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Killer Politics: How Big Money and Bad Politics Are Destroying the Great American Middle Class Hardcover – Bargain Price, June 1, 2010
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This book has balls. Period. The author holds nothing back. This book points at what has been going wrong, and what can be done to correct it. Ed provides answers; solutions, and whether or not you agree with his ideas, you have to admit that his presentation of the facts shows how corporate profits have in large part replaced national pride as the defacto standard in the upper echelon of global politics. Ed shows us the shell game that is being played; and if you think this is all sensationalism, just wait a few decades and you will wonder whatever happened to that great country we used to call home. The standard argument we hear from the middle class Republicans is that the people with the money provide the jobs, and therefore we need to give them more money. The facts are that America was founded on the individual earning his place in the world, not a corporate feudal state which merely replaces the titles "nobility" and "serf" with "upper management" and "labor."
It's about time someone on the left stopped apologizing, stopped mamby-pambying, and "grew a pair." Ed seems to be that person. Read this book with hi-liter in hand (um... unless you have the Kindle version. I almost marked up my screen already).Read more ›
Ed goes back to his Conservative beginnings and provides a neat timeline to the present. He refers to himself as a "Liberal", although I find him a Left of Center Independent.
"The Nation" paper has cited at least one powerful TV episode from 2010 from this Host.
Particularly moving is his condemnation of the use of a commercial cable station -Foxnews - as a political/idealogical battering ram. ES can be rough, too, but he convinces us his roughness is not borne of any agenda from the station "suits".
This book was written obviously before his 2010 tour (to promote the book) when he encountered the "99-ers", those he sees as victims of politics, Americans with a great work ethic but a shrinking arena to *work in*. Still, this tome, addresses the Bush II era shift upwards (in financial support) and away from the Middle Class and recommends sane remedies.
We need more voices like Ed's.
1. Facilitate welfare for the richest in the society
2. Brainwash the Middleclass
3. Search for the victims who fall through the cracks and hit them on the head as hard as possible.
There is a good reason for that since the one percent of the wealthy who control most of the wealth need the best masters of propaganda that they can find to brainwash and divide the population to take their confusion and anger on someone else or the people at the bottom may rise against them asking for some of their privileges since as the saying goes "you cannot fool all the people all the time."
However, America did not become the greatest nation in the history of mankind by a small band of privileged running the nation with the help of their propagandists and their guard dogs who bark at anybody who speaks for those who are not heard. As you read "Killer Politics" you will find out that Ed Schultz is one those great American exceptions. Lest we forget, not all in that one percent of the richest Americans are bad people. For example, it's the people such as Schultz's partnership with one of the all-American corporations--mostly owned by that one percent of the richest--"GE" that has facilitated Shultz's evening show.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just more left wing propaganda, both sides have them.left wing/right wing propaganda just clouds the truth, Find the truth in the middle. Stop being sheep.Published 8 months ago by RC Graves
This utterly pedantic book has a credibility problem. Ed Schultz never paid the guy who arranged his TV show. Michael Queen's lawsuit against Schultz goes to trial soon. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Evan Gahr
Ed Schultz is always "right on", but book needs an update to 2014?Published 14 months ago by Carolyn P. Mason
Published only 9 months after his first book, much more up-to-date and applicable to the current political and social situation. A MUST READ!Published 20 months ago by Granny Grammarsmith
Ed Schultz is the best. He is the out there always fighting for middle class America. I recommend everyone to read him.Published 23 months ago by Bunny Switzenberg
I'd recomend this book for those who want to know an insider's view of politics. Ed Schultz puts his own spin on politics which is very interesting. Read morePublished on March 24, 2013 by J.C.
Ed Schultz is the defender of the middle class and he is nt afraid to call out the lies that are being told to the american people. You GO ED!!!Published on May 19, 2011 by Dieanna
Ed Schultz's book articulates a lot of issues very well. It was made to order for people like me. I don't have a political party any more; I think they've both missed the boat... Read morePublished on November 23, 2010 by LindaT
Those who have commented on this book being nothing new, being the same old must not have read it and just entered negative conservative talking point comments or skimmed over... Read morePublished on September 15, 2010 by NoCo