It wasn’t that long ago that politicians on both sides of the aisle understood that compromise was the key to getting the job done. These days, compromise is a dirty word.
Weapons of Mass Delusion: When the Republican Party Lost Its Mind, by Robert Draper, was published last month. In the book, he details the pervasive and planned destruction of American democracy in the name of power. They are names that we know all too well: Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, Kevin McCarthy, etc.
What I find to be disturbing and scary is that this plan is not haphazardly thrown together. These Republicans know exactly what they are doing. They know what to say to rile up their base, they know who to say it to, and they know how to manipulate the facts.
If we are to keep this nation going as it was envisioned by its founders (warts and all), we need to make it clear that what they are doing is wrong and unacceptable. Until then, they will continue to play this game that puts everything we hold dear in danger.
Do I recommend it? Absolutely.
Weapons of Mass Delusion: When the Republican Party Lost Its Mind is available wherever books are sold.