The Republicans' 2016 presidential nominee is just one sign of a major political party coming unhinged. Look beyond Donald Trump's most outrageous statements, and it's not as if the GOP has a reasonable side with workable solutions for the country's problems. After a long career in Washington's foreign policy community and leading and taking part in numerous bipartisan initiatives, David Shorr eventually concluded the Republicans' main policy ideas were no longer credible. In I Call Bullshit, Shorr dismantles the false premises on which the Republicans base their entire approach to the economy, healthcare, foreign policy and voting rights. Four major Republican fallacies have skewed our political debate and made it harder to adopt sensible policies: the beneficent private sector job creators, laissez-faire healthcare, a globally almighty America, and phantom fraudulent voters. Only when Republicans stop getting away with spouting the same nonsense can the national conversation get onto sounder footing. From reading this book you will better understand how the fallacies distort our political discourse and be well equipped to call bullshit on them yourself.
David Shorr has served in senior roles with many of the policy community's leading philanthropies, advocacy groups and think tanks and as an adviser to successful presidential and senate campaigns. In April 2016, Shorr was elected to the city council in Stevens Point, Wisconsin where he lives. He earned his masters degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.