Read the reviews right away before they are removed.

This is HILARYous.

Read the reviews right away before they are removed.

Clinton and Quisling Kaine.





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  1. exNOAAman says:

    Worth it. Thanks for the tip Fr. Z. Lol.

  2. Jenson71 says:

    I think I get how it works. Instead of actually reviewing the book, the Clinton detractor doesn’t buy the book, clicks “Write a Review,” gives it one star, and regurgitates their Clinton criticism or insult of choice.

    Pretty clever. Is it as clever as when Trump figured out Pope Francis was a pawn of the Mexican government? No, that what was a brilliant take-down of the Vicar of Christ. But as far as a congregation of anonymous internet users voicing criticism through a product review process, I don’t think this has ever been done before. Ever. Nearly ever review, in addition to being “hilaryous” (a word which is itself hilarious, because it contains similar letters as Clinton’s first name) [Hey! He got it!] contain new criticism of the candidate that has never really been explored before, like her husband’s infidelities (never mind Donald Trump’s), her health problems, her foundation’s issues (never mind Donald Trump’s), her lying (never mind . . . oh, never mind), etc.

  3. majuscule says:

    Americans (and anyone else who wrote a review) have deplorably good senses of humor. I am in awe…

  4. VeritasVereVincet says:

    Hey, I found a sense of humor lying around! I wonder who this belongs to…

    After all, it’s not as if the Left judges books by political correctness instead of quality, and the reviewers mentioned here are simply engaging in a highly witty bout of “turnabout is fair play.”

    Definitely not. Nope.

  5. Pearl says:


    No sense of humor? It’s funny. Lighten up. We need a good laugh every now and then. It’s good for your health, not to mention your soul.


  6. marnie says:

    Thank you for this Fr. Z! I needed a good laugh.

  7. Prayerful says:

    1.0 out of 5 stars[ Reviewer was assassinated by Hillary Rodham Clinton ]
    ByDHon September 17, 2016
    Format: Paperback
    [ Reviewer was assassinated by Hillary Rodham Clinton ]

    Poor reviewer.

    Amy was wiser:

    5.0 out of 5 starsI want to live
    ByAmyon September 17, 2016
    Format: Paperback
    Nothing new here. The book is full of lies, just like Hillary. I’m leaving a five star review so I don’t get straight up murdered.

  8. brushmore says:

    I am a little surprised you can buy a used copy already!

  9. APX says:


    Don’t be such a killjoy.

  10. aladextra says:

    On Kaine being a Quisling–that’s true enough. But I think it is pretty weak that Catholics give Pence a pass. He’s an apostate heretic too. He was raised Catholic and led out though one of the charismatic movements, a story all too familiar. I’m as pro-life (and conservative) as they come, but is doctrine on abortion and marriage more important than doctrine on original sin and the Trinity, for example?

    [I have more respect for people who, for whatever reason, get out than those who don’t believe and stay in and lie to and about the Church, committing scandal.]

  11. Defender of Truth says:

    Jensen71: Thanks for an honest comment.

  12. AnthonyJ says:

    Pence is not an apostate. Heretic yes, but not an apostate. Apostasy is the total repudiation of the Christian faith per CCC 2089. Pence is still a Christian, even though he left the Church.

  13. Ann Malley says:


    “…He was raised Catholic and led out though one of the charismatic movements, a story all too familiar.”

    What is all too familiar is Catholics, especially young ones, being scandalized out of the Catholic Church when her ministers gut the faith and preach some social justice philosophy that intelligent children see right through and are offended by.

    So, in my view, you may not want to be so quick to judge the individual you think left the Church. Seriously. For many of those clerics who are responsible for the flock have been driving “believing” folks away for decades. Scandalizing their eyeballs out.

    That’s why we have a Catholic flock who smilingly believe the Church will change her teachings by way of allowing everything.

    @Fr. Z
    “…I have more respect for people who, for whatever reason, get out than those who don’t believe and stay in and lie to and about the Church, committing scandal.”

