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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (290 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bernard Goldberg Narrator: Bernard Goldberg Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN: 9780061449505
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In Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right, Goldberg speaks for the millions of Americans who are saying: Enough! Enough of lunatics like Rosie O'Donnell who think "Radical Christianity" is "as big a threat to America as Radical Islam." Enough of the hyperbolic liberal rhetoric comparing Bush to Hitler and Abu Ghraib to a Saddam Hussein torture chamber. And please, enough of the military-hating crazies who run San Francisco!

But Goldberg has also had it with hypocritical Republicans who say they're for small government but then spend our hard-earned tax money like Imelda Marcos in a shoe store. He's also had it with weak and timid Republicans who won't stand up and fight against racial preferences, too afraid that the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons of the world will call them bigots. In plain English, he's had it with Republicans who are afraid to be conservative! The 2006 election was a wake-up call, he warns, and if the wimps on the Right fail to regain their courage, recover their principles, and reclaim their sense of fiscal responsibility, the crazies on the Left just might win the White House in 2008.

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  • “Goldberg is the former award-winning CBS reporter who ravaged his former employer in his previous bestseller, Bias. In this book, the irascible Goldberg expands his polemic to include what he considers the ‘crazies’ of the left—whom he portrays as milquetoasts for their social programs and politically correct motives—and the ‘wimps’ of the right—whom he sees as traitors for compromising on social and fiscal policies. Read by the author, in a nasal New York tone that barely masks his contempt, this is a typically unsparing indictment so filled with personal invective that one wonders if anyone else could have read it as effectively.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy Pullen | 2/16/2014

    " Although I found that I don't agree with the author on everything, I do agree with him on a lot of things. He tells it like it is and does not worry about being politically correct. It was an enjoyable read and I even got a few laughs out of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bojan Tunguz | 2/13/2014

    " It is always a pleasure to read anything by Bernie Goldberg, if for no then reason then because of the wit and humor that he brings to the discussions of contemporary issues. This is a very varied account of many of his personal gripes that he has with both left and the right in the US, but at the final analysis it is still the right that comes somewhat ahead, although it would seem it is primarily because they are better at not getting their foot stuck in their mouth as often as the liberals seem to be doing these days. One of the main things that Goldberg has an issue with is the lack of civility that goes on in public discourse, regardless of if it has to do political speech or just general politeness in everyday life. It is to Bernie's credit that he succeeds at dismantling those he disagrees with without having to resort to cheap ad hominem attacks and vicious recriminations. It would be great if some other best-selling authors followed in his footsteps. Otherwise, we may have to wait for another book by Bernard Goldberg. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Garrett | 2/5/2014

    " A disgruntled conservative tells us why our two political parties have lost their way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ted Heitz | 2/3/2014

    " Love it. You will too if you want a smaller gov't that leaves you alone to be successful and charitable on your own. Great analysis of the liberal shift and conservative sheepish retreat "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susie | 2/2/2014

    " A good political read about the crazies on the left, the biased media that have a democratic slant and the wimps that exasperate the right. I liked this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Travis McCrea | 2/1/2014

    " This is a great, fair, balanced book with great insight to both parties. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 G Ream | 1/31/2014

    " Very good and scary - that these nut-jobs can get away with so much crap! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kyle | 1/28/2014

    " Don't judge. It was a gift. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Taylor | 1/25/2014

    " Not as bad as I thought it was going to be, and I expected something "from the gutter," I guess. Goldberg's conservatism is more instinctive than consistent, and that's a problem. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 1/10/2014

    " This is a pastiche of political irritants. The left gets hit the hardest, but the right has its wackos too, and Goldberg has a written about enough of them to make anyone's blood boil. Quick read, good ammo for your next political bash. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 12/22/2013

    " I really liked reading his perspective and agreed with quite a few things he had to say! I love the way he writes! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 12/21/2013

    " It was my first "grown up" political book. Well-written and made me laugh. Pretty biased (towards the right). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 11/20/2013

    " Bernie is smart and funny as he criticizes our lame politicians and how they have gone way off the deep end and/or lost their spine. Washington needs some help! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doe | 11/3/2013

