Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever

Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever

A respected, long-time Republican strategist, ad-maker, and contributor for The Daily Beast, skewers the disease that is destroying the conservative movement and burning down the GOP: Trumpism. In Everything Trump Touches Dies, political campaign strategist and commentator Rick Wilson brings his darkly funny humor and biting analysis to the absurdity of American politics in A respected, long-time Republican strategist, ad-maker, and contributor for The Daily Beast, skewers the disease that...

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Title:Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever
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Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever Reviews

  • Claudia
    Aug 22, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

  • Bill  Kerwin
    Aug 12, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

  • Tony
    Oct 12, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

    My excuse? This was sitting face up on a library table of "new arrivals" right beside Ann Coulter's new book. Assuming I was at the "new in humor for Halloween" table, I picked up this book right beside it after turning Coulter's book face down because I felt lunch coming back up. Anyw...

    I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoy Rick Wilson's appearances on news shows and his column for The Daily Beast. He has a way with words and is unstinting in his condemnation of the current "president." However, a little vitriol goes a long way. It's one thing to rea...

    ?The monster is out of its cage, and its new trainers (both here and in Russia) encourage only its dumbest, darkest, most capricious, cruel and violent behaviors. This book is, I hope, one of a number of poison darts in the neck of the monster.? I?ve been enjoying Rick Wilson on...

    Rick Wilson, long-time Republican strategist and ad-maker (as well as the king of snark), issues an epic beat-down of The Donald and all of his enablers in this scalding, insightful, yet scary book. Wilson is an avowed conservative who is pissed and wants his country and party back. ...

    As entertaining as ETTD is, the serious accusations and analyses made by Rick Wilson are aggressive and hard-hitting. Unlike Bob Woodward in "Fear", Wilson is not neutral; rather he is invested deeply in the failure of the Republican Party to distance itself from "the worst President i...

    Wickedly funny and no one is spared. Love the Bannon/Roy Moore twist. It dragged a bit at the end (I skimmed) as Wilson went off over whatever it went off on, but otherwise solid reading. ...

    Buckle up, y'all, because this review is going to get personal. I found Rick Wilson in the aftermath of the 2016 election, and he was a beacon of hope for me. Not only did he restore my faith in Conservatism (hey, not all of them are racist, gay-hating creeps who want to build a wal...

    If you consider yourself a conservative, this is required reading. I particularly enjoy the wit, but the utter brutality of this takedown cuts really close to the bone. I laughed out loud so many times reading this, but in the end, it describes a dire situation we find ourselves in...

    I've started reading this and thoroughly regret falling for the hype. Despite his cleverness with insults and name-calling, his descriptions of women, Republican or Democrat, is ugly and sexist. But truth be told, his name-calling is ugly, too. Definitely not worth your time or your mo...

    Once again I find myself contemplating the strange political alignments that I see since the election of Donald Trump in November 2016. Rick Wilson has been a Republican strategist for 30 years and is probably responsible for multitudes of political ads that I have hated, but he and I ...

    Yes, yes. I am reading many books that only confirm my own biases. This one excels at stressing the points that I believe define our president. He is a man without ideology who has surrounded himself with misfit toys, advisors who either have no credentials for offering advice or have ...

    Really funny screed by Rick Wilson, whose foul-mouthed Never-Trump articles have been a bright light these past two ugly years. He is a voice for rational and intelligent conservatism in an age where it seems everyone else sold out, sucked up or gave up. I need to buy this for my dad a...

    I've grown to really enjoy Rick Wilson first through Ana Marie Cox's podcast and then through Twitter. Rick and I have very different ideas about policy, and in most political eras I'd find myself firmly on the other side of the fence from him, but I so appreciate principled conservati...

    "Who is the more fool, the fool or the fool who follows him?" - Obi Wan Kenobi I strangely enough don't mean the President of the United States when I invoke this quote, neither as the fool or the one he follows. I instead mean Rick Wilson, the author of the book which is full of gn...

    I think people should make some effort to avoid immersing myself in the opinions of those they agree with, and to expose themselves to smart people who they disagree with. As such, I would probably not read a book with a title like this if it was written by a liberal, since I'm mostly ...

    Two years into this mess and I'm still struggling to understand how Donald Trump could become the presidential nominee of the Republican party. I'm a lifelong moderate sort of Democrat, but I've know plenty of intelligent, reasonable, compassionate Republicans, and I just can't wrap my...

    EVERYTHING TRUMP TOUCHES DIES. (2018). Rick Wilson. ***. You can probably guess from the title that his work is not a reasoned examination of the current administration. You would be right. The author ? a consultant to the Republican Party in general and to the world of politics in...

  • Misfit
    Aug 11, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

    My excuse? This was sitting face up on a library table of "new arrivals" right beside Ann Coulter's new book. Assuming I was at the "new in humor for Halloween" table, I picked up this book right beside it after turning Coulter's book face down because I felt lunch coming back up. Anyw...

    I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoy Rick Wilson's appearances on news shows and his column for The Daily Beast. He has a way with words and is unstinting in his condemnation of the current "president." However, a little vitriol goes a long way. It's one thing to rea...

    ?The monster is out of its cage, and its new trainers (both here and in Russia) encourage only its dumbest, darkest, most capricious, cruel and violent behaviors. This book is, I hope, one of a number of poison darts in the neck of the monster.? I?ve been enjoying Rick Wilson on...

    Rick Wilson, long-time Republican strategist and ad-maker (as well as the king of snark), issues an epic beat-down of The Donald and all of his enablers in this scalding, insightful, yet scary book. Wilson is an avowed conservative who is pissed and wants his country and party back. ...

