| The Audacity of Deceit: Barack Obama's War on American Values |
By Brad O'Leary
GLENN: Well, Brad O'Leary has got a book out, The Audacity of Deceit. And he's got an interesting section in here on the Barack Obama test, and he's taken the poll numbers explain how this works, Brad.
O'LEARY: Well, I took first I wrote the book about issues as opposed to his personal proclivities and I took the poll numbers that are out there from Gallup, Harris, Zogby, anyone, on statements he'd made publicly or things he put in his poll or votes he'd taken to see what the American public thought about the issues, and the book is based upon that, Second Amendment, spending, healthcare, taxes, social issues, energy, you name it.
GLENN: I mean, let's look at let's start with energy and taxes. Presently 85% of American energy comes from fossil fuels while 7% comes from alternative energy sources. Do you support or oppose increasing taxes on fossil fuels in an effort to force our nation to increase its reliance on alternative or renewable energy sources and reduce environmental pollution, even if doing so would mean that there would be times or that laws are eventually passed I'm sorry, that the costs are eventually passed on to the consumer. Obama's position is he supports the tax on increase on fossil fuels. 35% of all Americans say they are in his category. 60% oppose a tax increase on fossil fuels.
O'LEARY: Correct. And that's what we did was all of the questions out there, all of his positions, and we also have a website called the BarackObamatest.com and I might say the website in ten days has almost had 200,000 hits.
O'LEARY: And they tell me it could go close to a million in the next ten days. It's I did this for my kids and my grandkids, wrote the book for them, created the site for them and their friends and created the site as something friendly where a young person could spend five minutes of their time and get an overview of where Obama stood and if they were interested in more, they could buy the book because it's the only book out there written by a Republican on the issues.
GLENN: All right. So let's see here. Should the U.S. begin drilling for oil 50 miles off our shores? All Americans say yes. 68.1%. Obama's position, no, 23.4.
O'LEARY: And as you can see, Glenn, a lot of people know what his position is because he's been clear about it.
GLENN: But I guess what you're trying to show here is and because, what was it, Stu, 5% of people believe that Barack Obama is a conservative?
GLENN: 5 these people, 5%, we need to thin out the herd. 5% think they the guy is the most liberal guy in the Senate.
O'LEARY: Yes, that's true. But people my kids and my grandkids who were thinking of voting for him were voting for him because he was good looking, articulate and he was going to bring about change. They didn't know a single thing about what he stood for. And if you ask the majority of Americans in polls, can you tell us three things that Obama stands for, they can't tell you.
GLENN: Well, hope and change. I can't think of a third one. But okay, so the book is the Audacity of Deceit and it's in bookstores everywhere. And the website is
O'LEARY: The website is BarackObamatest.com and it is on bookstores. On Amazon we just passed Michael Moore.
GLENN: That's a hard one to get around.
O'LEARY: I can go to bed at night knowing I'm ahead of Michael Moore, I'm a happy camper. It's number 4 on Amazon. And everyone says it's a fun read. And I tried to create it for my kids and grandkids so they would read it.
GLENN: Okay. The Audacity of Deceit by Brad O'Leary. Brad, thanks, man. Appreciate it.
O'LEARY: Thank you.
GLENN: You bet. Bye bye.
You know, here's a really interesting one that he has here. How much should someone pay who wins a million dollars in the lottery pay federal income tax? How much in federal income tax should you pay if you win a million dollars? So you're a millionaire, you're rich, got a million dollars. How much? 35% or less, more than 35%, or not sure? Obama's position is more than 35%. All Americans, less than 35%, almost 70% of Americans say that. Now, my question is that's money you never even worked for and you say less than 35%. How about all those people who have been working their brains out for a million dollars?