Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Intimidation Game

How the left is silencing free speech, by Kimberley Stassel. Amazon Books

If it hurts Lois Lerner then I'm for it. But I know nothing of this Kimberley Stassel's book. Sixteen people reviewed it for 4 and 1/2 stars. Let's go straight to the 1 star review. I bet the person did not read the book but will try to sound like they did. 

1 star review titled Hush up!  Authored by E. Normous Johnson. So there you go right off. The review is a beautiful thing. They claim to be liberal and admit to shutting up people and list reasonable shutuppable circumstances Then list Republican media outlets that get on their nerves and then characterize Republican opinion both accurately and inaccurately then tells everyone to just pipe down and shut up the adults are taking over and trying to have adult conversation, 

I was wrong. They did not try to sound like they read the book, they just banged on as they do. This one star review garnered 20 comments to it. They all pile on. They acknowledge he didn't bother reading the book, he's just mouthing off. And demonstrates the premise of the book doing so. Insufficiently over the top to be a complete joke.

We still don't know anything about the book.

  • How Citizens United set off a wave of liberal harassment against conservative politicians
  • The targeting of Tea Party groups by the IRS
  • How Wisconsin prosecutors, state AGs, and a Democratic Congress shut down political activists and businesses
  • The politicization by the Obama administration of a host of government agencies including the FEC, FCC and the SEC

  • We've been following all this. We're familiar with the details of all these cases. If the US were tested, we would all get A's and bend the curve for everyone else. No brag, just fact. You guys are nuts. I try to keep steering off this stuff but you keep dragging us back. Demanding meat. Like ravenous lions.

    Back to the reviews, the rest are all 5 star. They say the book is both detailed and easy to read. That it is a riveting account of the Left's reaction to Citizen's United.
    ... and the utter obsession of the left to use every available avenue to limit its impact, as well as its ability to squelch dissent and evade prosecution. The irony of the NAACP vs Alabama (limiting disclosure due to damaging repercussion) and current state of the left (including public shaming and blackmail to force donor disclosure on the right) is but one of the themes throughout the book that should give readers thought about the dangers of our current political discourse.
    I think we already know that. This would be a book to buy to have all your argumentative ducks put in a row for you. So that you can blurt out facts in unstoppable torrent and win the admiration of your peers and be hoisted life of the party.

    I was going to say I bet you can read it in one day, then I see 416 pages. Well it makes a difference if the typeface is small and a lot of words are crammed onto each page for maximum paper economy. (to determine if you can read this in one day)

    No. Large typeface and fewer words per page. This book would be easy to read. The language is straightforward. I don't know if this link shows the look inside feature directly but it's where the feature is available.

    Hardcover new is $17.00 for Prime, suggested price $30.00.  Kindle 16.00.

    Maybe you should buy it to intellectually shut people up. 


    AprilApple said...

    Democrat party = corruption and lies from top to bottom. Time to drain the swamp.

    ricpic said...

    Like Father....

    John Stassel had a daughter
    Who threw in an r --
    She wanted to blaze her own trail.

    Like pigs to slaughter
    They came from afar --
    Hacks who failed to Kim's truths assail.

    ricpic said...

    Oops, John Stossel. So Kim Strassel is clearly not his daughter. But it would have been neat if she was. :^/

    Lem said...

    this is the book the people in this video were discussing.

    Scary stuff if they continue to get away with it.

    Methadras said...

    Hey wow, someone wrote a book stating the obvious schemes that the Urkel Administration has been to silence and intimidate any and all enemies. Bravo Ms. Strassel. You sure showed them.

    Chip Ahoy said...

    Exactly, Methadras. When the meeting on the tarmac does that same thing. It is political intimidation to shut up any and all career agents. Not just shut up Republicans. When your livelihood and your retirement are put at risk people tend to become good and compliant boys and girls.

    We'll see if absolute power corrupts absolutely if Comey is tainted with the Clinton crime syndicate stink. We keep being told his reputation is impeccable. And we'll see about that. I considered lauding his history as just more battleground preparation.

    Come to think of it, isn't this why RICO was invented?