    As entertaining as ETTD is, the serious accusations and analyses made by Rick Wilson are aggressive and hard-hitting. Unlike Bob Woodward in "Fear", Wilson is not neutral; rather he is invested deeply in the failure of the Republican Party to distance itself from "the worst President i...

    Wickedly funny and no one is spared. Love the Bannon/Roy Moore twist. It dragged a bit at the end (I skimmed) as Wilson went off over whatever it went off on, but otherwise solid reading. ...

  • Kurt Pankau
    Sep 10, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

    My excuse? This was sitting face up on a library table of "new arrivals" right beside Ann Coulter's new book. Assuming I was at the "new in humor for Halloween" table, I picked up this book right beside it after turning Coulter's book face down because I felt lunch coming back up. Anyw...

    I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoy Rick Wilson's appearances on news shows and his column for The Daily Beast. He has a way with words and is unstinting in his condemnation of the current "president." However, a little vitriol goes a long way. It's one thing to rea...

    ?The monster is out of its cage, and its new trainers (both here and in Russia) encourage only its dumbest, darkest, most capricious, cruel and violent behaviors. This book is, I hope, one of a number of poison darts in the neck of the monster.? I?ve been enjoying Rick Wilson on...

    Rick Wilson, long-time Republican strategist and ad-maker (as well as the king of snark), issues an epic beat-down of The Donald and all of his enablers in this scalding, insightful, yet scary book. Wilson is an avowed conservative who is pissed and wants his country and party back. ...

    As entertaining as ETTD is, the serious accusations and analyses made by Rick Wilson are aggressive and hard-hitting. Unlike Bob Woodward in "Fear", Wilson is not neutral; rather he is invested deeply in the failure of the Republican Party to distance itself from "the worst President i...

    Wickedly funny and no one is spared. Love the Bannon/Roy Moore twist. It dragged a bit at the end (I skimmed) as Wilson went off over whatever it went off on, but otherwise solid reading. ...

    Buckle up, y'all, because this review is going to get personal. I found Rick Wilson in the aftermath of the 2016 election, and he was a beacon of hope for me. Not only did he restore my faith in Conservatism (hey, not all of them are racist, gay-hating creeps who want to build a wal...

    If you consider yourself a conservative, this is required reading. I particularly enjoy the wit, but the utter brutality of this takedown cuts really close to the bone. I laughed out loud so many times reading this, but in the end, it describes a dire situation we find ourselves in...

    I've started reading this and thoroughly regret falling for the hype. Despite his cleverness with insults and name-calling, his descriptions of women, Republican or Democrat, is ugly and sexist. But truth be told, his name-calling is ugly, too. Definitely not worth your time or your mo...

    Once again I find myself contemplating the strange political alignments that I see since the election of Donald Trump in November 2016. Rick Wilson has been a Republican strategist for 30 years and is probably responsible for multitudes of political ads that I have hated, but he and I ...

    Yes, yes. I am reading many books that only confirm my own biases. This one excels at stressing the points that I believe define our president. He is a man without ideology who has surrounded himself with misfit toys, advisors who either have no credentials for offering advice or have ...

    Really funny screed by Rick Wilson, whose foul-mouthed Never-Trump articles have been a bright light these past two ugly years. He is a voice for rational and intelligent conservatism in an age where it seems everyone else sold out, sucked up or gave up. I need to buy this for my dad a...

    I've grown to really enjoy Rick Wilson first through Ana Marie Cox's podcast and then through Twitter. Rick and I have very different ideas about policy, and in most political eras I'd find myself firmly on the other side of the fence from him, but I so appreciate principled conservati...

    "Who is the more fool, the fool or the fool who follows him?" - Obi Wan Kenobi I strangely enough don't mean the President of the United States when I invoke this quote, neither as the fool or the one he follows. I instead mean Rick Wilson, the author of the book which is full of gn...

    I think people should make some effort to avoid immersing myself in the opinions of those they agree with, and to expose themselves to smart people who they disagree with. As such, I would probably not read a book with a title like this if it was written by a liberal, since I'm mostly ...

    Two years into this mess and I'm still struggling to understand how Donald Trump could become the presidential nominee of the Republican party. I'm a lifelong moderate sort of Democrat, but I've know plenty of intelligent, reasonable, compassionate Republicans, and I just can't wrap my...

    EVERYTHING TRUMP TOUCHES DIES. (2018). Rick Wilson. ***. You can probably guess from the title that his work is not a reasoned examination of the current administration. You would be right. The author ? a consultant to the Republican Party in general and to the world of politics in...

    A prominent GOP strategist and first-gen Never-Trumper vents his spleen for 300 pages and it?s awe-inspiring. Let?s get this out of the way first: no matter what you think of his politics, Wilson is one hell of a writer, and he is here to spew vitriol. There are no arguments her...

  • Greg Bates
    Sep 06, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

  • Scott
    Aug 19, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

    My excuse? This was sitting face up on a library table of "new arrivals" right beside Ann Coulter's new book. Assuming I was at the "new in humor for Halloween" table, I picked up this book right beside it after turning Coulter's book face down because I felt lunch coming back up. Anyw...

    I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoy Rick Wilson's appearances on news shows and his column for The Daily Beast. He has a way with words and is unstinting in his condemnation of the current "president." However, a little vitriol goes a long way. It's one thing to rea...

    ?The monster is out of its cage, and its new trainers (both here and in Russia) encourage only its dumbest, darkest, most capricious, cruel and violent behaviors. This book is, I hope, one of a number of poison darts in the neck of the monster.? I?ve been enjoying Rick Wilson on...

