"Chasing Glenn Beck
is a unique memoir from Michael Charney, a Republican who believes that the fear-driven hardcore right-wing fringe is destroying his party. Chasing Glenn Beck
is a fascinating discussion on today's political climate. Highly recommended." --Midwest Book Review
From the Back Cover
Is Glenn Beck a liberal?
Perhaps not, but when Michael Charney decides to plant that idea out in the "Twitterverse" some interesting conversations begin. People shout at him (MORON!), block him (SCUMSUCKER!), and belittle him (WAKE UP
, IDIOT!). Eventually, though, some people start to listen.
Today's political dialogue has been stolen, hijacked from us by those with the loudest voices. Until we begin to take that conversation back for ourselves, we remain at the mercy of those with the most radical agendas, the most extreme visions, for our country. The risk is great: a country run by a vociferous minority that just happens to scream louder than the rest of us is NOT what democracy is supposed to be about.
With discussions about politics, education, national security, manifestos, the Pledge of Allegiance, the Flag Code--and the Senate Candy Desk--Charney cuts a wide swath through the issues facing our country, a country he claims has a serious case of "Electile Dysfunction."