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Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right [Kindle Edition]

Bernard Goldberg
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Enough of the leftist lunatics like Rosie O'Donnell who think "Radical Christians" are "as big a threat to America as Radical Muslims." Enough of the hyperbolic liberal rhetoric comparing Bush to Saddam and Mel Gibson to Hitler. Enough of the hyper-partisan, ultra-PC liberal media, which often seem more sympathetic to the "victims of humiliation" at Abu Ghraib than to our troops dying at the hands of Iraqi fundamentalists.

Enough, too, of the gutless wonders on the right who don't have the courage to stand up for their own convictions. Enough of their pandering, trolling for votes, and outspending the Democrats.

Now with powerful and provocative new material, Bernard Goldberg's Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right sounds an even louder alarm than before—warning that, if the wimps on the right don't regain their courage and reclaim their principles, the crazies on the left just might win the White House in '08.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 611 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; Reprint edition (13 Oct. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000PDZG1K
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #918,717 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun with Goldberg 7 April 2011
By Dr. Bojan Tunguz TOP 500 REVIEWER
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like Nick Cohen's "what's left?" 10 April 2009
5 stars - he is not ranting - not an Ann Coulter, a very sane and coherent common sense look at what the left has become. Also he is well aware of the religious right and that pitfall. It's a breath of fresh air to hear someone criticise without contradiction.
What is left and right ? Words are a bit debased these days so he just talks plainly about events over the last 40 years.
I guess his religion is confined to "how he treats his fellow human being" - being a gentleman, he does not hide behind his religion.
Very uplifting.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Bernard Goldberg is absolutely correct when he brands THE LEFT as a lunatic fringe, and THE RIGHT as gutless.
But this will always be the case when there is a left leaning media mainstream media that downplays the idiocy of self hating Liberals, and thus causes conservative politicians to "play it safe". Case in point? Right here in Canada, where the media, especially The People's Network, aka the Communist Broadcasting Corporation, oops, sorry the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation goes out of it's way to paint Stephen Harper as being a "scary conservative with a hidden agenda". It doesn't matter that Prime Minister Harper has thus far been the best leader Canada has had in decades; the CBC still yearns for the reincarnatin of Pierre Elliott Trudeau. But the Tories have been in power now for over two years; it is remarkable that their minority position in parliament has lasted so long. Could it be that the Liberal Party and the NDP (New Depression Party) know that if they force an election, the Canadian electorate will notice the good job the Conservative has done thus far and give them the majority government that Canada deserves? The moral of the story? Canada's conservatives have proven that if they stick to what is "RIGHT", pun intended, not even the hostile media can stop thinking people from electing conservatives.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nodding in agreement.... 14 Nov. 2013
By M.C.
Format:Kindle Edition
I can only concur with what others have written about this book. In an age of mud-slinging and media manipulation, this is a voice of reason, balance and common sense that is sadly lacking in our public discourse on both sides of the Atlantic. Highly recommended. Five stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Adult Political Discussion - Good Stuff! 7 May 2007
By John R. Linnell - Published on
Bernard Goldberg sold me this book as I was driving one day and heard him being interviewed. He was talking about what has happened to the Left in this country. There was a time when you could have a discussion with them about the current state of politics. No more.The reason? BDS.

This is actually a term that was coined by Dr. Charles Krauthammer, a Harvard trained psychiatrist and Pulitzer prize winning columnist. BDS is Bush Derangement Syndrome. As it was explained, I was laughing and nodding and it wasn't long before I turned into a local mall and went into their bookstore and bought the book.

Goldberg used to work for CBS. He used to be liked by his co-workers there at one time. If his book entitled, "Bias" in which he trots out some uncomfortable truths about CBS News didn't kill their relationship, this one will.

However, the Left isn't the only group that feels the lash of the Goldberg whip. Those wimpy moderates on the Right come in for their share of it as well.

It is all done in good taste and with a lot of interesting political insight as well as personal. Unless you are a gold plated Crazie or a certifiable Wimp, you will probably enjoy this book. It is humorous, educational and relevant, not the sort of virtues one finds much of in political discussions these days.

That alone makes it worth buying.
136 of 168 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Goldberg has had it with both sides now-- and it's hilarious 18 April 2007
By ErikDenver - Published on
Just finished reading the book. I couldn't put it down. Goldberg dishes out the dirt to both sides-- but for different reasons. Weak, wimpy Republicans and liberals who have lost their minds. The Republicans have lost their drive and won't fight for the very principles that support their platform. They say they are for small government and they, as Goldberg puts it, "spend our money like Imelda Marcos in a shoe store."