    Rick Wilson, long-time Republican strategist and ad-maker (as well as the king of snark), issues an epic beat-down of The Donald and all of his enablers in this scalding, insightful, yet scary book. Wilson is an avowed conservative who is pissed and wants his country and party back. ...

  • Pam P
    Aug 28, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

  • Melora
    Nov 14, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

    My excuse? This was sitting face up on a library table of "new arrivals" right beside Ann Coulter's new book. Assuming I was at the "new in humor for Halloween" table, I picked up this book right beside it after turning Coulter's book face down because I felt lunch coming back up. Anyw...

    I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoy Rick Wilson's appearances on news shows and his column for The Daily Beast. He has a way with words and is unstinting in his condemnation of the current "president." However, a little vitriol goes a long way. It's one thing to rea...

    ?The monster is out of its cage, and its new trainers (both here and in Russia) encourage only its dumbest, darkest, most capricious, cruel and violent behaviors. This book is, I hope, one of a number of poison darts in the neck of the monster.? I?ve been enjoying Rick Wilson on...

    Rick Wilson, long-time Republican strategist and ad-maker (as well as the king of snark), issues an epic beat-down of The Donald and all of his enablers in this scalding, insightful, yet scary book. Wilson is an avowed conservative who is pissed and wants his country and party back. ...

    As entertaining as ETTD is, the serious accusations and analyses made by Rick Wilson are aggressive and hard-hitting. Unlike Bob Woodward in "Fear", Wilson is not neutral; rather he is invested deeply in the failure of the Republican Party to distance itself from "the worst President i...

    Wickedly funny and no one is spared. Love the Bannon/Roy Moore twist. It dragged a bit at the end (I skimmed) as Wilson went off over whatever it went off on, but otherwise solid reading. ...

    Buckle up, y'all, because this review is going to get personal. I found Rick Wilson in the aftermath of the 2016 election, and he was a beacon of hope for me. Not only did he restore my faith in Conservatism (hey, not all of them are racist, gay-hating creeps who want to build a wal...

    If you consider yourself a conservative, this is required reading. I particularly enjoy the wit, but the utter brutality of this takedown cuts really close to the bone. I laughed out loud so many times reading this, but in the end, it describes a dire situation we find ourselves in...

    I've started reading this and thoroughly regret falling for the hype. Despite his cleverness with insults and name-calling, his descriptions of women, Republican or Democrat, is ugly and sexist. But truth be told, his name-calling is ugly, too. Definitely not worth your time or your mo...

    Once again I find myself contemplating the strange political alignments that I see since the election of Donald Trump in November 2016. Rick Wilson has been a Republican strategist for 30 years and is probably responsible for multitudes of political ads that I have hated, but he and I ...

    Yes, yes. I am reading many books that only confirm my own biases. This one excels at stressing the points that I believe define our president. He is a man without ideology who has surrounded himself with misfit toys, advisors who either have no credentials for offering advice or have ...

    Really funny screed by Rick Wilson, whose foul-mouthed Never-Trump articles have been a bright light these past two ugly years. He is a voice for rational and intelligent conservatism in an age where it seems everyone else sold out, sucked up or gave up. I need to buy this for my dad a...

    I've grown to really enjoy Rick Wilson first through Ana Marie Cox's podcast and then through Twitter. Rick and I have very different ideas about policy, and in most political eras I'd find myself firmly on the other side of the fence from him, but I so appreciate principled conservati...

    "Who is the more fool, the fool or the fool who follows him?" - Obi Wan Kenobi I strangely enough don't mean the President of the United States when I invoke this quote, neither as the fool or the one he follows. I instead mean Rick Wilson, the author of the book which is full of gn...

    I think people should make some effort to avoid immersing myself in the opinions of those they agree with, and to expose themselves to smart people who they disagree with. As such, I would probably not read a book with a title like this if it was written by a liberal, since I'm mostly ...

    Two years into this mess and I'm still struggling to understand how Donald Trump could become the presidential nominee of the Republican party. I'm a lifelong moderate sort of Democrat, but I've know plenty of intelligent, reasonable, compassionate Republicans, and I just can't wrap my...

  • C.T. Phipps
    Dec 26, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

    My excuse? This was sitting face up on a library table of "new arrivals" right beside Ann Coulter's new book. Assuming I was at the "new in humor for Halloween" table, I picked up this book right beside it after turning Coulter's book face down because I felt lunch coming back up. Anyw...

    I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoy Rick Wilson's appearances on news shows and his column for The Daily Beast. He has a way with words and is unstinting in his condemnation of the current "president." However, a little vitriol goes a long way. It's one thing to rea...

    ?The monster is out of its cage, and its new trainers (both here and in Russia) encourage only its dumbest, darkest, most capricious, cruel and violent behaviors. This book is, I hope, one of a number of poison darts in the neck of the monster.? I?ve been enjoying Rick Wilson on...

    Rick Wilson, long-time Republican strategist and ad-maker (as well as the king of snark), issues an epic beat-down of The Donald and all of his enablers in this scalding, insightful, yet scary book. Wilson is an avowed conservative who is pissed and wants his country and party back. ...

    As entertaining as ETTD is, the serious accusations and analyses made by Rick Wilson are aggressive and hard-hitting. Unlike Bob Woodward in "Fear", Wilson is not neutral; rather he is invested deeply in the failure of the Republican Party to distance itself from "the worst President i...

    Wickedly funny and no one is spared. Love the Bannon/Roy Moore twist. It dragged a bit at the end (I skimmed) as Wilson went off over whatever it went off on, but otherwise solid reading. ...

    Buckle up, y'all, because this review is going to get personal. I found Rick Wilson in the aftermath of the 2016 election, and he was a beacon of hope for me. Not only did he restore my faith in Conservatism (hey, not all of them are racist, gay-hating creeps who want to build a wal...

