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  • Hardcover: 221 pages
  • Publisher: Hay House (August 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401940544
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401940546
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #773,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Alan Colmes is a liberal political commentator, radio host, author, and web publisher. He currently hosts “The Alan Colmes Show,” a nationally syndicated radio show distributed by Fox News Radio. Offering a bold take on the news of the day, with guests ranging from prominent political figures to the biggest names in entertainment and pop culture, Colmes welcomes “any and all opinion, any and all of the time.” Colmes runs the website Liberaland, where he covers the most recent and powerful stories in the news. He is also the author of the book Red, White & Liberal.

Colmes began his career in stand-up comedy, but quickly moved into the world of broadcast news. After several highly rated radio shows, Colmes cemented his reputation as a liberal voice in the media when he served as the liberal counterpart to Sean Hannity on Fox News’s “Hannity & Colmes.”

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I really enjoyed this book, very thought provoking.
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I could go on and on and point out the many factual errors and obvious misuse of terms that mislead the reader, but after all, this is a polemic, not a scholarly work.
David M. Dougherty
In this book, liberals are people who are open minded and willing to make a change.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Roy Clark VINE VOICE on October 8, 2012
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On the back flap of THANK THE LIBERALS dust cover it said "Colmes began his career in stand-up comedy and quickly moved to..." Then too, there was the book's front cover of BOOK, which depicts author implishly shoving his finger up the Liberal's 'A'. I expected Funny,or at least anything but musty-dusty.

Once inside though there are lifts from the U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 8, etc) with liberal (pun intended) lifts from books about the Constitution, alota legal tomes to do with someone or some entity suing some institution re rights or Supreme Court verdicts (Plessy v. Ferguson), even as far back as 1896 (maybe further) or Brown v. Board of Education or political speeches, debates et so-forth. Then re immigration laws (like SB 1070, with lengthy legal comments. And pages of The Wall Street Journal; then et al et on et on)

Oh: And lower court verdicts and commentary, too. zzzzzzz

In all, it was a lengthy paper chase which must have involved many many many hours of library and online research. If you like law or history or politics (many partisan readers might) this book is for you. For Clark v. THANK the LIBERALS, it became a somnambulistic marathon.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dustin Farahnak TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 30, 2013
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I enjoyed this book, which covers many of America's success stories. Unfortunately, it attempts to co-opt them for partisanship's sake, but this is not a serious concern for me.

If one does redefine 'conservative' and 'liberal' selectively in order to cherry pick the successes that history smiles on, you can make a great case that 'liberal' or 'conservative' is truly the spirit of progress.

For example, if I were to say that those gun rights champions who fought a revolution over a government that was too large, too powerful, with taxes far too high, you could see that conservatives were responsible for the very things the liberals were responsible for, under Mr Colmes's different definitions. If you were to look to the mid 20th century when desegregationists defended their lives from gun control proposing Klansmen, you could say much the same thing. Or you could look to the 1960s civil rights bill, passed largely by the GOP against the Democrats, or indeed the founding of the GOP (specifically intended to stop the practice of slavery). You could look at the liberalism inherent in Ronald Reagan's call for East German freedom from an intrusive government at the Berlin wall.

Conversely, you could look to today, where a democratic party that controlled both houses of congress and the White House didn't close Gitmo, but rather expanded surveillance, extraordinary rendition, and drone strikes (effectively a death sentence without a trial, even when used against American citizens). I guess you could say this is modern liberalism, and compare it against the liberalism Colmes discusses, which resembles limited government with a respect for civil rights and skepticism of the kind of broad powers the 'federal' government has had since Wickard v Filburn.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By LARRY on August 27, 2013
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Alan Combs urks me when I see him on TV--usually on FOX News channel...I can always expect him to take a view opposite to that on mine on any issue being discussed. This book is entertaining for it provides what I would expect from Mr Colmes, who drinks the liberal kook-aide. Mr Colmes walks us through liberal values on which our nation was established, and shows how he believes that all Americans are actually liberal and so on and so on.
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By David D. Rivers on February 22, 2014
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One of the best books to have laid out case for liberals and why a history is important to learn from them and why should endorse these values and not scorn them.
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Now, when reviewing a political book, I think it's important that the reader know if my review comes from one political side of the fence or another. So in all fairness, I'm a Liberal. However, I'm a Liberal who doesn't believe that all Conservatives are evil, racist, etc.

Now that I've gotten that out of the way, to the book:

I did think that this was a pretty fair accounting of Liberalism in America. It seems that the author went out of his way to show a broad history of the founding of America and American political ideals. He includes stories about many Political Conservatives who have acted in ways to increase racial equality, acceptance of gays and lesbians, and who have helped the poor. He includes stories that show that some of our Liberal Saints were racists who believed in eugenics, regardless of some of the good things they are remembered for.

At its heart, the book is a fascinating history lesson - a history of Americans trying to help others as we build our nation. At the end of reading Thank The Liberals, I wasn't thinking of whether Liberals or Conservatives are better. I was just thinking that we live in a darned good country and I was glad I learned something new.
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26 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Aaron C. Brown TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 29, 2012
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The author is a stand-up comic who plays a token liberal on Fox News. This book is a blend of parody and political comment in the style pioneered so successfully by Stephen Colbert.

Colmes is pitch perfect in capturing the insecurity and egoism of liberals who constantly demand to be thanked for holding politically-correct opinions, as if they had fought for, thought of, created or paid for the policies that implement these views. He carries it to absurd lengths, claiming credit for things done 200 years before he was born and writing as if there are no trade-offs when government takes money from one group to give to another, or restricts the liberty of one group to favor the preferences of another--parodying liberals who pretend their political opponents are indifferent to suffering rather than disagreeing about the trade-offs in specific policies. The tongue-in-cheek cover quotes from well-known politicians and commentators are as funny as anything inside the book.

However, this is thin material for an op-ed piece, much less a book, and it has been extensively worked by others. It's unfair to single out liberals for this satire. There are "war wimp" conservatives who wrap themselves in the flag because they vote for wars, even though they avoid fighting them or paying for them. There are holier-than-thou politicians who claim halos for punishing sinners everywhere, whose personal lives would shock Sodom.

The apparently serious feel-good message that we are all liberals depends on bad history.
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