The 2016 presidential campaign book, “Stronger Together,” released by Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine is being savaged on Amazon.com with negative reactions, garnering an average rating of only 1.7 among more than 1,200 reviews.
And that includes a multitude of 5-star ratings submitted by fans.
Eighty-one percent of the reviews of “Stronger Together,” one of the campaign’s catch-phrases, were one star. Two percent were two-star, one percent were three-star and 16 percent were five-star.
Those come from fans like Paul Zhu, who called it “a very inspirational and fair minded book,” and “Amazon customer,” who ranted, “You all suck and are trolls.”
The book’s promotion explains its contents: “For more than a year, Hillary Clinton has laid out an ambitious agenda to improve the lives of the American people and make our country stronger and safe. ‘Stronger Together’ presents that agenda in full, relating stories from the American people and outlining the Clinton-Kaine campaign’s plans on everything from apprencticeships to the Zika virus…”
As of Tuesday, it was No. 840 in books.
But the Amazon page dripped sarcasm.
“I bought this thinking it would be a how-to book. I wanted ‘How to set up your own Foundation for fun and profit.’ Also, would like to have seen a chapter on ‘Ten easy steps to setting up your own secure server in a bathroom,'” wrote Elaine.
“Not only no but hell no. I’d rather read Mein Kampf,” said Anthony Messina.
Another anonymous Amazon Customer wrote, “not worth it.”
Yeliya said, “Don’t waste your time and money on this book full of lies.”
Cross Locket said, “I am now on Hillary’s watch list for rating this disgusting book ‘1 star.'”
Alei said, “Trash, farce, fairytale …”
Chjhores said, “Pre-ordered an autographed copy but had to return it after this week’s announcement as I was worried it was contaminated with pneumonia bacteria. I didn’t want to end up exposed to the illness like her grandkids in Chelsea’s apartment she was playing with on 9/11 after she collapsed, or the little girl she was hugging in the street afterwards. Thought about ordering the Kindle version but I thought it might open my device up to being hacked by communist countries. I wasn’t too surprised to see Tim Kaine on the front cover giving the traditional National Socialist salute, I felt it fitting. Strongly recommended for those who believe the USA isn’t anything special and should be more like the peaceful utopias of North Korea, Iran, or Cuba.”
And kpm said, “Imagine my dismay when key parts of her life were omitted, would have made for far better reading if she had included all of the below starting with flunking the D.C. Bar Exam to:
- Was removed from her House Judiciary Committee staffer job because of incompetence and lying.
- The Whitewater scandal.
- Married a serial liar and cheater, who occasionally had sexual encounters with nonconsenting partners.
- Lied about “sniper fire” in an attempt to simulate exposure to danger in a war zone.
The subject of a “vast right-wing conspiracy” that led to the impeachment and disbarment of her husband
- Took crockery, furniture, artwork and other items from the White House — had to return and/or pay for them.
- Said “what difference, at this point, does it make” about four brave people killed in Libya as a direct result of her failure to protect them on the anniversary of 9/11.
- Totally ignored the structure and rules for the handling of sensitive national security information.
- Amassed a personal fortune with “speaking fees” and payments from private sector political donors and foreign governments into transparent “foundations” in obvious exchange for future political favor.
Incidentally, 1,493 people found that review “helpful.”
But more than 3,400 found helpful the comments from Daniel B.:
“I was going to read this book … I really was. But just as I got started, I found myself under sniper fire, passed out, and fell and hit my head. After that I got double vision and had to wear glasses that were so damn thick I couldn’t even see to read. As if that wasn’t enough, I then had an allergic reaction to something and started coughing so hard I spit out what looked like a couple of lizard’s eyeballs, my limbs locked up, and I passed out and fell down again, waking up only to find out I had been diagnosed with pneumonia 2 days earlier. Somehow I managed to power through it all, but it’s a good thing I was able to make a small fortune on this random small trade in the commodities market (cattle futures or some such thing) and then, miracle of all miracles, a few banks offered me a few million to just talk to their employees for a few minutes – and all that really helped out because I swear I was dead broke and couldn’t figure out how I was gonna come up with the 6 bucks to pay for this book, let alone pay the $1,500 for my health insurance this month. I still want to read it, but, honestly, what difference at this point does it make? I hear it sucks anyway.”
Some screen captures of the “Stronger Together” reviews: