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A popular conservative writer says President Barack Obama's rhetoric of "hope and change" is not truly understood by Democrats and the media -- and that a proper understanding of Obama's worldview explains his frustrations with the nation of Israel.
Political commentator and writer Dinesh D'Souza told attendees after a recent screening of the movie 2016: Obama's America at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills that Obama appeals to Democrats and the liberal media even if he does not have America's best interest in mind.
D'Souza believes liberals have bought into Obama's rhetoric, but they do not understand the meaning behind the rhetoric of "change." The political commentator said the current administration's goal is to downsize America and to reduce America's superpower status.
"When he's blocking oil exploration in America, he sounds like a typical environmentalist. People just think he's a reincarnation of Al Gore," D'Souza said.
"When he talks about the one percent or the 99 percent, most of the Democrats think, Well, he is talking about recycling income and wealth in America -- not recognizing that he's talking about gaining the whole of America and putting it in the one percent and then there are 99 hungry nations encircling America that want America's standard of living, America's wealth, America's cultural influence, and so on.
"So when Obama speaks, he speaks in a kind of code that is understood by traditional Democrats one way -- but he means it another way."
D'Souza added that Obama attracts voters because he offers "white America the certificate of racial absolution." By voting for Obama, D'Souza said Americans tend to feel better about themselves.
The author also told the congregation that the roots of Obama's frustration with the nation of Israel come from a anti-colonialism mentality that Israel has occupied land that is not theirs.
"Obama in the first term talked about the '67 borders, and there's been a lot of complaint about that -- but a true anti-colonialist would never be satisfied with giving back the West Bank and Gaza because [in that person's eyes] Israel itself is the 'occupying power,'" he explains. "And so if you truly want to be anti-colonial about it, Israel itself has to go."
D'Souza said Obama has not revealed all his cards during his first term as president, but if re-elected will show his true colors.
"In the second term, Obama can get a lot more creative -- he can do things like support the Palestinian right of return," he tells OneNewsNow.
"There are millions of Palestinian refugees scattered in the diaspora all over the world. If they come back, over time -- because they also have higher birth rates -- they would out number the Jews in Israel. So Israel would cease to be a Jewish state. So there are ways to finish off Israel in Israel."
The political commentator said because it is election season, Obama is attempting to show voters that he is Israel's best friend.
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