    If you consider yourself a conservative, this is required reading. I particularly enjoy the wit, but the utter brutality of this takedown cuts really close to the bone. I laughed out loud so many times reading this, but in the end, it describes a dire situation we find ourselves in...

    I've started reading this and thoroughly regret falling for the hype. Despite his cleverness with insults and name-calling, his descriptions of women, Republican or Democrat, is ugly and sexist. But truth be told, his name-calling is ugly, too. Definitely not worth your time or your mo...

    Once again I find myself contemplating the strange political alignments that I see since the election of Donald Trump in November 2016. Rick Wilson has been a Republican strategist for 30 years and is probably responsible for multitudes of political ads that I have hated, but he and I ...

    Yes, yes. I am reading many books that only confirm my own biases. This one excels at stressing the points that I believe define our president. He is a man without ideology who has surrounded himself with misfit toys, advisors who either have no credentials for offering advice or have ...

    Really funny screed by Rick Wilson, whose foul-mouthed Never-Trump articles have been a bright light these past two ugly years. He is a voice for rational and intelligent conservatism in an age where it seems everyone else sold out, sucked up or gave up. I need to buy this for my dad a...

    I've grown to really enjoy Rick Wilson first through Ana Marie Cox's podcast and then through Twitter. Rick and I have very different ideas about policy, and in most political eras I'd find myself firmly on the other side of the fence from him, but I so appreciate principled conservati...

    "Who is the more fool, the fool or the fool who follows him?" - Obi Wan Kenobi I strangely enough don't mean the President of the United States when I invoke this quote, neither as the fool or the one he follows. I instead mean Rick Wilson, the author of the book which is full of gn...

  • Mary
    Aug 29, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

    My excuse? This was sitting face up on a library table of "new arrivals" right beside Ann Coulter's new book. Assuming I was at the "new in humor for Halloween" table, I picked up this book right beside it after turning Coulter's book face down because I felt lunch coming back up. Anyw...

    I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoy Rick Wilson's appearances on news shows and his column for The Daily Beast. He has a way with words and is unstinting in his condemnation of the current "president." However, a little vitriol goes a long way. It's one thing to rea...

    ?The monster is out of its cage, and its new trainers (both here and in Russia) encourage only its dumbest, darkest, most capricious, cruel and violent behaviors. This book is, I hope, one of a number of poison darts in the neck of the monster.? I?ve been enjoying Rick Wilson on...

  • Terence M
    Aug 22, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

  • Leona
    Sep 02, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

  • Pat Herndon
    Oct 16, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

    My excuse? This was sitting face up on a library table of "new arrivals" right beside Ann Coulter's new book. Assuming I was at the "new in humor for Halloween" table, I picked up this book right beside it after turning Coulter's book face down because I felt lunch coming back up. Anyw...

    I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoy Rick Wilson's appearances on news shows and his column for The Daily Beast. He has a way with words and is unstinting in his condemnation of the current "president." However, a little vitriol goes a long way. It's one thing to rea...

    ?The monster is out of its cage, and its new trainers (both here and in Russia) encourage only its dumbest, darkest, most capricious, cruel and violent behaviors. This book is, I hope, one of a number of poison darts in the neck of the monster.? I?ve been enjoying Rick Wilson on...

    Rick Wilson, long-time Republican strategist and ad-maker (as well as the king of snark), issues an epic beat-down of The Donald and all of his enablers in this scalding, insightful, yet scary book. Wilson is an avowed conservative who is pissed and wants his country and party back. ...

    As entertaining as ETTD is, the serious accusations and analyses made by Rick Wilson are aggressive and hard-hitting. Unlike Bob Woodward in "Fear", Wilson is not neutral; rather he is invested deeply in the failure of the Republican Party to distance itself from "the worst President i...

    Wickedly funny and no one is spared. Love the Bannon/Roy Moore twist. It dragged a bit at the end (I skimmed) as Wilson went off over whatever it went off on, but otherwise solid reading. ...

    Buckle up, y'all, because this review is going to get personal. I found Rick Wilson in the aftermath of the 2016 election, and he was a beacon of hope for me. Not only did he restore my faith in Conservatism (hey, not all of them are racist, gay-hating creeps who want to build a wal...

    If you consider yourself a conservative, this is required reading. I particularly enjoy the wit, but the utter brutality of this takedown cuts really close to the bone. I laughed out loud so many times reading this, but in the end, it describes a dire situation we find ourselves in...

    I've started reading this and thoroughly regret falling for the hype. Despite his cleverness with insults and name-calling, his descriptions of women, Republican or Democrat, is ugly and sexist. But truth be told, his name-calling is ugly, too. Definitely not worth your time or your mo...

    Once again I find myself contemplating the strange political alignments that I see since the election of Donald Trump in November 2016. Rick Wilson has been a Republican strategist for 30 years and is probably responsible for multitudes of political ads that I have hated, but he and I ...

    Yes, yes. I am reading many books that only confirm my own biases. This one excels at stressing the points that I believe define our president. He is a man without ideology who has surrounded himself with misfit toys, advisors who either have no credentials for offering advice or have ...

  • Delia Turner
    Aug 10, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

  • Jay Hinman
    Aug 10, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

    My excuse? This was sitting face up on a library table of "new arrivals" right beside Ann Coulter's new book. Assuming I was at the "new in humor for Halloween" table, I picked up this book right beside it after turning Coulter's book face down because I felt lunch coming back up. Anyw...

