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  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1482509431
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482509434
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,631,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

C. Edmund Wright has been observing and commenting on the failures of the Republican Establishment since 1992, first dealing with them as part of the Bush Quayle Campaign Team. He has been warning about the most over rated political guru of all time, Karl Rove, since 2000. The disaster of the 2012 campaign, not to mention Rove’s comments since, have suddenly validated Wright’s long held contentions. He has been right all along. Ensconced firmly outside the Washington beltway, Wright draws on his experience in reality as a businessman, husband and father – as well as his sublimely singular way of explaining cause and effect, to make his points. Telling stories that are punctuated by a sharp sardonic sense of humor and irony, Wright’s specialty is weaving seemingly tangential issues into his main theme. Living in North Carolina with his wife and youngest child, he contributes to the American Thinker, ghost writes for some well known political and media figures, and works for Marketel Media among other business interests. His hope is that his books will inspire equal parts “finally someone said that”and “wow, never thought about it like that” responses.

Customer Reviews

And some of the stories from the primary season are amazing.
Peter Scott Kipp
This book really puts some history into perspective, and some things make so much more sense now.
George Crane
As books go, this was just a rather bad pile of word-jumble.
Clare Teeling

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By sagman on April 20, 2013
Format: Paperback
Three reasons, in no particular order, that I found this book worthwhile:

1) It is accessible. Political junkies will find Wright's take fascinating, but you do not have to be a political junkie to benefit from the discussion. All it takes is an interest in America's recent political history, particularly the 2012 election.

2) WTF is a model of clear and lively prose. Not once did I pause at the end of a sentence or paragraph or chapter and think, "What did he just say?" Not once did I scan impatiently through a page. Wright writes with passion, conviction, and humor. He uses wit like a fencer who tags opponents at will.

3) The book lays out where the GOP has gone wrong over the last twenty years and what we need to do to get the Party and our country back before it's too late.

The GOP Establishment, embodied in Rove, is the main target of Wright's ire, and for good reason: if Rove is indeed the "Architect," then he and his sycophants deserve the lion's portion of the blame for the position the GOP finds itself in today. Reid is still Majority Leader, ObamaCare is the law of the land, and against all odds, Obama won reelection.

But Wright also criticizes Bush 43 for his failure to defend himself, his party, and his presidency; John Roberts for his bizarre reasoning on ObamaCare; GOP candidates who took hatchets to each other (to the delight of Obama); and assorted pundits and observers (even Will and Krauthammer) who inexplicably missed the obvious about what was really going on.

With an insider's perspective, Wright deconstructs the GOP's farcical primary season and explains how Romney's abysmal campaign guaranteed the reelection of a failed president.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By George Crane on March 20, 2013
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I first became interested in politics about 5 years ago, and have been following it closely ever since. This book really puts some history into perspective, and some things make so much more sense now. Reading it was like having a conversation with your favorite talk show host or professor. I now believe that the 2012 election was the result of 20 years of incompetence on the part of the so called political pros, and not the result of just the campaign season. The book makes that clear. The chapters on the Republican primary season are my favorite parts of the book, but it's all good.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert A. Van Lente on April 24, 2013
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This book is a must read for Republican candidates and volunteers. Wright argues a strong case that Republicans do best when they act like Republicans with conservative values. Instead of whining about so called "low-information voters" he suggests we realize we created them by our failure to use the bully pulpit, allowing progressives to control the narrative beginning with the end of Reagan's administration.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Peter Scott Kipp on March 19, 2013
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I bought a copy of this book from the author Edmund Wright before CPAC, and I devoured it. I cannot believe this book was written over the past few months and years. He just nailed it from start to finish, and makes complex issues so easy to understand. He also writes in an easy conversational style that really moves quickly. And some of the stories from the primary season are amazing. Get this book, and you'll never look at politics the same way again.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robert Chartuk on March 19, 2013
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Ed Wright hits the nail right on the head about how the Republican "establishment consultants" blew the Romney race and presages the battle the GOP now has on its hands to break free from its past and and become a viable political entity. His timing couldn't be better as pundits such as Pat Caddell, the Fox News Contributor and Democrat pollster, are all over the airwaves exposing the GOP "Racketeering" class of consultants who are enriching themselves while ruining the party.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By T. Allen Steele on March 22, 2013
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Great book! C.E. Wright brings the historical perspective of 20+ years of being an observer at the front lines of national GOP campaigns to this book. His observations, ideas and assessment of the failures of the "expert consultants" have been simmering on slow cook for a couple of decades now. He tells the stories with humor, wit and irony and weaves them into a better strategy for future GOP success. And our country's very survival depends upon it. Einstein said that the definition of insanity is to try the same things over and over again and yet expect different results. CEW has better ideas for the GOP campaign strategy, message and tactics for 2014 and beyond, in order for them to actually win in the future. The timing of this book could not be better!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pelham on April 14, 2013
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The part before Romney's campaign was interesting. Perhaps a bit long winded. The Republican establishment has
behaved the same way dating back to Wendell Wilkie.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By edward c dworkin on September 18, 2013
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The Founders would be mortified. I have been watching the absorbtion of the GOP into the Dems for years. We have a few leaders with cojones and we need to support them. Don't count on Ruio anymore more. What a disappointment. Follow Cruz and Paul. We need a good conservative voice to take back the WH, not a McCain or Romney. I am tired of seeing McCains face everywhere. He needs to retire. WTF tells te story as it should be told.
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