Steve Deace is a right wing nut job who regularly champions anti-vaccine agitprop and hosts a podcast on Glenn Beck’s “Blaze” network. I could write many paragraphs illustrating his profound stupidity, but for the purposes of this piece I will just post two of his recent tweets, which will give you a fair measure…
This is his response to the “Cocaine in The White House” falderal which republicans are determined to spin into a major scandal:
Has anyone considered the blow is actually for Joe's dementia? Cocaine is a helluva drug.
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) July 5, 2023
(His Twitter icon, BTW, bears no resemblance to his actual balding, bespectacled pudgy self, but I will spare you his photograph.)
And here he is bemoaning the fact that Kari Lake’s recently published book of fairy tales hasn’t even garnered orders on Amazon by the normally reliable Republican think tanks and political organizations that so often pad the sales numbers of other similar conservative authored doorstops:
Kari Lake, who I absolutely adored as a candidate and am still heartsick she’s not governor (yes, arrest Katie Hobbs as @DeaceOnline says), is the First Lady of MAGA. Yet her new book never cracked the top 100 on Amazon and is down to 555 today. Any theories as to why?
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) July 4, 2023
Gee, I dunno, Steve, maybe because it is garbage?
Maybe Steve should read some reviews of
Unhinged… er… “Unafraid” to get a better idea.
This one, by The Guardian might just answer his question.
“Unafraid is a grievance-packed audition in Lake’s tireless quest to be named Trump’s running mate in 2024. He wrote the book’s foreword. Donald Jr is her publisher.”
Well, there you go, Steve, the Orangeutan can’t write and his spawn can barely read, so there are two strikes against her before she even gets in the batter’s box.
But The Guardian is just getting warmed up:
“Like her idol, Lake is simultaneously embittered and energized by the electorate’s rejection. The pair occupy the same wavelength. Reality is an inconvenience…
…Unafraid is bile-filled and breezy. Introspection takes a holiday. Lake trashes high-profile LGTBQ+ Americans, embraces Paul Gosar of Arizona, one the most extreme and incendiary members of the Republican party … and demands national unity.
“Congressman Gosar is ‘the GOAT’. We need strong, America First Patriots like Gosar at every level of government.”
I have seen scant evidence that Gosar is not an actual goat, Kari, did your caps lock get stuck?
“Lake does nothing to mask her antipathy toward Biden and gay, lesbian and transgender members of his administration. She singles out Pete Buttigieg, Biden’s transportation secretary, and Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, for particular opprobrium.
Buttigieg, she writes, “couldn’t even fix the potholes in South Bend, Indiana”, where he was mayor, but became “transportation secretary just because he was gay”.
Well done, Kari, nothing like a little unsubstantiated gay bashing to drive those sales numbers!
But if Deace is really interested in knowing why his sweetheart’s book isn’t selling, perhaps he should read the number one rated review by Daniel on Amazon which 339 users have found helpful:
“A Fearless Dive Into The Shallow End of The Pool
In a world where fear is the new currency, Kari Lake’s “Unafraid” is a daring attempt to print her own money. The book, a self-proclaimed manifesto of courage, is a testament to the author’s ability to remain unflinching in the face of… well, mostly minor inconveniences and a few strongly worded tweets.
Lake’s prose is as subtle as a sledgehammer, and she wields it with the finesse of a toddler in a china shop. Her arguments, as robust as a house of cards in a hurricane, are presented with the conviction of a flat-earther at a geography convention. She takes on the establishment with the tenacity of a chihuahua taking on a mailman, and the results are just as entertaining.
The book is a veritable buffet of buzzwords, served up with a side of righteous indignation. Lake’s fearless exploration of her own echo chamber is truly something to behold. She bravely confronts the straw men she herself has erected, and emerges victorious every time. It’s a David and Goliath story, if David and Goliath were the same person.
“Unafraid” is a masterclass in confirmation bias, a tour de force of cognitive dissonance. It’s a book that will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about the world, mainly because it presents a version of the world that exists only in the author’s imagination.
In the end, “Unafraid” is a testament to the power of self-belief. Lake’s conviction in her own views is as unshakeable as it is unfounded. It’s a book that will leave you feeling inspired, bewildered, and perhaps a little bit afraid for the future of literature.
All in all, “Unafraid” is a must-read for anyone who enjoys a good laugh, a healthy dose of irony, and a generous sprinkling of alternative facts. It’s a rollercoaster ride through the funhouse mirror of Lake’s mind, and it’s a journey you won’t soon forget.“
Does that clear things up for you, Steve?