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Author: Carl “Tuchy” Palmieri
Publisher: ISBN:  1-4392-2608-3: 13: 9781439226087

As the old cliché goes, “action speaks louder than words,” and someday you may want to examine Barack Obama’s presidential years and compare what he said during and before his presidential campaign and what he actually did and accomplish while in office.

To facilitate your task, Carl “Tuchy” Palmieri has put together fifty-seven pages of Obama’s quotes articulated prior to his campaigning for president and during the campaign itself.

Palmieri divides these words of wisdom into several themes dealing with such topics as people, Presidents, abortion, being the best you can, money, America, his slip-ups, education, war on terror, God and religion, national security, opportunity, environment, helping less fortunate, the economy, immigration, nuclear proliferation, politics, and race.

It was fascinating and engrossing to read some of Obama’s elegant and precise remarks pertaining to race. “The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t. But she is a typical white person who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know, there’s a reaction that’s been bred into our experiences that don’t go away, and that sometimes comes out in the wrong way, and that’s just the nature of race in our society.”

His comments pertaining to the Palestinians is particularly welcoming particularly that very little press is devoted to the wrongs they have suffered at the hands of their own corrupt leaders. “Nobody’s suffering more than the Palestinian people from this whole process. And I would like to see-if we could get some movement from Palestinian leadership-what I’d like to see is loosening up of some of the restrictions on providing aid directly to the Palestinian people.”

Prior to each theme, Palmieri also provides his readers with a series of questions that ask the following: what do you appreciate about your country, what you love about your states, what are you grateful for about your city or town, what are you joyful about your family/fellowship/friends, what you acknowledge for yourself and what action are you willing to take today for your country/state/city/town/family/fellowship/friends/yourself. 

When I completed my reading of the book, I was reminded of the story of the pillow that once you open it and let the feathers fly away, it is practically impossible to retrieve them. Possibly President Obama, when one day he reminisces about his years in power, he likewise will be reminded of this anecdote.

A fundamental weakness with this book is the absence of a table of contents and index. Another is the lack of footnotes or endnotes indicating when and where these statements were made. The latter is quite essential if you wish to use the book as a reference text.

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