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5.0 out of 5 stars Good well cited book, August 27, 2009
This review is from: Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies (Hardcover)
Amazon should only allow people to review the book if you have bought it from them, that way we can eliminate all of the drones trying to rate the book as one star despite the fact they haven't read it.

Now...on to the review.
I like Michelle's writing style. I've been a fan of hers since the 2004 election. I knew she was a journalist before she started writing her blog, so she has the experience in researching and gathering facts before writing the story and research she did.

This book does a very good job of pointing out the corruption of this administration that you won't get in the mainstream media (MSM). While they gush, faint and swoon for this President and affectionately compare him to the next Kennedy, Michelle paints a different picture of Chicago style bare knuckles thug type politics.

Michelle O. is no better. She complains about being kept on the periphery of society while attending Princeton and Harvard, a chance most Americans will never have. She served on a law form before going on to be a "health administrator" at the U. of Chicago Medical Center and eventually helping to create one of the worst medical programs in terms of patient care in the country.

Biden is the epitome of a corrupt politician who engages in nepotism at every turn. He has is greasy little hands in everything funneling tons of earmarks to amtrack buddies and his friends in the State of Delaware.

Valerie Jarrett served as a board member for several organizations that provided funding and support for Chicago housing projects operated by real estate developers and Obama financial backers Rezko and Allison Davis. (Davis is also Obama's former boss.) Jarrett was a member of the Board of Directors for the Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation along with several Davis and Rezko associates, as well as the Fund for Community Redevelopment and Revitalization, an organization that worked with Rezko and Davis. She also managed Grove Parc Plaza, which the Boston Globe said was "uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage.
In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale. The score is so bad the buildings now face demolition. Ms. Jarrett refused to comment this disaster and pocketed a six figure salary to boot.

This is just the beginning, there are many, many more examples of corruption, nepotism, dirty money and mafia style tactics

In this book we get to see the Obama cabinet of tax cheats and swindlers, all things the MSM ignores. Why the GOP doesn't fight this more I don't know. What I do know is if any one of us had pulled these tricks we'd be in an orange jumpsuit. I find it ironic that nomination after nomination was either not paying their taxes or involved in some other corruption charge...hope and change indeed. It's business as usual.

Anyone who fell for the mantra of hope and change need to read this book and see it's not just business as usual, it's Chicago business as usual. This administration of tax cheats, swindlers and self proclaimed marxists will destroy this country.
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Initial post: Jan 23, 2010 11:22:05 AM PST
Well, I hope they will not actually destroy this country, but hope is the thing with feathers.

I do think that they have been knocked flat on their tushes by the events of the last two weeks, though.

Posted on Jul 30, 2010 10:19:56 AM PDT
Another of Malkin's books: In Defense of Internment: The Case for Racial Profiling in World War II and the War on Terror

That's right, genius. You just gave a Five-Star review to a Nazi who wrote an entire book trying to justify American Internment of American Citizens (based on the slanty-ness of their eyes) during WW2. I hope you're proud. But since you're a Republican, I'm sure you actually ARE proud.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2010 7:16:40 PM PDT
Ironically it was a Democratic President who enacted the programs. You should pick up a book and read some time and spend less time shopping.

But then is the typical leftist attack and I expect nothing less. Once the name calling comes out you've lost the debate because you can't argue on the merits - or lack thereof - of your position so you resort to name calling.

Posted on Nov 24, 2010 2:20:53 AM PST
Bruce Bain says:
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Nicely written review, D. A. Bentley. Michelle Malkin writes with objectivity, and I appreciate that your review pierces through the rhetorical platitudes.

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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2011 12:32:46 PM PST
Z. Hanzlik: Just how stoned were you when you wrote that bilge?

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Posted on Mar 5, 2011 4:49:26 PM PST
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In August 2010, an updated paperback edition with three new chapters was published.

In the updated paperback edition of her #1 New York Times bestselling book Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies, Michelle Malkin says, "I told you so," citing a new host of examples of Obama's broken promises and brass knuckled Chicago way.

Featuring three new chapters with all new scandals you have to read to believe, Culture of Corruption proves once again this isn't just any politics. It's "boodle"-clogged, dissent-squelching, redistributive Chicago politics. The 2010 elections promise to be an anti-corruption referendum for the history books. "After all," Malkin says "You can't reform corruptocrats, but you can vote them out."

New revelations in the updated Culture of Corruption:

~How Obama has declared war on independent government whistleblowers-with unannounced firings, smear campaigns, and forced silence-when their findings expose his political allies.
~How First Lady Michelle Obama's campaign against childhood obesity is less about reducing our youths' waistlines and more about swelling SEIU coffers with nearly 400,000 new food service workers.
~How, despite the exposure of ACORN's illegal practices and subsequent defunding, ACORN still remains-and why the Obama White House remains tight-lipped on the future of ACORN.
~How Obama is using recess appointments to install politicos when both Democrats and Republicans have torpedoed the nominations.
~How the White House is manipulating key races across the country, including endorsing such candidates as Alexi Giannoulias-a mob-linked, scandal-tainted banker from Obama's hometown.

Powerful, damning, and comprehensive, the paperback edition of Culture of Corruption reveals the ever-growing mountain of sleaze and self-dealing that the Obama administration would rather you not know.

Posted on Mar 5, 2011 5:06:39 PM PST
Don't forget that the liar Obama helped to create the economic mess he kept saying he inherited. Big govt caused the mess, and he helped via big govt and his association with ACORN that pressured banks into lowering their lending standards (which is makes no business sense if you want to stay in business), along with other big govt pressures and threats to banks, lower standards led to all the other nasty consequences in Fannie and Freddie and Wall Street, investments and false ratings that investors across the world relied on, and Fed was also responsible, all of these same players are still messing up everything.

Good read on describing how big govt created the mess is the book by a libertarian:
"Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse" by Thomas E. Woods
Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse
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