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Richard Cohen: Conservatives Will Buy Anything [Ed Klein's Book is one example]
realclearpolitics ^ | 07/15/2014 | Richard Cohen

Posted on 07/15/2014 6:34:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

They had a term for her, but I've forgotten it. It was a name applied to a person who could not say no to a door-to-door salesman. The one I remember from my brief career selling magazines was totally upfront about her intentions. "I'll buy whatever you're selling," she said.

I sold her Esquire and two other subscriptions. Salesmen back then had a name for such people. Today, I would call them conservatives. They, too, will buy anything.

The current evidence for this is Edward Klein's latest book, "Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas." It has just jumped over Hillary Clinton's own book, "Hard Choices," on The New York Times best-seller list and zoomed past it on Amazon. The problem with Clinton's book is that it doggedly presents her as she really is. The virtue of Klein's book is that it presents a Hillary Clinton who is a right-winger's harridan, obscene, dishonest and likely to say the most astonishing things. You did not know, probably, how foul-mouthed and indiscreet she is.

Not too many pages into the book, Hillary purportedly tells a reunion of college friends what she really thinks of Barack Obama. The time is May 2013, the location is a Westchester County restaurant called Le Jardin du Roi, and the wines are Chateau Hyot Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux and Croix de Basson, cheap stuff. Obama, Clinton tells about half a dozen women, "has turned into a joke." "Incompetent and feckless," she adds.

And then, with the wine possibly loosening her tongue, she does a spot-on imitation of my basic training drill sergeant. There's "no hand on the [censored] tiller." "And you can't trust the [censored]" because "his word isn't worth [censored]."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bloodfeud; conservatives; demagogicparty; edklein; hardchoices; hillary; memebuilding; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; richardcohen

1 posted on 07/15/2014 6:34:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Conservatives will buy anything

You mean like, "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor?"

2 posted on 07/15/2014 6:42:19 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who will buy anything? “War on Women;” “Shovel Ready Jobs;” “Cash for Clunkers;”” Recovery Summer;”” My Parents Met at Selma;””Al Quada is decimated; “ “Border security is Stronger than ever; “ “You can keep your doctor; “ “ Not in front of the children” (I’m too tired to go on.)


3 posted on 07/15/2014 6:43:47 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: SeekAndFind

i’m waiting for the “candid” obama assessment of hillary... this could be fun !


4 posted on 07/15/2014 6:44:08 PM PDT by Reverend Wright (liberal logic: Sarah Palin is not a real woman but "Chelsea" Manning is...)
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To: Reverend Wright

Sure I’ll buy anything because I’ve got money. Buy her book? I don’t think so.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 6:45:09 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jealousy pure and simple. Case in point, the poor sales of HCs book. The left’s constituency just doesn’t read much.


6 posted on 07/15/2014 6:46:42 PM PDT by usacon (United we stand divided we fall.)
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To: gusopol3; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

/bingo


7 posted on 07/15/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Texas Eagle

It wasn’t conservatives who were “buying that” ... :- ) ...


8 posted on 07/15/2014 6:50:29 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: SeekAndFind

Conservatives I know don’t waste hard earned money on such drivel.


9 posted on 07/15/2014 6:53:30 PM PDT by griswold3 (I was born here in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Conservatives I know don’t waste hard earned money on such drivel.


10 posted on 07/15/2014 6:53:31 PM PDT by griswold3 (I was born here in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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To: Reverend Wright

If an outhouse is racist then Hillary is a walking talking swastika.


11 posted on 07/15/2014 6:56:18 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: SeekAndFind
They had a term for her, but I've forgotten it. It was a name applied to a person who could not say no to a door-to-door salesman. The one I remember from my brief career selling magazines was totally upfront about her intentions. "I'll buy whatever you're selling," she said. I sold her Esquire and two other subscriptions. Salesmen back then had a name for such people.

The term was "Democrat Soccer Mom," as you well know. Because that's the same person you want to read your crude imitation of an NLP programming meme so as to compel her to reject "Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas."

OBVIOUSLY.

LOL!

12 posted on 07/15/2014 6:56:20 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hillary’s ruthlessness has been known for years. But people like Cohen refuse to see it. I wonder what the PUMA people will do when Warren is nominated. Oh, no use in wondering. They’ll vote for the democrat.


