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Fleeced: How Barack Obama, Media Mockery of Terrorist Threats, Liberals Who Want to Kill Talk Radio, the Do-Nothing Congress, Companies That Help Iran, and Washington Lobbyists for Foreign Governments Are Scamming Us ... and What to Do About It Hardcover – June 24, 2008


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; First Edition edition (June 24, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061547751
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061547751
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.9 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #586,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dick Morris served as Bill Clinton's political consultant for twenty years. A regular political commentator on Fox News, he is the author of ten New York Times bestsellers (all with Eileen McGann) and one Washington Post bestseller.

Eileen McGann is an attorney who, with her husband, Dick, writes columns for the New York Post and for their website, dickmorris.com. She has written extensively about the abuses of Congress and the need for reform.

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Dick Morris served as Bill Clinton's political consultant for twenty years. A regular political commentator on Fox News and other networks, he is the author of six New York Times bestsellers (all with Eileen McGann) and one Washington Post bestseller.

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This book is a very informative and easy reading.
K. McGarity
The book focuses on multiple issues without spending too much or too little time on any individual topic, and none of the topics lack adequate research.
R. Shatto
Great book if you really want to know how much worse the government is ripping us off (than we already knew).
Jeannie Howard

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104 of 139 people found the following review helpful By J. Teasley on November 2, 2008
Format: Hardcover
didn't know what he was talking about.

I have watched Dick Morris for years and like the way he analyzes politics but he sure doesn't know anything about the stock market and the mortgage mess.

I got the feeling I was reading a bunch of off the wall bull when in Chapter 8 he calls Christopher Dodd and Barney Frank "courageous and heroic" in taking on the banks for their .... ATM Fees!!!

When he gets to the chapter on the Sub Prime Mortgage mess he never mention those two buffoons who should be duck walked into the nearest prison for what they did... taking money from bankrupt mortgage companies "Wamu" and putting gay lovers in charge of affordable housing at Fannie Mae. Instead he blames Loan Officers for writing bad loans to people the Congress and President Clinton forced Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to make loans to.

Don't believe me... Google "Affordable Housing Initiatives" and see for yourself.

I stopped reading at this point... no reason to fill my head with a lot of inaccurate rantings from Mr. Morris.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By CAPTAINPHIL on July 25, 2008
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I have watched Dick Morris before so I decided to read his book. It is just hard to believe how the politicians are selling us down the road and we are paying for it with our tax dollars. The everyday citizen would be arrested and jailed for what they receive a paycheck for. As a senior citizen and a Vietnam Vet I am not only saddened, but very scared of the immediate future. Whats happening to the United States is certainly not what I fought for. Dick Morris's book is very informative about whats going on TODAY and I have randomly checked some of what I read and found it to be true. This is a must read for everyone that plans to vote! God help us all......
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399 of 557 people found the following review helpful By Robert Busko TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 24, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Let me start out by saying I'm not convinced Dick Morris is a right wing anything. After all he served President Clinton during his administration. I suspect that what is happening is that individuals are aligning themselves as Conservatives and Liberals regardless of party names.

Fleeced is an indictment of large government and idiotic ideas and not a lambasting of democrats or petting of republicans. Whether it's a Congress who can't or won't get anything done or a government that is so grid locked that neither sides wants to give in first, Fleeced deals with the problem in an even handed way. Dick Morris is a consumate insider in Washington. I find his reasoning to be dead on.

Morris contends that 425 terrorists have been released from Gitmo and that 50 of those have been retaken or killed in Iraq. I heard that the figure was close to 100. I suspect the time lag is at work here, but the fact of the matter is that many of the detainees are infact combatants...perhaps all of them.

Is Fleeced a right wing manifesto? No. Morris is very even handed in his criticism. He indicts McCain for not showing up for his day job just as hard at he slams Clinton and Obama. He goes after all of Congress, Democtat and Republican.

I still have some reading to do to finish Fleeced. I've bounced around from chapter to chapter. Suffice it to say that if you're not upset after reading Fleeced I can't imagine why.

I highly recommend Fleeced to anyone who cares for this country.

Peace always
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55 of 76 people found the following review helpful By S. Peek VINE VOICE on August 26, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is a well done expose of those who 'fleece' the citizenry in a number of ways.

In a book that has perhaps the longest subtitle ever, Dick Morris exposes those 'fleecers' including politicians on both sides of the political aisle, the media, big corporations, teachers' unions, and many more. As he is an equal opportunity basher, many readers will likely be offended in some way (he has examples of John McCain as well as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama).

Some of the better parts of the book include the following:

1. Barack Obama - Morris outlines many problematic areas with the self proclaimed 'the one'. One of the most important parts is showing all of Obama's tax plans. Morris' conclusion: 'Together, these proposals would be crippling to our economy.' He does a great job of showing exactly how that would be.

2. The Do-Nothing Congress - Morris shows just how 'grueling' the work schedule is for our elected representatives. He documents how 'in the entire year 2007, the House of Representatives worked only three five-day workweeks.' That is just the tip of the iceberg for this group of slackers. He does a great job of showing a great many of their dubious 'accomplishments', which are laughable to say the least. He also makes a great point about how John McCain, Barack Obama, and others who have run for president have essentially taken anywhere from a few months to a couple of years off of this cushy job to run for president, skipped numerous votes, but still collect their paychecks. As he says, 'They're not doing their job. But they're all still getting paid -$165,000 a year! - for doing nothing.'

3. The plastic fleece - He shows numerous scams that the credit card companies do to rip off their customers.
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65 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Bernard Chapin on September 20, 2008
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Fleeced was a surprisingly good book. I have not read Morris before but own his counter-spin analysis of Hillary's history (I'll get to it someday). You should know, up front, that Fleeced is improperly grouped with the Obama books but only the initial 40 pages or so concern him. After that Fleeced addresses a panoply of issues. The narrative and its subject matter are straight up populism. Morris has always had a populist edge to him and is more of a Republican than a conservative in my view. That being said, most of his observations are legitimate. Valid points are made concerning the futility of releasing the Guantanamo prisoners ad hoc, the way credit cards scam us with a myriad of fees and cloaked charges, the anti-work ethic of senators and Congressmen, and the nature of the subprime loan crisis. The book could have been 50 pages shorter though as there are innumerable lists included that probably don't need to be here. Apart from that, Morris and wife exceeded my expectations.
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