Posted by | November 23, 2010 00:32 | Filed under: Contributors Gabe Berman Opinion Top Stories

by Gabe Berman
Gabe is the author of Live Like a Fruit Fly

As Seen in the Bookstore…
The Mendacity of Hope: Barack Obama and the Betrayal of American Liberalism
by Roger D. Hodge

Roger D. Hodge certainly knows a few big words (“mendacity” means deception – I had to look it up) but he has completely overlooked a simple fact about Barack Obama. He’s the President of the United States, not the king of them.

Hodge doesn’t think Obama has lived up to the promise, but there is much more to the story.

The promised Change might not be happening as fast as we would have liked, but without a divine right a liberal non-king must contend with the roadblocks of a self-serving Congress, a conservative-leaning Supreme Court, and the utter fickleness of the American populace.

If he did in fact wear a crown and his word was law, I’m sure his critics would choose to stick to the facts when criticizing him because they’d have their heads, not just headlines, to worry about.

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By: Gabe Berman

Gabe Berman is a native New Yorker who settled in South Florida after graduating from the University of Miami. An epiphany, a passion, and a trail of breadcrumbs led him out of Corporate America and into the career he was meant for. After eight years of writing columns for the Miami Herald, his book - Live Like A Fruit Fly - was published by HCI Books and subsequently endorsed by Deepak Chopra. His second book, The Complete B.S. Free and Totally Tested Writing Guide, helps artists find their voice and his latest work, Where Is God When Our Loved Ones Get Sick?, uncovers the answer to this haunting question.