Capitol Punishment by Jack Abramoff Reviewed by Dick Morris
If you want to know how Washington works, read Jack Abramoff’s book, Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist.
As I sat down to read it, I expected to find lurid tales of payoffs, bribes, shakedowns, extortion, and corruption. Instead, I read a fascinating account of how normal politics in Washington works. And that’s the problem: In Washington, the normal is corrupt and often criminal.
Indoctrination by Kyle Olson Reviewed by Dick Morris
It has become a truism for conservatives that the media and the entertainment industry are biased in favor of the left. We pick and choose the films we watch – or let our kids watch – and tune to Fox News to get what is really going on.
Now comes Kyle Olson’s new book, Indoctrination: How ‘Useful Idiots’ Are Using Our Schools to Subvert American Exceptionalism, which exposes the third leg of the stool that keeps the left propped up in our politics: The systematic indoctrination of our children in the public and private schools of America.
We are all so fixated on the economic mayhem being inflicted on our country by the Obama presidency, that we may have overlooked the power grab and the correlating decrease in our freedom his programs are triggering.
A Book Review by Dick Morris
The opposite of a socialist planned economy is, of course, free market capitalism. But, by the same token, the opposite of government entitlements is personal responsibility. It is this second dichotomy, perhaps more than the first, which animates the true difference between the governing philosophy of President Obama on the one hand and the Republican Party and the Tea Party on the other.
Dick and Eileen’s new book: Revolt!: How To Defeat Obama and Repeal His Socialist Programs – A Patriot’s Guide identifies the vulnerable Senate Democrats and explains how to beat them:
We need four seats to control the Senate and three likely pickups are Democratic retirements in red states: North Dakota, Virginia, and New Mexico. In Virginia, former Governor and Senator George Allen offers the best chance of victory. We also expect that Herman Kohl, Democrat of Wisconsin, may retire – if he knows what’s good for him!
Ben Nelson, Nebraska
After his vote for Obamacare, we have waited for 2012 to come around so we could beat Ben Nelson! And it is not just Obamacare. Read how Nelson pushed an amendment that would have benefited one company: Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway. And, by coincidence, he and his wife own between $1.5 million and $6 million in the company’s stock, their largest investment!
We hope that Republican Governor Dave Heineman takes him on. Rasmussen shows him ahead of Nelson by 61-30!
Jon Tester, Montana
Elected by a margin of less than one point in 2006, we can beat Tester! In the Senate, he is known as Max Jr., following the senior senator Max Bacus (sponsor of Obamacare) around like a puppy.
His opponent: Denny Rehberg, the Republican at-large Congressman. It’s one of the top races in America and the polls already have Rehberg ahead!
In Revolt!, we expose Tester’s unique way of raising money. He sponsored 95 earmarks in 2010, costing us $138 million. And then he turned around and took $2.5 million in kickback/campaign contributions from the earmark recipients and their lobbyists! That’s how he’s raised 36% of his campaign money!
Bob Casey, Pennsylvania
Masquerading as pro-life, in the image of his father the Governor, in Revolt!, we detail his pro-choice votes. Casey got a 65% favorable rating from NARAL – the National Abortion Rights League. Some pro-lifer!
After Pennsylvania elected a Republican senator and governor, it is ready to throw out Casey the counterfeit!
Claire McCaskill, Missouri
The ultra-liberal from Missouri favors a public option on Obamacare and laments that the stimulus was too small!
In Revolt!, we expose how she benefits from her husband’s tax dodge, a $1 million reinsurance company based in Bermuda. Why there? Either it’s the pink sand or the tax shelter.
Her best opponent is Sarah Steelman, former Missouri Treasurer and a conservative Republican. Steelman was the first state treasurer in the nation to boycott companies that did business with Iran!
Bill Nelson, Florida
With the largest elderly population in America, Bill Nelson will have a hard time explaining his vote to cut Medicare by $500 billion. (He says he voted to “prolong” it not to cut it!).
We should beat Nelson and there are two strong candidates: Mike Haridopoulis and Connie Mack.
In Revolt!, we also lay out the case against:
Herbert Kohl, Wisconsin
Joe Manchin, West Virginia
Sherrod Brown, Ohio
Robert Menendez, New Jersey
Debbie Stabenow, Michigan
…In all, we could pick up 13 seats in the Senate!
A Book Review By DICK MORRIS of Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father’s Past By Rita Cosby
The Warsaw Ghetto uprising of 1943 is justifiably the stuff of numerous books, articles, and films. But, just as significant and lasting in its impact was the Polish Resistance Revolt of 1944.
In one of the most galling stories of perfidy and trickery, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin summoned the Polish resistance to come out of hiding and rise to fight the German war machine, promising immediate aid from the hundreds of thousands of Soviet troops massed on the other side of the Vistula River gazing down on the city of Warsaw. The resistance emerged from their underground hiding spots and fiercely attacked the Wehrmacht inflicting large casualties on the German occupiers. But the Soviet troops sat there on the opposite bank of the Vistula for five months and did not budge to assist them. Almost one million Poles were slaughtered as the Nazis destroyed their units. Once the smoke of battle had cleared, the Soviets crossed the river and pushed the Nazis back on their drive to Berlin. Stalin had succeeded in getting Hitler to wipe out the only forces of democracy and freedom in Poland.
A Book Review By DICK MORRIS of Why Are Jews Liberals? By Norman Podhoretz
It is the question that sooner or later baffles every political pundit, consultant, expert, or observer. Why do American Jews persist in their adoration of the Democratic Party? Why, like an abused spouse, do they tolerate Israel-bashing, support for the Palestinians and Democratic softness on terrorism and still return for more? As the richest demographic group in our population, why do they still vote for Obama and donate money to him when he specifically proposes to raise the taxes on those making more than $200,000 per year?
Why do they let liberal politicians embrace the likes of Louis Farrakhan and Rev. Jeremiah Wright and still support them on Election Day?
(An excerpt from a chapter in 2010: Take Back America – A Battle Plan by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, in stores now)
THE HIDDEN LIFE OF HARRY REID
By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
Beating Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid must be our number one priority.
Reid is an old-time deal maker who’s been accused of using his influence to line his own and his family’s pockets. Like many of his colleagues, he has an ethical tin ear and will never admit that he’s wrong.
On Tuesday, April 13th, our new book entitled 2010: Take Back America – A Battle Plan goes on sale. (for those wishing autographed copies order it from Amazon.com or BN.com and you will get one as long as supplies last).
The book lays out why we must win the midterm elections and how to do it.
The second half of Karl Rove’s memoir Courage and Consequences, you’ve already read if you have followed the intricate and specific defenses the Bush Administration put forth to parry Democratic attacks.
But…the first half you’ve never seen before! Here we meet a vulnerable, human, sensitive man struggling to rise above a plebian background and make his way in the world. The transition from the honesty and appealing openness of the first half and the institutionalized, politically correct defenses of the second perhaps illustrates the changes that power brings to us all.