After months with a presidential candidate hailed a shoo-in, the Democrat Party could only watch on Election Day as the GOP took control of the White House, Congress, and the next Supreme Court appointment.
If 2016 ended was a series of harsh blows for Democrats, though, it looks like 2017 will be no kinder.
For proof, look no further than the newest book tearing up the Amazon best-seller list, “Reasons to Vote for Democrats” — a book that, as Fox News notes, is comprised of “266 pages of absolutely nothing”:
— Michael "Beto" Knowles (@michaeljknowles) March 3, 2017
The book, written by Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles, has quickly become a master class in trolling on a national level.
Self-described as “the most exhaustively researched and coherently argued Democrat Party apologia to date,” the book contains a table of contents, a bibliography, and not much else beyond hundreds of crisp, blank pages.
It’s clear that conservative journalist Knowles has been having plenty of fun with it:
“It took a very long time to research this book.
I’ve been observing the Democratic Party for at least 10 years now and when I observed their record and reasons to vote for them — on reasons of economics or foreign policy or homeland security or civil rights and so on — I realized it was probably best to just leave all the pages blank.”
It seems it’s a joke that America can appreciate too. On Wednesday, just a month after it was released, “Reasons to Vote for Democrats” was already nearing the top of Amazon’s hottest new releases rankings:
— Michael "Beto" Knowles (@michaeljknowles) March 8, 2017
The roughly 700 reviews, 90% of which are full, five-star ratings, include descriptions like:
- “Jaw dropping. A must read.”
- “Exhaustive, yet concise, treatment of the reasons to vote for Democrats. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it as a teaching tool for any potential voter. This book is truly unparalleled.”
- “Riveting from cover to cover.”
Then, as of Thursday afternoon, it appeared that Knowles had achieved the impossible — his almost completely blank book had moved beyond just new releases, earning the #1 spot overall on Amazon’s best sellers list:Image Credit: Screenshot/Amazon
Still, to hear Knowles tell it, he’s ready to back up his decision to leave Democrat values — on everything from economics to homeland security — entirely blank:
“When I started researching the book and going through this exhaustive study process, at first I turned to the 2012 Democratic National Convention, and it turned out they were deciding whether or not to include God in their party platform. And the Democrats booed God. That’s not good.
So I decided probably if I’m going to make a good case to vote for Democrats, probably just leave that chapter blank.”
For the author and the crowds of Americans driving his book up the best seller charts, it’s clear there’s plenty to appreciate about “Reasons to Vote for Democrats.”
For those Democrat politicians trying to lead their party back from a disastrous election season, however, maybe not so much.