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Laughing at Obama: Volume I [Kindle Edition]

Scott Ott
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Book Description

From his ascension on the national scene in 2006, through the first nine miraculous months of his presidency, Barack H. Obama has developed a reputation as The One whom no one may lampoon, about whom we must not chortle.

This book exists to shatter that reputation.

Scott Ott, editor of, the world's leading family-friendly news satire source, has been dethroning the king of cool since he was merely the prince of pompous.

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I think Scott is absolutely hysterical. I love ScrappleFace. Very, very funny stuff. --Glenn Beck, radio & TV talk show host is one of the best parody sites. In fact, it's created in my own image. This is EIB quality stuff. Scott Ott is hilarious. It's the kind of stuff that didn't even exist 15 years ago. But there is a problem with it, at least for me. I want to steal the stuff I see there. But I don't. I just laugh myself silly. --Rush Limbaugh, EIB Network

I laughed, I cried. Well, I laughed anyway. --James Taranto, The Wall Street Journal

About the Author

Scott Ott, editor-in-chief of, the world's leading family-friendly news satire source, also serves as co-host of Trifecta, a news commentary and humor show on has entertained and informed more than 13 million readers since its founding in July 2002. Scott's work has been read on the radio by Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Lars Larson, Roger Hedgecock, and many more. Scott Ott's writing has appeared in The Weekly Standard, The Washington Examiner,,, Insight Magazine, Sports Illustrated and thousands of websites. His work is frequently mentioned on,, James Taranto's Best of the Web Today at the Wall Street Journal, National Review's The Corner,,, and many more. Scott Ott's 2004 book 'Axis of Weasels' sold thousands of copies, and he is contributing author of 'The New Media Frontier', published in September 2008 by Crossway.

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  • File Size: 288 KB
  • Print Length: 184 pages
  • Publisher: MacMenamin Press (June 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003PDN7YK
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,453 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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53 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doing the job that comedians won't do... June 8, 2010
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From my blog: [...]

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on. -- Bob Newhart

Doing the job that comedians won't do...


How do you begin writing a book review for a book that makes you laugh and cry all at the same time?

Scott Ott's "Laughing at Obama, Volume 1" is an evocative and satirical look at Barack Obama starting from his rise to fame within the Democratic Party to his historical presidential campaign to his first year and a half as the President of the United States.

Some of the articles are just plain out-and-out funny. With headlines such as "If Obama Won't Run, Dems Fear Dearth of Unknowns," "Obama, Clinton, to Redistribute Cash to Poorer Rivals," "Poll: Most Still Favor Obama Presidency Concept," and "Obama Policy Barrage Combats Dem Reelection Threat," there's lots of stuff that will make you laugh out loud.

In the midst of the humor and the poking-fun, there's a serious and heart-wrenching side to it as well. Reading this book will not only make you laugh but it will make you stop and think. Through his gift of satire, Scott shows us his love for the country and his desire for something better than what we're currently settling for with the Obama Administration.

If you saw me out reading this weekend, those were tears of joy. Honest. Some of them, anyway.

"Laughing at Obama, Volume 1" can be purchased for the Kindle at The paperback will be available June 2010 from Amazon or you can purchase single autographed copies (or cases to hand out to all your laughter-needy friends) at MacMenamin Press.

