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Obama chooses fiction for four of five books on his summer vacation reading list
Cleveland.com ^ | 8/20/11 | Plain Dealer wire services , Alister Bull and Laura MacInnis

Posted on 08/22/2011 10:19:24 PM PDT by Nachum

VINEYARD HAVEN, Massachusetts -- President Barack Obama, perhaps seeking a break from harsh reality after a tough summer battling the economy and Republicans in Congress, has picked a summer reading list that is long on fiction.

The White House says four of the five books that Obama has to choose from during a nine-day family vacation here are novels.

Obama's reading list -- like the criticism from Republicans for vacationing while the economy is stumbling -- is a rite of the summer.

But his choices ignored the weighty biographies of great Americans typically on a president's reading list.

(Excerpt) Read more at cleveland.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chooses; fiction; obama; summer
Ann Coulter: "Obama picked up a few books on Martha’s Vineyard -- all fiction. He must be doing research for his big September jobs plan.
1 posted on 08/22/2011 10:19:28 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

2 of those fiction books are the ones he supposedly wrote...


2 posted on 08/22/2011 10:22:32 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: freedumb2003

His ideology is based on fiction.


3 posted on 08/22/2011 10:23:56 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Nachum
He's not going to seriously read any of these books. They were all carefully selected in mind of the news print regarding them.

One out of the books looked interesting to me, I would probably read it, but again I don't believe this guy is going to actually read any of them.

Hey Obama, if you are going to read fiction, pick up a good fantasy book like one of Terry Goodkind's books? How about "Debt of Bones" (nice read, enchanting, capturing, and not TOO long in pages so it would be perfect while you are on vaca while needing to be disturbed once every few hours with more bad economic news, and that Quadaffi's son is actually ok, around, and making folks cheer) ...

4 posted on 08/22/2011 10:25:50 PM PDT by Brian_Baldwin
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

“His ideology is based on fiction.”

Barak Obama is based on fiction.


5 posted on 08/22/2011 10:27:57 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Nachum
"...seeking a break from harsh reality after a tough summer battling the economy and Republicans in Congress,..."

Hussein: "I didn't get everything I wanted and having trouble nowadays blaming all on Bush. Why don't you love my socialist backside anymore? What? You don't have a job? Blame that on Japan's tsunami, too small of stimulas pork, not enough spending for redundant infra-structure projects, and especially the mean Republicans who didn't allow us to take more of your wages through tax increases."

Hussein: "I so miss my community organizing days where everyone thought I was the next coming."

6 posted on 08/22/2011 10:29:58 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever.)
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To: Nachum
$100 bucks it doesn't include:

or


7 posted on 08/22/2011 10:30:14 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead. BLOAT!)
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To: Nachum

I like fiction. Wtf?


8 posted on 08/22/2011 10:30:14 PM PDT by allmost
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To: allmost
Between Men
9 posted on 08/22/2011 10:35:36 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Nachum

Sure hope Professor You Lie of the Chicago School of Bureaucratic Socialism (BS) chose to read a couple of my favorite fiction books!

I liked THE BUDGETS PASSED
IN 2009, 2010, AND 2011.

My very favorite is WHY WAS I IMPEACHED?


10 posted on 08/22/2011 10:40:33 PM PDT by Graewoulf
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I hope you enjoyed that ‘last blast’. Scumsucking loathing... follow you...0


11 posted on 08/22/2011 10:42:45 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Between Men: Best New Gay Fiction, this is right down his alley!!!


12 posted on 08/22/2011 10:56:55 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Nachum
The White House says four of the five books that Obama has to choose from during a nine-day family vacation here are novels.

It's just another (apparent) lie.

One does not suspect that Mister Obama is all that "bookish" .

A true Obama cynic might even wager that he doesn't actually finish them all, and might not even get past the first chapter on most of them.

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13 posted on 08/22/2011 10:57:39 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner

Heck, I read all my kids’ fantasy books. I am officially an expert on Percy Jackson and the Olympians. :)


14 posted on 08/22/2011 11:00:15 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Zwischen Männern, or Zwischen Schwulen?

Immerhin, das ist keine Erdichtung!

15 posted on 08/22/2011 11:22:51 PM PDT by FredZarguna ([except in in quantum chromoeconomics, but there, color means something entirely different.])
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To: allmost

Same here; sci-fi and military for me.


16 posted on 08/23/2011 12:01:19 AM PDT by wastedyears (Of course you realize, this means war.)
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I guess "Economics for Dummies" wasn't in stock.
17 posted on 08/23/2011 12:01:36 AM PDT by newzjunkey (hat-tip rick perry)
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To: Nachum

How do we know these weren’t bought for other people?


18 posted on 08/23/2011 3:04:53 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Where else would he find his economic policies?
19 posted on 08/23/2011 3:24:04 AM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: Doomonyou

Two good ones, Doom. I doubt anyone in this administration even knows about Unintended Consequences. I am sure that they would ban both if they had read them. (proud owner of 3 copies of UC for loaning)


20 posted on 08/23/2011 3:31:47 AM PDT by vortec94
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To: Brian_Baldwin

He’s not going to seriously read any of these books.


You beat me to the punch.

Sure, he’s going to read 4 books in 9 days of vacation. What a liar! More than likely he is being briefed on each one of them so that if he’s asked any questions about them he can give some type of answer to impress the MSM and fool the stupid voters who put him into office.

You just gotta love the fact that we now have a Ministry of Propaganda here in the U.S. now.


21 posted on 08/23/2011 3:53:47 AM PDT by DH ( Rick Perry 2012...Be proud to be an American once again!)
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To: Nachum
"Mr. president, Michelle bachmann is reading Von Mises - any comment?

"Um, er, oh Ms. Bachmann - I've heard of her - but what is a 'Von Mises'?"

22 posted on 08/23/2011 4:23:52 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Nachum
"The White House says four of the five books that Obama has to choose from during a nine-day family vacation here are novels."

Notice, it doesn't say he intends to read all of these books. It's five books he has to choose from. No way he reads five books on a nine day family vacation where he spends a majority of his time on the links...
23 posted on 08/23/2011 4:34:17 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
No way he reads five books on a nine day family vacation where he spends a majority of his time on the links...

Maybe his girls read them to him at bedtime.

24 posted on 08/23/2011 4:43:35 AM PDT by DejaJude (Obama - in over his head and above his pay grade.)
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To: Nachum

Without a teleprompter, Obama does not impress as either intelligent, articulate, well-educated, or well-read. I doubt if he has the attention span to read anything serious.


25 posted on 08/23/2011 4:51:32 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: DejaJude

Don’t they like to call the comic books now days graphic novels? Perhaps he was referring to them. He has enough time to read five comic books in 9 days.


26 posted on 08/23/2011 4:59:54 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: haroldeveryman
Barack Obama IS a fiction. The man who was not there.
27 posted on 08/23/2011 5:30:42 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Obama chooses fiction for four of five books on his summer vacation reading list

So he was rereading his two "auto"-biographies, what were the other two?
28 posted on 08/23/2011 5:37:07 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: wastedyears

I’m reading, “The Longest Day” atm .. :)


29 posted on 08/23/2011 1:40:17 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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