    I cannot agree more. And it is just because of such fifth columnists that a great many good sheep were driven out of the flock to become easy prey of those who are expert in exacerbating the wounds of sinful shepherds.

  14. anniemw says:

    Perhaps some here are unaware of the healthy sense of the ridiculous that Amazon customers/reviewers can have. I give you the reviews for whole milk:

    Politicians who write books are fair game, and I think even those responsible for the publication of Stronger Together must have been less than ingenuous, given the cover with Tim Kaine and his “Sieg Heil.”

    Father Zuhlsdorf, there’s nothing like a good laugh before one retires to bed. It made sleep that much sweeter.

  15. MarkJ says:

    Thank you, Fr. Z, for pointing this out. My wife and I laughed so hard we had to stop reading… we couldn’t see the text anymore through our tear-filled eyes. Laughter is good for the soul!

  16. LarryW2LJ says:

    A comment that appears here goes further to prove the hypothesis that Progressives are generally humorless, and furthermore, can’t stand it when other people DO have the audacity to have a little fun. It’s very sad that we have lost the ability to laugh at ourselves; or at the very least, not become offended by every comment that we don’t agree with that comes down the pike.

  17. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    I fear Jenson17 leads too sheltered a life: isn’t not buying the book, clicking “Write a Review,” and trashing the work in question par for the course at Amazon (though usually more bloody-mindedly, from a politically corrective perspective)?

  18. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    Apparently reading (or at least skimming?) and actually reviewing the book does not tend to happy results for Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Kaine, either, if Carlos Lozada in the Washington Post is anything to go by, in “Hillary Clinton And Tim Kaine have written a deplorable campaign book”, which includes:

    “By the time I finished this book, I resented its existence.

    ” ‘Stronger Together,’ ostensibly written by Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine — they are listed as authors and each provides a brief, first-person introduction explaining how hard their parents worked, and a brief, first-person conclusion explaining how hard they themselves work — is a self-confessed cut-and-paste job of campaign fact sheets, speeches and op-eds. That sets rather modest expectations. Yet, even by that standard, and the low bar for candidates’ campaign books overall, ‘Stronger Together’ is an embarrassment, sloppy, repetitive, dutiful and boring. This is a book that, 237 pages in, actually thanks readers for making it that far.

    “I don’t understand why this book was compiled — ‘written’ is too generous a verb — or why it was published. If you really want to dive into the Clinton/Kaine promises and proposals, the campaign website awaits you. You don’t need to wade through this book. No one does. No one should. The only people I imagine reading it are future fact-checkers, masochistic book critics and the most strung out of political junkies.”


    “The deja vu is plentiful, not just because we’ve heard so much of this stuff during the campaign, but because Clinton and Kaine repeat themselves, often verbatim, throughout the book. […]

    “The first few times, it’s vaguely amusing, as though you’ve caught an embarrassing mistake. But then you remember that to feel shame, the authors would have to care. This book was slapped together, barely edited and placed before us quickly, as if to cross one more item off a to-do list, or meet some overwhelming yet imaginary demand. But why rush a book no one’s going to read?”

  19. hwriggles4 says:

    This topic made my morning. Good start for a Monday.

    For what its worth, my hope on November 8 is for the value voters to come to the polls and vote for the lesser of the two evils. Staying home on November 8 will result in detrimental effects for our nation.

  20. Jim Dorchak says:

    I laughed so hard my lemonade came out my nose! Really:)

  21. lmgilbert says:

    I read and laughed till the phrase “die laughing” came to mind,” then thought I better back off.

    The amazing thing is that so many of the 5 star reviews are ironic, so in actuality her truly positive reviews may be less than 1%. If this is any indication of how the election is going to go, it is looking very bad for HRC.

    This is the funniest stuff I have read in years, and would make a great book in itself.

  22. un-ionized says:

    Jim, you could have drowned. Reading that is a safety hazard.

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