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George W. Bush - Faith in the White House
George W Bush - Faith in the White House
Actors: George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Ted Haggard, Don Hodel, Ralph Nader
Director: David W. Balsiger
Genres: Documentary
NR     2004     1hr 30min

GEORGE BUSH: Faith in the White House No sitting president since Abraham Lincoln has talked as much about God as George W. Bush, and none has so boldly, publicly, and genuinely lived out his faith on the job. As the lea...  more »

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Actors: George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Ted Haggard, Don Hodel, Ralph Nader
Director: David W. Balsiger
Creators: David Priest, Audrey Beckett, Charles E. Sellier Jr., Ted Beckett, Joseph Meier, Sharon Dymmel
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Politics
Studio: Good Times Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/05/2004
Original Release Date: 01/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 4
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Who Would Jesus Bomb
David M. Yates | Memphis Tn | 07/20/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The faith of George Bush? He is certainly not a man driven by facts but his own warped convictions. The real problem is Bush thinks he is God. Or at the very least, he is God's personal favorite. After all it must have been divine intervention that rescued Bush from Alabama National Guard.
Never being part of the drug culture, I've often wonder how much coke it takes to make you believe your God.
Now it is a fact that Bush loved the nose candy during the seventies along with side order of beer. He had admitted this much.
While Bush claims that Jesus is his role model, Bush is no Jimmy Carter. With his actions in Iraq, our President seems to have made self centered Homer Simpson his role model."
Happy | 12/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"During a time when the left is utterly consumed by hate for Bush and obsessed with bashing him, I found this DVD wonderfully refreshing and encouraging. It reinforced my opinion that Bush is exactly where he needs to be.

Some of the liberals who reviewed this DVD took the opportunity to add a bunch of their own personal beliefs and opinions on a variety of things from the notion that Bush has lied to the idea that right-wing Christians are the most un-Christ-like people on the planet. Hogwash. They need to get down off their soap boxes and stick to what is actually in the DVD."
"Almost Cosmic"....or Just Plain Spacey?
Brian Covert | 03/14/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Watching this video, one is caught between the feeling of wanting to congratulate so many well-meaning, morally upstanding people for their religious faith in God and President, while at the same time wanting to dismiss this production as little more than cheaply made propaganda. I chose the latter, for the following reasons.

The opening message at the very beginning of this program reads verbatim on the screen: "This documentary was produced independently and without any input from the White House, the Bush Administration or the Bush/Cheney Election Campaign. It is based on independent research." You know right there what you are in for. From the very first spoken words of the program to the very end, the blessed virtures of George W. Bush are extolled and all critics of Bush are lampooned and ridiculed. This program relied 100 percent on opinions of those close to Bush (including family) and/or those who greatly admire Bush, and no research source whatsoever -- outside of the Christian Bible -- was noted anywhere in this program. This film may have been independent, but it is very far from being unbiased and unprejudiced.

Some people who are interviewed for this program, both the young boy and several other adults, appear as if they are reading from a script or being coached. In the "extra interviews" you can even hear the director calling "Cut!" from behind the camera.

Also, I bought this program in part for its billing as "An Alternative Program to 'Fahrenheit 9/11'." The "extra features" listing on the back of the case includes "Responses to 'Fahrenheit 9/11'." I was curious as to what rebuttal this program was prepared to give for the popularity of filmmaker Michael Moore's movie. The fact is that only a couple of passing references to "Fahrenheit 9/11" appear throughout the whole main program and the extra interviews, covering no more than a few minutes of the entire DVD. One gets the strong idea that this self-described "documentary" was created quickly and cheaply to plug up the growing leaks in Bush's sinking credibility in the wake of "Fahrenheit 9/11's" popularity around the world. This film, "Faith in the White House," would absolutely fail to convince anybody not to watch Moore's movie. In fact, it will probably encourage them to watch Moore's movie out of curiosity, if nothing else.

Then there is the content: George W. Bush is presented in this program as literally the Son of Man, and the rest of humanity is not to question his morals or his decisions. There is not one direct interview given in this program by anybody even mildly critical of Bush and his policies. The focus on Bush and his unshakeable religious faith in what he is doing is the focus throughout this program. Ours, as mortals, is not to question why. Never mind the utter corruption that runs rampant throughout this U.S. adminstration and its wars overseas.

Also, the program was more than a little dishonest in not labeling as a "re-creation" or "re-enactment" those scenes that show the newborn "baby George W" (aka "baby Jesus") in the arms of his mother Barbara (aka "Mary") and lovingly supported by father George H.W. (aka "Joseph") at the baby's baptism. There was literally a halo around the head of the young boy George W as he refuses to go out and play with a friend and instead stays home to comfort his mother. Then, there is the cheesy-looking actor portraying George W the man (where did they get those eyebrows?) as he turns down the "come-on" of a female campaign staffer who was probably put there as a spy by another political party to destroy Bush's credibility (aka "Eve" tempting "Adam" with the apple). There is no line whatsoever drawn between the actual file photos and footage of George W. Bush, and the dramatic recreations of his life -- some of which are quite hilarious.

The extra interviews don't do much better. Every single person, without exception, praises Bush for every single small act he undertakes and derides anyone else who may question Bush's motivations. One interviewee, for example, exclaims that Bush has quote-unquote "an almost cosmic vision" as president. Another interviewee lets a big one slip out when he notes that Bush's religious faith serves as the basis for how he would quote-unquote "rule" the country (not "govern," but "rule"). Are we to believe that America is the equivalent of the Kingdom of God on earth and George W. Bush is its ruler? All of the interviewees, who include George W's "Uncle Bucky" Bush, would certainly have viewers of this program think so.

In the end, this "documentary" left me with one overriding, inevitable impression: that while many individuals in the U.S. are certainly good people, America as a society has lost its moral compass entirely. That is the real issue to be addressed here. Americans as a people have lost any moral high ground whatsoever and are in no position to be wagging their Bibles, crosses, dirty money, crooked little fingers or anything else at the people of the world -- certainly not at people far away in the Middle East but not even at people in nearby Mexico or Canada. Americans of all religious faiths and social backgrounds need to get their own moral house in order now, and leave the rest of civilization alone while they are doing so. Good luck America, and let us know when you are done.

If you absolutely must watch this program, "Faith in the White House," borrow it from a friend or acquaintance who owns it. Don't waste one penny on it. You'll only end up doing what many other Amazon buyers have done: reselling this new DVD back on Amazon as a used item at a much cheaper price. Which, when you think about, is the only moral thing to do."
Proud to be an American
R. Jahromi | USA | 04/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this documentary on TV and had to buy it. I was proud that America is being led by a persident with high moral values. In this day and age when morality is considered Taboo, he stands by his faith. But we should not forget, as a president ,G W Bush has to make decisions that under propaganda we may feel they are unjust; however, America has been safer and more secure due to his actions.
Some see the documentary and compare it to 2008 issues;
I saw it in the light of 9-11 wake up."