It’s amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times best-selling author Edward Klein in his political exposé 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 has run our nation and his presidency off the rails.
“Obama was both completely inexperienced and ideologically far to the left of most 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 before published details about the Obama administration’s political inner workings, as well as Barack and Michelle’s personal lives, including the inordinate influence Michelle wields over Barack and her feud with a high profile celebrity; the real reason Rahm Emanuel left the White House (it wasn’t for family reasons); why Valerie Jarrett’s role is closer to that of Rasputin than impartial senior advisor; how Obama has purposefully forgotten and ignored those who put him in power, including the Kennedys and the Jewish and African American communities in Chicago.
From Obama’s conceited and detached demeanor, to his detrimental reliance on Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett’s advice, to the Obamas’ extravagant and out of touch lifestyle, The Amateur reveals a president whose ignorance and incompetence are sabotaging himself, his presidency, and America.
©2012 Edward Klein (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“The Amateur is the best book I’ve read on how Barack Obama is wrecking our country. I urge everyone who cares about America to read Edward Klein’s eyeopening book.” (Donald J. Trump)
“This is a racy, entertaining, informative book that illuminates apects of Obama and his team that have not been previously reported. A necessary antidote to the Obama worship that is sure to characterize the election debate.” (Dinesh D’Souza, New York Times best-selling author)
“A devastating indictment of the lethal combination of incompetence and radicalism that has made Obama into one of the worst presidents in American history.” (Norman Podhoretz, New York Times best-selling author)
The Amateur presents a portrait of the current president that cuts through the hype and glitter of the 2008 campaign.It gives the reader great insight into Obama's personality and performance as commander and chief, his true political motivations, and the people around him who help define his ideaology in the political landscape of Washington D.C.
I think Bill Clinton and his appraisal of Obama is the key to the power of this book. His political evaluation,hopes for Hillary's presidential bid in 2016, and his exclamation that actually provided the title for this powerful book by Mr. Klein.
Very compatible with the moving dialogue of this book.
The one book about Obama's presidency that every american should read!
Very enjoyable and obviously well researched and written. I will now certainly aquire more of Ed Klein's works.
This book is a fascinating expose of a person totally unprepared, by temperament, education, and experience to hold the position to which he was elected.
President Barack Obama is portrayed as an arrogant, petty, self serving, manipulative politician. The delicate balancing act of resolve and compromise that is the Presidency seems beyond his abilities. And the advice he gets from the sycophants who surround him is no more than a reflection of his own thoughts and ideas. Unfortunately, his shortcomings are magnified by the exposure his office. This leaves the reader with the impression that he is playing at being President while his real job is self promotion.
The reason I listen to the audio version is I drive a LOT.
This is a good read for those who are interested in knowing this President off camera!
The title says it all. The book sets out to show not that Obama is a bad president but more that he has no experience and has surrounded himself with the staff that do not resolve the problem.
Say something about yourself!
Yes, one has to read it with an open mind
Conservative writer but gave the liberal perpective too
Yes women seem to influence Mr Obamas decision making. It also seems that there was
Islamic teachings in his childhood that was not mentioned in Mr. Obama's Political biogrphy. He became a christan as an adult. Not that that should matter but living in both worlds myself there is a particular mindset between the two faiths.
A good read, be opened minded
Well wriiten, interesting, well documented fact based book on the amazing, non-sensical, meteoric rise of the unqualified bum that is Barack Obama.
Interesting, revealing, necessary
The depth of the research and the level of detail provided to back up the information.
Why is he the president?
This should be required listening/reading for everyone in this country, to the left or the right. We need to know what we've gotten ourselves into to avoid it happening EVERY again.
Dr. Christopher W. Roberts Ph.d I am a Computer Geek working around the U.S. and the world. I have a lot of Air miles to listen to audible titles.
The point of this book is to show how those who have worked with Obama think of him and place the Obama administration in context of experience needed to do the job of President of United States. Listen and form your own opinion of the value of the book. Great Listen.
This was probably one of the best books I've listened to on audible. There were some parts that just made my jaw drop, and some parts made me laugh really hard. Overall, it confirmed what I knew about President Obama for a long time: that President Obama is an incompetent, arrogant, megalomaniac, who will do anything to cling to power.
Michelle Obama is a self-absorbed, racist, who makes Hillary Clinton look like Princess Diana. It almost seems like Michelle has the President's testicles in her purse, because President Obama is so darned weak.
Barack Obama is simply evil, unprepared, and destroying this country. He is not only dividing this country, but he is also dividing the Democrat party - a once great party - that I used to be a loyal member of. If someone listens to this book, and still votes for Obama in November 2012, you are either two things: really dumb, or you have some kind of gain to make from another four years of this Manchurian candidate.
Retired aircraft systems engineer. Teach math (trig and calculus) part time at the local college. Love aircraft, reading, and horses. BS from New Mexico State, MS from Ohio State.
Well worth the read if you want to know why our country is in such trouble right now. With leaders like Barak, who needs enemies.
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