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When the Tea Party Came to Town kindle ☆ 333 pages Download õ Robert Draper É [Read] ➵ When the Tea Party Came to Town ➼ Robert Draper – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk In When the Tea Party Came to Town Robert Draper delivers the definitive account of what may turn out to be Terary window on the backstage machinations of the House of Representatives is both captivating and timely revealing the House in full from the process of how laws are made and in this case not made to the most eye popping cast of lawmakers Washington has ever seen Book cover note The vignettes that Draper paint in his incredible book do so much to explain just how and why any body of elected officials can exist with approval ratings as low as 8% John Dingell is uoted as saying I think pedophiles would do better This book does not have an axe to grind yet offers the reader information that only a true insider could have gleaned

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In When the Tea Party Came to Town Robert Draper delivers the definitive account of what may turn out to be the worst congressional term in United States history As he did in writing about President George W Bush in Dead Certain Draper burrows deep inside his subject gaining coope DO NOT ASK WHAT WE DO The evening of January 20 2009 15 white males and their spouses met at an expensive restaurant in Washington DC Seven of the men were Congressmen Eric Cantor Kevin McCarthy Paul Ryan Pete Sessions Jeb Hensarling Pete Hoekstra and Dan Lungren; five were Senators Jim DeMint Jn Kyle Tom Coburn John Ensign and Bob Corker; journalist Fred Barnes former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and communications specialist Frank Luntz who had organized the meeting completed the group The men were in shock by the election of Barack Obama who had been inaugarated earlier that day and they were trying to figure out how to get the White House back into Republican hands They decided to stick together highlight any problem faced by a Democrat official and challenge the Democrats on every issue Their decision would have an amazing effect on The United States during the next four years In DO NOT ASK WHAT WE DO Robert Draper follows the 112 US House of Representatives during it’s first year The year began with the induction of 98 new Representatives and ended with the failure of Congress to enact a budget and the US Credit rating being downgraded from AAA to AA The book examines the styles of numerous players and how they affected Congress and by extension America Kevin McCarthy the House Whip observed that many of the new Congressmen were risk takers He identified “ Two types of leaders One was a thermometer who could accurately discern the temperature in the room The other type of leader was a thermostat who could actual change the environment Obama was a thermostat He saw himself as an entrepreneur a creator of wealth and jobs” Among attempts made for both parties to work together were getting to know you dinners between freshman and senior members At the end of 2010 Nancy Pelosi thought they should raise the debt ceiling in the lame duck congress President Obama disagreed and thought the Republicans would and should be eual partners in the discussion and would tread the matter in a reasonable fashion Part of President Obama’s plan was eliminating tax cuts for wealthy The Republicans wouldn’t pass it even though a majority of Republican voters approved That should not have been a surprise In 2007 and 2008 20% of Republicans voted against their own budget because it didn’t meet their terms Chris Van Hollen stated “I think the Republicans are going to pay a very heavy price for automatic defense cuts because of the extreme lengths they were prepared to go The American people saw that they wee literally willing to jeopardize te credit worthiness of the US in order to try and force upon the country their budget plans” The Democrats decided they couldn’t please the Republicans no matter what they did Their votes were needed to pass many Republican sponsored bills but there was support for the Democrat’s bills in return Among the pressures on the Republican Congressman was that the majority of fund raising profits were given to Conservative favorites Imagine what would happen to an organization when a large group of high ranking middle managers are brought in and have their own agenda Many have made promises about what they will accomplish without considering how much power their co workers will give them They refuse to compromise and maintain an adversarial position within the entire group concentrating on the wishes of their small constituency despite differing views and needs of the entire population that they represent As one would expect things would not go their way things that should be accomplished fail and everyone becomes angry and frustrated That is the sad story of the 112th Congress

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When the Tea Party Came to TownRation from the major players and provides an insider's book like no one else can a colorful unsparingly detailed but evenhanded narrative of how the House of Representatives became a house of ill repute Because of the bitterly divided political atmosphere in which we live this li Reading a book about events that you lived and directly worked through is a new experience for me We have all had ties to some book that we have read whether it was about a national cause or a field of study that we enjoy But as I read Robert Draper’s Do Not Ask What Good We Do – a story of the Freshmen House Republicans’ first year in Washington – I could not help but think back to the last year of my life with fondness and frustrationThe book follows a number of interesting figures in the 112th Congress includingRep Allen West R FLJeff Duncan R SC and the rest of the South Carolina freshman membersJohn Dingell D MIKevin McCarthy R CAMr Draper tell’s the story’s of some of the freshmen classes noticeable members and contrasts their lack of institutional knowledge with that of their most seniors colleagues namely Rep John Dingell the Dean of the House of Representatives The differences between these two groups is too numerous to fully list but include at the most common level the role of earmarks in the policy making process and at the apex their very world viewsThe entire story is made possible by the Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy A member of the so called “Young Guns” Mr McCarthy is charged with delivering votes on some of the House’s most contentious bills with a surprising lack of resources compared to previous generations all while being one of the least experienced Whips in the history of the House His knowledge and strong relationships with members of the freshmen class give Mr Draper ample resources to round out this bookSome of the important back stories told within the book includeNancy Pelosi’s reign as speakerJohn Boehner’s leadership stylePresident Obama’s relationship with the HouseRepublican Leadership battlesGovernment Shutdown and Debt Ceiling fightsHigh PointsMr Draper focuses on the big issues that frame the 1st session of the 112th Congress and lets go of many of the details that cloud the larger picture His anecdotes through the telling of individual Member stories provide insight into the world views of one of the most influential freshmen classes in the history of the HouseLow PointsAs a Capitol Hill staffer for a member mentioned on page 129 with friends in offices that were mentioned I can safely say that some of Mr Draper’s characterizations of the freshmen were shortsighted and in hindsight inaccurate While I must add none of this appears to be malicious but rather the result of limited exposureOverallIf you are a political junkie – enough that you prefer the term “politico” – this book might be old hat for you Keeping up with Politico and a combination of after action reports published by the Washington Post can get you much of the same information at this point But if you casually follow politics and want to understand about how the House of Representatives really works this is a fantastic read At only 352 pages and 1850 dollars Do Not Ask What Good We Do is a worth your time