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Donkey Cons: Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Democratic Party Hardcover – April 4, 2006


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; First Edition edition (April 4, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595550240
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595550248
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,049,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Lynn Vincent is the New York Times best-selling writer of Heaven Is for Real and Same Kind of Different As Me. The author or coauthor of ten books, Lynn has sold 12 million copies since 2006. She worked for eleven years as a writer and editor at the national news biweekly WORLD magazine and is a U.S. Navy veteran.



Robert Stacy McCain is an assistant national editor for the Washington Times. His series of columns on the National Standards for U.S. History won the George Washington Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.


More About the Author

Lynn Vincent is the New York Times bestselling coauthor of Same Kind of Different as Me, the story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy white art dealer and a homeless African-American man; and Going Rogue: An American Life, the memoir of former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

The author or coauthor of nine books, Vincent worked for eleven years as senior writer, then features editor, at the national news biweekly WORLD Magazine where she covered politics, culture, and current events. A U.S. Navy veteran, Lynn is also a lecturer in writing at the World Journalism Institute and at The King's College in New York City. She lives in San Diego, California.

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25 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Christina Lockstein on August 2, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Donkey Cons: Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Democratic Party by Lynn Vincent and Robert Stacy McCain was a bit of a disappointment. The cover and introduction promise stories of crime and misdoings throughout the entire history of the Democrat Party, but much of the book focuses on the last 25 years or so. Scandals involving Roosevelt and other older Dems are glossed over without detail. The writers seem to assume that the reader is already familiar with those events. Much focus is placed on the shenanigans of the Clinton White House, which almost seems to be an issue done to death. Vincent and McCain do bring up several Republican wrong-doers to be fair. I think the writers' strongest point is that while Republicans seem to face up to their crimes or at least have to pay the penalty, Democrats very often do not and are occasionally rewarded for them. This point alone is worth reading the book for.
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55 of 78 people found the following review helpful By David Thomson on April 17, 2006
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The slanderers are coming out of the woodwork. Please note that they shy away from offering specifics. Why is this? Well, the answer is an obvious one: in their heart of hearts, they know Lynn Vincent and Robert Stacey McCain are telling the truth about the Democratic elites. The Left generally believes that the end justifies the means. These individuals are relativists to the core. There is presumably no such thing as objective truth. After all, in their way of looking at the world---the Republicans are evil incarnate and deserve to be destroyed by any means available.

Are conservatives perfectly behaved saints? Of course not. The authors would never say anything so ridiculous. Republican, however, usually feel guilty about violating their own ethical code. Moreover, they refuse to look the other way when a hero goes badly astray. No Republican could have survived Ted Kennedy's disgraceful behavior at Chappaquiddick. Their career would have immediately been destroyed. The same holds true concerning the rampant illicit sexual behavior of countless Democratic standard bearers. Democrats are masters of financial chicanery and voter fraud. They are sometimes even willing to partner with gangsters. Numerous Democrats never hesitated to treasonously align themselves with our country's avowed enemies. Convicted criminals, it must also be added, seem to adore the Democratic Party. 68.9% of all felons would vote on behalf of Democratic politicians. And many actually do! This fact alone should appall mainstream voters. Do you want your politicians eagerly seeking the criminal vote?

I observed first hand, as a former Model Cities elected official, how the Democratic Party brought Detroit, Michigan down to its knees. This section of Donkey Cons is alone worth the price. Buy a copy. Better yet, you should also purchase a few copies for your friends.

David Thomson
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14 of 20 people found the following review helpful By B. Haines on July 14, 2006
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More than just propaganda. Informative, historical. This book is a cautionary tale for all honest politicians! Crime pays! Old sins go unpunished and diehard party loyalists continue electing corrupt representatives. Sobering look at the voting practices of forgetful Americans. An easy read. Packed with anecdotes.
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19 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Mark Clifton on May 8, 2006
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Lyn Vincent and Robert Stacy McCain manage to connect the dots that prove the democrats are truly the party of jack asses more clearly than any book to date. Beginning with the fugitive Aaron Burr to the mob influence in the Kennedy administration, to Clinton's last act as president giving a pardon to 140 convicts (who for the most part) should still be rotting in prison, Vincent and McCain uncover an almost inherent propensity of the Democratic party towards corruption and moral turpitude at all levels. While showing that corruption is bi-partisan, the Democrats win this election with no recount necessary.

Mark S. Clifton

author of There Goes the Neighborhood
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27 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Clymer on April 17, 2006
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Some of the reviewers below criticize this book, essentially, for having a point of view. Unlike the `news', I don't expect all books to be balanced and objective; an author writing a book from a particular point of view is OK with me as long as it's clear the author is stating a point of view.

Other reviewers label the author as a ".. ranting ... lunatic...". It seems that these reviewers are calling the author a lunatic because of his accusations of outrageous behavior - which cannot possibly be true - so he must be a lunatic. I believe this is called "begging the question".

Finally one reviewer asserts that the authors footnotes don't check out. Sadly this reviewer gives no examples.

As for me, I suggest you read the book yourself and form your own opinions. It just may have something worthwhile to say!
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44 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Susan on April 5, 2006
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Vincent and McCain have brought together a vast number of meticulously-sourced and documented stories that illustrate the extent to which the Democratic Party is and always has been populated by more than its share of outright criminals. But they don't spare Republicans either. They've assembled extensive data on the GOP's criminal members as well. It's not the authors' fault that the Democrats have simply outdone the Republicans in criminal enterprise.

Though the research for this book is scholarly, the authors -- both veteran journalists -- have combined their writing styles into an easy-to-read, story-telling mode that presents the facts and allows the reader to judge his or her own conclusions. There is very little opinion and no sermonizing in this book. Like the old "Dragnet" TV series, the authors have presented "just the facts." And while some of those facts are well-known to most, the authors have uncovered little-known twists in almost every instance that make even these familiar stories (Chinagate, JFK's mob ties) seem like new revelations. For instance, I never knew that J. Edgar Hoover used JFK's extra-marital activities as leverage to force the president to allow Hoover to wire-tap Martin Luther King.

This book is a fun, fast read for anybody interested in politics, regardless of party sympathy. I hope these two writers (full disclosure: I was in college with both of them) team up on something else soon. They have a knack for telling stories that other media sources won't.
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