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Stupidparty Math v Myth: Unmasking the Destructive Forces Eroding American Democracy

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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Stupidparty Math v. Myth relies on documented facts, resources and tools to deconstruct and relentlessly drill down on the numerous misconceptions held by too many Republicans. It is an exercise that will ultimately lead to the unmasking of the real culprits.

-Stupidparty positions defrocked on: the "moochers”, the economy, climate change, gun control, environmental steward
Paperback, 390 pages
Published September 1st 2014 by Fact over Fiction Publishing Ltd
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Victoria Brinius
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book needs to be read with an open mind! It would also help if the reader is not involved in politics. I ran for the Board of Education in my town and was the Secretary of the Republican Town Committee. I am now a democrat. With that being said I think that I can look at the middle road and review this book honestly. This book is either going to get high praise or it will tick some people of. That is the way of politics. However the author gives facts and graphs to his arguments and even gi ...more
Ivory M
May 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Stupidparty Math v. Myth relies on documented facts, resources and tools to deconstruct and relentlessly drill down on the numerous misconceptions spouted to the public by too many Republicans. Stupidparty positions defrocked on: the "moochers”, the economy, climate change, gun control, environmental stewardship, racism, religion, “freedoms”, gun culture, ignorance-based humor and numerous other issues.Also included are 1,055 full color images and 121 graphs and charts. More than 1,500 links sub ...more
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
'60% of daily viewers of Fox News believe most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring'

Author Patrick Andendall has lived on both sides of the pond and though trained in the UK and having absorbed the qualities of British governance first hand, he then moved to the US (he currently lives on Long Island, NY) and has always had an interest in politics and is able to he view issues from a more international perspective. In 2004, five days before the election, he flew to Cleveland a
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When you read anything with any kind of political bend to it, you always have to know where the author is coming from, and what their intentions are. In this particular case, the author is a conservative, that isn't exactly in line with the Republican party as it stands right now. And while it is "his party", and he can cry if he wants to, he goes after the shortcomings and issues of his own party (or, more specifically, the extreme right-wing Republicans), with ACTUAL FACTS!?!?! Well, I never!

Arlene Mullen
Mar 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
SO I am not someone who normally reads any type of political book. But this one was really good. I did not feel like I was reading a book bashing republicans. Everything was backed up with research. So many of the points that were made really struck me. I felt that I needed to take more time and invest in knowledge of who we vote for.
Many of the points that he makes are things that you never realized. How far many of these "republicans" have strayed from doing what is actually best for the peopl
Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am not a political person, nor do I really follow politics, but this book sure did keep me interested. Although it is Republican based, Patrick Andendall has a very witty sense of humor and this book is fantastically written in a way which had me open to new ideas and contemplating his perception of things. The use of comics at the beginning of the chapters had me chuckling and anticipating what I would read in the following chapter instead of just flipping through page after page of words, wo ...more
Dennis Littrell
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ha, ha, but not so funny if you are actually a card-carrying member of the Stupidparty

In addition to the humor and the detailed information about how things got so, so stupid, there are the many links that Andendall provides to support his thesis. Those links demonstrate beyond a shadow of a doubt that something horribly wrong has happened to the Republican Party.
The “Math v. Myth” in the title refers to what I think is most ignominious failure of today’s Republican Party, a political party that
Jessica Bone
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stupid Party Math v Myth unmasking the destructive forces eroding American Democracy relies on publicly available facts, resources, and tools to deconstruct and relentlessly drill down on the numerous misconception held by too many Republicans. Patrick Andendall defrocks position on moochers, the economy, climate change, environmental stewardship, racism, religion, "Freedoms", guns and ignorance-based humor. Once discerning American's understand the destructive forces manipulate their views, the ...more
Mrs. Varela
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Patrick Adendall's "Stupidparty Math v. Myth" comes across as an informal education in politics. Particularly Republican Party politics. This book is written for anyone already involved in politics, has an interest in politics, or just plain curious. I fall in the latter category. In his introduction, the author states that his intent is not about trying to destroy the Republican Party, but about saving it. My curiosity was increased by this bold assertion.

Much of the book is backed up by factua
Evelyn Walker
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is so full of statistics that it makes me want to carry it around so I can pull it out when faced with people who want to argue with me about things like the value of government or climate science. Although some of what is written is tongue in cheek, I did not find anything humorous about this book. It is a complete compilation showing that our country is being controlled by money and that a large portion of our population can’t take the time to understand why and how they are being ma ...more
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Worth the read

Before reading this book, I was curious about the Republican party and how they got the moniker "The Stupidparty." I now realize that the goals and overall effort of the Republican party is subpar to say the least. After reading this book, I will be paying more attention to politics. The author does a great job of gathering information and citing sources. This book includes quotes, said by Republicans, that show their mistakes and lack of education on certain matters.  He wants to
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book as a Good Reads giveaway. This is normally not the type of book I read, but I thought I'd give it a try. Wow, I knew people were sheep in the age of Facebook, twitter, etc., but to completely ignore facts, science, reality is just crazy!! I guess some would rather hate than try to understand the world and others in it. That is exactly what the Stupidparty is doing with Fox news and other shows, podcasts, and publications. This an interesting and eye opening book! S ...more
Carol Palmer
The main problem with this book was that it was published in 2014 before Trump, before the StupidParty devolved into full-blown Idiocracy. Despite being out of date, it wasn’t that interesting, mainly lots and lots of quotes. The author says that he wrote it for the 33.3% of Republicans who still accept facts like global warming is real and unfettered tax cuts are bad. These are probably people who vote Republican for tax cuts and ignore the loonies. They aren’t going to rebel against the 66.7%. ...more
There are a lot of controversial review for this book, but I liked it. I think this is one you just have to pick up and read for yourself and make your own decisions. It's political. And what are the three things we don't discuss at a dinner party? Right.

