REVIEW Æ Everything Trump Touches Dies A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever

REVIEW Everything Trump Touches Dies A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever

REVIEW Æ Everything Trump Touches Dies A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever à A respected long time Republican strategist ad maker and contributor for The Daily Beast skewers the disease that is destroying the conservative movement and burning down thOn is a lifelong conservative who delivers his withering critiue of Trump from the right A leader of the Never Trump movement he warns his own party of the political catastrophe that leaves everyone involved with Trump with reputations destroyed and lives in tattersWilson unblinkingly dismantles Trump’s deceptions and the illusions to which his supporters cling shedding light on the guilty parties who empower and enable Trump in Washington and the news media He calls out the race war dead enders who hitched a ride with Trump the alt right basement dwellers who worship him and the social conservatives who looked the othe. I don’t recall a US president with such a raft of well documented books showing failures in so many areas To name a few for Trump how he won The Plot to Hack America How Putin's Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election; his appointees The Best People Trump's Cabinet and the Siege on Washington; his management style Fire and Fury Inside the Trump White House and Siege Trump Under Fire this list can go on For Bush the credible book length critiues centered on the war and the most critical Obama material was not well documented This book is about the long term effect on the people in Trump’s orbit and on the Republican Party The book is uniue because the approach is from the rightRick Wilson introduces himself as a partisan campaign strategist He admits being responsible for saving flawed candidates and producing content free attack ads such as those that birthed the Tea Party He recognizes how they had a part in paving the way for Trump He also blames democrats who are “bad at politics” for their litmus test gun rights; abortion screened candidates How he targets and messages is demonstrated by his cross over help for the Doug Jones race against Bob Moore It shows a style not typically used by democratsStarting with Reince Prieibus he goes through the litany of people who crashed and burned in Trump’s administration with Steve Bannon for whom the author has a grudge getting the most space He notes the eually spectacular but not complete upon his publication falls of Paul Manaforte and Michael Cohen As I write this the headlines are full of the most recent victim Gordon Soudland will now spend that the 1 million Trump donation that purchased his prestigious post on lawyers who may or may not keep him out of jailAs a professional political analyst Wilson sees the statistical improbability of winning by feeding the base the only strategy of the President which has infected all republican candidates What the base loves is toxic to those outside the base the majority One example he uses is a republican mayor in Florida who earned 90% of the African American vote by putting time and energy into serving this constituency The President’s giving a nod to the white supremacists in Charlottesville blew up years of his goodwill in an instantWilson’s book differs from those of those by democrats because he is surprised by the conservative’s betrayal of their ideology on small government debt adherence to the constitution “family values” and the ideal of euality Democrats express surprise only at the speed of and magnitude by which Trump has exposed this hypocrisy Wilson is also surprised at how uickly the republican infrastructure jumped to support Trump He notes that when Trump abuses andor diminishes them on Twitter at rallies and in general; they swallow it As I write this there are rumblings that Mitch McConnell is bargaining a speedy impeachment trial in exchange for Trump laying off his members – particularly those with tight elections in the coming yearThroughout the book are vignettes one is a 5 act play of a typical Trump staffer in a cubicle job He does not know what his job is but doing it well takes the light from the boss This short play does not end well for him Another the

Rick Wilson Ç 1 REVIEW

R way Everything Trump Touches Dies deftly chronicles the tragicomic Trump story from the early campaign days through the shock of election night to the inconceivable trainwreck of Trump's first year Rick Wilson provides not only an insightful analysis of the Trump administration but also an optimistic path forward for the GOP the conservative movement and the country Combining insider political analysis blunt truths and black humor Everything Trump Touches Dies is perfect for those on either side of the aisle who need a dose of unvarnished reality a good laugh a strong cocktail and a return to sanity in American politics. I've long despised Rick Wilsonfor his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race driven line Rick Wilson was that man I am the political opposite of my beloved conservative Republican father and we have argued and agreed and vehemently disagreed my whole life and my dad loved me than himself so I have been able to listen across the aisle for the majority of my life Along comes Trump an ignorant reality show host birther creator and racist and suddenly my dad and I are on the exactly same side My father mourned the loss of what his grand ol party had become until the time of his death last year He shared unprompted that he voted for his first Democratic candidate when he checked the box next to Hillary Clinton He was an og Never Trump er so I helped him seek out other Never Trump Republicans he could read and he didn't feel so alone I found Rick Wilson on our journey and became a fan and cheerleader I may never forgive him for the Jeremiah Wright ad but today is today and we got bigger fish to fry and we need all hands on deck I'm reporting for duty Mr Wilson We'll discuss marginal tax rates after the battle


Everything Trump Touches Dies A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President EverA respected long time Republican strategist ad maker and contributor for The Daily Beast skewers the disease that is destroying the conservative movement and burning down the GOP TrumpismIn Everything Trump Touches Dies political campaign strategist and commentator Rick Wilson brings his darkly funny humor and biting analysis to the absurdity of American politics in the age of Trump Wilson mercilessly exposes the damage Trump has done to the country to the Republican Party he served for decades and to the conservative movement that has abandoned its principles for the worst President in American historyNo left winger Wils. I think I need a new bookshelf Books that keep me sane in a crazy world This one is the first on that shelfMake no mistake Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others but man this guy is someone you don't want on your enemy's list He describes himself at the beginning as the guy you call in when you need a nasty hit ad on your opponenthe goes for the throat and he does so gleefullyFrom the first sentence to the last I felt an affinity for his frustration and angerIf you're like me the Trump presidency has turned you into a light sleeperWilson sets out the conservative position on Never Trump and he makes a convincing argument that #ETTDHe calls the current Republicans who manage to tie themselves in knots to excuse Trump's behavior Vichy Republicans His scorn is clearHe talks about the candidates Trump demeaned insulted on his way to the GOP nominationhe talks about the career politicians who fit one of five descriptions True Believers Opportunists Cowards FOMT fear of a mean tweet FOTB fear of Trump's base BTP But the primaries Rationalizers and Retireesand the only one to stand up to him is the Senator who's home dyingWhat has the GOP lost in Wilson's eyes Only leadership dignity truth facts vision optimism focus unitythat's allDon't think he goes light on Dems 'Holisitically bad at politics both on election day and in the cut and thrust of DC He reminds us we lost 1100 seats in state legislatures And in OK that hurts every dayHe calls FOX News the fourth branch of governmentand shows how some of them are going downdying by Trump's touch Milo TrumpBart Alex Jones Ann CoulterHe attacks Trump's Misfit Toys Bannon Manafort Stone Page Cohen Conway Miller Sanders Gorkathink about how many are goneHe explains the electoral poison Trump is turning out to beyes the 'base' loves him But He does not translate outside the base He is proud of his anti Roy Moore and explains how very carefully they targeted that adand it was targeted to educated women who were repelled by Moore's vileness So he'll work against GOP candidates as well as forHe holds two visions of the GOP one a Mad Max world and one a party that exiles the Nazis the Alt Reich who who's ready to govern like adultsWilson is wicked smartyou can see him gleefully creating an attack ad He uses words as weapons and he knows all the words And if there's not a word to express exactly what he wants he'll make one up Wilson and his friends are probably our only hopemaybe they can bring the GOP back to the party my father would recognize