07 August 2008

Big Book Business

Go to Barnes & Noble on line, and included in the pictures of books and videos scrolling across the screen you'll find Obama Nation. Think about the title for ten seconds: yup, "abomination." According to the blurb about the book, it argues an Obama presidency would give the nation "a repeat of the failed extremist politics that have characterized and plagued Democratic Party politics since the late 1960s.”

Huh. How did the Clinton years embody "failed extremist policies"? He was a moderate's moderate. And he presided over eight years of peace and prosperity. Bush, on the other hand, lied and prevaricated to get us into a war that the next generation will still be paying off, all the while deregulating banks and big business to land us in a crisis of mortgage and credit card debt that we won't be out of at least until the end of the decade.

Borders also lists the book (along with another anti-Obama screed) in its email promotions this week, but it identifies it as coming from the right, and promises a new book about the elections from Michael Moore to be published next week.