Spoiled Rotten by Jay Cost

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An impassioned argument that will only appeal to a conservative audience.


A popular columnist for The Weekly Standard, conservative journalist Jay Cost now offers a lively, candid, diligently researched revisionist history of the Democratic Party. In Spoiled Rotten, Cost reveals that the national political organization, first formed by Andrew Jackson in 1824, that has always prided itself as the party of the poor, the working class, the little guy is anything but that—rather, it’s a corrupt tool of special interest groups that feed off of the federal government. A remarkable book that belongs on every politically aware American’s bookshelf next to Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism and The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes, Spoiled Rotten exposes the Democratic Party as a modern-day national Tammany Hall and indisputably demonstrates why it can no longer be trusted with the power of government.

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Jay Cost writes the twice-weekly "Morning Jay" column for the Weekly Standard and was previously a writer for RealClearPolitic and a popular political blogger. Cost received a BA in government from the University of Virginia and an MA in political science from the University of Chicago. He lives in Pennsylvania.
Published May 15, 2012 by Harper. 373 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Apr 01 2012

An impassioned argument that will only appeal to a conservative audience.

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Reviewed by John Nolte on Jun 30 2012

This is no polemic, it's history -- fascinating, heartbreaking history.

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Reviewed by Fred Siegel on Jul 01 2012

Spoiled Rotten is a profoundly important book that locates President Barack Obama’s precipitous fall from grace in the insatiable demands placed on the American government by the Democratic Party’s entitled interest groups.

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