Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies

Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies

by Michelle Malkin

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Barack Obama's approval ratings are at an all-time low. A recent Gallup poll found that half of the Americans polled said Obama did not deserve a second term. Weary of the corruption that gushes from the White House faster than a Gulf Coast oil spill, voters are ready to put a cap on smear campaigns, pay-to-play schemes, recess appointments, and Chicago politics. In the updated paperback edition of her #1 New York Times bestselling book Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies, Michelle Malkin says, "I told you so," citing a new host of examples of Obama's broken promises and brass knuckled Chicago way.

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ISBN-13: 9781596986466
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 08/09/2010
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 436
Sales rank: 165,471
File size: 913 KB

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Mark Steyn

"Dogged, fiercely independent, and with a brilliant eye for the telling detail, Michelle Malkin has now turned her formidable skills to the bright new dawn of the Obama era, and the ever widening gulf between the hopey-changey rhetoric and the murkier reality. Her riveting portrait of unsavory cronies parceling out the spoils of government is somewhat at odds with the impression you may have gained from the besotted Tiger Beat correspondents of the mainstream media. I will leave it to the reader to decide which view is more persuasive, but let's just say that, if more journalists were like Michelle Malkin, American newspapers might still have a future."--(Mark Steyn, author of the New York Times bestseller America Alone)

Mark Levin

"Culture of Corruption, by my good friend and intrepid reporter Michelle Malkin, reveals all the sordid details the Obama Administration would rather you not know-the sleaze, corruption, and self-dealing of the Chicago Machine that lets no 'crisis' go to waste. A powerful and necessary indictment of what 'hope and change' really means."--(Mark Levin, author of the New York Times bestsellers Liberty and Tyranny and Men in Black)

