How the Hell Did This Happen?: The Election of 2016

How the Hell Did This Happen?: The Election of 2016 Author P. J. O’Rourke
ISBN-10 0802126197
ISBN-13 9780802126191
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press
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This election cycle was so absurd that celebrated political satirist journalist and die hard Republican P J ORourke endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton As P J put it America is experiencing the most severe outbreak of mass psychosis since the Salem witch trials of 1692 So why not put Hillary on the dunking stool In How the Hell Did This Happen P J brings his critical eye and inimitable voice to some seriously risky business Starting in June 2015 he asks Who are these jacklegs high binders wire pullers mountebanks swellheads buncombe spigots four flushers and animated spittoons offering themselves as worthy of Americas highest office and surveys the full cast of presidential candidates including everyone youve already forgotten and everyone you wish you could forget P J offers a brief history of how our insane process for picking who will run for president evolved from the very first nominating convention thanks Anti Masonic Party through the reforms of the Progressive era because theres nothing that cant be worsened by reform to the present He takes us through the debates and key primaries and analyzes everything from the campaign platforms or lack thereof to presidential style Trumps appearanceindeed Trumps existenceis a little guys idea of living large A private plane A swell joint in Florida Gold plated toilet handles And he rises from the depths of despair to come up with a better way to choose a president Following his come to Satan moment with Hillary and the Beginning of End Times in November P J reckons with a new age America is experiencing a change in the nature of leadership Were getting rid of our leaders And were starting at the top

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