13 posted on 07/15/2014 6:56:45 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The current evidence for this is Edward Klein's latest book, "Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas." It has just jumped over Hillary Clinton's own book, "Hard Choices," on The New York Times best-seller list and zoomed past it on Amazon.

It took this Libcompoop exactly three paragraphs to contradict himself. Probably not a record but gotta be close.

14 posted on 07/15/2014 6:57:56 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SeekAndFind

Richard Cohen WILL WRITE ANYTHING. Most of his political writings can be found under “Fiction”. A lot of his foreign affairs writing can be found under SCIFI (i.e. out of this world, like his mind).

In the scheme of things, Cohen is a useless Wash Post leftist hack, which is why he worked for them for so long. Now he had been gradually replaced by two veteran leftist shits, E.J. Dionne and Dana Milbank (the WP’s hatchetman and smear artist par excellance). Oh, I forgot Eugene Robinson, who only views himself as a black man, not as a color-blind American.

How pathetic! How Democrat! How sickening!


15 posted on 07/15/2014 6:59:06 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: gusopol3

You nailed it. It’s like watching bad network daytime TV.


16 posted on 07/15/2014 6:59:25 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: SeekAndFind

“The problem with Clinton’s book is that it doggedly presents her as she really is.”

hahahaha. Yes it really does... after you wipe your ass with the page. Then it accurately presents her!


17 posted on 07/15/2014 7:00:00 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: SeekAndFind

100 Days of Being a Laughingstock in Paris (Obama versus the CIA)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2298074/posts


18 posted on 07/15/2014 7:00:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Conservatives Will Buy Anything [Ed Klein's Book is one example]

What evidence does Cohen have, I wonder, that conservatives are the market for Klein's book?

Shallow, gossipy, personality-driven...it strike me as the kind of book that liberals love to buy. After all, it's not conservatives that are driving the supermarket tabloid market...

19 posted on 07/15/2014 7:01:02 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Really? Will buy anything? ..like Obama BS?


20 posted on 07/15/2014 7:04:57 PM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: SeekAndFind

This from a butthead who bought into 8 years of “hope and change”.


21 posted on 07/15/2014 7:12:39 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: SeekAndFind

So Hellary’s book isn’t selling because conservatives aren’t buying? Mmmmmm... dont they accuse backwater conservatives of being dumb, unlearned and neanderthals—the kind that don’t read books? Soooooo confusing.....


22 posted on 07/15/2014 7:13:33 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: SeekAndFind

Actually, the purpose of Ed Klein’s book is not to delight conservatives with reports of backroom feud’s in the Obama administration.

The purpose is to start the drumbeat that there is “separation” between Clinton and Obama. That even though she was his Secretary of State and co-author of his utterly disastrous foreign policy, and even though she has not uttered a word of public criticism of his failed economic policies or radical social policies or rampant corruption and incompetence, that somehow a Clinton administration would be completely different.


23 posted on 07/15/2014 7:14:41 PM PDT by CaptainMorgantown
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To: SeekAndFind
Here's Richard Cohen writing in 2008:

Obama's campaign showed us a candidate of maximum cool. He has always remained ironically detached and that has served him -- and now us -- very well indeed. It's now clear that he will not govern from the left and not really from the center but, as his campaign suggested, from above it all.

Now tell us again - Who will "buy anything"?

24 posted on 07/15/2014 7:16:28 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: gusopol3

I’m not into photo-ops is another one.


25 posted on 07/15/2014 7:25:27 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Just jumped over Hillary’s book”?? How about “buried Hillary’s book”? I’m guessing Richard’s own book sales were not impressive, and his jealousy is showing.


26 posted on 07/15/2014 7:32:08 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Gumdrop

Good one, and current.


27 posted on 07/15/2014 7:39:01 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: SeekAndFind

The people that pay attenion know Hillary and this book is superfluous.


28 posted on 07/15/2014 8:19:44 PM PDT by o-n-money (ned)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who cares what this PW’d blue rinsed little man thinks?


29 posted on 07/15/2014 8:24:01 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: SeekAndFind
It was a name applied to a person who could not say no to a door-to-door salesman.

We used to call them "mullets".

30 posted on 07/15/2014 8:30:01 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: SeekAndFind
Richard Cohen has been lurking around the beltway so long his suck pieces are turning gray.
31 posted on 07/15/2014 8:50:45 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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