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Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama

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35 out of 69 people found this review helpful.

Liberal incorrect

Did you ever notice how the people who write 1 star reviews never have the nerve to post their names. Another example of their ignorance is exemplified by the Anonymouw entry "What" criticizing spelling and grammar of other postings. Read it and weep. Poor soul can't ...
Did you ever notice how the people who write 1 star reviews never have the nerve to post their names. Another example of their ignorance is exemplified by the Anonymouw entry "What" criticizing spelling and grammar of other postings. Read it and weep. Poor soul can't spell, knows little about grammar, and nothing about capitalization. Any time Ann writes a book she will get blasted by the left who, having little education in American History will crucify her out of hand. Read the book first and then write a response of your own proving her wrong with citations.

posted by WDH on September 26, 2012

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20 out of 87 people found this review helpful.

Trash written by trash

Don't waste your money on this one. Sensible conservatives don't take her seriously.

posted by misslauraann on September 26, 2012

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  • Posted September 26, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Liberal incorrect

    Did you ever notice how the people who write 1 star reviews never have the nerve to post their names. Another example of their ignorance is exemplified by the Anonymouw entry "What" criticizing spelling and grammar of other postings. Read it and weep. Poor soul can't spell, knows little about grammar, and nothing about capitalization. Any time Ann writes a book she will get blasted by the left who, having little education in American History will crucify her out of hand. Read the book first and then write a response of your own proving her wrong with citations.

    35 out of 69 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Trash written by trash

    Don't waste your money on this one. Sensible conservatives don't take her seriously.

    20 out of 87 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    The Death of the Race Card

    There's a reason Ann Coulter is successful -- she's unafraid to expose the left's fallacies with clear factual evidence. This book is no different, and those who desperately need America to be racist to further their agenda will be greatly offended.

    It's high time someone of notoriety gives the clarion call to all American's that the race card is dead -- rather than cower in fear of being labeled a racist and lose some celebrity as a result -- and Ann Coulter has done it.

    Thank you Ann for writing such a liberating and well documented book on the abuses of the race card.

    17 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    This book is a few hundred pages of crap! The claim is that this book isn't about black people but about the left's agenda to patronize blacks. This book IS about black people. Period. Coulter isn't a historian, she writes of skewed facts and lies.

    Coulter's book promotes divisive, offensive and frankly, racial rhetoric that has beome very familiar with conservatism, the Republican Party and most often the Tea Party.
    Yes. It is a fact that the Democratic Party began as a political party of southern planters who opposed the abolishment of slavery, ideals of the north and the Republican Party. They were the party of power in the 1800's.
    The Republican Party was founded by anti-slavery activists in 1854. The party came into power with the election of Lincoln who abolished slavery, provided equal rights to all men in the Civil War and Reconstruction from 1861-1877, welcomed black participation in the party and aided in the establishment of the Freedman's Bureau leading African Americans to vote Republican.
    The shift of support began when the government began to strip land from blacks and return it to Confederate Soldiers when they rejoined the Union. African American concerns regarding these practices were ignored when ammendments were passed in favor of southerners. This destroyed the ability of former slaves to self determine their future and provide posterity; there was on effort to educate these newly free people and laws were passed to keep them as close to a slave status as possible.
    Another shift of black support began in 1876 when President Elect Rutherford Hayes, who initially supported black rights, struck a deal over a disputed close election with Democrat Samuel Tilden; ending Reconstruction and forming a coalition of segregationists against reforms and ending political safeguards for African Americans after Hayes took office. This led the way to political oppression through Jim Crow Laws that lasted almost a century. From 1867-1932 blacks were subjected to persecution allowed by law, stripped of their civil rights and allowed no economic progress; this lead to the abandonment of the Republican Party and support of Democrat FDR and though he wasn't a champion for civil rights, he invited African Americans to participate in his administration and challenged state imposed limitations on their civil rights during his third term.
    During the Nixon years, the Southern Strategy proved final. In response to what began in the mid 60's regarding Presidents Kennedy and Johnson's supports of civil rights bills, staunch segregationist Democrats like Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond changed parties to avoid association with Democrats who supported civil rights legislation and the Civil Rights Movement. These new Republicans garnered the white southern vote with fear of black liberties and the south became the new Republican stronghold.
    Currently, during this presidential race, Romney's statements in Detroit about no one asking to see his birth certificate plays to the birther movement, though Obama repeatedly provides his birth certificate, the right wing is unsatisfied. Another example is the false ads about Obama gutting the welfare work requirement, painting him a welfare president who caters to lazy blacks and Right Wing Tea Party protesters who called Rep. John Lewis, a Freedom Rider, the N word and other racial slurs.
    No proof is ever good enough for the right wing and it resonates in our DNA. This is why we don't feel warm and fuzzy about Republicans. We look to neither party as our savior or protector but we will vote for the best preservation of our interests as a collective. Our credentials are often devalued and discredited in an effort to see us as the other and the lesser.

    17 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    Racial demagoguery revealed.

