Who is Barack Obama? Who is Barack Obama? His opponents did well to paint obscure pictures of him. One of the questions still lingering on the electorate´s mind from the 2008 presidential elections has been: Is Obama a Moslem or a Christian? As the 2012 election approaches many may still be wondering if the question is settled. You can rest assured that the same question would be raised again by his opponents in 2012. May be like many you are also wondering what the true answer is. Well if you are then this is the book for you. In this book you will not only find out the religious affiliation of Obama but you will also find more answers likely to be raised in 2012 such as: Is Barack Obama the anti-Christ? Is Barack Obama a terrorist? Is Barack Obama the black icon of the 21st century? Is Obama an icon of a post-racial age? Does Obama embody inter nations? Does Obama symbolize multi-culturalism? Does Obama compare with Mahatma Gandhi and the legendary Martin Luther King? Does Barack Obama exhibit an extraordinary capacity to transcend historical racial divides? Can you trust Barack Obama? You deserve to know the truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Andrew Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002867/bk_acx0_002867_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The audiobook that debunks, in compelling detail, the phony media narrative that Barack Obama had a ´´scandal-free´´ presidency. ´´I´m proud of the fact that [...] we´re probably the first administration in modern history that hasn´t had a major scandal in the White House.´´ So President Barack Obama boldly declared before leaving office, and numerous times since. But is it true? Not according to Matt Margolis, best-selling co-author of The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. Margolis lays out the details of literally dozens of Obama administration scandals that have been ignored, downplayed, or covered-up by the mainstream media. From ´´Fast and Furious´´, to the illegal IRS targeting of conservative groups, to the recent NSA spying outrage, Margolis makes a powerful case that the Obama years represented nearly a decade of lawless and abusive governance. While Obama and his allies attempt to spin the narrative that his presidency represented a time of pristine politics, it´s critically important that Americans understand the truth - Barack Obama brought to Washington corrupt Chicago machine politics of cronyism and corporate payoffs, combined with audacious Alinskyite tactics aimed at dividing Americans and destroying his opponents. Obama´s legacy will be discussed and debated for decades. But in the early months after he left office, more scandals have been uncovered - most notably an illegal scheme of using the NSA to spy on his political opponents and the frightening decision to block the prosecution of Iranian-backed terrorists. Far from being a virtuous New Camelot, the Obama administration abused its power like few others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Cefalos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112775/bk_acx0_112775_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Political analyst and Democratic campaign veteran Mark Hannah gives Barack Obama the victory lap he deserves in this compendium that takes the president´s critics head-on and celebrates the president´s many underappreciated triumphs. Barack Obama´s election in 2008 was a watershed moment in American history that inspired supporters on the Left - and fired up enemies on the Right. Elected in the midst of multiple crises - a Wall Street meltdown that imperiled the global economy and American troops entangled in two foreign wars - Barack Obama´s presidency promised from the start to be one of the most consequential presidencies in modern American history. Although he stabilized the economy and restored America´s prestige on the global stage, President Obama has been denied the credit he deserves, receiving instead acidic commentary from political opponents such as former vice president Dick Cheney, who declared that Obama was ´´the worst president in [his] lifetime´´ - an accusation that reflects the politics of resentment and recrimination that has come to characterize the president´s critics. In The Best Worst President, Mark Hannah swiftly and systematically debunks conservative lies and disinformation meant to negate the president´s accomplishments and damage his reputation - baseless charges too often left unchallenged by the national media. The Best Worst President is a whip-smart takedown of these half truths and hypocrisies, each refuted in a smart, witty, fact-based style. Hannah not only defends the president but showcase his administration´s most surprising and underappreciated triumphs - making clear he truly is the best ´´worst president´´ our nation has ever known. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kaleo Griffith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005377/bk_harp_005377_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Claire McCaskill reads her unapologetic memoir of how she went from Missouri mom to become the state´s first female senator by embracing her ambition, surviving sexists´ slings, outsmarting her enemies, and finding joy along the way. Claire McCaskill grew up in a political family but not at a time that welcomed women with big plans. She earned a law degree and paid her way through school by working as a waitress. By 1982 Claire had set her sights on the Missouri House of Representatives. Typically, one voter whose door she knocked on said: ´´You´re too young; your hair is too long; you´re a girl.... Go find yourself a husband.