The best was the part about Rosie. "Once upon a time she was the 'Queen of Nice.' These days she's the 'Queen of Stupid' ruling over a land of morons who hang on her every word and *actually* think she's profound"

Speaking of Imus, Goldberg writes, "There's no doubt about it. Tuning into Imus in the Morning is like watching a freak show hosted by a nasty Mother Teresa in a cowboy hat. He even looks a little like her."

This is a very rare book-- it's funny, smart, and gets right down to the point of the matter that politics in this country is dysfunctional no matter what side your on.
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Unexpected Lesson 24 April 2007
By 7Hawks - Published on
Contrary to the accounts of some others below, I learned an extraordinary lesson from this book. At one time, I considered the debates of political issues between the great parties to be something of dignity and intelligent discourse as fundamental matters were discussed and analyzed. I saw it as sort of a majestic dynamic validation of the concept of Democracy. It could even be dignified in the occasional angers debates engendered.

However, in recent years, I had gradually come to use the terms 'Liberal' and 'Democrat' interchangeably, just as I considered 'Conservative' and 'Republican' to refer to one and the same entity. In truth, I could be stunned at the nutty excesses of the extremes on both ends of the spectrum.

I believe now that there are real Democrats (unfortunately a minority) in the Democratic Party, and Liberals who vote the party because they're against everything the conservatives stand for. And there are actual Republicans in the Republican Party, and there are some extreme conservatives who vote Republican tickets for the same precise reason the Liberals vote Democrat tickets. Somehow, the parties got lost, or taken over, or they just surrendered. What's left is pretty ugly.

This, you see, was my dilemma. I had respected Democrats, but with the new conglomeration, it all got muddied over into a shapeless blob of pseudo-intellectual glop. But now, it is with considerable relief that I can meet a Democrat and respect him/her, but regard a 'Liberal' with the utter contempt previously reserved only for the denizens of the extreme right.

I guess I was aware that all of this was there. I just never actually took the time to see it until Bernie showed it to me. I owe him for that.

Six days ago, it was the 232nd anniversary of an important event. If Democracy is going to succeed in this land, we need another call. Ride, Paul. Paul? Paul? Where the hell are you? Was it one lantern or . . .
57 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars always thoughtful and entertaining whichever way your politcal wind blows 17 April 2007
By alfred - Published on
Goldberg is always entertaining. His books raise strong arguments which he has no trouble backing up with often thoughtful, detailed research. Many of the "average Americans" who consider themselves conservative yet are fed up with the excesses of the Bush administration will surely eat up what Goldberg has to say. Another winner. even if you don't agree with his conclusions its always rewarding to hear the other sides arguments presented intelligently.
20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just when I thought Bernard Goldberg was perfect, he improves ... to the Left & Right of me! 15 Jun. 2007
By Reginald Johnson - Published on
After reading "Culture Warrior" by Bill O'Reilly, "Shut up and Sing" by Laura Ingraham and "Bamboozled" by Angela McGlowan, I thought I was finished with this genre. There couldn't possibly be any program, politician , person, or pig ... left to expose, skewer or roast over the proverbial coals.

I accidentally stumbled onto Mr. Goldberg's latest book while visiting a local bookstore. They allow customers to peruse books in comfortable chairs without constraints (I can not fathom how they make a profit this way ... but, I digress).

For the first time I (guiltily) sat in one of these chairs with this provocative book, thinking I would quickly peruse and discard it. Not only did I stay longer than anticipated ; I ended up buying my copy, taking it home, and reading it overnight ... to the chagrin of my wife, children, and Labrador Retriever.

I loved this book! Also intriguing was Mr. Goldberg's concept of offering evidence what a person has done, and then succinctly summarizing what many have felt but were afraid to express --- due to political correctness. He navigates this barrier with aplomb, attitude, and ferocity...regardless of the political spectrum.

If you are bored with one celebrity's or politician's faux pas, turn the next page and you will be introduced to a new subject of interest. This eclectic list makes his latest effort a quick, compelling, and enjoyable read. It is done with a sense of humor and marvelously written by one who has worked with and interviewed many of the individuals in the book.

I plan to keep it as a reference source for future protection when I hear these people quoting political views ... and giving their "feelings" about events (a euphemism for someone who hasn't a clue about the facts) that affect the survival of our culture, people ... and Labrador Retrievers.
Reggie Johnson, Success-Tapes.Com
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