power of our glorious Lord and Savior:

Synopsis
In the beginning of the 21st century, no one ever thought that an African-American would become the first President of the United States. But it happened, and an entire country celebrated the exceptional efforts pulled off by citizens ready for sweeping change. But this change didn’t come without effort. It required a unification of all people from all races and nationalities, which is what “The Obama Effect” is about. This film centers around a middle-aged man (Charles S. Dutton) who is faced with some difficult life questions after having a heart attack. Attempting to get back on track with his life, he takes on the Obama campaign with full force in an effort to fight for something he believes in. In the end, he not only learns that putting effort into something can yield unexpected results, but that fighting for something you believe in, including yourself, is what life is all about.

Years ago, I bumped into a friend coming out of Mass and he mentioned to me that he was off to the Metro (just down the street from our parish) to see “Pulp Fiction” again. The film is not to my taste and I remarked on the incongruity of going from Mass to see it. He replied, “I need to cleanse my palate. I’ve seen too many films about the Triumph of the Human Spirit.”

It is one of the marks of our deranged culture that Lefties now make movies, not about the exaltation of the humble, but about the glorification of rich corporate tools. Nobody would believe a film about somebody who finds healing and redemption by campaigning for the Rombot 2012 Device. But lots of suckers still imagine that Obama is some sort of vessel for messianic hope instead of what he is: a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caesaroligarchic interest who claims the right to indefinitely detain and murder anybody he feels like. It takes a special sort of stupid for the alleged Party of the Little Guy to go on perpetuating that messianic legend at this late date.

And, by the way, what’s with this: “In the beginning of the 21st century, no one ever thought that an African-American would become the first President of the United States.”  Grammatic ineptitude aside (George Washington became the first President of the United States and he did it in the 18th Century) does anybody seriously believe that “no one ever thought” an African-American would become President?  I assumed it was a foregone conclusion that we will see Presidents from every ethnicity in the American ethnic kaleidoscope, as female Presidents as well.

  • http://www.chesterton.org Sean P. Dailey

    “It takes a special sort of stupid for the alleged Party of the Little Guy to go on perpetuating that messianic legend at this late date.”

    It also takes a special sort of stupid for suckers to keep believing in the Obama messianic legend. I have a friend who will be in the Illinos delegation to the Democrat National Convention, and she told me she will proudly announce Illinois’ unanimous decision to renominate Obama for a second term. This is not a normally stupid person, but how do we account for such jaw-dropping stupidity?

  • http://aux-belles-choses.blogspot.com Stephanie

    In all honesty, when I read that laughable first line I was sure I was reading a spoof…I got a sinking feeling as I continued to read that it might be real.

  • Harry

    Gotta love the story- guy nearly dies, decides to concentrate on the most important things in life. Family? Charity? God? Gosh no! Pushing for the election of Barack Obama, of course!
    He is indeed a jealous President.

  • Michelle

    “Attempting to get back on track with his life, he takes on the Obama campaign with full force in an effort to fight for something he believes in.”

    Unclear…in taking on the Obama campaign is he fighting for or against? Seriously, is this a real film and who paid for it?

  • Richard Bell

    Not that I had a dog in the fight (being canadian), but I really think that Colin Powell could have won first spot on the republican ticket in 2000, and gone to the Whitehouse. It would have been worth it just to see the democrat pundits’ heads explode when they try to explain how not voting for him wouldn’t be racist, and how they would have to tapdance around how the republicans fought slavery and racism.

    Of course, having an experienced, if political, general as president when 9/11 happened would probably have had a better outcome. I would like to believe that Colin Powell could have been a good enough man in that storm that him being african-american would have been far down his list of accomplishments.

    That being said, he did not run, so he probably didn’t want the job.

    I worry that years from now “The Obama Effect” will refer to how african americans cannot win presidential nominations, let alone elections.

    • Ted Seeber

      To me his not running, and not wanting the job, was all the more reason we should have drafted him into the position.