You can find Scott at ScottOtt.Org and read his satire for yourself at Scrappleface.
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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughing While Crying December 31, 2010
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As with any political satire, we laugh because it's true. Scott Ott, in this hilarious take on the Obama candidacy and presidency, make us laugh when we should be crying. I bought this book and added it to my Kindle to read on a road trip. It was pretty distracting for the driver because I kept laughing at loud at some of Scott's observations. Highly recommend it despite any political leaning you might have. Good, clean fun.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughing at Obama Review May 15, 2011
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Book was excellent. I read it twice. I bought one for my son who lives in Ireland hoping he would enjoy it as much as I did. I look forward to Volume II.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Satire at its finest February 28, 2011
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Granted, this product will appeal to people who would have preferred Obama not in office, I would still recommend it as one of the finest examples of modern American satire. Satire--real satire--not the stuff you get from John Stewart--I feared was a lost art form. From the cartoon strips of Thomas Nast, to the works of Voltaire, to the very best Mark Twain had to offer, Satire has been one of the most wonderful and entertaining ways of convincing a populace of the lunacy of opposing opinions. Scott Ott carries on this tradition without missing a beat. Highly recommended for anyone who needs a laugh or just wants a different perspective.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Free from the Kulturesmog November 19, 2011
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The silliness of Political Correctness and the conventional wisdom that Obama is our Dear Leader are put out of our misery.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny book July 9, 2013
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I haven't completed it yet, but it seems to be very entertaining so far. I enjoy funny books and this is a light read book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny September 6, 2012
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It's good to laugh at someone that needs to be laughed at. Quite drol. At times like these we need to have something that can lighten up the situation.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Scary, Funny, but sad. August 25, 2012
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This book was informative and amusing. I didn't listen to all of his speeches and now wonder how anyone who did could have voted for Obama.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Presidents are vulnerable.
No American wants to ridicule or think ill of our President. This book makes clear what mistakes he has made and is making and leaves us to decide how we will judge him.
Published 1 day ago by Masha
4.0 out of 5 stars Where did he come from?
I can't believe that he lied to the people of United States. It just boggles my mind. I guess he doesn't know or understand that when you lie so much you can't keep track of your... Read more
Published 14 days ago by G00fn0ff
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Scott is a brilliant humorist and this collection is darn near perfect.
Published 21 days ago by Z as in Jersey
5.0 out of 5 stars ... before I realized that Scott Ott was just poking fun at at our...
It took me a few paragraphs before I realized that Scott Ott was just poking fun at at our president for all the stupid statements he has made' the stupid cabinet appointments he... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jerry W Corley
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth it evven if "free"
I am not a fan of President Obama, but this is just asinine and childish.
Published 1 month ago by J. Aiello
3.0 out of 5 stars This was entertaining but the sad truth is hard to swallow
This was entertaining but the sad truth is hard to swallow. Too many of these type books with the same information.
Published 1 month ago by Deborah Piatt
3.0 out of 5 stars haHaHa - I guess
I unfortunately found the book to be somewhat boring. While some were outstandingly funny others I wondered, if they weren't actually true, and therefor not all that funny.
Published 2 months ago by Kevin Surface
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Funny book, all I can safely say about this subject!
Published 3 months ago by Mollie's mom
2.0 out of 5 stars Stupid ,not making any sense.
Waste of time, not very interesting. We all now know Oboma meant to take over this country and make himself a King.
Published 3 months ago by james s. govelovich
5.0 out of 5 stars Scott Ott surpasses expectations with this vividly humorous book
We need, crave humor in these Obama times. This book is flavorful and full of humor that tickles to the bone and laugh out loud funny! Ott has one crazy funny imagination! More!!
Published 8 months ago by red
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More About the Author

I created in July 2002, writing family-friendly "fake but true" news stories. Thanks to, thousands of bloggers, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Ann Coulter, James Taranto, Michelle Malkin and many more, the site entertained some 14 million visitors during its 8-year run.

In September 2011, I created "PJ News Break with Scott Ott", a video satirecast on (also on the ScrappleFace channel at YouTube). I write and anchor this thrice-weekly, 3-minute satirical review of the day's top news stories. I also co-host a news commentary and humor show on PJTV called Trifecta, with Bill Whttle and Stephen Green. My 20-part (non-satirical) series on the making of the Constitution, "Freedom's Charter", is available to members of PJTV, although you can watch a preview episode or two for free.

In 2004, I published my first book, "Axis of Weasels," and in 2010 I followed up with "Laughing at Obama: Volume I", and then "Our Fickle Constitution" (June 2012), and most recently "Hope That Changes: Remembering the Final Days of the Obama Quadrennium" -- all from MacMenamin Press. I also penned a chapter on Politics and Journalism for "The New Media Frontier," a book from Crossway edited by Roger Overton.

In 2009, I ran for office for the first time and came within 862 votes out of 41,000 cast of defeating a popular incumbent Democrat county executive. In 2010, I was elected to the Pennsylvania State Republican Committee, and in 2011 I ran with a reform team that won three seats on the nine-member county commissioner board, where I am vice chairman.

I live in Macungie, Pennsylvania with my lovely bride, and we have four children.

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