Wednesday, April 7, 2010

After the Hangover: The Conservatives' Road to Recovery by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

I wasn't exactly sure what I was getting into when I received After the Hangover by Mr Tyrrell Jr. I thought maybe this would be an action plan for Conservatives.

Then I read the back sleeve.

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr hates Liberals. He hates people who aren't Conservatives and he expresses himself by calling people names. He's a name caller.

He also doesn't like how politics has lost some of the intelligence that it once had. He sites President Clinton, President George W. Bush, Governor Palin and Vice President Biden as prime examples.

Nor does he like radio talking heads like Ann Coulter. Yet he does like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

Finally, he likes to promote himself, his books and his monthly American Spectator over and over.

He spends much of the book describing how Conservatism is key to everything good. But the only worth that I found came in the final chapter; where he minimally lays out a plan.

He wants to see budget reform - to put a cap on total spending that is below 20% of our GDP.

He wants tax reform via The Flat Tax.

He wants people to be able to to invest 1/3 of their current Social Security taxes in personal retirement accounts (like HSAs).

Also included are health care, medicaid, medicare, education, and immigration reform. He spends about 2 paragraphs each on explanation.

I wouldn't call this a book for anyone but die hard Conservatives or fans of the American Spectator.

This book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishing.
After the Hangover: The Conservatives' Road to Recovery

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