As a Democrat dissatisfied with President Barack Obama, William Polacek did not want to donate money to Republican challenger Mitt Romney's campaign.
Instead, Polacek decided to underwrite admission to the controversial movie, "2016: Obama's America," this week at Richland Cinemas.
With Polacek's financial support and a coupon he placed in The Tribune-Democrat, the movie's admission is just $1 today.
"This is a movie that needs to be seen," Polacek said.
Based on the 2010 book "The Roots of Obama's Rage," written by conservative author and commentator Dinesh D'Souza, it claims Obama's interests lie in an agenda that will ultimately hinder America's growth and progress.
The Obama campaign has responded to the film:?"The facts show that '2016: Obama's America' is nothing more than an insidious attempt to dishonestly smear the president by giving intellectual cover to the worst in subterranean conspiracy theories and false, partisan attacks."
Polacek says he thinks people should judge the movie for themselves. That's why he's sponsoring today's shows.
The founder of JWF Industries in Johnstown stresses that the sponsorship did not come from his company.
"It's me, personally," he said.
Polacek said he thought Obama had good ideas coming into office four years ago, but "he never stuck with anything."
The floundering economy should have been the president's first priority, but Obama turned all his energy into health-care reform, Polacek said.
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