March 31, 2023

RACKET: Gee, how did the DeSantis drivel find its way to the top of the Amazon list?

RACKET: Gee, how did the DeSantis drivel find its way to the top of the Amazon list?

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Evil Disney cartoon villain “Reichstag” Ron DeSantis has the #1 non-fiction book on Amazon and other bestseller lists right now, which is ironic considering he wants to ban most of the books in America.

Welcome, my friends, to the Republican Publishing Racket that never ends!

The “RPR” (just to save space, go with it) is a longtime money laundering service for Russian-funneled blood money to the RNC provided by huge publishers HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster and their smaller imprints.

The RPR has been chugging along without anyone stopping it for YEARS.

The RNC and the GOP are using campaign funds to falsely boost book sales, which then rockets those books to the top of bestseller lists.

In just one example from 2021, Texas Senator and permanent Trump toilet/bidet Ted Cruz had his staff spend $154,000 of his supporters’ donations on copies of his book, “One Vote Away,” and an additional $18,000 to promote it via Facebook ads reading “Buy my new book!” and “Order it here” over photos of Cruz.

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Both actions increased sales of “One Vote Away,” which in turn allegedly triggered illegal royalty payments to Cruz that have never been investigated.

Seems really bad, Ted.

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Here’s the RPR’s vicious cycle:

  1. Sign the shittiest people to multi-book deals (ex: Mike Pence, Josh Hawley, Jared Kushner, Matt Gaetz. MATT GAETZ HAS A BOOK DEAL AND I DON’T. More on that in a sec.)
  2. Quickly churn out a ghostwritten pile of propaganda that no trees ever should’ve died for, and which quite often reveals a major piece of Trump info that could’ve saved lives and/or put him in prison. But their book sales!
  3. Despite always getting awful reviews, the books rocket to the top of all of the Bestsellers lists because the RNC bought them all up.
  4. Repeat ad nauseam, because that Russian-funneled blood money isn’t going to clean itself, Ronna!

Of course, almost no one actually reads these books except the poor critics assigned to review them.

I like to imagine them sharing a nice padded room with the ghostwriters (once they’ve unfurled themselves from the fetal position under their desks, that is).

They’re then used as props to sign at GOP photo ops and tuck into donor gifts bags, destined to sit on ignored shelves next to the unread Bill O’Reilly and John Grisham books, doomed to collect dust.

Meanwhile, your intrepid contributor continues to struggle for a book deal of mine own.

Come on now, Dear Reader, which would you prefer to see on your nightstand: Jared Kushner’s unreadable “soulless” doorstop of crap, or a cool rock & roll love story inspired by the Dave Grohl, aka the best rock star-meets-fan story EVER? 

I know you would.

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Sadly, no one seems to get a book deal from a tweet like they used to back in the pre-Trump Twitter era.

Meanwhile, Reichstag Ron held a book signing event but wouldn’t let any Trumpers in.

Which is actually something I might also have to do if I ever get a book deal, but that’s a story for another time.


Tara Dublin

Tara Dublin is a woefully unrepresented writer who thinks more people would read her cool rock & roll love story inspired by Dave Grohl than any ghostwritten GOP crapbook, agents & publishers. Follow Tara on Twitter @taradublinrocks

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