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271 of 312 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2010
I am a voracious reader, and lover of all things literate. I will only judge this book on its ideas and delivery, not on its author. While I do enjoy listening to Michael Savage on occasion, that doesn't give me the necessary depth to judge him as a man. I believe he tells the truth as he sees it, but again, I don't know him personally. The book is another story. A book is divorced from the author once it is released, and as such must stand by itself - without explanation or apology. Trickle up poverty is full of good ideas and obviously well researched. One should read it for these ideas, then do some research into their validity, and only then judge for yourself. And some these of ideas are so crucially important, we have an obligation to look into them. I am not saying I agree with every aspect Savage espouses, but I recognize their importance to my country. As a citizen, I have an obligation to be reasonably informed BEFORE I go into the voting booth. Savage gives me food for thought.

I am sorry to say I voted for Obama, and regret the hole he continues to dig for us. The book calls it a conspiracy. I'm not sure I can accept that. It would take a lot of coordination to break the back of the world's largest economy. However, I'm not saying it is not worth understanding. If there is enough evidence, enough logical and irrefutable proof, then we have to accept it. I'm not convinced Savage has done that. But there are plenty of other ideas short of that that are worth listening too. The horror of socialism is real, and I have no doubt anymore that this is Obama's goal. And that is enough for me. If you need further reading on that subject, read: Ayn Rand, "We The Living," and George Orwell, "1984."

So why not 5 stars? The delivery itself can be grating. It reads too much like Savage's radio show. And frankly, I suspect he recorded his own diatribes and had them transcribed. It is not enough for him to write, "in my previous book, xyz." It is instead, "in my previous best selling book, xyz." Unfortunately, for a broad audience, I think all this could lose readers. If you know him, and listen regularly, you are already on board. If not, all the inside allusions and jargon will be unfamiliar and perhaps jarring. That's what I mean about transcribed vs. written.

The bottom line: The ideas presented here are too important to ignore. If you agree or disagree, use your vote in November to express it. It is now or never friends.
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105 of 123 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2010
I have to start by admitting that I listen to Savage. But I really do not like his personality. But for some reason I listen to grouchy people. And I like when he goes on tangents and talks about Literature. I was a liberal arts major. I voted for the President but I started having doubts when I learned about his abortion stance and still I was constantly lulled into overlooking the one issue that is a big deal. I keep giving Obama the benefit of the doubt. I kept telling myself that the this is the work of John Birch society (the conservative word that is) Anyway I do like Obama as a family man and how he is with his daughters. And I find Savage as rude on radio. But that being said I do think that this book has me questioning many things. I hope that Savage has it wrong but I have a nagging feeling that maybe he is right. The way he pulls all the facts and evidence together convinces me that maybe he is right. And it does reinforce what I have read from other books. I have read the Communist Manifesto and believe that Obama may be a bourgie socialist nothing more. But Savage paints him as a true communist. And seems to be right due to the company our President keeps. I have also read the Rules for Radicals. I am leaning more to believing what Savage is saying than ever before. And this is with resistance, let me tell you. Because I personally like Obama I really do not want to believe Savage. I hope and pray that he is wrong. I am worried that Savage may very well be right. But I hope that he is not. I have to admit I am torn and do not want to believe it but finding it harder to do each day something new comes on the news.
Part of me wants to say that this is all lies but Savage does a good job suppling information and facts. I keep wanting to say that he is putting things out of context but the more I read the more that it points into that direction that Savage is saying. I am getting tired of giving the benefit of the doubt and defending my having voted the way that I did.
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216 of 266 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2010
Savage is beholden to no one, he speaks and writes the truth.
Amazingly, most of the stuff Savage writes about are things
in warned us about for years if we let the progressives in
control.
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54 of 65 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2010
I have read all of Michael Savage's books and though I have found the others both entertaining and poignant, this book is in a class of its own. I was amazed with the precise efficiency which this book deconstructs the current left wing political regime. The facts (which are footnoted & referenced) bring remarkable clarity to the hypocracy of modern day socialist political demagogues.

Specific information about the corruption in our financial institutions and the federal government was quite alarming and has actually motivated me to become more politically involved to help bring about much needed reform and change. This is definitely going to be an uphill battle since both parties seem to be complicit in the policies which have wreaked economic ruin on our country.

The lesson I take from this book is to be vigilant when electing future representatives and not making the mistake of voting in a party as oppossed to a principle. Too many of today's R's are walking and quacking like D's. I'll be taking a lesson from the Tea Party's playbook and make sure to elect true conservatives in the primaries no matter who or what the Republican Party pushes! Is it more important to win one election or change our entire direction? I for one am tired of heading towards this euro-socialist cliff at breakneck speed.