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Culture of Corruption 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 239 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
as a voter Iam very thankful that this book "culture of curruption" was writtion. the arthur michelle malkin has done an exellent job looking into the questianable activities of some of the members of the obama administration that have been over looked or brushed under the carpet for one reason or another. this bestseller goes into great detail with acorns and obamas involvment and some of the corporate lobbyists and those who did not pay their income taxes in the presidents staff. we should have a great example for our politicans and goverment.
ERB65 More than 1 year ago
This is a most enlightening book on the Obama administration. The book is obviously not meant for the unintelligent person. To read it requires an open mind and the ability to independently verify facts. Given you are open minded and sufficiently intelligent enough to independently verify facts, you will enjoy the book. If you are sound byte oriented, and lack the ability to follow a concept for more then a sentence phase, the book is not for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Michelle did an awesome job of laying out the trail of corruption that follows the Obama administration. It made me realize that this administration is no different than any other. I love the way Michelle uncovers the little known facts about Obama's appointees. It made me clearly see their agenda and how they are in the process of paying back the people who got them there. It's commentary like this book that will shed light on what these politicians are capable of and help us to avoid being sold a bill of goods.
jq2122 More than 1 year ago
For all the bashers of Malkin's book, I have yet to read a single review that legitimately challenges anything in the book. The biggest criticism I've heard is that Obama's presidency is only 7 months old, so how could she have already passed judgment? The reality is that she isn't judging the effectiveness of Obama's presidency, and her publisher has done a disservice to the book by trying to sell it that way. The book is about the people in the Obama administration and what they were doing for a living before they were hired to work for Obama. I am appalled that 90% of these people aren't in federal prison, and if they didn't work for Obama, where their indiscretions can be swept under the rug of government secrecy, some of them might very well be. Malkin has meticulously researched the backgrounds of all the key players in the administration and traced their alliances with the banks whose activities caused the financial meltdown, involvement with the thugocrat practices of the big labor unions, allegiances to corrupt politicians like former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, tax evasion schemes, Obama's own nefarious relationships with SEIU and ACORN, and all the promises of transparency and ethical behavior Obama hasn't delivered on. Malkin even devotes an entire chapter to Michelle Obama and the patient-dumping scheme she designed and executed when she was running the University of Chicago Medical Center, aided by Obama's senior adviser, David Axelrod. Anyone who believes the Obamas really want quality health care for all should take a look at this chapter and see just how poorly Michelle treated patients who couldn't afford to pay for services at her hospital. Again, this is not a political commentary on the Obama presidency; it is a rather disgusting expose of all the dirty details you'll never see on the resumes of any of the people chosen to work for him. For those of you wondering how much is fact and how much is fiction, Malkin ends her book with a list of sources almost 80 pages long. You can verify it all yourself, if you're so inclined. If you're a huge Obama fan and you don't want to believe him guilty of associating with union thugs and white-collar criminals, this isn't the book for you. If you want to know the truth about the kind of people who are running your country, it is a very enlightening read.
Richard61 More than 1 year ago
Michelle Malkin is a gifted thinker, researcher and advocate for ethical leadership in government. She tells it like it is and backs up her words with well-documented facts. Those who reject her writings out-of-hand do so because she disagrees with their less-well researched and thought-out opinions. We are fortunate to have someone like Michelle who helps us with her always valid perspectives presented concisely and professionally. Every American would be wise to read and consider her thoughts and ideas. We should try to encourage her to run for public office. She would get my vote.
iamgator More than 1 year ago
There is no doubt that the writing will stimulate the New Revolution of the middle class. As Mark Levine states the Statist or Marxist knows the middle class must be either destroyed or brought to a non-thinking status. Michelle enlightens those THAT do read and appreciate facts and shares that information, particularly since the socialist media will not. I appreciate her courage to bring this enlightening information to main street USA. This along with other factual books on this administration will rally the true American. We will either stand up for The Framers of our constitution and what they fought so hard for or we shall fall and the gift given will be no more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that the news media is scared to research the czars. All of our politicians need to ask the hard questions.One person shouldn't make these decisions on who gets the job. In my profession the best person gets the job, not our friends?
MissMisfit More than 1 year ago
As a avid follower of Ms. Malkin, I know how long she's been collecting her information and doing extensive research on this farce of an administration and the congress that upholds it. Anyone who wants to blindly reject this as right-wing attack on the glorious One, will regret it in 4 years. There is a long line of corruption, lies and theft that is the Democratic party and people like Obama are deeply rooted in it. His lifelong ties to radicals and corrupt politicians should make any wise voter scratch their heads. His connection to ACORN, Fannie & Freddie, SEIU etc. are just the tip of his corrupt iceberg. If you care about this country and seek to review the evidence of this new culture of corruption we now live in, look no further. And to those that think this is a book of lies, prove it. Attempt to debunk anything Michelle has laid out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good for Michelle. She's doing the job that the MSM hacks can't or won't do.
Currahee_2506 More than 1 year ago
The Chicago underworld is alive and well and lives in the White House. Well written compendium of substantiated facts. Makes the Clinton gang look like Boy Scouts. Actually does for Obama what the fat guy in the ball cap was incapable of doing in his book on President Bush. Should be mandatory reading for all Americans.
IndependentJZ More than 1 year ago
