Responsible. Independent. Hard-working. These are qualities that used to define Americans. But now we're a nation of whiners, blamers, and excuse-makers. So says Michael Graham - radio talk show host, former GOP campaign consultant, and journalist - in his new book. That's No Angry Mob, That's My Mom taps into the frustration and anxiety felt by hundreds of thousands of taxpayers at tea parties nationwide. Frustration that the government is taking over our lives, punishing success while rewarding failure, and fostering a society of Americans who don't take responsibility for their actions and then expect the government - and their fellow citizens - to pick up the bill.
Graham, known for his searing wit and controversial comments, also explains who the tea party "activists" really are: ordinary, everyday citizens pushed into action by the threat of higher taxes and increased government intrusion. Tackling everything from the economy and education to health care and the housing market, Graham argues that it's up to us to take control back from the government bureaucrats and to restore the home-spun values of hard work, fair play, and individual responsibility. That's No Angry Mob, That's My Mom shows us how.
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“Michael Graham is a strange and twisted man - but in a good way. In this fast-paced, clear-eyed, and funny book, he plows through the spin, lies, and slander hurled at tea partiers, talk radio listeners, and other typical Americans. It’s Howard (“I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”) Beale meets P. J. O’Rourke with a dash of Tom Sowell thrown in for good measure.” (Jonah Goldberg Editor-at-Large, National Review Online)
I really enjoyed listening to this book about the tea party movement. With all the disinformation that we see and hear on the news, this was a breath of fresh air/pure air.
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