Grand New Party by Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam @ Joe Bob Briggs

The United States has a lot of problems.  On occasion, someone might have a bright idea on how to solve those problems.  This book, asserting it can fix all America’s problems, the GOP needs to offer an agenda that would help a pan-ethnic working class.

Unfortunately, it seems that the people most in need of reading this book have not done so.  Arizona attempted to solve its immigration problem in the most nativist way possible, alienating the emergent Latin American cohort.  Republicans in Congress are defending the ecocidal terrorism and corporate incompetence of British Petroleum, meanwhile blaming regulation as the culprit.  (As if the United States political system has had no relationship with Big Oil.)  Meanwhile the Family Values ethos wanes amidst the sexual hypocrisy of George Rekers, Ted Haggard, Mark Foley and Michael Steele.  Clearly, the GOP is in need of some serious ideological triage.  Then again, when the car’s totaled, you aren’t going to waste your time debating trim color.

Read the rest of the review at the Joe Bob Briggs website.

“Sounds to me like you guys a couple of bookies.” — Billy Ray Valentine

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