Klobuchar Gets Bad Reviews

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Former presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is the author of a new book and according to a review in the Washington Free Beacon, it is dull, like her.

Some books are dull because of their subject matter, and others are dull despite it. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s new opus, Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age, manages to be even duller than its already dull subject. Though the last few pages detail Klobuchar’s goals as head of the Senate antitrust subcommittee and may therefore be useful for some readers, they’re packaged in 500 pages of incoherent fluff.

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Antitrust jumps from family history to American history and various policy prescriptions, but the main philosophical thrust is an attempt to situate antitrust law firmly in the American tradition. Klobuchar leans heavily on anti-monopolist tendencies among the Founders and state constitutions, quoting Alexander Hamilton at length (with the requisite nods to the Broadway show). At times, the history seems disjointed, as when she argues that America’s Founders could “never have conceived of the enormous influence” multinational companies now have in the same paragraph as she notes their attacks on the British East India Company.

The book then moves into a dense, detail-laden account of every antitrust movement of the last two centuries, evidently to show Klobuchar has done the reading. Multiple pages are block quotes lifted out of various antitrust textbooks. She’s conspicuously careful when criticizing political figures for their racial record. Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson all receive flak for their prejudice, while a page later Margaret Sanger, America’s most successful eugenicist, is described solely as “an advocate for women’s access to contraceptives.”

One big omission are present-day monopolies like Amazon or Facebook or the anti-competitive behavior they engage in daily.

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Jamey
Jamey
10 days ago

Do you think it’s time for her to switch to the Republican Party?

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
10 days ago
Reply to  Jamey

NO! She’s just as crazy as the rest of them in her party.

Norseman
Norseman
9 days ago
Reply to  Jamey

No it’s not, we need more fighters, not more boring old time Dems.

Elaine
Elaine
10 days ago

This book is great for starting a campfire. Why do these politician think we the American people are the leafy bit interested in what they have to say. Most likely it is a lied

Murphmeister
Murphmeister
10 days ago

Anti-Trust was the most boring course in law school that proved as incomprehensible as organic chemistry.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
10 days ago

This was a no burger.
Thought the good news was that her poll numbers were in the tank.
Oh, never mind. She’s from sh-t hole MN. Ok then…..

Snaps
Snaps
9 days ago

I’m sure she also avoided mentioning that Margaret Sanger was a favorite speaker at KKK Women’s Auxiliary meetings because she advocated wiping out the Negro race.

Tom
Tom
9 days ago

She needs to beat up her husband more frequently.

russell
russell
9 days ago

we need real people who support America not the socialist criminals

Joe
Joe
9 days ago

She is a pathetic loser, like the rest of the commie dumbocrap party.

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speedle
speedle
9 days ago

Actually I’m surprised at her interest in “Anti-Trust”. That is a conservative approach. We need to attack the tech monopolies that dominate all communication with anti-trust law.

Lawrence Mitchell
Lawrence Mitchell
9 days ago

Holy crap, I fell asleep reading the title!

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