From Thomas Nelson Description:
“Nationally syndicated radio talk show host and columnist Kevin McCullough tackles the thorny issue of why the audacity of hope is not found in the current path that President Barack Obama has laid.
As the first pundit in the world to predict that President Barack Obama would become president of the United States (verified on-air by Rush Limbaugh), Kevin McCullough was not surprised when Mr. Obama was elected to that office. Yet even McCullough admits he’s surprised by President Obama’s actions since the election. Surprised by the overt falsehoods already carried out by this administration. Surprised by our country’s sudden deficit of clarity and common sense. Surprised by a blatant lack of accountability. In No He Can’t, McCullough stands as the loyal but outraged loyal opposition to the current state of affairs.”
I’m very certain that there are more 5th graders in this country who know more about politics than I do.
I’ve never really been interested in politics before. Ever since a young age, our family would spend their evenings watching Wheel of Fortune more than watching the national news. Although, we did watch plenty of our local news. (Which is Pittsburgh can be quite interesting sometimes.)
Honestly, before picking up this book, I didn’t know much about President Obama either. I knew that he was the first African American President, and I’ve heard some minor things about him and his Presidency, but still didn’t know much. I was just under the impression that everyone didn’t like him because he wasn’t a good President. Which with the little I know, I just thought it was a common thing.
But I was wrong.
One of the biggest shockers to me came in the beginning of the book, when Kevin talked about President Obama’s stance on abortion:
“He advocated not merely for the morning-after pill, the use of RU-486, early trimester elective abortion, second-trimester elective abortion, abortions without parental consent, abortions without parental notification, the placement of abortion clinics on school grounds, or even transporting minors across state lines to gain access to abortion not provided in their home state, but he then broke new territory. Obama supported late-term abortions, also properly referred to as “partial-birth abortions”. But even that was not enough. When the issue was brought to vote of whether or not unwanted disabled children who had been born despite abortion procedures should be allowed to die from starvation, neglect, and lack of medical care, Barak Obama became the only federally elected officeholder to have ever voted in favor of allowing those children to die.“
This book was a great book for someone exactly like me. Someone who doesn’t know much about politics or the President, but is eager to learn a little.
Kevin does a great job at exposing some of the things that the President has done wrong, but at the same time, helps to give an easy to understand perspective of why he did the things the way he did. He even went as far as taking the last chapter to give 10 things that President Obama’s could do to help change all the wrongs that he has done so far. (I actually thought that since it looks like there isn’t many people who are looking as good candidates to go against President Obama in next year’s election, that it looked as if Kevin knew what he was talking about and would be a great candidate!)
This book left me with a bad taste in my mouth for President Obama. I hate to say it, but the overall thoughts that I gained about the President can be summed up by saying that he promised a lot before he became President to get votes and to get him into the White House, he didn’t follow through with any of those promises, and he’s not going to try to change it so that he will follow through with those promises.
Because I know so little about politics and the President, I’m afraid to take this book as the only book that I’ll read about him, but I’m not quite sure I’ll find a book that shows the “other” side of President Obama?
Guess it’s time to start looking for one.
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