    I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoy Rick Wilson's appearances on news shows and his column for The Daily Beast. He has a way with words and is unstinting in his condemnation of the current "president." However, a little vitriol goes a long way. It's one thing to rea...

    ?The monster is out of its cage, and its new trainers (both here and in Russia) encourage only its dumbest, darkest, most capricious, cruel and violent behaviors. This book is, I hope, one of a number of poison darts in the neck of the monster.? I?ve been enjoying Rick Wilson on...

    Rick Wilson, long-time Republican strategist and ad-maker (as well as the king of snark), issues an epic beat-down of The Donald and all of his enablers in this scalding, insightful, yet scary book. Wilson is an avowed conservative who is pissed and wants his country and party back. ...

    As entertaining as ETTD is, the serious accusations and analyses made by Rick Wilson are aggressive and hard-hitting. Unlike Bob Woodward in "Fear", Wilson is not neutral; rather he is invested deeply in the failure of the Republican Party to distance itself from "the worst President i...

    Wickedly funny and no one is spared. Love the Bannon/Roy Moore twist. It dragged a bit at the end (I skimmed) as Wilson went off over whatever it went off on, but otherwise solid reading. ...

    Buckle up, y'all, because this review is going to get personal. I found Rick Wilson in the aftermath of the 2016 election, and he was a beacon of hope for me. Not only did he restore my faith in Conservatism (hey, not all of them are racist, gay-hating creeps who want to build a wal...

    If you consider yourself a conservative, this is required reading. I particularly enjoy the wit, but the utter brutality of this takedown cuts really close to the bone. I laughed out loud so many times reading this, but in the end, it describes a dire situation we find ourselves in...

    I've started reading this and thoroughly regret falling for the hype. Despite his cleverness with insults and name-calling, his descriptions of women, Republican or Democrat, is ugly and sexist. But truth be told, his name-calling is ugly, too. Definitely not worth your time or your mo...

    Once again I find myself contemplating the strange political alignments that I see since the election of Donald Trump in November 2016. Rick Wilson has been a Republican strategist for 30 years and is probably responsible for multitudes of political ads that I have hated, but he and I ...

    Yes, yes. I am reading many books that only confirm my own biases. This one excels at stressing the points that I believe define our president. He is a man without ideology who has surrounded himself with misfit toys, advisors who either have no credentials for offering advice or have ...

    Really funny screed by Rick Wilson, whose foul-mouthed Never-Trump articles have been a bright light these past two ugly years. He is a voice for rational and intelligent conservatism in an age where it seems everyone else sold out, sucked up or gave up. I need to buy this for my dad a...

  • The Just-About-Cocky Ms M
    Sep 23, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

  • Bob
    Aug 14, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

    My excuse? This was sitting face up on a library table of "new arrivals" right beside Ann Coulter's new book. Assuming I was at the "new in humor for Halloween" table, I picked up this book right beside it after turning Coulter's book face down because I felt lunch coming back up. Anyw...

    I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoy Rick Wilson's appearances on news shows and his column for The Daily Beast. He has a way with words and is unstinting in his condemnation of the current "president." However, a little vitriol goes a long way. It's one thing to rea...

    ?The monster is out of its cage, and its new trainers (both here and in Russia) encourage only its dumbest, darkest, most capricious, cruel and violent behaviors. This book is, I hope, one of a number of poison darts in the neck of the monster.? I?ve been enjoying Rick Wilson on...

    Rick Wilson, long-time Republican strategist and ad-maker (as well as the king of snark), issues an epic beat-down of The Donald and all of his enablers in this scalding, insightful, yet scary book. Wilson is an avowed conservative who is pissed and wants his country and party back. ...

    As entertaining as ETTD is, the serious accusations and analyses made by Rick Wilson are aggressive and hard-hitting. Unlike Bob Woodward in "Fear", Wilson is not neutral; rather he is invested deeply in the failure of the Republican Party to distance itself from "the worst President i...

    Wickedly funny and no one is spared. Love the Bannon/Roy Moore twist. It dragged a bit at the end (I skimmed) as Wilson went off over whatever it went off on, but otherwise solid reading. ...

    Buckle up, y'all, because this review is going to get personal. I found Rick Wilson in the aftermath of the 2016 election, and he was a beacon of hope for me. Not only did he restore my faith in Conservatism (hey, not all of them are racist, gay-hating creeps who want to build a wal...

    If you consider yourself a conservative, this is required reading. I particularly enjoy the wit, but the utter brutality of this takedown cuts really close to the bone. I laughed out loud so many times reading this, but in the end, it describes a dire situation we find ourselves in...

  • Lilo
    Jan 22, 2019

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

  • Susan
    Sep 08, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

    My excuse? This was sitting face up on a library table of "new arrivals" right beside Ann Coulter's new book. Assuming I was at the "new in humor for Halloween" table, I picked up this book right beside it after turning Coulter's book face down because I felt lunch coming back up. Anyw...

    I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoy Rick Wilson's appearances on news shows and his column for The Daily Beast. He has a way with words and is unstinting in his condemnation of the current "president." However, a little vitriol goes a long way. It's one thing to rea...

    ?The monster is out of its cage, and its new trainers (both here and in Russia) encourage only its dumbest, darkest, most capricious, cruel and violent behaviors. This book is, I hope, one of a number of poison darts in the neck of the monster.? I?ve been enjoying Rick Wilson on...

    Rick Wilson, long-time Republican strategist and ad-maker (as well as the king of snark), issues an epic beat-down of The Donald and all of his enablers in this scalding, insightful, yet scary book. Wilson is an avowed conservative who is pissed and wants his country and party back. ...

