So that’s what I’ve been doing wrong

No doubt writing book reviews for a living hasn’t helped. But that’s mere superstructure. Wayne Allyn Root’s Millionaire Republican, according to Penguin/Tarcher’s fall catalog, promises to go down to the basis:

Currently, the GOP controls the United States presidency, Congress, Senate, Supreme Court, and the majority of governorships and statehouses. That will NOT change.

Americans are moving in droves to red states, states where government is smaller, taxes are lower, jobs are plentiful, churches abound, and small businesses are thriving. Blue states will continue to lose population, government funding, electoral votes, and political prominence. What will remain are two Americas: red states full of young, vibrant risk-takers with high incomes, advanced levels of education, strong marriages, and high church attendance. Blue states, on the other hand, are often marked by decaying, high-crime areas with older populations, infrastructures in disrepair, and sluggish business growth.

Economic analysis or found poetry? Message from the national unconscious, or harbinger of a coming Teapot Dome? The all-caps NOT is so authoritative, so final. Apparently Root’s last book concerned gambling, and he lives in Las Vegas, but in this book he’s taking no chances. He derives “The 15 Republican Secrets of Mega Wealth and Unlimited Success” by means of logic: “The real key to becoming a Millionaire Republican is to do the opposite of what the masses do,” the catalog copy explains.

Oh, the masses. Well, yes, naturally. The book doesn’t seem to be a parody, but it’s hard to say. Other titles on Tarcher’s fall list include a witchcraft manual and a biography of John Paul II.

One thought on “So that’s what I’ve been doing wrong”

  1. Ahhh, behold the power of the factoid!

    "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes," wrote Mark Twain. Cliched, but true.

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