"It is possibly the funnest book with an agenda ever published." (Breeni Books) The use of comics at the beginning of the chapters had me chuckling and anticipating what I would read in the following chapter instead of just flipping through page after page of words, words, and more words. (Teresa, reviewer) StupidParty: Math vs Myth is a sometimes comical look at the current state of the Grand Old Party and how their Tea Party conservatives are missing the truth behind the numbers. The book should be required reading for Republicans and Democrats alike. Common sense and attention to reality seem to be the only way to reverse course on the gridlock and progress in Washington today. (Brian, reviewer) It is brimming over with cartoons, photographs, graphs, maps, data comparisons and quotes that serve to crystallize the author's points. He is careful to document everything in the book with readily accessible source information that is easily clickable. (Grady, reviewer) I consider myself a moderate Republican and could relate easily with many of the conclusions presented by Andendall. Common sense and shared power in American politics is necessary for maintain our values and standards of living. An insightful look that every citizen should review to keep themselves informed and making better choices of how we're governed. (Karma, reviewer) Buy the print edition and get the eBook edition FREE by contacting the publisher at StupidpartyMathvMyth dot com.
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Facts v. Fiction Stupidparty Math v. Myth relies on documented facts, resources and tools to deconstruct and relentlessly drill down on the numerous misconceptions spouted to the public by too many Republicans. Stupidparty positions defrocked on: the "moochers”, the economy, climate change, gun control, environmental stewardship, racism, religion, “freedoms”, gun culture, ignorance-based humor and numerous other issues.Also included are 1,055 full color images and 121 graphs and charts. More than 1,500 links substantiate the statements and findings (see for yourself!). I don't consider myself to have a political affiliation although over the years I have voted for more Democrats than Republicans. Andendall put a considerable amount of research into this book which shows through the links and resources listed. He covers so many misconceptions from incarceration rates, foreign policy, healthcare. economy and even the actual economic agenda of the Republican party. I was a little shocked and disappointed by how much of what I had automatically dismissed, for example birther theories, actually had such a strong following. The author did an outstanding job with several issues like the voter system restrictions in providing good info. I wholeheartedly agree with Andendall that more fact checking needs to be done and not just blind belief. I felt the book was long and struggled to get through because I felt overloaded with info. I would recommend this book for political science majors and anyone who is interested in politics because it is a good knowledgeable resource of facts v fiction.
This book is for the political-minded reader. The book is detailed and the reader will learn a lot about the Republican Party. It is a book that I couldn’t book down because of how detailed and interesting it was. One of the motivations for the book is the negative way that the Republican Party has been viewed by people lately. The party has unfortunately equated intelligence and education with being elite. They seem to believe that smart people look down on everyone else and especially the Republicans. In making such a comment, they devalue education and drive a division between two classes of Americans, those who are educated, and those who are not. Once that is accomplished, it seems possible to make being stupid a benefit and choosing emotions over fact. It seems that regular guys don’t believe in science. They believe in God and country instead not like the well-educated elites. But these are all lies according to Andendall. In saying these things they have polarized this country into two classes. It seems that a madness and ignorance has taken over the party sadly. Andendall organizes his argument into the big questions the American people face such as, climate change, the economy, terrorism and so on. Each section gives a solid, fact-based commentary on the problems, and in each case he tries to undermine the Republican lies with facts. He even provides direct links to the sources so that it is simple for the reader to look them up if they are reading the book on a Kindle reader. Andendall shows how easy it is to manipulate people. I find this truly sad as one would wish that people formed their own level-headed opinions on matters that are of central importance to their lives. But it seems that people are emotionally swayed, and sometimes the more outrageous the views that are advocated over the media, the more people are apt to believe them. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I will be recommending the book to a lot of my reading friends and colleagues who are interested in political issues and especially the Republican Party.