Take Them at Their Words: Startling, Amusing and Baffling Quotations from the GOP and Their Friends, 1994-2004

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In the wake of the Republican revolution of 1994, when the G.O.P. won majority status in the U.S. House of Representatives and House Speaker Newt Gingrich's Contract With America made best-seller lists, Bruce J. Miller began collecting the verbal and rhetorical gems of freshman Republicans and their many friends in the media—as well as a smattering of oddities from the other end of the political spectrum. Take Them At Their Words is an amusing, shocking and revealing compendium of quotes taken from a wide ...
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Overview


In the wake of the Republican revolution of 1994, when the G.O.P. won majority status in the U.S. House of Representatives and House Speaker Newt Gingrich's Contract With America made best-seller lists, Bruce J. Miller began collecting the verbal and rhetorical gems of freshman Republicans and their many friends in the media—as well as a smattering of oddities from the other end of the political spectrum. Take Them At Their Words is an amusing, shocking and revealing compendium of quotes taken from a wide variety of sources such as the Congressional Record, radio and television, newspapers, books, magazines and websites. The quotes are grouped under headings like "Earth day at the G.O.P." and "Love Thy Neighbor." Twelve contemporary political cartoons are also included.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780897335218
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Pages: 369
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Bruce J. Miller has written for public radio in Chicago and Iowa City. He is a special contributor to the RedEye edition of the Chicago Tribune and co-author, with his wife Julia Anderson-Miller, of Dreams of Bill, a collection of Funny, Strange and Downright Peculiar Dreams about our President, Bill Clinton (Citadel Press, 1994). He lives in Chicago. Diana Maio is a researcher and graphic artist who lives in Chicago. Mike Luckovich is an editorial cartoonist who has worked for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 1989. His comics are syndicated nationally to 150 newspapers, including Chicago Tribune, Detroit News, Houston Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Nashville Tennessean, and the Seattle Times. He lives in Atlanta. Sidney Blumenthal, former adviser to President Bill Clinton, is the author of How Bush Rules (Princeton) and a regular columnist for the Guardian and Salon.com.
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