Over the Cliff: How Obama's Election Drove the American by David Neiwert, John Amato

By David Neiwert, John Amato

A witty examine Tea events and the reactionaries that's either humorous and scary. It explores the way it overtook the conservative move after Obama grew to become president. The booklet is helping readers make experience of the chaos within the media and gives rules for bringing a cease to it and assist in making the USA sane again

Compiling instance after instance, the editors of Crooks and Liars, a favored web publication, study the torrent of right-wing kookery—the keen willingness of conservatives to fervently think issues which are provably false—and its ramifications either for our nationwide discourse and our nationwide health and wellbeing. The authors exhibit how this outlandish, overheated rhetoric—generated via mainstream-media figures like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Lou Dobbs—is followed by way of a wave of deadly right-wing threats and violence. They rigorously divulge the prejudice of Fox information participants Neil Cavuto, Greta, Van Susteren, et al, and political opportunists like Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich.

The ebook explores the most drivers of this descent into insanity: the extremist Radical correct and the longtime Republican willingness—dating again to Nixon, yet subtle in additional fresh years by way of Lee Atwater and his acolytes—to interact in a divisive politics of resentment, either racial and cultural.

It takes a severe examine how Tea occasion provocateurs like Dick Armey and his Freedom Works association that take large contributions from gigantic cash pursuits like former presidential candidate Steve Forbes which are keen to show a blind eye to bigots, birthers and neo-John Birchers. The e-book demonstrates how the Tea social gathering is the genuine face of the Republican Party.

The authors suggest basic methods usual american citizens may also help cease the descent into blind competition for it personal sake.  They recommend that information audiences call for responsibility by way of from their assets through significantly commenting on their website and to their editors or manufacturers. They write “confronting the media malfeasance that makes rightwing populism attainable is just a massive first step in assembly the demanding situations posed via the increase of this political pathology in American existence. eventually, it capability confronting the circulate and its leaders, fairly of their include of conspiracy theories, falsehoods, scapegoating, and harsh eliminationist rhetoric.”


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