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No One Wants To Read Political Books

HILLARY, REPUBLICANS CAN’T FIND AN AUDIENCE FOR THEIR TOMES …  The subject of political books is a sore one for our founding editor Will Folks.  He was supposed to write one – a couple years ago – and the fact he has yet to do so is a frequent source…

HILLARY, REPUBLICANS CAN’T FIND AN AUDIENCE FOR THEIR TOMES … 

The subject of political books is a sore one for our founding editor Will Folks.  He was supposed to write one – a couple years ago – and the fact he has yet to do so is a frequent source of embarrassment to him (and a frequent source of ammunition for his enemies).

It’s also a source of frustration for political junkies in the Palmetto State, as a book by “Sic Willie” would no doubt sell like hot cakes given his “intimate” knowledge of so many of the state’s scandalous political class.

Anyway … dare to dream, people.  Dare to dream.

Nationally speaking political books are NOT selling like hot cakes, though.  According to U.S. News , 2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s book Hard Choices  has sold only 160,000 total hardcover copies through its first three weeks of release.

Hard Choices wasn’t a runaway smash hit,” the publication noted this week.

Ya think?

In fact The New York Times  is even reporting that the book’s publisher – Simon and Schuster – is unlikely to recoup the advance payment it made to Clinton.

Of course Clinton’s book is selling like gangbusters compared to the (political) competition – surpassing the combined sales of books by Texas Gov. Rick Perry (27,260), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (16,156), U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (14,727), U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (10,261) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (4,599).

She’s also besting the 100,000-mark hit by former “Republican” presidential nominee Mitt Romney.  And easily eclipsing the 30,000 books Vice President Joe Biden sold in 2008.

The takeaway from all this?  Americans have heard enough from the puppets leading their country’s two major parties …

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43 comments

GrandTango July 3, 2014 at 11:20 am

Rush Limbaugh is said to be the titular head of the Republican Party, and he just had a No. 1 on Best Seller list…Dumb@$$..He won a national book award, too, recently.

Why can’t you admit your goddess – your next great hope for 2016 – is dead in the water. It’s NOT Republicans, it’s your tired, disgusting liberal Queen, no one likes…

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Buzz Aldrone July 3, 2014 at 11:28 am

Ther is a buzzing in my ear! Does anyone else hear it?
I learned to ignore the far left, the same way.

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Smirks July 3, 2014 at 11:30 am

He won a national book award, too, recently.

For a kid’s book.

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Tango's A Dumbass July 3, 2014 at 11:36 am

Oh, goddamn, that’s fucking funny!

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William July 3, 2014 at 11:46 am

Yea, i enjoyed the part where the dad explains to his son the benefits to society of killing Bambi and Thumper. They are takers and sometimes their kind must be sacrificed so jungel job creators like Shere Khan might live.

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Smirks July 3, 2014 at 11:25 am

Politicians do books because it is just one of the many easy ways to cash out on their political careers. They don’t actually expect anyone to read whatever is written.

The advance payment thing sounds hilarious. Now the politician doesn’t even have to worry whether the book even sells at all!

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No MO Clintons July 3, 2014 at 11:32 am

I refuse to put na dime in this BITCHES pockets!
She lies about eveything, just like Haley.
She writes a book; so, “At this point, what difference does it make”!
Go one of your many homes, you’re broke aqnd cannot afford and “bake cookies”!

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scotty July 3, 2014 at 11:34 am

WTF she only received $14 mil the bitch need the cash to supplement the $100 thou speaking fees.

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GrandTango July 3, 2014 at 11:35 am

NYT has a best seller list…and the NYT profiled James Metts: Read it first here: http://scdigest.blogspot.com/

Can you imagine some elitist NYT reporter gingerly prancing around Lexington County. some of the blue-bloods at The State, and FITS, act like they need a shower after mingling w/ the common. Imagine what the NYT thought of being around our people.

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euwe max July 3, 2014 at 11:35 am

Damn! I wish you’d have told me that before I read all ten of mAnn Coulter’s books!

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Scooter July 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm

She is a first class bitch. How anyone can consider voting for her is beyond me, especially, a woman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QnmilCVzdw

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Mary July 3, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Give it up. Women are going to vote for Hillary. So its time for you to start rallying your fellow scooter owners if you want a shot in 2016. I suggest Viagra and Ensure at your organizational meetings.

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SCBlues July 3, 2014 at 5:08 pm

She is not a bitch at all – I have met her on more than one occasion and she was gracious and friendly – she is much softer looking in person and more attractive as well compared to most of her television appearances. She will get my vote.

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She's got my vote! July 3, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Being soft & attractive is very important! It helps electability.

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Scooter July 3, 2014 at 7:36 pm

hell you can’t put enough lipstick on that fat bitch to make her look good.

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WW July 4, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Amen!!

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Sandy Burglar July 4, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Of course she will get your vote. You care more about voting for gender, race, government goodies, handouts and freebies than you care about who would actually be a competent, honest and qualified leader. Which explains why you support Barry Soetoro.

