3 ‘ANTI-OBAMA BOOKS’ DOMINATE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST. Only one book praising Obama made it to prestigious chart
Posted on August 31, 2012 at 6:37 PM EST
By KleinOnline Staff
Do booksales reflect the general mood of the American electorate?
If so, the newly released New York Times bestseller list does not carry good news for President Obama.
Three books critical of the president topped the list, while only one book praising Obama made the non-extended list, coming in at #15.
At number 2 is Dinesh D’Souza’s “Obama’s America,” which argues that “Obamaâ€™s goal to downsize America is in plain sight but ignored by everyone.”
The book is the namesake of D’Souza’s wildly popular movie :2016: Obama’s America,” which will expand from 1,000 to 1725 screens across the country this weekend. The movie reportedly earned $6.3 million in just 1091 screens last weekend, bringing its total earnings to over $9.2 million.
Taking the number 3 spot on the Times’ bestseller list is Ed Klein’s â€śThe Amateur,â€ť which has graced the bestseller list for weeks. The book advertises that it pulls back the curtain on â€śone of the most secretive White Houses in history.â€ť
Coming in at number 8 this week is â€śFool Me Twice: Obamaâ€™s Shocking Plans for the Next Four Years Exposed.â€ť Â The book, by Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott, purports to lay out the specific policy prescriptions Obama will attempt to enact if he is reelected in November. It has been featured on the New York Times bestseller list since its release earlier this month.
â€śFool Me Twiceâ€ť claims to unveil all the main areas of Obamaâ€™s second-term domestic policy onslaughtâ€“jobs, wages, health care, immigration â€śoverhaul,â€ť electoral â€śreform,â€ť national energy policy, Pentagon plans and more.
The one book on the bestseller list praising Obama is “The New New Deal” by Michael Grunwald extolling the positive virtues of the 2009 “stimulus.” That book came in at # 15.