    This reader is old enough to remember the racial prejudice and degrading racial imagery of the 1940s and 1950s. Of course the 3 centuries before my youth were even worse. So it's been a long struggle by many participants to overcome slavery, segregation, lynchings, and the legal remnants of those realities. Ann Coulter accurately spotlights the supporters of the racial divide. Yes, it was Democrats that kept slavery and segregation in place. They were the Klan.

    This changes in the 1960s. And like the end of slavery, segregation was largely brought about by Republicans, especially Dwight D Eisenhower.Sure people know about the 101st Airborne moving into Little Rock to safeguard black children, but fewer know about the de-segregationalist judges Ike appointed or the three civil rights bills he had introduced in the late 1950s. These acts and others enabled the black voting rights, a problem for Democrat, as Lyndon Johnson pointed out. So Lyndon and John Kennedy, two that voted against at least one of those civil rights bills, took a new tact when they became White House residents.

    There were some Democrats that opposed segregation and ill-treatment of blacks from at least the 1930s on. In the 1960s, the Democrats swung to the opposite pole. Kennedy and Johnson were probably always more motivated by political realities than any type of racial zeal, but in the '60s their rhetoric became pro-black and their blame for past racial injustice was assigned to Republicans. Well, okay, that's politics, but since then there has been an underside to Democrat racial politics. From the 1960s on, racial contention is the main exploration of Coulter's book. She shines a light on the Tawanny Brawley incident, provides a different take on the Rodney King video, and skewers hustlers such as Sharpton and the hosts of biased TV talk shows.

    Coulter's approach to this area of American life is polemical for sure, but this is not done in a vacuum. The majority of racial maneuvering in the political sphere is the same. This book does provide some historical views that might not be otherwise available to some people. And with an easy reading style, interest is stimulated.

    16 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    Is this really a 2012 book?

    I wanted to try to read something to the right and something to the left of my beliefs. I found this rhetoric disconcerting and divisive. I gave it a chance but would not recommend it to anyone other than those of the ultra conservative, still in the 1950s mindse ilk.





    13 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Highly recommend this book.

    This was a hardhitting book that shows what has really been going on re race relations. The history is stunning and will be a surprise to many people. I found it enlightening and a must read to understand what is and was going on in our society.

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    So true!

    Read it

    12 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Hard hitting fact book with a heavy dose of sarcasm.

    Ann is her usual no-holds-barred self as she lists story after story of the demagoguery of the Democrat party over the years. I found the stories of the many individuals who have been affected by real racism over the years, fascinating and alarming. I can not say I enjoy Ann's style and sarcasm but she holds one's attention by her attention to detail and presentation of the facts. I recommend her book as a hard hitting expose' of a subject most white people fear to even discuss because of the label "racist" that seems to flow too quickly from the lips of some.

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    Great book

    As usual, Ann pulls no punches. A lot to think about.

    9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Great Book. Especially the full truth of the Rodney King arrest. I knew is was altered at the time but; didn't know who was responsible.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    Piece of junk

    This "woman" is heartless and a monster. She makes me sick.

    8 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    A must read. Someone finally got it right.

    If you want a true review of why race relations are the way they are in America today, you have to read this book. Ms Coulter tells it like it is. If we had more folks writing and reporting the TRUTH as she does in this book, race relations in our country would be much further along than it is. A highly recommended book.

    BillinSC

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

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    Ann Coulter hits another one out of the Ball Park!

    I will put this as succinctly as possible. It is Ann Coulter. If you are a Conservative and love reading her "Hit the Nail on the Head" style of writing you will not be disappointed. I was not.

    This just gives more credence to the reason(s) Ann Coulter is not only a Firebrand, but a feared "takes nothing from nobody" journalist whose sole purpose is to shed light in the dark places where Liberals do not want people to see into.

    If you read this book and do not come away with a firmer understanding of what true Racism is and who are the perpetrators of these racist acts you are better off reading Boondocks on the weekend. I highly recommend this book to any Conservative and any Liberal daring enough to enter the water when Ann is swimming about with her teeth showing and her wit cutting through the pages.

    I cannot wait for her next release, whatever it is called.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Highly Recommend!

    As usual, Ann's writing is well-documented, accurate, and thought-provoking. An excellent, eye-opening history of the treatment of Blacks by liberals in America.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    Excellent

    You must read this book, Coulter has untangled the often confusing and enraging politics of those on the left, who must keep people of color angry and white people feeling guilty to retain their control and power. The obvious hateful comments in the reviews by B&N readers us a testament to just how close to home this book strikes.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    How to Book for Sheeple

    What a bunch of baloney. It was hard to read with an open mind when the aurthor is so closed minded, narrow, and weak. This book requires the wearing of a tin foil pointy hat. To bad I can't unread it.

    5 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Stupid

    She just makes stuff up and slaps it together in a book. Don't waste your $.

    5 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    Great book!!!

    Just read the book!!!!!!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

    I love this woman

    Ann Coulter strikes again! She has an uncanny way of reaching me. I, apparently, have an appreciation for direct communication styles. :-) She makes a lot of sense. I have disagreed with her on issues, but she is right on in this publication. The culture of racism has been reborn due to this dis-functional president. If he is interested in forward progress, then why resurrect old tensions. Answer: he must have an agenda. hmmmmmm

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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