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SCBlues July 4, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Sandy – have you given Grand Tango his daily blow-job yet? And since it is The 4th do some of that Tea Bagging you love so much so GT can really shoot off some fireworks!

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WW July 4, 2014 at 1:52 pm

You really need help!
Hope you receive it, before you are declared brain dead and your plug is pulled.
People like you are the reason we have Ohelley in SC and Obummer in Washington!

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The Worst Generation July 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm

The baby boomers will continue their scourge by electing this cunt. They can’t die the fuck off soon enough.

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Mary July 3, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Funny, because the Republican electorate will probably die off about 20 years before them. Check out the Hurrycane and Scooter commercial on Hannity. By the way is that where you got your nickname? What model do you have?

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Daddy July 3, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Awwwwww, someone’s a little poopy today. Chip up, little buddy, I’m sure you’re gonna fix it all when you grow up.

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Smirks July 3, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Fix it? The newer generations will likely be the ones rebuilding it.

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SCBlues July 3, 2014 at 5:13 pm

“The baby boomers will continue their scourge by electing this cunt”
Wow – what an intelligent post. And does that make you feel like a Big Man to call women cunts?? I’ll just bet you are a real prize that all the women are after . . .

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SCSnooze July 3, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Do you wear a strap on when playing Big Man?

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SCBlues July 4, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Do you use a pair of tweezers to find your teeny little penis? And I’ll bet your teeny little penis is larger than your teeny little brain . . .

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Thomas July 3, 2014 at 12:36 pm

If you want some good books to read this summer, check out anything written by Richard Marcinko.

Hillary is a pig in a pantsuit

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CorruptionInColumbia July 3, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Why would I buy her book? I already know there’s no way in hell I would ever vote for her. Her Chinese handlers might find it interesting, though.

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WW July 4, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Thanks, We totally agree again.
Your friend WW.

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Sandy Burglar July 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Hahaha…”Hard choices”…more like “Hard to Believe” or better yet “Impossible to Believe.” If this country really does elect this incapcitated, fired for unethical behavior, incapable of running a hot dog stand yahoo, then we will have truly completed our descent into a third-world banana republic. We’re well on our way now with Barry Soetoro.

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CNSYD July 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Well it has taken Sic Willie a long time to invent an excuse for the non appearance of his book. The actual reason is that it would classified as fiction.

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euwe max July 3, 2014 at 2:36 pm

The problem is, the people you mentioned aren’t the right kind of crazy.

mAnn Coulter has written ten books, which have sold over 3 million copies as of May 2009. The first book concerned the Bill Clinton impeachment, and sprang from her experience writing legal briefs for Paula Jones’s attorneys, as well as columns she wrote about the cases.

The Snow Ditz’s book Going Rogue has sold more than two million copies.
Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto has sold over one million copies

Rush Limbaugh’;s book “The Way Things Ought To Be” has sold about 50 million copies.

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Mary July 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I think it is funny all these people saying they will not vote for Hillary Clinton. I am sure her decision on whether to run is hinging on her ability to carry South Carolina. Her book sales compared to her political competitors however is certainly not bad news for her. Maybe the free market has spoken.

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Brain cancer doesn't help too July 3, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Once it comes out in MSM that her daughter was sired by another man, her party is over.

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Bible Thumper July 3, 2014 at 4:55 pm

The public would love it if she cheated. They would call it Hillary’s revenge.

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Brain cancer doesn't help too July 3, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Except that it predates the Lewinsky thing….so it unearths a severely dysfunctional relationship.

Once the public gets a good sniff of Webb Hubbell, it’s going to get nasty.

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Bible Thumper July 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm

There is a politically correct double standard. Can you name one woman politician who’s career was ended by a sex scandal with a less powerful man? If the affair is with a woman, even better for her.

Brain cancer doesn't help too July 3, 2014 at 6:08 pm

You know, you may be right when I think about it.

I just caught this nifty chart on the last election:

http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/supreme-court-ruling-wounds-both-democrats-and-unions-neither-fatally/

Last graphic at the end of the article.

You’ve made a good point.

Bible Thumper July 3, 2014 at 4:52 pm

I’m not an enemy. I’m more like a frenemy. I just don’t like fiction.

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ThreePalms July 4, 2014 at 7:29 am

Clearly Clinton will not pick up SC’s 9 electoral votes, but she will pick up more than is needed from elsewhere around the country. In the meantime, the Republican party will console itself by offering proof of their popularity and relevance by continuing to control the House of Representatives, which is easily done with all those little “single member” districts they have.

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George Courson July 4, 2014 at 8:49 am

This photo really makes me long for the old photos of women this site used to put up! This is not stimulating . . .

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CorruptionInColumbia July 4, 2014 at 9:25 am

“Not stimulating”????? The hell you say! You must not have a very active gag reflex. Every time I see a pic of her, I have the fight of my life with my own gag reflex.

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Slartibartfast July 5, 2014 at 12:17 am

HRC: “…and then, I invented Spring. We decided to call it “the People’s Season,” but our political advisor said people would guess it was mostly untrue and we didn’t want to get caught telling an outright lie. So then, I invented Al Gore, who has become the father of the…”

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