Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Case Against Barack Obama or Yes WE Can

The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media's Favorite Candidate

Author: David Freddoso

He's the media's darling, the fresh face of the Democratic ticket. But what does Barack Obama really stand for-and will his extreme liberal agenda and complete inexperience in global affairs endanger the country? That's what David Freddoso, investigative reporter and National Review Online columnist, examines in The Case Against Barack Obama. In this shocking exposé, Freddoso explores the reality behind the rhetoric, the plans behind the promises, and the faults behind the façade, revealing:

* Why Obama's inexperience and extreme left-wing voting record is more dangerous than any threat we face today
* Why the Rev. Wright debacle reveals Obama's poor judgment of character and deceitful nature
* Why it won't be politics of change with President Obama-it will be liberal politics as usual

Freddoso exposes the real Barack Obama: a typical big-government politician, the #1 most liberal U.S. senator, and-if he were commander in chief-a serious threat to our national security.

Deb West - Library Journal

National Review columnist Freddoso here proffers numerous reasons why Barack Obama is the wrong choice for U.S. President, identifying him as a liberal with "60s radicalization" who has not followed through on his reputation as a reformer and enumerating perceived past mistakes Obama has made as both an Illinois state and U.S. senator. Nick Summers's steady, mellow voice makes for an overall easy-listening audiobook experience. Recommended for public and academic libraries. [Download available exclusively through]

Yes We Can: Barack Obama's History Making Presidential Campaign

Author: Scout Tufankjian

Yes We Can is the story of Barack Obama's historic journey from junior Senator from Illinois to President of the United States of America—if all polls hold as indicated—as documented by Scout Tufankjian, the only independent photographer to cover his entire campaign from before he announced his run through the Election Night celebration in Chicago's Grant Park. Obama's grassroots journey touched something profound in America, inspiring millions of Americans, young and old, rich and poor, and from every racial and ethnic background, bringing together disparate people throughout the electorate in the service of change. In the course of his visits to almost every state in the union, Obama electrified record-breaking crowds at his rallies and motivated millions of people to engage in the political process. The results have been nothing short of a revolution in political strategy, communication, and activism.

Be it a skeptical old farmer from Tama, Iowa, who was surprised to realize that he had something in common with this young black politician, or an eight-year-old boy from Los Angeles who couldn't stop saying, "He looks like me and he is going to be President!", Senator Obama instilled a feeling of unity and hope in a nation scarred by divisive politics and pessimism. Obama's campaign created a movement, a faith, and a feeling that has not been present in American politics for decades—if ever. Yes We Can is a comprehensive and intimate portrait of this world-changing campaign. With more than 200 color photographs by Tufankjian, the book takes the reader along on Obama's personal and political journey. Tufankjian was there from the beginning. From coffee shops and diners to auto manufacturing plants and bowling alleys, Tufankjian followed Obama as he wooed potential voters in expensive houses as well as in poverty-stricken Indian reservations. She covered the primaries, the debates, and the final weeks of the hard-fought campaign, shooting more than 12,000 images—the deepest, most comprehensive, and most personal portrait of the man and his run as well as of the people who came to see him, hear him, and vote for him. Yes We Can is as much about Americans and their hopes and visions for America as it is about the man that gave them voice.

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