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The Book of Obama: From Hope and Change to the Age of Revolt

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How did a charismatic young president elected in an atmosphere of optimism and expectation lead the United States to the brink of revolution? From a chance encounter in the early 1980s to the Democratic primaries of 2007-08, syndicated columnist and political cartoonist Ted Rall was one of the first to size up Barack Obama as we know him now: conservative, risk-averse and ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Seven Stories Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Donald
Aug 24, 2012 Donald rated it liked it
A relatively solid, if angry, critique of Obama from a Leftist/practical standpoint (ie. How does Obama's first term measure up by Liberal standards and by the standards of what he's actually done). This is in no way a conciliatory book. Rall's pissed at what's happened in the country and pissed at those who support Obama despite the current situation--all those whose arguments come down to, "well, yeah, but we gotta vote for him anyway." This book is aimed at all the people who have to listen ...more
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Shelves: junk
A book about Obama. But think about the brave middle class Americans who have to settle for the cheaper iPhone this Xmass. Or to quote to two bit author: 'Most Americans have worn a brave face throughout the crisis, scraping together money for Christmas presents for their kids while they couch surf at their relatives’, members of the millions of “hidden homeless.”'
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If you are going to attack a leader of a nation, please have a well-thought, reasoned and fact based platform behind your efforts. Ted Rall has all of it and more in his assault on the Obama presidency.
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American columnist, syndicated editorial cartoonist, and author.

His political cartoons often appear in a multi-panel comic-strip format and frequently blend comic-strip and editorial-cartoon conventions.

The cartoons appear in approximately 100 newspapers around the United States. He is President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

Rall is critical about the foreign policy of the
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