    As entertaining as ETTD is, the serious accusations and analyses made by Rick Wilson are aggressive and hard-hitting. Unlike Bob Woodward in "Fear", Wilson is not neutral; rather he is invested deeply in the failure of the Republican Party to distance itself from "the worst President i...

    Wickedly funny and no one is spared. Love the Bannon/Roy Moore twist. It dragged a bit at the end (I skimmed) as Wilson went off over whatever it went off on, but otherwise solid reading. ...

    Buckle up, y'all, because this review is going to get personal. I found Rick Wilson in the aftermath of the 2016 election, and he was a beacon of hope for me. Not only did he restore my faith in Conservatism (hey, not all of them are racist, gay-hating creeps who want to build a wal...

    If you consider yourself a conservative, this is required reading. I particularly enjoy the wit, but the utter brutality of this takedown cuts really close to the bone. I laughed out loud so many times reading this, but in the end, it describes a dire situation we find ourselves in...

    I've started reading this and thoroughly regret falling for the hype. Despite his cleverness with insults and name-calling, his descriptions of women, Republican or Democrat, is ugly and sexist. But truth be told, his name-calling is ugly, too. Definitely not worth your time or your mo...

    Once again I find myself contemplating the strange political alignments that I see since the election of Donald Trump in November 2016. Rick Wilson has been a Republican strategist for 30 years and is probably responsible for multitudes of political ads that I have hated, but he and I ...

  • Mikhail
    Aug 13, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

  • Montzalee Wittmann
    Dec 16, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

  • Maggie
    Sep 17, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

    My excuse? This was sitting face up on a library table of "new arrivals" right beside Ann Coulter's new book. Assuming I was at the "new in humor for Halloween" table, I picked up this book right beside it after turning Coulter's book face down because I felt lunch coming back up. Anyw...

    I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoy Rick Wilson's appearances on news shows and his column for The Daily Beast. He has a way with words and is unstinting in his condemnation of the current "president." However, a little vitriol goes a long way. It's one thing to rea...

    ?The monster is out of its cage, and its new trainers (both here and in Russia) encourage only its dumbest, darkest, most capricious, cruel and violent behaviors. This book is, I hope, one of a number of poison darts in the neck of the monster.? I?ve been enjoying Rick Wilson on...

    Rick Wilson, long-time Republican strategist and ad-maker (as well as the king of snark), issues an epic beat-down of The Donald and all of his enablers in this scalding, insightful, yet scary book. Wilson is an avowed conservative who is pissed and wants his country and party back. ...

    As entertaining as ETTD is, the serious accusations and analyses made by Rick Wilson are aggressive and hard-hitting. Unlike Bob Woodward in "Fear", Wilson is not neutral; rather he is invested deeply in the failure of the Republican Party to distance itself from "the worst President i...

    Wickedly funny and no one is spared. Love the Bannon/Roy Moore twist. It dragged a bit at the end (I skimmed) as Wilson went off over whatever it went off on, but otherwise solid reading. ...

    Buckle up, y'all, because this review is going to get personal. I found Rick Wilson in the aftermath of the 2016 election, and he was a beacon of hope for me. Not only did he restore my faith in Conservatism (hey, not all of them are racist, gay-hating creeps who want to build a wal...

  • Sarah
    Feb 17, 2019

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

    My excuse? This was sitting face up on a library table of "new arrivals" right beside Ann Coulter's new book. Assuming I was at the "new in humor for Halloween" table, I picked up this book right beside it after turning Coulter's book face down because I felt lunch coming back up. Anyw...

    I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoy Rick Wilson's appearances on news shows and his column for The Daily Beast. He has a way with words and is unstinting in his condemnation of the current "president." However, a little vitriol goes a long way. It's one thing to rea...

    ?The monster is out of its cage, and its new trainers (both here and in Russia) encourage only its dumbest, darkest, most capricious, cruel and violent behaviors. This book is, I hope, one of a number of poison darts in the neck of the monster.? I?ve been enjoying Rick Wilson on...

    Rick Wilson, long-time Republican strategist and ad-maker (as well as the king of snark), issues an epic beat-down of The Donald and all of his enablers in this scalding, insightful, yet scary book. Wilson is an avowed conservative who is pissed and wants his country and party back. ...

    As entertaining as ETTD is, the serious accusations and analyses made by Rick Wilson are aggressive and hard-hitting. Unlike Bob Woodward in "Fear", Wilson is not neutral; rather he is invested deeply in the failure of the Republican Party to distance itself from "the worst President i...

    Wickedly funny and no one is spared. Love the Bannon/Roy Moore twist. It dragged a bit at the end (I skimmed) as Wilson went off over whatever it went off on, but otherwise solid reading. ...

    Buckle up, y'all, because this review is going to get personal. I found Rick Wilson in the aftermath of the 2016 election, and he was a beacon of hope for me. Not only did he restore my faith in Conservatism (hey, not all of them are racist, gay-hating creeps who want to build a wal...

    If you consider yourself a conservative, this is required reading. I particularly enjoy the wit, but the utter brutality of this takedown cuts really close to the bone. I laughed out loud so many times reading this, but in the end, it describes a dire situation we find ourselves in...

    I've started reading this and thoroughly regret falling for the hype. Despite his cleverness with insults and name-calling, his descriptions of women, Republican or Democrat, is ugly and sexist. But truth be told, his name-calling is ugly, too. Definitely not worth your time or your mo...

    Once again I find myself contemplating the strange political alignments that I see since the election of Donald Trump in November 2016. Rick Wilson has been a Republican strategist for 30 years and is probably responsible for multitudes of political ads that I have hated, but he and I ...

