It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump

It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump Review

"A brilliant, unflinching look at the descent of the GOP - backed up with data, historic sweep & first person insights. This one is a must read." --John Avlon

"I devoured an early copy in one sitting the day it arrived - highly recommend It Was All a Lie if you want to try to understand how the GOP got to this very dark place." --Elise Jordan

"It's great! Highly recommend." --Max Boot

From the most successful Republican political operative of his generation, a searing, unflinching, and deeply personal expos� of how his party became what it is today

Stuart Stevens spent decades electing Republicans at every level, from presidents to senators to local officials. He knows the GOP as intimately as anyone in America, and in this new book he offers a devastating portrait of a party that has lost its moral and political compass.

This is not a book about how Donald J. Trump hijacked the Republican Party and changed it into something else. Stevens shows how Trump is in fact the natural outcome of five decades of hypocrisy and self-delusion, dating all the way back to the civil rights legislation of the early 1960s. Stevens shows how racism has always lurked in the modern GOP's DNA, from Goldwater's opposition to desegregation to Ronald Reagan's welfare queens and states' rights rhetoric. He gives an insider's account of the rank hypocrisy of the party's claims to embody "family values," and shows how the party's vaunted commitment to fiscal responsibility has been a charade since the 1980s. When a party stands for nothing, he argues, it is only natural that it will be taken over by the loudest and angriest voices in the room.

It Was All a Lie is not just an indictment of the Republican Party, but a candid and often lacerating mea culpa. Stevens is not asking for pity or forgiveness; he is simply telling us what he has seen firsthand. He helped to create the modern party that kneels before a morally bankrupt con man and now he wants nothing more than to see what it has become burned to the ground.

Title:It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump
Edition Language:English

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  • Mehrsa

    This book was so freaking satisfying! It's like if you've been gaslighted by the GOP and the media's both sideism for so long and then someone comes out and validates everything you've been feeling. I...

  • Michael Perkins

    Inside scoop on voter suppression..... speaker: only male head of households should have the vote.

  • Gary  Beauregard Bottomley

    This author gets it. There is a reason I ignore the ramblings of Republicans who claim they are Republicans but just can’t tolerate Trump and won’t be voting for him this fall. This author is a pl...

  • Janine

    Searing indictment of the Republican Party by a well respected Republican strategist. Well researched, the author makes a strong case that the Republican Party lost it’s way many years before Trump,...

  • Jeanette (Again)

    An actual Republican operative confirms herein everything I've been trying to tell people about the Republican party for decades!...

  • Tucker

    Stevens is a former Republican strategist who, post-2016, has concluded that the Republican Party was always deceptive about its values. Stevens personally felt strongly committed to certain values, a...

  • Kelley

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  • Bonnie Gibson

    The title is perfect.Stuart Stevens lifts the veil on today’s Republican Party and demonstrates convincingly that it is hollowed out, overtly racist, and existing only to perpetuate power in a count...

  • David

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  • Liz

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