Unlikeable

Unlikeable

The Problem With Hillary

Book - 2015
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Presents a critical assessment of Hillary Clinton to consider why she may not be a popular choice for the American presidency.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781621573784
Branch Call Number: 327.730092 CLINT-K
Characteristics: xvi, 287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

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baldand
Nov 05, 2017

This book was thrown together in 2015 before the self-declared war heroine of Tuzla Airport won the Democratic Party nomination. Just the same it is an easy read and packed with all the reasons any rational human being would need to feel that Donald Trump’s win a year ago today was best for America and the world. (Trump is mentioned only once in the book (p.221), where it says that as Ms Clinton sees it, “once she clinches the nomination, Obama will have to call off his dogs or he will be seen as destroying the Democratic Party and ushering in Jeb Bush or Donald Trump.” As it happened, Obama did switch to backing Clinton, but she still lost.)
One quibble with the analysis in the book, Clinton offered to reset foreign relations with Russia when Medvedev was president. She had already demonized Putin as a New York senator in terms that should have disqualified her for the role of Secretary of State. She thought, mistakenly as it turned out, that the less rebarbative Medvedev was the real leader of Russia and that the Putin era had ended, but others made the same mistake. The reset was one of her better foreign policy moves. It ended punitive sanctions against Russia imposed by the Bush administration after the 2008 Russo-Georgian War, sanctions which made no sense considering that Georgia had been the aggressor in the conflict. To see a cause-and-effect relationship between the reset and the carve-up of Ukraine as Klein does, is wrong. In fact, it was the Obama administration’s imbecilic decision to support the unconstitutional removal from office of a democratically elected president, Viktor Yanukovych, to install as PM a NATO-friendly PM, Yatsenyuk, that unleashed these tragic events. Clinton was no longer Secretary of State then but she brought Victoria “F—k the EU” Nuland, the State Department official primarily responsible for US policy towards Ukraine during the crisis, into the State Department. She was, if anything, more the neo-con war hawk than Obama in Obama’s disastrous second term, very much in favour of stoking conflict in the Slavic heartland of the former Soviet Union.
It was clueless of Clinton to press a so-called reset button whose Cyrillic label actually meant something quite different in 2009, but given the importance of the meeting Obama himself should share the blame for it. And Clinton’s error was less ignorant than some of Obama’s, like confusing the Falkland Islands with the Maldives or Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne with Afro-American crooner Jeffrey Osborne.

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cakegirl
May 04, 2017

If there was any doubt about Hillary Clinton 's character this book exposes all .
All those that defend her have not argument to do so, since it is clear that this woman lacks of honor and any decency at all. Mr.Klein clearly show the kind of person she really is , through her actions, those around her , who try to clean up her mess and deal with her.
I recommend this book to any one regardless their political inclination.

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varenneparis
Dec 28, 2016

And do not miss Ed's excellent "Guilty As Sin" published 9/2016.

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AQUILEA777
Dec 10, 2016

Cuts Hillary up badly. Clinton apologists have disparaged Klein's methods and accounts. But his point in this Sept, 2015, book, that Hillary's appeal was weaker than commonly assumed, proved correct in the election.

Mee2 Jan 15, 2016

Naturalist always has so much to say he has to post TWICE!

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naturalist
Jan 07, 2016

“Ed Klein's New Book Won't Fix His Reputation For "Fan Fiction" – Unlikeable Features A Fake Quote, Implausible Dialogue, And Hillary Clinton Repeatedly Breaking Things”
by BEN DIMIERO & HANNAH GROCH-BEGLEY, posted October 1, 2015, to Media Matters for America
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/10/01/ed-kleins-new-book-wont-fix-his-reputation-for/205888
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“Ed Klein’s hysterical new Clinton fiction: The right’s least reputable “journalist” imagines a Hillary/Obama shouting match – Lying fraud Ed Klein's new book features a dramatic, overacted showdown between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton”
by Simon Maloy, posted September 4, 2015, to Salon
http://www.salon.com/2015/09/24/ed_kleins_hysterical_new_clinton_fiction_the_rights_least_reputable_journalist_imagines_a_hillaryobama_shouting_match/
and . . .
“My Brief Encounter with Hillary-Basher and Scandal-Monger Edward Klein”
by Peter Dreier, posted 12/11-2014, to Huffington Post Politics
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-dreier/my-brief-encounter-with-h_b_6308018.html
and . . .
“Fox Nation Straight Up Lies About Hillary Clinton’s Looming ‘Meltdown’”
by Mark NC, posted October 11, 2015, to NewsCorpse
http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/?tag=edward-klein

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naturalist
Dec 20, 2015

"Conservative Media Are Falling For Another Ed Klein Conspiracy Theory -- iscredited Journalist Ed Klein Returns To Citing Anonymous Sources To Accuse Obama Of Sabotaging The Clintons"
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/03/16/conservative-media-are-falling-for-another-ed-k/202912

stepnorth Nov 04, 2015

Absolutely scathing and really scary if even half of it is true!

pw1040 Nov 01, 2015

Klein really has it in for Mrs. Clinton and for good reason, it appears.

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