´´ That door was slammed in her face, but Claire always kept pushing - first as a prosecutor of arsonists and rapists and then all the way to the door of a cabal of Missouri politicians that had secret meetings to block her legislation. In this candid, lively, and forthright memoir, Senator McCaskill describes her uphill battle to become who she is today, from her failed first marriage to a Kansas City car dealer - the father of her three children - to her current relationship with a Missouri businessman, whom she describes as ´´a life partner´´. She reveals every aspect of her ups and downs with Bill and Hillary Clinton and her decision to endorse Barack Obama´s candidacy. It was her daughter, Maddie, who put Claire on the spot at a time when Claire wasn´t sure what to do. From the day she was elected homecoming queen in high school to her long-shot reelection as senator after secretly helping to nominate a right-wing extremist as her opponent, Claire has loved politics and winning. Her memoir is unconventional: unsparing in its honesty, full of sharp humor and practical wisdom, and rousing in its defense of female ambition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire McCaskill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007153/bk_sans_007153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice—National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and US Ambassador to the United Nations—reveals her surprising story with unflinching candor. Mother, wife, scholar, diplomat, and fierce champion of American interests and values, Susan Rice powerfully connects the personal and the professional. Taught early, with tough love, how to compete and excel as an African American woman in settings where people of color are few, Susan now shares the wisdom she learned along the way. Laying bare the family struggles that shaped her early life in Washington, D.C., she also examines the ancestral legacies that influenced her. Rice´s elders—immigrants on one side and descendants of slaves on the other—had high expectations that each generation would rise. And rise they did, but not without paying it forward—in uniform and in the pulpit, as educators, community leaders, and public servants. Susan too rose rapidly. She served throughout the Clinton administration, becoming one of the nation´s youngest assistant secretaries of state and, later, one of President Obama´s most trusted advisors. Rice provides an insider´s account of some of the most complex issues confronting the United States over three decades, ranging from ´´Black Hawk Down´´ in Somalia to the genocide in Rwanda and the East Africa embassy bombings in the late 1990s, and from conflicts in Libya and Syria to the Ebola epidemic, a secret channel to Iran, and the opening to Cuba during the Obama years. With unmatched insight and characteristic bluntness, she reveals previously untold stories behind recent national security challenges, including confrontations with Russia and China, the war against ISIS, the struggle to contain the fallout from Edward Snowden´s NSA leaks, the U.S. response to Russian interference in the 2016 election, and the surreal transition to the Trump administration. Although you might think you know Susan Rice—whose name became synonymous with Benghazi following her Sunday news show appearances after the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks in Libya—now; through these pages, you truly will know her for the first time. Often mischaracterized by both political opponents and champions, Rice emerges as neither a villain nor a victim, but a strong, resilient, compassionate leader. Intimate, sometimes humorous, but always candid, Tough Love makes an urgent appeal to the American public to bridge our dangerous domestic divides in order to preserve our democracy and sustain our global leadership.
A bad craziness is snaking through America in the first years of the Obama administration: the wingnuts are on the attack! Whats a wingnut? A wingnut is someone on the far-right or far-left wing of the political spectrum - professional partisans, unhinged activists, and paranoid conspiracy theorists. Barack Obama campaigned as an antidote to the politics of polarization, promising to transcend the old divides of left and right, black and white, red states and blue. But in the first year of his presidency, he is presiding over an eruption of hate and hyper-partisanship that threatens to mock the promise upon which he was elected. Wingnuts is a reported exploration of the outer reaches of American politics, told from the perspectives of a radical centrist who believes that the far right and the far left are equally insane. On the way, we´ll meet the Queen of the Birthers, Orly Taitz, and the Orange County pastor who is openly praying for Obama´s death. We´ll get a look into the life of Obama senate opponent Alan Keyes and the draft-Palin movement, as well as the liberal anti-war Obama protestor Cindy Sheehan and her allies in Code Pink. Wingnuts also looks at people trying to bridge the political divide, like the Afghan war vet who founded Republicans for Obama. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John P. Avlon, Tina Brown (foreword). Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001922/bk_adbl_001922_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.