From the Back Cover
Praise for Welcome to Obamaland
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 PeopleTotally brilliant. As funny as St. Mark Steyn.
--ANDREW ROBERTS, historian and author of A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900
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.
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.