PS: I think Michael Savage should sell bumperstickers that say 'My dog is smarter than your elected representative'. That would be Teddy for those in the know. ;)
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on October 8, 2010
I gave the book four stars out of fairness considering I am only 100 pages deep thus far. I have done my homework and read some of the opposing viewpoints, namely the Communist Manifesto and the like. Then there is the indoctrination one must face in the NY public school system and in the pursuit of various degrees, needless to say I am well versed in the left's failed ideology and tactics.

Now we have yet another great book from Savage, albiet the most important of them to date. This book will be received to a varying degree depending on ones background and experience, for some it will confirm their worst fears by spelling them out in black and white the destructive motivations of those in power, others it will shock to the core, the latter's reaction is due to their ignorance or indifference to what has been going on in this country. Others will simply discredit it out of fear their agenda will be brought to light and stopped, we can only be so lucky. No matter the reaction the simple truth is this book is not for the faint of heart, it is real, it connects the dots in a manner that makes the systematic destruction of our great nation clear. Often times we ignore that which happens around us because we cannot comprehend the motivations of those responsible. we consider it foolishness or inexperience when in fact it is a well planned and ideologically based tactics aimed at ruining this nation and rebuilding it based on failed ideology. This book lays out the motivations of those that see America impeding a global government, it outlines the motivation behind the illogical and very destructive policies and actions taking place now. This is not simply a recount of the ideology and associations of those in power it is also a guidebook on how to stop them and restore our individual freedom and the America we all know and love. You may get away with that in other lands, but this my friends is America and in America we have the freedoms that allow us to rail against this attack on the working, the free, and the motivated.

Simply put TUP is a plan for America to get back on course as Savage says "we need a captain that will pull us hard to the starboard [or we will be going further aground soon]". We don't know who that captain will be lets all hope to hell he/she is intelligent enough to enlist the help of our quartermaster Dr Savage. And lets learn from this book, and their actions, that the powers that be are not simply rudderless, they are purposely heading full steam toward those rocks.

And to the naysayers, I found Savage because I agreed with most of what he has to say. Meaning, I was a patriot and appreciated this great nation prior to hearing the man or reading his books, now I am just a more informed patriot. Lastly, if you disagree that is fine, that is what is so wonderful about this nation - lets all fight to keep it that way, which I assume is the point of the book and our outrage.

God Bless America and the Savage Nation!!
Matty
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199 of 249 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2010
To get an idea of the true state of the nation (and the nature of Obama) before the Prez gives us his faux-state of the nation address, read this book and then take action. Vote da bums out! All da bums which are destroying this great nation. All da bums who refuse to protect our language, borders and culture. Savage hits the mark again. I have a kindle so I have it here now and have read it. Oh, and get ready for the one-star wonder reviews filled with the usual diatribes and inaccuracies written to promote hate and confusion and to diminish the ratings from those who have actually read the book.
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181 of 226 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2010
This book is an honest review of where our country is today and how it can be restored. It is the user manual for a free country. Very pleasant reading.
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158 of 198 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2010
If the Roman Empire had a Michael Savage and the ability to broadcast his message, could it have been saved?

We are on a similar path to destruction as Rome with this corrupt group of liberal Democrats spending us into oblivion, weakening our defenses, and borders. Obama is the catalyst for this destruction.

Michael Savage provides perspective and an answer to this government gone wild.

Liberals will try to smear it, just like they do any truth, and counter with childish namecalling.

Read it, embrace it, understand it. Future generations are counting on it.
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100 of 124 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2010
It does not get any better or more truthful then this book. If you are wondering what is going on with the United States and the world for that matter then this book is for you. It has been the most honest and entertaining book I read in years.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on October 9, 2010
This book is the blueprint for REAL change in America. It raises the bar way up for any politician looking to take a real stand against Obama. It is easy to understand and really makes you wonder why more men and women like Savage are not in Washington, or even on radio and TV.

This book puts the talking points from the Republicans leaders to shame. Their biggest momentum in November is that the Democrats are unfavorable, not because Republican ideas are very inspiring. With that said, his book should be required reading for every Republican leader. The answers are clear, make plain sense, and gives us voters a new standard of what to look for in elected politicians going forward.

The day of the pretty boy, slick haired, smooth talking, postcard smile empty suit politician is OVER. Americans of different races, backgrounds, and political sides are appalled at what is happening to our great country. We all wanted change from Bush, but not this mess we are in now. Obama and his liberal friends are finding out that America is NOT as liberal as they thought! WE ARE NOT! They will find out in November that they cannot fit us into their shoebox.

Thank you Michael Savage for this book. We will vote the Democrats out at the ballot box with it in our pockets, and hold Republicans feet to the fire with the same book on our nightstands.
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