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slanted but worth reading,
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This review is from: The Amateur (Kindle Edition)Those who think Obama walks on water and have their minds made up will not like this book. Those who think Obama is the devil will love it, but have probably heard all the stories already anyway. For those who fall in between, I think the book is worth reading. Yes, it's slanted, but if you read beyond that you'll come away with some insights into this president and his administration. The first chapters are the most incendiary and the least informative since they rehash old stuff. But the second half gets into some behind the scenes stuff that's worth knowing. What disturbs me most is how far in over his head Obama is and how he surrounds himself with people who feed his ego and/or protect him rather than providing him with a broad understanding of the issues. He is a politician not a leader and I find that both sad and frightening.
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Initial post: May 22, 2012 10:40:38 PM PDT
Armando A. Gomez says:
In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2012 9:08:01 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 12:41:40 PM PDT
Dexter S. Aoki says:
For a "Muslim male", he seems to depend on the counsel of women too much (Michelle and Valerie) He seems to be a girlie man of sorts in the words of Arnold. Watch "The Wind and the Lion" with Sean Connery and Candace Bergen!
In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 5:59:17 PM PDT
This is the only possible reason for anyone to not adore Obama? His race? It's astonishing to me that you and others of your ilk think the man's race must surely be the reason. Unbelievable. I wonder how old you are, and when did you check your intellect at the door.
Posted on Jun 1, 2012 12:04:03 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 5, 2012 12:49:02 AM PDT
Nearly every president is in over his head during the first few years of his presidency, including Bill Clinton who reportedly stated Obama was an amateur. If Clinton did make that statement, it was likely to persuade Hillary to challenge Obama. Since his last term in office, Clinton has wanted Hillary to assume that position. Compared with Hillary, Clinton may think any opponent would be an amateur. Hillary, however, has worked closely with Obama in regard to foreign policy and has a warm and respectful relationship with him. I don't think she feels he is an amateur. For those who would like to read an objective book that more accurately portrays Obama in his role as president, you might try reading "Showdown" by award winning journalist David Corn (something that Klein is not.) It describes in great detail Obama's struggles with Republicans in Congress, especially the Tea Party, and Obama does not come across as an amateur. The book is well written and an interesting read.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2012 6:34:06 AM PDT
F. Hollister says:
You have to understand the haters bring up Mr. Obama's race because they want the opportuity to whine about his supporters bringing up his race.
Of course, during the 2008 Campaign Mr. Obama didn't bring race into the picture at all. Until forced to do so by the made-up Rev. Wright controversary. Then he proceeded to give one of the great American speeches on that topic.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2012 6:35:20 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2012 7:27:20 AM PDT
You're confused about WHO continually brings up the "race card". It's the Democrats and the Liberals. Where do you see the Republicans bringing up the race card?
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Jean H. Mashburn says:
May the blinders come off everyone who are being deceived before the election. Research instead of accusing.