    " I enjoyed learning the story of how Bernard grew up democrat and converted to republican/conservative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy Biggs | 10/22/2013

    " Nothing really new. Should of explored how and why the conservative movement made such a quick transition to big spenders. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill Subalusky | 10/20/2013

    " A conservative preaching to the choir. A few interesting tidbits provided some learning, but most of the book has been said before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheree | 8/4/2013

    " I enjoy reading perspectives of people who have walked on both sides of the fence. This book resonated with me on so many levels... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 6/9/2013

    " Not as good as Bias. Bit more ranting than serious analysis, but interesting just the same. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 6/1/2013

    " What can I say about Bernie Goldberg? Nobody makes me laugh like him. The book is divided into 3-5 page "chapters" that rip liberals and conservatives alike. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 5/3/2013

    " Goldberg claims to be Libertarian now. He tells of his hippie anti-Goldwater attitude back in the 60's, but later in life evolves his thinking to be Conservative. Overall just a book written by someone in the press who is Republican (which is rare) and is really a closet neo-con. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 3/22/2013

    " Great so far, I can truly relate to this book... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 J | 2/27/2013

    " This is analysis for people that think a monster truck rally is a study of transportation history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grant | 5/13/2012

    " I don't agree with all of his analyses, but he makes some very valid points. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zach Mott | 5/8/2012

    " Always good to read a political book that isn't written by a wackjob with only a one-sided view on how things should be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tess Spark | 3/25/2012

    " This book emcompasses and grasps what Ann Coutler could not. Yes I am a repbublican and yes I am young. But I know what I believe in and this man is it. He examines faults of both sides but ultimately takes a stand on why Repbublicans are in the right. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 3/6/2012

    " Bernie is hilarious. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 1/12/2012

    " It was all right. I can't stand most politicians, so I though it would appeal to me more, but it was a little holier-than-thou. Still, entertaining enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 11/18/2011

    " This expose poses the thesis (title) and supports with subtle humor and little factoids. Read on a plane from States to Korea. Passed the time well. Wish there were more like Bernie. Highly recommend his expose, 'Bias'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K | 11/5/2011

    " Calls out both parties. The title says it all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 8/17/2011

    " I didn't know who this guy was but the title caught my attention. He does well to explain why most liberals are too far gone and how the right is getting there by expelling their conservative spending policies,the one thing he says they had going for them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tess | 9/7/2010

    " This book emcompasses and grasps what Ann Coutler could not. Yes I am a repbublican and yes I am young. But I know what I believe in and this man is it. He examines faults of both sides but ultimately takes a stand on why Repbublicans are in the right. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ted | 5/24/2010

    " Love it. You will too if you want a smaller gov't that leaves you alone to be successful and charitable on your own. Great analysis of the liberal shift and conservative sheepish retreat "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheree | 5/10/2010

    " I enjoy reading perspectives of people who have walked on both sides of the fence. This book resonated with me on so many levels... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 G | 12/25/2009

    " Very good and scary - that these nut-jobs can get away with so much crap! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 6/29/2009

    " I didn't know who this guy was but the title caught my attention. He does well to explain why most liberals are too far gone and how the right is getting there by expelling their conservative spending policies,the one thing he says they had going for them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracykate2002 | 3/9/2009

    " I enjoyed this book because he spares no bull about people on both sides of the political isle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doe | 2/28/2009

    " I enjoyed learning the story of how Bernard grew up democrat and converted to republican/conservative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 1/4/2009

    " Nothing really new. Should of explored how and why the conservative movement made such a quick transition to big spenders. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 11/30/2008

    " Great so far, I can truly relate to this book... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 8/27/2008

    " Goldberg claims to be Libertarian now. He tells of his hippie anti-Goldwater attitude back in the 60's, but later in life evolves his thinking to be Conservative. Overall just a book written by someone in the press who is Republican (which is rare) and is really a closet neo-con. "

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About the Author

Bernard Goldberg is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bias, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America, and Arrogance. He has won eight Emmy awards for his work at CBS News and at HBO, where he now reports for the acclaimed program Real Sports. In 2006 he won the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, the most prestigious of all broadcast journalism awards.