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The I hate Republicans reader : why the GOP is totally wrong about everything
Willis, Clint.
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New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, [2003]

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xiii, 417 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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Few have the time or constitution to be able to remember the details of every horror story about how the Republican Party has repeatedly attempted to hijack the American dream for its own selfish reasons. For those who want to be sure they're not left sputtering in an argument they know they should win hands-down, The I Hate Republicans Reader--via a wide range of lively and entertaining essays, articles, speeches, and rants--will be the place to go for the many compelling reasons to detest the GOP. From era-defining scandals such as Watergate, Iran-Contra, and Enron to coldhearted policies on health care, welfare, and race, to their outrageous theft of the 2000 election and tearing down of the liberal democratic ideals for which the Founding Fathers fought, to the isolationist arrogance of George W. Bush, this book has it all. Divided into such easy-reference sections as Greed, Corruption, Malicious Stupidity, and Big Lies, this collection includes appropriate excerpts from the likes of Eric Schlosser, Michael Moore, Joan Didion, Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose, and David Brock, as well as Ralph Nader, Paul Krugman, Hunter S. Thompson, Barbara Ehrenreich, I.F. Stone, Jimmy Carter, James Carville, Christopher Hitchens, Al Franken, and Bill Moyers.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Clint Willis is mad as hell, and he isn't going to take it any more. For readers similarly mad-who think Republicans are "insufferable stinkers" or that they're "small-minded, selfish, arrogant, power-mad, murderous little twits and nerds"-this book will surely satisfy. This anthology gathers dozens of pieces, including excerpts from bestselling books by Michael Moore, Molly Ivins, Eric Schlsosser, and pieces by Paul Krugman, Paul Begala and other well-known liberal voices. Alan Dershowitz highlights the injustice of the Supreme Court's decision in the 2000 presidential election; Hunter Sl. Thompson remembers Richard Nixon after his death ("He was the real thing-a political monster straight out of Grendel"); Paul Begala recounts the "mutually beneficial relationship" between former Enron CEO Ken Lay and George W. Bush. As election time nears and the 2004 presidential election gears up, liberals will appreciate this handy reminder of Republican wrongdoing. (Nov. 15) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Library Journal Review

What can one say about a book that makes no attempt to hide its excessively partisan perspective in its title? Clearly, Willis, series editor for Adrenaline Books, has a sense of humor. He has collected articles, political cartoons, chain emails, photographs, and excerpts from books crafted by writers and artists ranging from Michael Moore to Hunter Thompson to Molly Ivins to Bill Moyers for the sole purpose of eviscerating all things Republican and preaching to the Democratic choir. Republicans with a sense of humor or who don't take themselves too seriously will find the book somewhat funny; all other members of the GOP should steer clear. Independents and those without strong feelings for any party may not see much humor, but anyone who enjoys political satire should find something amusing among the materials here. Recommended for larger public libraries.-Thomas J. Baldino, Wilkes Univ., Wilkes-Barre, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Michael Moore and Jonathan Chait and Paul Krugman and Al Franken and Hart SeelyGreg Palast and Alan M. Dershowitz and Bridget Gibson and Richard Bausch and Hunter S. ThompsonDrake Bennett and Heidi Pauken and Molly Ivins and Lou DuboseJonathan Chait and Paul Begala and James Carville and Michael A. JewellErnest B. Furgurson and Nate Hardcastle and Paul BegalaPaul SlanskyArianna Huffington and David HelvargStanley I. Kutler and Rick AbrahamChris Floyd and Wallace Shawn and U.S. Senator Robert Byrd and Jonathan SchellBarbara Lagowski and Rick MummaNate Hardcastle
Introductionp. xi
Secrets and Liesp. 1
Dirty Tricksp. 55
Compassionate Conservativesp. 125
Fat Cats and Corporate Welfarep. 159
Hatep. 217
Incompetencep. 239
Nature Loversp. 297
Big Brotherp. 325
American Empirep. 347
And More ...p. 391
An I Hate Republicans Timelinep. 401
Acknowledgmentsp. 411
Permissionsp. 412
Bibliographyp. 416