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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.

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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 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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  • 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 14, 2012

    Yes

    Get facts straight ann is right on her counts. Look at history. Republican party is the party of lincoln reagan and started to end slavery. Dems are party of southern seperatist abortion euthenasia booing God and basically death and al sharpton.

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Read the book before you comment

    Give examples from the book in your review. The book is well researched so calling the author ignorant means you did not read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Good read

    Good read

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