    Yes, yes. I am reading many books that only confirm my own biases. This one excels at stressing the points that I believe define our president. He is a man without ideology who has surrounded himself with misfit toys, advisors who either have no credentials for offering advice or have ...

    Really funny screed by Rick Wilson, whose foul-mouthed Never-Trump articles have been a bright light these past two ugly years. He is a voice for rational and intelligent conservatism in an age where it seems everyone else sold out, sucked up or gave up. I need to buy this for my dad a...

    I've grown to really enjoy Rick Wilson first through Ana Marie Cox's podcast and then through Twitter. Rick and I have very different ideas about policy, and in most political eras I'd find myself firmly on the other side of the fence from him, but I so appreciate principled conservati...

  • Beth
    Aug 19, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

    My excuse? This was sitting face up on a library table of "new arrivals" right beside Ann Coulter's new book. Assuming I was at the "new in humor for Halloween" table, I picked up this book right beside it after turning Coulter's book face down because I felt lunch coming back up. Anyw...

    I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoy Rick Wilson's appearances on news shows and his column for The Daily Beast. He has a way with words and is unstinting in his condemnation of the current "president." However, a little vitriol goes a long way. It's one thing to rea...

  • Greg
    Sep 11, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

    My excuse? This was sitting face up on a library table of "new arrivals" right beside Ann Coulter's new book. Assuming I was at the "new in humor for Halloween" table, I picked up this book right beside it after turning Coulter's book face down because I felt lunch coming back up. Anyw...

  • Julie Olson
    Aug 13, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

    My excuse? This was sitting face up on a library table of "new arrivals" right beside Ann Coulter's new book. Assuming I was at the "new in humor for Halloween" table, I picked up this book right beside it after turning Coulter's book face down because I felt lunch coming back up. Anyw...

    I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoy Rick Wilson's appearances on news shows and his column for The Daily Beast. He has a way with words and is unstinting in his condemnation of the current "president." However, a little vitriol goes a long way. It's one thing to rea...

    ?The monster is out of its cage, and its new trainers (both here and in Russia) encourage only its dumbest, darkest, most capricious, cruel and violent behaviors. This book is, I hope, one of a number of poison darts in the neck of the monster.? I?ve been enjoying Rick Wilson on...

    Rick Wilson, long-time Republican strategist and ad-maker (as well as the king of snark), issues an epic beat-down of The Donald and all of his enablers in this scalding, insightful, yet scary book. Wilson is an avowed conservative who is pissed and wants his country and party back. ...

    As entertaining as ETTD is, the serious accusations and analyses made by Rick Wilson are aggressive and hard-hitting. Unlike Bob Woodward in "Fear", Wilson is not neutral; rather he is invested deeply in the failure of the Republican Party to distance itself from "the worst President i...

    Wickedly funny and no one is spared. Love the Bannon/Roy Moore twist. It dragged a bit at the end (I skimmed) as Wilson went off over whatever it went off on, but otherwise solid reading. ...

    Buckle up, y'all, because this review is going to get personal. I found Rick Wilson in the aftermath of the 2016 election, and he was a beacon of hope for me. Not only did he restore my faith in Conservatism (hey, not all of them are racist, gay-hating creeps who want to build a wal...

    If you consider yourself a conservative, this is required reading. I particularly enjoy the wit, but the utter brutality of this takedown cuts really close to the bone. I laughed out loud so many times reading this, but in the end, it describes a dire situation we find ourselves in...

    I've started reading this and thoroughly regret falling for the hype. Despite his cleverness with insults and name-calling, his descriptions of women, Republican or Democrat, is ugly and sexist. But truth be told, his name-calling is ugly, too. Definitely not worth your time or your mo...

  • Caren
    Nov 09, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

    My excuse? This was sitting face up on a library table of "new arrivals" right beside Ann Coulter's new book. Assuming I was at the "new in humor for Halloween" table, I picked up this book right beside it after turning Coulter's book face down because I felt lunch coming back up. Anyw...

    I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoy Rick Wilson's appearances on news shows and his column for The Daily Beast. He has a way with words and is unstinting in his condemnation of the current "president." However, a little vitriol goes a long way. It's one thing to rea...

    ?The monster is out of its cage, and its new trainers (both here and in Russia) encourage only its dumbest, darkest, most capricious, cruel and violent behaviors. This book is, I hope, one of a number of poison darts in the neck of the monster.? I?ve been enjoying Rick Wilson on...

    Rick Wilson, long-time Republican strategist and ad-maker (as well as the king of snark), issues an epic beat-down of The Donald and all of his enablers in this scalding, insightful, yet scary book. Wilson is an avowed conservative who is pissed and wants his country and party back. ...

    As entertaining as ETTD is, the serious accusations and analyses made by Rick Wilson are aggressive and hard-hitting. Unlike Bob Woodward in "Fear", Wilson is not neutral; rather he is invested deeply in the failure of the Republican Party to distance itself from "the worst President i...

  • David Holmes
    Sep 15, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...

    This was well worth the investment of my time. I'll capture the essence of the book in the following quotes: "It's an administration that combines astounding incompetence and consistent failure with a pungent combination of arrogance, bullish stupidity, and a relentless, juvenile ...

    I loved this book. I adored Rick Wilson?s sharp, snarky, and often deadly accurate humor at himself, at his fellow Republicans, and even at the events that led to his spearheading the Never Trump movement. I enjoyed this book despite?or more honestly, because of?Wilson?s direct...

    My excuse? This was sitting face up on a library table of "new arrivals" right beside Ann Coulter's new book. Assuming I was at the "new in humor for Halloween" table, I picked up this book right beside it after turning Coulter's book face down because I felt lunch coming back up. Anyw...