You won't put the book down without an opinion.
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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*free book - giveaway winner*

3.5 stars--i would have given this stars but this book really needs an editor (using less instead of fewer, spelling mistakes, etc)...not sure if this is just in the kindle version but if you're selling it in that format, someone should look it over right?

i was looking through the giveaways and noticed thom hartmann recommended this book so i had to enter this giveaway. i am glad i won because there is a lot of really good, really depressing information in this book.
Irene Roth
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is for the political-minded reader. The book is detailed and the reader will learn a lot about the Republican Party. It is a book that I couldn’t book down because of how detailed and interesting it was.

One of the motivations for the book is the negative way that the Republican Party has been viewed by people lately. The party has unfortunately equated intelligence and education with being elite. They seem to believe that smart people look down on everyone else and especially the Rep
Valerie Caraotta
A comprehensive compilation of data with a one sided slant

This work of Patrick Andendall is comprehensive in nature in his compilation of statistics, charts, direct quotations and links on numerous pages. He shares early on that the name "stupidparty" is the name given for the Republican Party that has given way to extremism in their thinking. Don't claiming to be a conservative and a former Reagan supporter, he no longer seems to support the Republican party.

Andendall present his case in sectio
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Political party bashing at its best! If you want a breakdown of all that is wrong with the Republican Party, than this is the book for you. Patrick Andendall is a disillusioned Republican who has written this book as a way of exposing all the ways that the Republicans are showing their stupidity. While I do not consider myself a Republican, and have many criticisms of the party, I nevertheless found this book to be a bit much. For one, I have never been a fan of name calling, though it seems to ...more
Kristi Richardson
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Everything you ever wanted to know about the GOP but were too smart to ask! I received this book from the author and this was fun to read.

My favorite thing about this book was having so many charts and maps so that every time someone makes a misleading post on Facebook, you can point them to the truth and make them grovel.

Obviously this is a book written for Progressive Liberals to inhale and exhale in it's many sentient tips and humorous bits on Conservative, Tea Party politicians who zigged
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
StupidParty: Math vs. Myth, as other reviewers have stated, is definitely a work that is slanted to the right of the political spectrum. The author theorizes that the Republican Party is far more effective if it’s willing to accept data driven realities and leave behind its current extremist policies.
I consider myself a moderate Republican and could relate easily with many of the conclusions presented by Andendall. Common sense and shared power in American politics is necessary for maintain our
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In the current state of politics in the United States, it’s clear that the divisiveness certainly impedes progress. In my opinion, both parties are equally at fault. StupidParty: Math vs Myth is a sometimes comical look at the current state of the Grand Old Party and how their Tea Party conservatives are missing the truth behind the numbers.

The book should be required reading for Republicans and Democrats alike. Common sense and attention to reality seem to be the only way to reverse course on t
Jason Lewis
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-won
A great read for someone wanting an outside view of some of the moves of the republican party. It shows the one-sided views of the Republican party, yet unfortunately does not compare it to those of the liberal side, how they compare, or what can be expected through the struggle.
In some ways, readers should take this book more as a satire of the political spectrum and learn both how some view this party breakdown and what is expected from outsiders if any improvement is to be done.
Darlene Cruz
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very impressive. I am not savvy when it comes to the political circle, I get by but this book I got more than I bargain for. Excellent read and very informative. I know what some people will say the Republican is this and so on and so on but hey this has been going on for ions. Whose to say which political party is the sane one? This book kept me reading though and I appreciate it. I won this book on Goodreads, First Read Giveaway. Thank you, Darlene Cruz
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, political
Was most intrigued by the title and concept behind writing. Being able to fact check was a good hook for those of us who have familiarity with internet; found a drawback to 4 star rather than 5. Interesting book which I intend to read again and add to my reference library.
Addie LeMaster
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It was simple enough to understand everything and put it in a way that you just can't disagree with. A great read for anyone with an open mind. Sadly those who really need to read it are the ones with closed minds.
Nov 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.
All the facts I have tried to combat the lies and silliness my more conservative friends have been spewing are in this book. If only I could convince them too take the time to read this.
Rachel Parrott
Oct 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This book collects many facts, quotes and resources on the loud narratives of the ‘right’ as well as providing some thought on how we got here. With the plethora of links reading the e-book versions is a great plus for this one.

My free copy came through the Goodreads First Reads program.
Shay Leszinske
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Very interesting and entertaining look at the republican party. A must read for everyone even if politics is not in your nature. I recieved this book through good reads.
Peter Mcloughlin
Written by someone who calls himself conservative from times when it didn't mean insane this book has a lot of information but reads like a blog. I have seen a lot of it before. Basically, if you are a Republican in 2017 or voted for Trump you have a major character flaw. With what the party has become if you are still supporting it essentially there is something seriously wrong with you. This book tries but will not likely save you.
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