Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right: How One Side Lost Its Mind and the Other Lost Its Nerve

Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right: How One Side Lost Its Mind and the Other Lost Its Nerve

by Bernard Goldberg
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Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right: How One Side Lost Its Mind and the Other Lost Its Nerve by Bernard Goldberg

The number one New York Times bestselling author Bernard Goldberg is back with more hard-hitting observations and no-nonsense advice for saving America from the lunatics on the Left and the sellouts on the Right.

In Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right, Goldberg speaks for the millions of Americans who are saying: Enough!

Enough of lunatics like Rosie O'Donnell who think "Radical Christianity" - whatever that means - is "as big a threat to America as Radical Islam." Enough of the hyperbolic liberal rhetoric comparing Bush to Hitler and Abu Ghraib to a Saddam Hussein torture chamber. Enough of the liberal media, in particular the New York Times, which Goldberg claims doesn't publish "all the news that's fit to print" so much as "all the news that fits our ideology." And please, enough of the military-hating crazies who run San Francisco! ("Just what this country needs," Goldberg writes, "a city with Rice-A-Roni and a foreign policy.")

But Goldberg doesn't stop with the crazies on the Left. Speaking for fed-up conservatives, he also goes after the wimps on the Right - the gutless wonders in Washington who sold out their principles for power.

He's had it with hypocritical Republicans who say they're for small government but then spend our hard-earned tax money like Imelda Marcos in a shoe store. He's also had it with the weak and timid Republicans who won't stand up and fight against racial preferences, too afraid that the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons of the world will call them bigots. In plain English, he's had it with Republicans who are afraid to be conservative!

In his most personal, provocative book yet, Bernard Goldberg argues that while conservatives still believe in important things, the jury is out on Republicans. The 2006 election was a wake-up call, he warns, and if the wimps on the Right fail to regain their courage, recover their principles, and reclaim their sense of fiscal responsibility, the crazies on the Left just might win the White House in 2008.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061252570
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/17/2007
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Bernard Goldberg is the number one New York Times bestselling author of Bias, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America, and Arrogance. He has won eight Emmy Awards for his work at CBS News and at HBO, where he now reports for the acclaimed program Real Sports. In 2006 he won the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, the most prestigious of all broadcast journalism awards.

Date of Birth:

May 31, 1945

Place of Birth:

New York, NY

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Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right: How One Side Lost Its Mind and the Other Lost Its Nerve 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
mike-v More than 1 year ago
This was kind of a disappointment. I've seen him on TV before and, even though I didn't always agree with what he said, is almost always made me think. This was more "complaining" and less "thinking." He only offers a handful of proposed solutions to the world's problems, and they're all at the end, and offered half as a joke. The rest of the book he spends bitching about politics on both sides of the aisle. Very "grumpy old men." I hear his other books are better, so maybe I'll check one of them out.
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Tunguz More than 1 year ago
It is always a pleasure to read anything by Bernie Goldberg, if for no then reason then because of the wit and humor that he brings to the discussions of contemporary issues. This is a very varied account of many of his personal gripes that he has with both left and the right in the US, but at the final analysis it is still the right that comes somewhat ahead, although it would seem it is primarily because they are better at not getting their foot stuck in their mouth as often as the liberals seem to be doing these days. One of the main things that Goldberg has an issue with is the lack of civility that goes on in public discourse, regardless of if it has to do political speech or just general politeness in everyday life. It is to Bernie's credit that he succeeds at dismantling those he disagrees with without having to resort to cheap ad hominem attacks and vicious recriminations. It would be great if some other best-selling authors followed in his footsteps. Otherwise, we may have to wait for another book by Bernard Goldberg.
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tarheelblue More than 1 year ago
Bernie Goldberg is an extremely knowledgeable writer that has been around the political arena enough years to know the ins and outs of both sides of the political spectrum. He discusses each issue in a manner that anyone can understand, along with enlightening his readers of what is really going on behind the scenes. Bernie's sense of humor makes this an enjoyable, as well as informative, read. I highly recommend this book to anyone that is concerned with the current situation of our country.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Humor & good sense made this the best political book I have read. Bernie should run for office.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This man 'nailed it'. One of their own has not lost his mind. Mr. Goldberg is true to his profession and a has a good grip on how the 'big business' of our government works. His humor is wonderful. He is a wordsmith and a thinker. He doesn't follow the crowd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
best book I've read in a long time. Informative without preaching. Love the polar objective views.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very pleased to read bernard goldbergs latest bestseller crazies to the left of me and wimps to right of me cause I think he seems to say in this book of the frustration that Iam feeling about the political scene right now.the democract party and hollywood elite has gone off the deep end with there outlandlish and sometimes unamerican statements and sympathies and some on the right seem unwilling to stand up to them and this publication is also a warning of what will happen in 2008 if things dont change. I think the wisdom contained in this great page turner will make a great difference in the upcoming election.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bernie Goldberg is an enigma. He's made a career of paranoia about the 'liberal media', yet he's an awful writer (note the dusty references to Amelda Marcos and Rice-A-Roni above) and interviewer - and having thumbed through his last book and this one, he sets the bar extremely low. For conservatives desperate for some validation in a sea of bad news of corruption, scandal, and war, I suppose this book would be a comfort - but Goldberg's execution is atrocious. Unreadable.