No Hope: Why I Left the GOP (and You Should Too)

No Hope: Why I Left the GOP (and You Should Too)

by Jimmy LaSalvia

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How the GOP Is Out of Touch with Americans Today and Why More Voters Should Consider “No Party”

No Hope is for disaffected conservatives and moderates as well as liberals who are fed up with the political party system. Forty-three percent of Americans now identify as Independents. Many of them are right of center and used to be Republicans.

In No Hope, former Republican Jimmy LaSalvia, cofounder of GOProud, which was one of the highest-profile gay political organizations, will share what he did to ignite change in the Republican Party. But ultimately LaSalvia determined there was no hope that conservatives would evolve on important cultural issues—revealing the party as an untenable coalition that includes the tolerance of bigotry.

No Hope chronicles Jimmy’s evolution from team-player Republican to free-thinking Independent and includes entertaining stories and anecdotes about some of the biggest names in politics today, including Donald Trump, Ann Coulter, Roger Ailes, Reince Priebus, Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and others. No Hope also exposes some of the ugliest anti-gay operators in Washington, DC.

In early 2014, Jimmy announced his resignation from the Republican Party and changed his voter registration to join the new majority of Independent voters, receiving significant media attention. Now, in No Hope, he tells all and, in the most entertaining outing in political book history, breaks apart the current two-party system to energize democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510702394
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 492,346
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Jimmy LaSalvia is a strategist, commentator, and speaker. He cofounded the organization GOProud. LaSalvia previously served as the director of programs and policy for Log Cabin Republicans. He has appeared on numerous national and international media and is a frequent speaker and panelist at political conferences and programs. He resides in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Independence 7

2 Born This Way 23

3 The Tea Party 43

4 Winning Team 65

5 Hand-To-Hand Combat 73

6 Primarily Crazy 97

7 Gays For Mitt 115

8 Faking It For Mitt 127

9 47 Percent 139

10 The Vote 151

11 The Autopsy 155

12 No Hope 171

13 The Fox News Blowtorch 181

14 Normal People 199

Acknowledgments 209

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