  • http://www.virtue-quest.com/ Robert King

    This gives me hope that maybe someday I can be the next first president of the United States!

    • enness

      Robert, that made me cackle like a deranged chicken. It also made me think of Colbert’s book — “I Am America, and So Can You.”

  • Rosemarie

    +J.M.J+

    >>>I assumed it was a foregone conclusion that we will see Presidents from every ethnicity in the American ethnic kaleidoscope, as female Presidents as well.

    Yeah, me too. I remember, back in the 1970s when I was a kid, people telling me, “You could grow up to be president. Because someday a woman will become president. Someday a black man will become president….” So I just always assumed it would happen one day. I don’t know where they get this “no one ever thought” nonsense.

    • john

      It seems to be a typical ploy of those who want to create the image that only those who live NOW have any degree of intelligence…Even those in the recent past were bufoons, but look how evolved we are now. In this cas it also sets the stage for the Obama bringing hope into the darkness of a failing society storyline

  • Ted Seeber

    I just got an e-mail from my brother about another Obama movie, this time a serious documentary entitled “2016″, exploring Obama’s past and projecting his past decisions onto a potential 2nd term.

    I need to look into it.

    • Ted Seeber

      I think it is a film that would be a waste of time for any serious Catholic to watch.

      HOWEVER- if you have somebody who can’t stand Romney in your close friends or family, this is the film to take them to because “Love Obama or hate him, you don’t know him”.

  • Mark R

    I am just as racist as the next man, meaning I have baggage and biases just like anyone else, but there is a lot of funding for minorities and women for the crap some of them make that would otherwise would not see the light of day without funding. This looks like a cheap indie for a niche market.
    It is difficult even for a good independently made movie to get distribution and screening. I am acquainted with three very competent female film makers in the Northwest. The one I consider the less talented got national attention becasue one of her films pandered to a powerful subculture.
    Dispel any illusion that when you think of movie funding, untold wealth is behind it. Writers and directors max out their credit cards, actors with less than three lines are unpaid, those with more are making scale and the one “name” in the cast might be working for free or at a cut rate as a favor. There are worse scenarios than the one I described.

  • john

    “In the beginning of the 21st century, no one ever thought that an African-American would become the first President of the United States.” Well since proir to Obama the united states was an illegitimate, racist, sexist homophobic hole it really didn’t count…so really if you think about it he is our first real president…or some such hogwash…

    • SecretAgentMan

      What do you mean “prior”? The US is still evil and unregenerate. We’re not to ask how President Obama became President, we’re merely to hope that our land, our lives, and our souls will yet be cleansed.

  • Phil

    Possibly a stupid question, but what about presidents under the articles of confederation before washington(first president under current constitution). Do they count for anything?

    • john

      Nothing counts before Obama…this is the dawning of the new age…don’t be so unevolved as to be stuck in the past…

    • Dave K

      You are right Phil!
      The first President of the United States was actually Samuel Huntington of Connecticut.

    • Ted Seeber

      There was no president or court system under the Articles- only a Congress, with no official funding method.

      • Dave K

        Yes there was a President. He presided over Congress.

  • Phil

    Funny, i thought the “Obama Effect” was lingering high unemployment, the death of religious liberty, and assination of American citizens without due process….

    • john

      Silly…everybody knows that those are the Bush effects

  • enness

    Wow, that is truly…pathetic and pitiable. If I nearly died and subsequently went on a quest for pseudo-religion (and this blogger and these readers recognize that that is exactly what it is), I’m pretty sure politics would not be my first choice.

  • SecretAgentMan

    Thanks for putting why I love Pulp Fiction into words. Also Children of Men (the moment when fighting resumes after Kee, Dylan and the baby have left is priceless).

  • Ed the Roman

    “In the beginning of the 21st century, no one ever thought that an African-American would become the first President of the United States.”

    And they were absolutely right. :-)


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