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Regnery titles battle soft-core porn trilogy for top Amazon slot

Two big books from Regnery publishing – Ed Klein’s The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House and David Limbaugh’s The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama’s War on the Republic – occupied the Number Four and Five best-seller slots at Amazon.com this week.  Taken together, these books demonstrate why war is a business that should not be left to amateurs.

The top three spots are held by a soft-core pornography trilogy called Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James.  That would have made an excellent title for a book about “moderate” Republicans, if it had not already been snapped up by this tale of immoderate romance.

Here’s Limbaugh discussing his book with Sean Hannity on Fox News:

In Amateur news, Alex Pappas of the Daily Caller noted on Tuesday that Klein’s book is not the first time Reverend Jeremiah Wright has alleged he was offered a bribe to shut up during his protege Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign:

In David Remnick??s 2010 book, ??The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama,? the author quotes Wright saying he was offered cash to shut up by a friend concerned that his history of incendiary sermons could doom Obama??s hopes of winning the White House.

??One Obama supporter ?? a ??close friend of Barack??s,?? Wright claimed??even offered to send Wright money if he would only be quiet,? Remnick wrote. ??Wright refused. He was retired now and needed to earn a living and help support grandchildren in college.?

Remnick quoted Wright saying he wasn??t interested in the money being offered.

??Where??s the money going to come from?? he said. ??I??m just going to be quiet until November the fifth? I??m not supposed to say a word? What do I tell these people who have invited me to preach? All of these dates between April and November? So, no, I didn??t cancel engagements, and I didn??t cancel what I was supposed to be doing.?

The mainstream media remains serenely uninterested in all of this, because it’s deeply embarrassing for their chosen presidential candidate.  Try saying something nice about Obama if you want fawning press coverage, authors!

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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