Sunday, January 31, 2010

A New American Tea Party

Wordsmith asked if I bought a book last night while out shopping. He suggested March Thiessen's, Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack. And I almost bought it, but thought I'd hold off after deciding on a copy of John O'Hara's A New American Tea Party: The Counterrevolution Against Bailouts, Handouts, Reckless Spending, and More Taxes.

See also the book preview at John Wiley & Sons.

And by the way, Thiessen's book looks great, but at $30.00 I'll probably wait for it in paper.

RELATED: Glenn Reynolds, "
More Impact is What's Next for the Tea Party Movement" (via Memeorandum). Also, Dan Riehl, "Will The Tea Party Movement Fragment?"


The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Thiessen's been writing some great articles, including one that is basically adapted from pages in his book. It really adds to the debate regarding waterboarding, Zubaydah, and Ali Soufan's statements.

dave in boca said...

I bought Game Change with a B&N special discount for $13.98 shipping incl. and see this morning that it's now at the top of Non-Fiction in the NYT Books section. At least Game-Changers is Shame on both your parties.

Not like weird little theater critic Frankie Rich thinks it's now unpatriotic to disagree with the President. And Benen over at WMonthly thinks that Repub opposition to all Dem legislation is "unprecented in American history." But from 2004 to 2008, to oppose the POTUS was to "speak truth to power" and the Dems' failure to enact Repub FanFred reforms and all other Repub legislation wasn't "unprecedented" when it happened? The Dems are responsible for the Housing Meltdown as much as they are for Katrina's levees being breached after decades of Moon Landrieu & his ilk supervising the weakening of the system through kickbacks and deferred maintenance.

But Blame it All on Bush doesn't work any more!

dave in boca said...

Oh yeah, Douglas, I debated between Thiessen & Halperin's books for about five minutes before making the choice. I just read the nasty putdown of the CIA Legacy of Lies by a WaPo agitpreppie last year and still have a bad taste in my mouth.

BTW, I have a tiny anonymous bit part in Charlie Wilson's War when I was working for Denis Neill. I gave a check to John Kerry's factotum when he was head of the DSCC in '86 for $50K to get Pak arms approved in the Senate Fon Relations Cte.

Lotsa CIA friends have told me how the Dems hate the Agency even though it is infiltrated with Dem moles & leakers.