The Amateur Online eBook by Edward Klein
Click Here to Download the Book It's amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein in his new political expose The Amateur. Tapping into the public's growing sentiment that President Obama is in over his head, The Amateur argues that Obama's toxic combination of incompetence and arrogance have run our nation and his presidency off the rails. "Obama was both completely inexperienced and ideologically far to the left of Americans when he entered the White House," says Klein. "And he was so arrogant that he didn't even know what he didn't know." Klein, who is known for getting the inside scoop on everyone from the Kennedys to the Clintons, reveals never-beforepublished details about the Obama administration's political inner workings and about Barack and Michelle's personal lives.
Reviews The author, who has written on both the Kennedys and Hillary, digs deep into our current, hopefully short-term, occupant of the White House. Presented is a narcissist, not very deep, who wrote an autobiography of himself at 30, after having done NOTHING. What hutzpah. Obama does posses an uniquely American story of mixed heritage and movement through society. I'm sure he is smart, but more glib than truly deep. This summer I used Nexus-Lexus to search the Harvard Law Review, under which he was the first African-American, but not a person-of-color, editor. And the results for any article written by him. ZERO. Lets face it people, he was not a professor of law. He was a lecturer on one subject -and by accounts he used his time to talk about ACORN and what he did as a community organizer. Not a lot of substance. The picture presented is one of a man who can't take criticism, doesn't consult experts, doesn't build bridges across the isles (as we have been sold), he doesn't even build support within his own party in Congress. He relies on close advisers who stroke his ego and have to do constant image and message control and repair. He has left in his awake the bodies of former supporters and patrons who are no long of any use. (Read the section on how he has jettisoned the Kennedy's, particularly Caroline. He is smart enough to realize that she has no where else to go, politically, but she is no longer of any use.) The book is OK, but gets tiring as it is more stories from those disgruntled against Obama, Michelle, and his staff. It gets thin. Some more analysis of his position and where they have originate, and where he wants to go, would be more interesting. Obama clearly is an off-spring of the radical elements of the 60s - with bits of the colonial liberation movements, European socialism, black liberation movement, feminism, pro-Palestinian / anti-Israel(with a smattering of the accepted academic antisemitism thrown in). He rose to power at the right time, after two terms of Bush, and the country heading into an economic recession. However, he has misread the whole political atmosphere and doesn't understand political cycles. This is the narcissist element of Obama. He truly thinks people elected him, because he is he. He is the messiah. And so he thinks. He truly believes that if people just accept his word, the world would be a better place. Democracy is a good front, but an annoyance. He is smart, he knows similarly smart people, they can run the government (the world), and the people should just be happy. Unfortunately, his first term, and
hopefully his only term, the American people and the economy paying for his real life education on how the world works. And it isn't because Barrack Obama says so. The debt from this education will be enormous, both literally, and politically. He is not a statesmen. He is not even a good politician. He is a good orator, and good campaigner. But we don't need a community-organizer-in-chief. We need a leader, a president. What we need, in the modern world, where people are living much longer than when the wrote the Constitution, is an amendment increasing the age to be president to 45, so people would be forced to gain more experience. Obama is the poster child for this amendment. By the time I finished the book, my appreciation of it has grown. The last third of the book does offer more policy analysis, particularly in foreign policy. Here the author exposes how Obama has literally bowed to hostile foreign rulers, and given short shift to our traditional allies, particularly the state of Israel. Here his college Leftist indoctrination shines through. A nice paring with the book is the recent film 2016: Obama's America. I just saw it. The main force behind the movie, Dinesh D'Souza lays out the roots of Obama's anti-western philosophy, his idolized image of his father as political revolutionary (turns out he was a drunk and an abuser, but that doesn't stop Obama from modeling himself on his dad), and his formation under the tutelage of radical Leftists, including my personal favorite, Bill Ayers, of the Weather Underground. Joking. I personally loath Bill Ayers, and the fact that he didn't spend any time in prison for the bombings the group undertook and that now he is scot-free and a professor of radical education theory. Makes my want to puke.
Someone gave me this book to read as I am interested in Bios and love politics. It was most definitely written from a right wing perspective. Im not sure that some of the facts weren't blown up to fit the perceptive of the author. However, that being said, I do not care for Obama. I read a lot about his history during the first election. I have always held the opinion that he was a "user" of people and had no interest in this county other than leaving his mark on it. I never quite fell into love with him as the media and public did, and was skeptical of his "free ride" to the white house. This book fell right in line with his history as I learned some things about his early years in Chicago. I have the book 4 stars because I think the author could have done a little better at providing a more balanced view of his 4 years in office. I am sure he did have some positive things he could have shared form all his interviews, but chose not too. I guess that is his right as the author. I don't think the typical Obama fan would read this book anyway because of the title. So in a way it is just preaching to the choir. But if you would like some interesting info on Obama, especially about his earlier years ... take a look. You might learn a thing or two that the liberal media left out.
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