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Steve Benen is an Emmy Award-winning producer of The Rachel Maddow Show and the editor of MaddowBlog.

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Benen makes a compelling argument with examples across numerous aspects of public policy – immigration, health care, economics, elections, and more – that the Republican Party is a post-policy body that refuses to govern. It’s so infuriating I could only read it a little at a time.
LizzK | outras 5 resenhas | Dec 8, 2023 |
The entire thesis that the Republican Party is a post-policy party truly unlocks the understanding every time they spout nonsense, lie, they ignore statistics, or they change the subject—there is no there there. They have no standards, no goals, no policy, and no means or desire to carry them out, even if they could.

Thank you to Steve Benen, I no feel like the a Republican whisperer, when I hear the interviews that don’t make sense, I just say, yes, that is a prime example of post-policy non-governance.

Vote on November 3 to send them all home. We deserve people who are interested in doing the job they are paid to do.
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Riverdeboz | outras 5 resenhas | Jul 25, 2021 |
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ BOOK REVIEW: Steve Benen’s book “The Impostor’s” is excellent. Packed with twenty years of evidence to support his supposition that Republicans only interest is to gain and keep power through any means necessary. They have lost the ability to govern and legislate in any meaningful way. They exist to serve only as a coalition of opposition to impede progress that benefits “We the People.” Republicans primary goal is to provide tax cuts for rich and powerful corporations and to release these entities from all legal liability and responsibility. This is evidenced by the fact that they hire staffs of marketing and communications experts rather than legislative lawyers. These marketing and communication experts create fear and conflict by laser focusing messaging on cultural hot topics. In general the apex of this messaging focuses on God, guns, gays, immigrants, reproductive and minority rights and of late, Dr. Seuss. While the GOP stirs the emotional conflicts they also work to unravel social security, Medicare, Medicaid, and healthcare. You will agree with Bennen by the time you finish the book. Until the Republican Party reforms itself as a party interested in legislation and governing no one should support or vote for them. Benen writes with a sharp elbow sarcasm that’s sure to bring a smile to your face. I highly recommend this substantial book as well worth the time and money because it will inform the way you vote.

If you are interested in this topic then the perfect follow up book to read next is: [book:It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump|48806578] While Bennen’s book outlines what the GOP is doing Steven’s book gives the dirty nitty-gritty of how and why. By: @KatoJustus4
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KatoJustus | outras 5 resenhas | Apr 6, 2021 |
This is an ideal book to read in an election year. Steve Benen demonstrates that Republicans have no capacity to govern and have lost their ability as a result of being permanently in opposition to anything proposed by Democrats. Although nothing is really new if you have been following the news closely, the book is nevertheless good at hammering in Republican hypocrisies on every issue. .
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M_Clark | outras 5 resenhas | Aug 30, 2020 |


½ 4.3

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