Welcome to Obamaland: I Have Seen Your Future and It Doesn't Work

Welcome to Obamaland: I Have Seen Your Future and It Doesn't Work

by James Delingpole

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ISBN-13: 9781596985889
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 01/26/2009
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

James Delingpole writes for the American conservative newsweekly Human Events as well as The Times (of London), The Daily Telegraph, and The Spectator. He is the author of How to Be Right: The Essential Guide to Making Left Liberals History, as well as several comic novels including Thinly Disguised Autobiography and Coward on the Beach, the first in his series of World War II novels featuring Dick Coward.

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From Welcome to Obamaland

Think of me as the hero of H. G. Wells's The Time Machine, bursting into your present, my clothes all tattered and torn, and on my face an expression of dire horror and impending doom. For I am afraid I have a terrible message to impart. I have just seen the future. Your future. And I'm sorry to say it sucks.

This new president you've elected. You think he's going to make everything okay, right? Even if you didn't vote for him, you're kind of hoping that some good must surely come of it.

Ha ha ha ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha.

That's the sound of me laughing darkly, by the way.

So what, if any, consolation do I have to offer you in these dark and difficult times? Precious little, I'm afraid. Virtually nothing in fact, save the warm, self-affirmatory glow you get when someone tells you you're right, that some day your beliefs will be vindicated, that however long it takes, reality will win out.

What People are Saying About This

Toby Young

"In 1997, Britain elected a young, charismatic, inspirational leader, and the entire nation was filled with hope. For the next ten years, we suffered the pain of gradual disillusionment as Tony Blair failed to live up to every single one of our expectations. Why not save yourselves the trouble of slowly having your hearts broken and fast forward straight to the bitter and cynical phase? James Delingpole, one of Britain's most astute political journalists, is here to give you a quick reality bath. He has seen the future--your future--and it doesn't work."--(Toby Young, author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People)

Andrew Roberts

"Totally brilliant. As funny as St. Mark Steyn."--(Andrew Roberts, historian and author of A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900)

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Welcome to Obamaland: I Have Seen Your Future and It Doesn't Work 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Rostislav More than 1 year ago
As a Russian reader of this excellent book I could add to Mr. Delingpole's wise diagnosis my own one: I've seen it all too, long before Tony Blair became the first Western leader to hug our dear Comrade Putin! I've seen all the Obamaland charms not in Britain, but right here in Russia, where inept Government bureaucracy equals now more than 150 divisions, any freedom is strictly limited by "guardians of national interests", and any non-bureaucratic individual is utterly rightless. All this - with terabytes of happy words about social equality, naturally. I could add it - but I wouldn't. I do not possess neither Mr. Delingpole's enviable wit, nor his writing talent. I'd call "Welcome to Obamaland" not simply a very good book (we have lots of them around), but a very good fighting book (too few of them in our not so brave new world, alas!). I recommend it with all my heart (and with all my Obamaland-of-Russia experience, which is rather sad). Rostislav, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
stormsTC More than 1 year ago
"welcome to obamaland" is a very well indepth bestseller that has been writtion by a well researched journalist and arthur james delingpole from the country of england and he gives a comparison and contrasts between obamas administration and future and englands socialitic economy. the writer having lived in his country of great britian sees intresting similarities between this administration and what is happening now and how his country worked with socialism. he clearly documents how obama and his associates are very much like goverment control of everything. this is a great gift idea for a friend or family member. great for a book club.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you, Mr. Delingpole for this book! I am so frustrated I can't stand it anymore! Although I am disgusted by our current predicament, the one painted in the book is infinitely more frightening. At least I know there are others feeling the way I do! After all, misery does indeed love company.
james79 More than 1 year ago
a good book for people who dont support the obama agenda like cap and trade, healthcare, and the economy
philobookie on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I don't think this book is meant to be a serious scholarly work because there are no citations. I think that's a shame, but the author is pretty funny. The whole book is full of wry humor which I enjoyed. And, I think much of what he says makes arguable sense. I'm not sure I'm convinced one way or another by the book, however it was interesting to read and many of his points were accurate and presented with a touch of humor. I would read it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! This proves how bad he is!
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TBMO More than 1 year ago
The book is a great read by an author who, being a Brit, has the unique capability to look at Obama with an outsider's view and not "having a dog in the fight". It's well written and combines fact with humor. I found it to be totally enjoyable and refreshing.
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MatthewTN More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for any conservative who is feeling a bit helpless with the current state of the union. This book restates our deepest convictions and reinvigorates the confidence in our logic that is the backbone of those convictions. Written just before Obama's inauguration, Delingpole uses his home, the UK, as a parallel and predictor for what is to come under total Democrat control in the US. After just 4 months, it is amazing how many parallels are already visible from certain Obama initiatives to almost verbatim quotations to make us feel better about surrendering our individual rights for the benefit of the whole. A fascinating but still worrisome read. God help us.
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Mattack More than 1 year ago
From the opening paragraph of "he is even a pleasent shade of brown like Tiger Woods" this book lays on the racisim and lies. It is really too bad that people form poltical opinions based on misinformation such as this book. Spare yourself the twenty something dollars and grab yourself a copy of The Audacity of Hope. Working together is what will make our future work.