Grand Old Partisan appreciates having been asked to write the DCGOP's vote-casting speech for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Chairman José Cunningham delivered it:
"The District of Columbia, whose local GOP organization was instrumental in creation of the Republican National Committee back in 1856;
The District of Columbia, proud of its cultural diversity and abundant opportunity;
The District of Columbia, where Martin Luther King spoke of his dream that "we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood";
The District of Columbia, delineated by George Washington and graced by Abraham Lincoln;
The District of Columbia, home of that great Republican, Frederick Douglass, and capital of the greatest country in the world, casts its nineteen votes for _________."
Not being a delegate, I had no input on the actual votation.
Clarence Thomas cited Back to Basics for the Republican Party in a Supreme Court decision.
"This is the most amazing book about politics that I have ever read. The Overview should be required reading for anyone with even a minor interest in government. The remainder is an enthralling history lesson that I will never forget. For years, we have all been misled about the true nature of the GOP. This is the real deal! Read it and be proud!"
"Michael Zak wrote the definitive history of the GOP."
"Back to Basics for the Republican Party is the most significant contribution to the Republican Party in the last twenty years apart from Ronald Reagan."
"Back to Basics for the Republican Party is more important to our party now than ever before."
"one of the best books I ever read"