Remember that big fuss of a few weeks ago when REPORTS EMERGED that the billionaire whose family owns the Chicago Cubs was planning on spending a fortune on ads falsely disparaging President Obama?
Well, it seems that the crazy coot hasn’t entirely given up on such notions. As we see HERE, Joe Ricketts (above) is now helping to bankroll a movie based on a book by Dinesh D’Souza which asserts that Obama is carrying out the “anticolonial” agenda of his Kenyan father:
[T]he fact that Ricketts would be involved in such a project at all is not only startling, it’s a reminder that Mitt Romney and Romney’s supporters have very different ideas about what the 2012 election should be about.
The Republican candidate wants to focus on the economy, which polls show is the nation’s top issue, and the argument that Obama hasn’t cleaned up the economic mess he inherited quickly enough.
The Republican candidate’s allies want to focus on red-meat attacks that target the Republican id. It’s likely why Ricketts was drawn to the original Jeremiah Wright plan in the first place, and why he and some like-minded benefactors are willing to pony up for a film version of D’Souza’s anti-Obama screed.
The bizarre screed, which insists the president has the mindset of an African “Luo tribesman,” was even dismissed by the right — George Will urged Republicans to “recoil” from the thesis and The Weekly Standard criticized it for “misstatements of fact, leaps in logic, and pointlessly elaborate argumentation.”
When D’Souza’s thesis first appeared as a piece in Forbes, one of the magazine’s own columnists blasted D’Souza’s “intellectual goofiness,” “factual problems,” and “unsubstantiated ideological accusations.”
But thanks in part to Joe Ricketts’ checkbook, this garbage will be a “documentary” to be released in advance of the election.