Posted November 12, 2018 07:59:30By Michael Krieger, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and David Weigel, an associate editor at The Washington Post,The American Conservative: The Republican Party Is the Most Conservative in the History of the World, by Michael Kraken, is available for purchase at Amazon.com.
The American Conservatives is the latest in a series of books written by the two writers, and the first of their three-part series, The Republican Underground, is published by the New Press Group.
Kraken and Weigel describe the Republican establishment’s political strategy as a “secret society,” in which it seeks to maintain power through fear and intimidation, and to undermine the power of progressive politicians and organizations by making them look weak.
Krazen writes that this strategy was implemented with increasing speed in the 1990s by the Republican Party, as it embraced a strategy of “sabotage” against Democratic politicians, including former Vice President Al Gore and former Sen. Al Franken.
The book’s title comes from the infamous phrase, “The Republican Underground,” used by the anti-Vietnam War Democratic Party during the 1980s and 1990s, when its leaders were accused of being part of a secret underground group that was plotting the overthrow of the United States.
That group, The Red Brigades, eventually merged with the Republican Underground to form the Republican National Committee.
While Kraken was writing The Republican Insurrection in 2015, he became aware of the existence of a new group, the American Conservative Movement, which was founded in 2015 by two Republican lawmakers, Congressman Jim Jordan and Rep. Matt Salmon, both of whom are now Republicans.
The movement is dedicated to attacking the Democratic Party and its leaders, and is funded by wealthy Republican donors, who have funneled money to Republican politicians through various groups and nonprofits.
Jordan, who is married to former Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, was a founding member of the group.
Jordan told The American Conservatives that he and Salmon are members of the “RNC’s Strategic Communications,” a secretive, secret, and secretive network of GOP operatives and donors that is comprised of people with a “well-documented history of promoting the ideas of extreme right-wing politics and the conservative cause.”
Jordan, who said he is a longtime friend of Kraken’s and is a “big believer in free speech,” said that the American Conservatives was formed because he had “learned of the dangers of the Republican movement.”
He said that while the group has its roots in the Reagan and George W. Bush years, the current incarnation is “not conservative.”
“The Republican Party is a secret society,” Jordan told The Washington Times.
“They are not like, a political party, they are an anti-democratic, right- wing, anti-socialist party that wants to make you feel like you are powerless.”
In the book, Kraken said that members of his movement “have become more sophisticated, more sophisticated in their efforts to undermine Democratic politicians and to discredit progressive Democrats.”
“They’ve become increasingly sophisticated in how they attack Democrats and how they discredit and discredit progressive candidates,” Kraken wrote.
“This group, American Conservative, is not the same group I was writing about during the Reagan years, which I would characterize as a very sophisticated, well-oiled machine of disinformation and fear-mongering.
But they are now becoming more sophisticated and sophisticated in trying to undermine and undermine progressive Democratic politicians.”
Jordan added that he would “never be able to defeat the Democratic party, but I would be delighted to see them weakened and discredited.”
“I would love to see a conservative Republican president, but the reality is we are losing that fight because the GOP has become more and more like the Democrats,” he said.
“And the reason that is the Democrats have a better chance to win the White House in 2020, 2020 is because of the efforts of conservative Republicans, not because of them.”
The book has been described as “one of the most insightful, comprehensive and devastating critiques of the modern Republican Party.”
It is available to purchase for $20.95 on Amazon.