The Best "worst President"

The Best "worst President"

What the Right Gets Wrong About Barack Obama

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Political analyst and Democratic campaign veteran Mark Hannah and renowned New Yorker illustrator Bob Staake give 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 and New Yorker illustrator Bob Staake swiftly and systematically debunk 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 and Staake not only defend 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.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062443052
Branch Call Number: 973.932 OBA
Characteristics: 324 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Staake, Bob 1957-

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efirschein
Jan 04, 2017

opinionated, convinced that it tells the truth, but is just more conventional flack about Obama. describes Obama for example as a constitutional scholar, although there is no record that he has never been involved in a case of constitutional import, or any case at all. the course that he lectured on in Chicago was just a bull session on civil rights. the record is just not there.

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StarGladiator
May 09, 2016

I will refrain from commenting on this, especially the assertion that it is // fact-based \\ instead I would recommend the reader these two books by long-time liberals, Bill Press [Buyer's Remorse] and Thomas Frank [Listen, Liberal] for real fact-based writing!
And then ask the reader: Has poverty and inequality increased during the 8 years of the Obama Administration? [You bet it has!]

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