- Acceptable Targets: White Southern Americans—and, by association, white Americans in general. They're all racist, they have no culture (and wouldn't be able to develop any without black people), and also they're pure evil.
- Ear Worm: Senator Fauntroy's campaign jingle. Specifically, the longer version that runs over the credits.
- Misaimed Fandom/Misaimed Hatedom: Both examples of these can easily be found in this article's Headscratchers, discussion, and review pages.
The purpose of the mockumentary is to discuss the issue of racism from a new angle. Unfortunately, that purpose is lost on the people (both American and non-American) who applaud the documentary for "exposing the real United States as the Evil Empire that it truly is."
Similarly, this documentary attracts a lot of angry ranting by people who can't grasp the purpose of the documentary and instead focus on all the societal, economic, and political issues that would make this film an impossibility in Real Life.
- Narm: Parts of the Fauntroy jingle that weren't offensive were this. Seriously, when (outside of a cartoon) was the last time anyone vowed to "crush...evildoers"?
- Older Than They Think: Yes, the word "Aryan" (when used to describe a person of Northern European ancestry) did exist before the Nazis got their mitts on it. In fact, it is used in precisely this context in D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation, which The Hunt for Dishonest Abe is an obvious Captain Ersatz for.
- Tear Jerker: As much of a racist Jerkass Fauntroy is, you can't help but feel a little sorry for him as he discusses the pain he felt when his father was assassinated by JBUnote operatives.