Backlash book and backlash against the GOP

Brad Thor is a New York Times Bestselling Author with more than 15 million books in print. His new political thriller, Backlash, is out and he talks about the process of writing novels, what it means to write “faction” instead of fiction and shares lots of advice for writers, creatives and entrepreneurs. He talks (as much as he can) about the secret government Red Cell program he has been a part of as well. As a major GOP supporter in the past, he talks about his political shift and why last year he announced—and retracted—a 2020 Presidential run.

You can follow Brad on Twitter at @BradThor online at BradThor.com. Backlash (and Brad’s other books) are available through Amazon.com and wherever fine books are sold.

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There are 8 comments.

  1. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    This writer is a legend in his own mind. Rather than blame Trump for an inept Congress, he should look at the plain fact of Paul Ryan and Co. who did everything they could to hamper what should have been successful Republican majority accomplishments. That, coupled with the Mueller probe, crippled a fabulous opportunity for the GOP. The people within our own party who never accepted the election as legitimate are a disgrace to the Democratic process.

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    • June 25, 2019, at 3:29 PM PDT
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  2. WI Con Member

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    This writer is a legend in his own mind. Rather than blame Trump for an inept Congress, he should look at the plain fact of Paul Ryan and Co. who did everything they could to hamper what should have been successful Republican majority accomplishments. That, coupled with the Mueller probe, crippled a fabulous opportunity for the GOP. The people within our own party who never accepted the election as legitimate are a disgrace to the Democratic process.

    I haven’t listened to this podcast yet, heard the Andrew Klavan interview with him and he seemed to spread his blame more fairly than other NTers. I realize he’s got hang-ups with Trump but he gave some well deserved criticism of the GOPe as well.

    His books are fun. 

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    • June 25, 2019, at 6:31 PM PDT
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  3. David Pettus Coolidge

    Sounds like an interesting book. I look forward to reading it. It sounds like it’s got some similarity with Louis L’Amour’s “Last of the Breed.”

    • #3
    • June 25, 2019, at 7:30 PM PDT
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  4. Taras Coolidge

    The Republicans had complete control of everything in Washington for two years, Brad Thor says. 

    That must mean they had a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. 

    I guess I missed that! (Or maybe Thor’s understanding of American politics isn’t as complete as he thinks.)

    Not to mention that the Democrats who dominate the Federal bureaucracy must have been replaced by Republicans. (Or maybe Thor’s understanding of American politics isn’t as complete as he thinks.)

    • #4
    • June 28, 2019, at 12:42 AM PDT
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  5. Taras Coolidge

    “The Republicans don’t stand for anything,” says Brad Thor, and Carol Roth agrees with him. 

    Taken literally, that statement is obviously false: Republicans oppose socialism, to name just one thing. 

    Perhaps we should consider Thor and Roth as single issue voters, whose single issue is a balanced budget. Then the statement becomes “The Republicans don’t stand for a balanced budget.” Now that you can make a case for. 

    Of course, abandoning the Republicans over that one issue is like a passenger on the Titanic refusing to get in a lifeboat because it’s too dirty. 

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    • June 28, 2019, at 1:07 AM PDT
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  6. RufusRJones Member

    When has the right done anything about bad trends in spending, debt to GDP, or unfunded liabilities? Ronald Reagan started it. We are better off with Tump right now. 

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    • June 28, 2019, at 1:27 AM PDT
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  7. JimGoneWild Coolidge

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    When has the right done anything about bad trends in spending, debt to GDP, or unfunded liabilities? Ronald Reagan started it. We are better off with Tump right now.

    No, it started under Reagan, but he didn’t start it. No department went over budget. Congressional discretionary spending is what did it.

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    • July 2, 2019, at 2:29 PM PDT
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  8. JimGoneWild Coolidge

    Hey Brad, the Trump tax cuts didn’t ‘cut revenue’, they increased revenue — which was expected. You’re right, Economics isn’t your strong point. Stick to writing.

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    • July 2, 2019, at 2:32 PM PDT
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