Book Review — Frank Fleming’s “Obama: The Greatest President in the History of Everything”

I regularly troll the Kindle book “Bestseller” page in search of free books.  Usually, free is more than they’re worth, because they are so poorly edited or written that it’s a waste of my time to read them.  The exception occurs when a publisher prices at zero an author’s earlier published work, in order to entice people into buying a newly published book by the same author.  So it was that I found myself the proud owner of Obama: The Greatest President in the History of Everything. Although published in November 2011, Fleming’s book is still as timely as it was back then — and it’s clearly a perfect lead-in to his newly released ebook How to Fix Everything in America Forever: The Plan to Keep America Awesome (which I haven’t yet read).

Fleming writes Obama : The Greatest President in the History of Everything from the perspective of a naif who is overwhelmed by Obama’s almost supernatural genius, even when he can’t quite explain how the genius works or why its effects, more often than not, are completely counterproductive.  For example, Fleming describes the stimulus as follows:

What a benevolent act the stimulus was — Obama took hundreds and hundreds of billions of the government’s hard-earned money and shared it with the common folk through government spending.  And here was the miraculous part:  It was money the government didn’t even have — yet somehow he still spent it!  Obviously, to accomplish such an act, Obama has economic knowledge that we can’t even comprehend with our small minds.

And here’s Fleming playing Baghdad Bob to Obama’s deficit spending:

If you found out you were spending too much, what would you do?  You’d reduce your spending.  It’s the simple solution any moron would gravitate to.  But Obama is no moron, so his way to reduce the deficit is much more clever:  Increase spending.  Yes, he is going to reduce the federal deficit by increasing government spending.

It blows your mind, doesn’t it? Once again, aren’t we so lucky to have someone who thinks so far outside the box?

The book is short (the equivalent of about 30 pages) and that’s just fine.   It made a quick delightful read.

I especially appreciated the way Fleming attacked Obama front, back, top and bottom with such good cheer.  This is not a vicious take-down of the President.  Instead, it’s something better — with its wit, good cheer, and brevity, Fleming’s book perfectly applies three Alinsky’s against an Alinsky acolyte:

“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”

“A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

“A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time….”

I enjoyed Fleming’s book so much that, the next time I’m buying books, I’ll definitely put How to Fix Everything in America Forever at the head of my shopping list.

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  • 94Corvette

    Thanks for the heads up.  I promptly visited Amazon and got a copy for myself. 
    As a sidenote – my wife and I went to see 2016 – it was really good.  The one observation I made was that they were trying to capture in just 90 minutes material that really needs longer to flesh out and develop. (kind of like making one CD with the Beatles songs on it that you feel capture the group).  You can put a lot there but there is so much more.  Somewhere I read that after Obama leaves office, his presidency may be the most written about in history as it is the most unknown in history.  This may be very true.

  • Mike Devx

    i agree, 94Corvette.  Obama himself will actually help us out here.  He will not be capable of hiding his true self forever.  The pressure of American politics has kept him mostly silent – but even through these last eight years, he hasn’t at times been able to stop himself!  The true Obama has at times emerged.

    It may take a decade or even more after he leaves office for the full truth to become clear, but Obama himself – The Incredible Narcissist – will not be able to stay silent.  He will say enough through those years, and do enough through those years, to make everything crystal clear.  We’ll learn a LOT.

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    2016: I think Dinesh D’souza did not want to overwhelm the viewer. The documentary was an introduction to encourage the movie goer to pursue Obama 101 to the next level as an independent studies course.

  • Ymarsakar

    The Left has been hiding their true nature successfully for decades. Obama might have a tougher time of it simply because he’s dumb and incompetent, but that’s not to say he benefits little from the Leftist backup.

  • Ymarsakar

    You know Book, you spend your time on the strangest thing. One would think it would be rather demoralizing reading all the evil clap trap that comes from our enemies day in and day out. After all, I don’t need to read them to know what they are up to.