    I have very mixed feelings about this book. I enjoy Rick Wilson's appearances on news shows and his column for The Daily Beast. He has a way with words and is unstinting in his condemnation of the current "president." However, a little vitriol goes a long way. It's one thing to rea...

    ?The monster is out of its cage, and its new trainers (both here and in Russia) encourage only its dumbest, darkest, most capricious, cruel and violent behaviors. This book is, I hope, one of a number of poison darts in the neck of the monster.? I?ve been enjoying Rick Wilson on...

    Rick Wilson, long-time Republican strategist and ad-maker (as well as the king of snark), issues an epic beat-down of The Donald and all of his enablers in this scalding, insightful, yet scary book. Wilson is an avowed conservative who is pissed and wants his country and party back. ...

    As entertaining as ETTD is, the serious accusations and analyses made by Rick Wilson are aggressive and hard-hitting. Unlike Bob Woodward in "Fear", Wilson is not neutral; rather he is invested deeply in the failure of the Republican Party to distance itself from "the worst President i...

    Wickedly funny and no one is spared. Love the Bannon/Roy Moore twist. It dragged a bit at the end (I skimmed) as Wilson went off over whatever it went off on, but otherwise solid reading. ...

    Buckle up, y'all, because this review is going to get personal. I found Rick Wilson in the aftermath of the 2016 election, and he was a beacon of hope for me. Not only did he restore my faith in Conservatism (hey, not all of them are racist, gay-hating creeps who want to build a wal...

    If you consider yourself a conservative, this is required reading. I particularly enjoy the wit, but the utter brutality of this takedown cuts really close to the bone. I laughed out loud so many times reading this, but in the end, it describes a dire situation we find ourselves in...

    I've started reading this and thoroughly regret falling for the hype. Despite his cleverness with insults and name-calling, his descriptions of women, Republican or Democrat, is ugly and sexist. But truth be told, his name-calling is ugly, too. Definitely not worth your time or your mo...

    Once again I find myself contemplating the strange political alignments that I see since the election of Donald Trump in November 2016. Rick Wilson has been a Republican strategist for 30 years and is probably responsible for multitudes of political ads that I have hated, but he and I ...

    Yes, yes. I am reading many books that only confirm my own biases. This one excels at stressing the points that I believe define our president. He is a man without ideology who has surrounded himself with misfit toys, advisors who either have no credentials for offering advice or have ...

    Really funny screed by Rick Wilson, whose foul-mouthed Never-Trump articles have been a bright light these past two ugly years. He is a voice for rational and intelligent conservatism in an age where it seems everyone else sold out, sucked up or gave up. I need to buy this for my dad a...

    I've grown to really enjoy Rick Wilson first through Ana Marie Cox's podcast and then through Twitter. Rick and I have very different ideas about policy, and in most political eras I'd find myself firmly on the other side of the fence from him, but I so appreciate principled conservati...

    "Who is the more fool, the fool or the fool who follows him?" - Obi Wan Kenobi I strangely enough don't mean the President of the United States when I invoke this quote, neither as the fool or the one he follows. I instead mean Rick Wilson, the author of the book which is full of gn...

    I think people should make some effort to avoid immersing myself in the opinions of those they agree with, and to expose themselves to smart people who they disagree with. As such, I would probably not read a book with a title like this if it was written by a liberal, since I'm mostly ...

  • Brian Wilde
    Sep 16, 2018

    Rick Wilson?the most viciously funny of the Never Trumpers?has no illusions about who he is or what he does. He is a libertarian/conservative making a living as a political consultant, but not the high-minded, high-profile, Steve Schmidt kind of consultant, but rather?in Wilson...

    I think I need a new bookshelf: "Books that keep me sane in a crazy world." This one is the first on that shelf. Make no mistake, Rick Wilson is a conservative Republican strategist. He and I would nod coldly at a party and go talk to others, but man, this guy is someone you don't w...

    So, this is the first contemporary political book I have ever read (as opposed to historical books on politics, which I have looooong lost count of). It's... fun. It's basically a 300-page rant by Rick Wilson about Trump, which is leavened by the fact that Wilson is actually a rather e...

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson is a book I picked up from the library. Wow, this guy pulls no punches! He is a Republican himself! He knows we Dems have the saying " When they go low, we go high". He is a R...

    I read this book a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am very busy these days. Therefore, I did not have time yet to write a review but will do so as soon as I can squeeze the time. Upfront: I found the title confusing. However, I consider this very sarcastic book an ABSOLUTE MUST-READ...

    I've long despised Rick Wilson... ...for his Jeremiah Wright ad against Obama in the 2008 election. I thought who is this craven low life who twists the words of a black preacher, speaking truth to power and makes the first black presidential candidate have to walk a delicate race d...

    A hilarious extended exercise in invective by a conservative operative who drew the line at supporting Trump. He takes on anyone and everyone?though the one target he doesn?t aim at much is Russia. This liberal enjoyed reading it. ...

    August 22, 2018 ? 5.0% "Did Not Read - scanned through audiobook only" I bought this yesterday, 22/08/18, thinking it might add something interesting to my limited non-media knowledge of Donald Trump. I was not impressed with the scan, and this, plus reading the highest rated...

    Who is this book even for? It's certainly not Republicans, who even now have a 90% approval rating for their smoothbrained leader. It's not fellow Never Trumpers, for whom he'd be preaching not just to a choir but a backlit, elegantly-placed mirror. No, Wilson's schtick is centered squ...

    I don?t usually write negative reviews. Usually when I invested the time and money, that creates a desire to be optimistic. However, I ended up really disliking this writer. There?s an arrogance in the writer?s personality that is extremely off putting. There?s a fine line betw...