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Gangster Government: Barack Obama and the New Washington Thugocracy Hardcover – April 4, 2011
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''Freddoso is like a matter-of-fact prosecutor building a solid case against a defendant. The book is a thoroughly researched and footnoted dissection of Obama.'' --Human Events --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
Somehow Barack Obama has gotten away with pretending to be a good-government guy and a scourge of the special interests. David Freddoso’s Gangster Government is the potent antidote to this spin. With lively detail and devastating analysis, Freddoso reveals how the president and his administration use the brute force of government to squelch criticism, punish enemies, and even steal from those who stand in their way. Fawning journalists have likened Obama to Lincoln, FDR, JFK, and Reagan—this book shows that Obama is more akin to Nixon.” —Tim Carney, author of Obamanomics and Senior Political Columnist, The Washington Examiner
David Freddoso, one of America’s finest reporters, has written a masterpiece exposé on Barack Obama’s first two years in the Oval Office. Gangster Government gives readers the detailed inside scoop on an administration populated by officials who ignore the constitutional limits on government while abusing the power of the state to reward their friends and punish their enemies.” —Terence P. Jeffrey, author of Control Freaks and Editor in Chief of CNS News
Gangster government is always a danger, whoever is in power. It is a greater danger the more government is deeply enmeshed with the private sector and when its leaders believe that rules should be bent or ignored in order to benefit favored constituencies. So thanks to David Freddoso for providing a report that enables citizens to decide just how far gangster government has gone in this administration.” —Michael Barone, from the Foreword
Top Customer Reviews
In short, Gangster Government is an excellent analysis of the first two years of the Obama Administration, showing the way in which it chose not to allow various crises to go to waste.
Jokes aside, GANGSTER GOVERNMENT by David Freddoso is a fascinating, well documented look at the inner workings and tactics employed not only by the current administration but by both Republicans and Democrats over the last 20 years or so. Both parties, it appears, attacks its' "enemies" and rewards its "friends"......both of these actions at the expense of the American people.
This book zeros in on our current political and social environment and the picture it paints is not a pretty one. It would seem that we are turning into a country where strong-arm methods and circumventing the Constitution are looked upon as smart political maneuvering, disparaging the opposition with pejorative comparisons is standard operating procedure and the desires of the masses are ignored by the very individuals sent to Washington to represent "we the people".
Based upon the facts set forth in Freddoso's narrative, it would appear that the philosophy and course of action being pursued by the current resident of the White House is more in keeping with the ideology of Malcom X than the dreams of Martin Luther King.
The question at hand is are we, the American public, willingly and willfully looking away, swallowing lies and resigning ourselves to a seemingly hopeless situation or can something be done to diminish the effects of the wheels that have been set in motion before they reach runaway speed? The answer could be summed up in the words of President Obama when he said, "Elections have consequences". That's something we all should remember!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have not had the time to read this, but know it will be a good book, when I get to it.Published 5 months ago by Conservative
Obama's abuse of both the Constitution and those who disagree with him is his real legacy. I thank the author for laying out such a thoroughly researched and exhaustive list of the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Rick
Shock horror, US president seeks to use political influence to achieve his policy objectives.
And "thugocracy" isn't exactly subtle as an attempt to link Obama... Read more
This book rings true as it sheds light on the current executive regime. The Obama government, much like the Chicago style machine which tempered it, attempts to control every... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Chris Gregory