The Audacity of Insolence


The Audacity of Insolence

The 2012 election must already be fixed. Otherwise, how could the Obama Regime be so brazen in its contempt for us as to spend piles of our money on copies of Obama’s pre-accomplishment memoirs?

The State Department has bought more than $70,000 worth of books authored by President Obama, sending out copies as Christmas gratuities and stocking “key libraries” around the world with “Dreams From My Father” more than a decade after its release.

The U.S. Embassy in Egypt, for instance, spent $28,636 in August 2009 for copies of Mr. Obama’s best-selling 1995 memoir. Six weeks earlier, the embassy had placed another order for the same book for more than $9,000, federal purchasing records show.

About the same time, halfway around the world, the U.S. Embassy in South Korea had the same idea and spent more than $6,000 for copies of “Dreams From My Father.”

That’s not all:

The U.S. Embassy in Indonesia spent more than $4,800 in September 2009 for copies of “Dreams From My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope,” though the title of the latter book is spelled “Authority of Hope” in the federal spending database. The embassy spent $3,885 for additional Indonesian copies of “The Audacity of Hope,” records show.

The U.S. Embassy in Turkey spent more than $3,700 in December 2009 for what purchasing records describe as “Copies of Barack Obama’s book in Turkish.”

In March, the U.S. Embassy in Paris spent more than $8,300 for Frenchlanguage copies of “Dreams From My Father.”

The Community Organizer in Chief is of course collecting royalties on this waste of dead trees.

Mr. Obama has earned far more writing books than he has earned holding government office. He reported from $1 million to $5 million in royalties in 2010 for “Dreams From My Father,” and between $100,001 and $1 million in royalties for “The Audacity of Hope.”

I wonder what the cut is for ghost-writing unrepentant communist terrorist Bill Ayers.

No competent politician would insult the public by allowing such an obvious conflict of interest.

Hopefully few people actually read the books we’re paying to distribute across the globe. In Dreams From My Father, Obama brags about his heavy use of illegal drugs and fantasizes about expunging the white blood from his veins. How the world must despise us for electing this punk.

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