Flyover Nation

Flyover Nation

You Can't Run A Country You've Never Been to

Book - 2016
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"Blaze TV and top radio host Dana Loesch explains that the biggest political problem today is that the people who run this country have no idea what life is really like for ordinary Americans. In fact, they have contempt for the very people they claim to represent. When the owners of a small pizza parlor in Indiana were asked by the local press whether they would ever cater a gay wedding, they said no, citing their personal religious beliefs. The internet responded with immediate outrage, posting death threats and vicious online reviews, and forcing them to shut down. All for expressing a personal opinion rooted in faith, in response to a completely hypothetical question. A new front in the culture war had been opened. When the owners of the pizza parlor told Dana Loesch on a Blaze TV interview that they might never reopen, Loesch started a fundraising campaign. Hundreds of thousands of dollars quickly poured in to support them. The people donating weren't taking a stand against gay rights; they just believed that a random mom-and-pop shop shouldn't be run out of business because media and political elites on both coasts caricature and vilify rural Americans. Most of the problems with our country today can be traced to a very simple cause - the growing disconnect between the government and media elites and the rest of us, the old-fashioned, hard-working, God-fearing Americans who are proud to live in middle America. As Loesch explains, too many people getting on their high horse about Wal-Mart have never shopped in one. Protesters outraged at small town cops have never been helped by one. Environmentalists who claim to want to protect the spotted owl have never been in the woods with one. Atheists who attack committed Christians have never sat in a pew with one. Loesch doesn't take aims solely at the Democrats; some Republicans in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail have also forgotten what life is like for the people back home. While these so-called leaders may have forgotten the people in coal towns and farming communities, the voters in those communities haven't forgotten Washington's betrayals. And it will show in 2016. As one of the most powerful and recognizable voices on talk radio today, Dana Loesch is leading a revolution of America's new Silent Majority"--
Publisher: New York, New York : Sentinel, 2016.
ISBN: 9780399563881
0399563881
9780399563898
Branch Call Number: 320.973 LOESCH
Characteristics: 246 pages ; 24 cm

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devsalz
Dec 29, 2016

This is basically a book version of the usual talk radio chatter. It panders to those who want to believe in a simpler, more rural time. Regardless of your politics, it doesn't add any helpful insight to today's issues.

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nixx1234
Dec 16, 2016

Oops! I thought this was a book and I'd learn something in it. No, it is a moronic screed by a right wing nut job. No facts, just slander and fabricated bile. Just red the first sentence and you will see what I mean.

I should have looked at the back cover, it was reviewed by Glenn Beck - America's foremost wacko.

If you like your politics dishonest and insulting, this is for you. If, on the other hand, you enjoy learning - forget it. It ain't here.

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