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Welcome to Obamaland: I Have Seen Your Future and It Doesn't Work Hardcover – January 26, 2009
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James Delingpole, whose coruscating wit and laugh-out-loud asides have earned his fame as a British political commentator, is here to tell us how bad things could really get. From the socialized medicine that will make us want to avoid going to the doctor even when our hand is on fire (as his literally once was); to eco-fascism that will have us spending millions, if not billions, if not entirely ruining our already shattered economy, to protect un-endangered, man-eating polar bears; to immigration non-reform that will leave us wondering what country we're living in anyway; to a further dumbing down of an already execrable school system, with more PC inanities, such as banning "competitive games" because it might disturb children's self-esteem; to so many symptoms of decline and fall that we might as well all move to Albania to enjoy the high life.Hilarious, witty, impassioned, and perceptive, Welcome to Obamaland will have you laughing through your tears and taking courage from the eternal truth of conservative convictions.
From the Back Cover
In 1997, Britain elected a young, charismatic, inspirational leader, and the entire nation was filled with hope. For the next ten years, we suffered the pain of gradual disillusionment as Tony Blair failed to live up to every single one of our expectations. Why not save yourselves the trouble of slowly having your hearts broken and fast forward straight to the bitter and cynical phase? James Delingpole, one of Britain's most astute political journalists, is here to give you a quick reality bath. He has seen the future--your future--and it doesn't work.
--TOBY YOUNG, author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate PeopleTotally brilliant. As funny as St. Mark Steyn.
--ANDREW ROBERTS, historian and author of A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900
From Welcome to Obamaland Think of me as the hero of H. G. Wells's The Time Machine, bursting into your present, my clothes all tattered and torn, and on my face an expression of dire horror and impending doom. For I am afraid I have a terrible message to impart. I have just seen the future. Your future. And I'm sorry to say it sucks. This new president you've elected. You think he's going to make everything okay, right? Even if you didn't vote for him, you're kind of hoping that some good must surely come of it.
Ha ha ha ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha.
That's the sound of me laughing darkly, by the way. So what, if any, consolation do I have to offer you in these dark and difficult times? Precious little, I'm afraid. Virtually nothing in fact, save the warm, self-affirmatory glow you get when someone tells you you're right, that some day your beliefs will be vindicated, that however long it takes, reality will win out.
Top Customer Reviews
British writer and journalist, James Delingpole, is all too familiar with the horrors of Obama-style Socialism as he's experienced it in the years following Tony Blair's terms as the British Prime Minister.
With his quirky humor, Delingpole describes (in painfully minute detail) what we Americans have to look forward to with an Obama in the Oval office and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi running the legislative branch. His predictions are funny, but in a "nervous laughter" sort of funny.
Welcome to Obamaland where the disastrous policies the Democrats (led by Obama) will force upon us will tear down our country with "bailouts" of monstrous proportions. Universal healthcare will cripple the masses ability to get safe, good, and timely healthcare. The environmental programs will bring expensive projects due to Al Gore's hysteria. We will see social justice programs that reward those who do nothing and punish those who work hard and succeed. This is all in the name of "being fair." We stand a good chance of terrorists maiming us because the "left," led by Obama doesn't believe we are in danger. And then there is Multiculturalism. The immigration policy of the United States will bring in millions because to keep them out would be racist and is UN-American.
Delingpole challenges all that believe America is on the brink of disaster to fight Obama and his minions for our freedom. To do nothing is inviting a "nanny state" where Obama and his compadres will tell us what to do.
Armchair Interviews says: A must read.
Of course, she doesn't speak to me any more, but I see that as her loss, not mine.
Delingpole's OBAMALAND is a must-read for political junkies, and I'd strongly recommend it Socialism that came into play largely on the heels of Tony Blair's entrance into the political scene. Much of what he's written is very, very funny. He skewers the liberal point of view but -- and this is where most folks of a certain political persuasion will probably disagree -- he doesn't in any way attack them for their frame of mind. He's fairly straight forward in allowing them to have their way, but that doesn't mean he's going to lay aside and not speak up about the lunacy, idiocy, and hypocrisy that pretty much goes hand-in-hand when dealing with political differences.
OBAMALAND is a tremendously fun read as well as a very quick excursion.Read more ›
Specifically, Delingpole asserts that the woe and ruin brought to England by smarmy Tony Blair and friends is a precursor, a foreshadowing of what's in store for the U.S. now that we (well, not I) have turned over with incomparable fatheadedness the most powerful office in the world to a utopian dingbat. Our future is indeed dire (and our present ain't so hot either). But we'll do what we've always done -- we'll fight the good fight. And let's have emblazoned in gold upon our banner of crimson Delingpole's happy motto, Nil Illegitimi Carborundum.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Dellingpole is brilliant. He cuts through the nonsense and lays out his perspective clearly. Should be required reading for high school and college.Published on October 17, 2013 by Kelley Judd
A really good read from James Dellingpole pointing out the "communist" agenda that Obama and some of his agencies have. Read morePublished on March 31, 2013 by Paul Burtwistle
Considering this was written in 2008, it is depressing how many of Delingpole's prophecies have come true. Read morePublished on November 22, 2012 by neil beeson
When I first flipped through this book, I thought that it was a satire. Unfortunately, I quickly realized that the author was serious about everything he wrote. Read morePublished on November 1, 2012 by akreal
Witty, amusing and alarmingly true. The perfect antidote to listening to Michael Moore and Al Gore on MSM. anxious now to read more Delingpole material.Published on December 18, 2011 by ozarkdoc
James Delingpole offers an impassioned look into the mind of a writer that panders to disgruntled conservatives everywhere. Read morePublished on November 19, 2011 by Samiam
I heard this author on a radio program, needless to say for being a guest the host, reccommended this book. Read morePublished on April 4, 2011 by Alan L. Opie