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I WANT YOUR MONEY

I WANT YOUR MONEY At the outset of this Obama-bashing, Republican Party–worshipping documentary — the Tea Party isn't mentioned until the last 15 minutes — filmmaker Ray Griggs promises to present both sides of the debate over small versus big government. Yet aside from Libertarian pundit John Stossel, Griggs' panel of experts is entirely Republican, including Mike Huckabee, Congressman Tom McClintock and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, whose self-admiration, it can be confirmed, is grand enough to fill the silver screen. Newt and company are here to warn of an Obama-Pelosi socialist takeover that can be stopped by voting out the fiscally Satanic Democrats in the Nov. 2 election. Only then can the Republican Party re-create the glorious America that existed (it is claimed) under Ronald Reagan. In a clever bid to hold the audience's attention, Griggs inserts several computer-animated sequences in which Reagan tries to convince Obama of the error of his ways, while Jimmy Carter, Bill and Hillary Clinton, both President Bushes and a nakedly ambitious Sarah Palin, all of whom were designed by Mad magazine artist Tom Richmond, bicker among themselves. In Griggs's eyes, they're all fools. Only old Ronnie, dearly departed though he may be, is worthy of reverence. (Chuck Wilson) (AMC Burbank, Mann Glendale)


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