Review-Stupidparty Math v. Myth: Unmasking The Destructive Forces Eroding American Democracy by Patrick M. Andendall

Synopsis: Stupidparty Math v. Myth relies on documented facts, resources and tools to deconstruct and relentlessly drill down on the numerous misconceptions spouted to the public by too many Republicans. Stupidparty positions defrocked on: the “moochers”, the economy, climate change, gun control, environmental stewardship, racism, religion, “freedoms”, gun culture, ignorance-based humor and numerous other issues.Also included are 1,055 full color images and 121 graphs and charts. More than 1,500 links substantiate the statements and findings (see for yourself!).

I don’t consider myself to have a political affiliation although over the years I have voted for more Democrats than Republicans. Andendall put a considerable amount of research into this book which shows through the links and resources listed. He covers so many misconceptions from incarceration rates, foreign policy, healthcare. economy and even the actual economic agenda of the Republican party. I was a little shocked and disappointed by how much of what I had automatically dismissed, for example birther theories,  actually had such a strong following. The author did an outstanding job with several issues like the voter system restrictions in providing good info. I wholeheartedly agree with Andendall that more fact checking needs to be done and not just blind belief. I felt the book was long and struggled to get through because I felt overloaded with info. I would recommend this book for political science majors and anyone who is interested in politics because it is a good knowledgeable resource of facts v fiction.

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