Congratulations Michelle, well done. Interesting and enlighting. Great read for anyone who is open to consider another point of view. Finally some truth for those of us that cannot believe what is happening to our country. Great job of establishing a timeline, researching and tracking all the "characters" in this socialist drama. With the mainstream media on the Obama bandwagon we need someone who has the nerve to tell it like it is. Just plain ole dirty Chicago politics taken to the nth degree.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of the Obama-mania is thankfully winding down. What most Americans thought was the modern-day savior is turning out to be worse than just your common, everyday politician. In fact, Barack Obama has an agenda...a bold, threatening agenda that will plummet the United States into complete and total anarchy, destroying the foundation of what makes America the greatest country on earth. Thankfully, many Americans are coming out of their liberal media-induced comas and discovering that Obama is one of the most dangerous and radical Presidents this country has ever seen. Michelle Malkin has no qualms exposing Obama for what he really is, instead of what CNN would like for us to think he is. When you look past Obama's unjustified media build-up, when you stop believing he is a Messiah and see what he really is, you soon realize we were sold a very, very bad bag of goods. Malkin justifies what those of us who never supported Obama knew from the beginning and those who got caught up in the whole "Obama Means Hope" craze will be in for a very rude awakening as the **FACTS** and I repeat, **FACTS** unfold in this very informative page-turning revelation in the form of a book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Coming from a registered Independent who voted for Obama, this book was fabulous. Everyone with a brain should read this book. This book was very well researched and sheds the light on Barack Obama, the man, and those in his inner circle. At first i was skeptical of this book. But after reading this book and checking up on the research, i have now come to the conclusion that Barack Obama should be ashamed of himself for misleading the American people into believing that he would change Washington.
Mariet More than 1 year ago
Malkin really does her research. This book is definitely NOT a rapid read, you need to absorb this important information. I have passed the book on to everyone with an open mind.
Carolindy More than 1 year ago
If you've been bothered by the "too smooth" Obama speechmaking and the broad paintbrush he uses, rather than the slender pen of detail, you'll find Michelle Malin's book a relief to read. She answers all those pricklies you felt during the campaign and the outright "whoa there" feelings you've experienced since Obama took up residence in the White House. If you have any doubts, as she surely expected from many of her readers, she supplied 80 some pages of documented sources. You don't pick Chicago as your place to learn the politician's craft and then rise so quickly through its ranks and develop relationships with some of the most despised, irreverant, and even criminal associations as Obama did and come out as the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. I'm not surprised that his curtain has fallen away so quickly; but I am indebted to someone like Michelle to pull it all together. I knew this man and those around him, like Axelrod, Emanuel, and Gibbs made my skin crawl. Now I know why. Everyone should read this book if you care about your country.
nkchloe More than 1 year ago
I am from chicago, she has hit this on the head. the corruption in the city of chicago is unsurpassed. Obama is part of that history. the libs don't want to know the truth, but here it is!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great job Michelle. The Liberals are falling all over themselves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this era of extereme politics, both from the left and the right, this book looks into the background of a very controversial president and the people around him. You may not agree with her findings but the truth is often more compelling than fiction and she certainly doesn't pull her punches. This books draws you into the nitty gritty of the people who have the ear of the president and how they came to their political and social beliefs and how they have influenced the path of our nation. I think this book should be on every true american's reading list. A great read.
UncleSkull More than 1 year ago
I grew up in Chicago under the Daley administration (the old man, not the kid) and am fully aware of Chicago style politics. I was appalled to see how widely spread (adopted, if you will) it is in the current administration. A definate must read!
Star12TX More than 1 year ago
The research was great. I learned so much from this book about the people in the Obama World and the world of Chicago style politics. I took what she wrote and did more research on some of the people and their background,from college days to present and some of the organizations with which they are connected and I found it to be a very revealing study.
Nail-58 More than 1 year ago
I am totally asstounded at the detailed (footnoted)expose of Obama's Administration's graft and corrupton. Every Obamaloverin America needs to read and absorb this--but they will just Pooh Pooh it away.
Truth_Hurts More than 1 year ago
This book is an inspiring and thouroughly researched piece that leaves no stone unturned. The unprecedented amount of research and time spent digging in the muckiest territory is a feat in it of itself. I applaud Malkin for making the effort to bring this information to a public spotlight, and this is no small feat considering the clout this administration applies so heavily. Besides the Democrat's manipulation exposed in this book, I especially enjoyed reading comments of liberals attemtpting to deface it. ALL of the information in this book is factual, and only Malkin's pointed conclusions could be considered subjective; this hardly seems the case after you see what evidence she has dug up. Malikin even goes out of her way to use liberal media outlets as sources when researching this book. Blind liberals attack this book for its negativity because, well, you certainly can't attack it for its content which is consistently solid. One comment earlier, just like Obama, plays the race card, while another commenter accuses Malkin of the very things that Obama is exposed as being guilty of: fear mongering and corporate tax breaks among others. If I had one wish for our political landscape, it would be that people read this book and understand what they have elected and what they are letting occur right now. I'm not going to lie, this book is taking a firm stance AGAINST Obama, but she executes this thesis with facts, not empty rhetoric (and you know who I'm tlaking about).
UU-C More than 1 year ago
This book ties together many of the dangling pieces, involving the corruption in the Washington insiders "cast of characters". Michelle Malkin has done extensive research on the Progressive's involved in much of the unscrupulous activities. The main street press does not even report on these items and as such we, the taxpayers are left to keep footing the bill. There is a very dishonest atmosphere in our nations capital, and the main street press as a whole is equally as culpable as the politicians themselves. This book does a lot to put all of this in perspective and explains how this activity takes place. It just confirms the idea that they all must go and start from almost scratch. They don't even know who we are!!!
M_L_Gooch_SPHR More than 1 year ago
I was drawn to purchasing this book due to watching Michele on Fox News. As neither a democrat or republican but rather a pro-life libertarian (if there can be such a thing) I felt her arguments made a lot of sense. After reading this well researched book, now I am convinced they do. For maximum absorption, I had to read the book in several sittings. Those smarter than me might be able to keep up with all of the shenanigans and corruption but I found it difficult to digest the steady stream of information. I can only hope that this book along with a few others can make a difference in the direction of the country. I also read and recommend, Catastrophe, Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government and Going Rogue: An American Life. Michael L. Gooch Author of Wingtips with Spurs: Cowboy Wisdom for Today's Business Leaders.
loves_to_readEV More than 1 year ago
I like Michelle Malkin. The book was very well written and researched. The only thing I would say - and this is a personal perference is that I like Ann Coulter's Books more... The reason is while Malkins are very good I like the humor of Ann's better.... Thats just me - But I would deff recommend this book!