Commonwealth Republican Women's Club

Alexandria, Virginia
CRWC Book Club
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Members of the CRWC Book Club celebrate the first anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration by toasting the president with sparkling wine from the Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia.

From left to right, standing,:
Linda App, Susie Miller, Jan Bates, Susan Yonts-Shepard, Pauline Bacaj,
Michelle Dewakar, Nadine Bacaj, Linda Greenberg and Laurie Kirby.
The CRWC Book Club was founded in September, 2017 by Susan Yonts-Shepard, past president of CRWC, the club's Twitter afficionado, and staunch defender of the conservative way of life.

The book club's goal is to read books about, by, and for conservatives on all of the important issues of the day.

We meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Members can bring their own lunch.  The hostess provides drinks.

Come and join us!
Next Meeting

Home of Susan Yonts-Shepard

May.19th at 1:00 p.m.

American Pravda
by James O'Keefe
Howard Kurtz's Media Madness is written by a journalist about journalists. Kurtz descirbes the madness that took over the media as they tried to come to terms iwth a Trump presidency.

Everone present liked the book, finding it easy to read and perhaps surprisingly very Trump and his staff. Particularly touching was the picture painted of Sean Spicer and Kelly-Anne Conway's travails trying to deal with journalists that would be nice to their faces and then produce a very negative article.  If you didn't live through the era, the book would be very informative. For those like us who did experience it ourselves, there was little that the book had to teach us.

April 21, 2018
Home of Jan Bates
Most people were disappointed in Haidt’s book. He took a long time to come to a fairly obvious conclusion not only that people bring to the table heir opinions but that those opinions are based on personal experience and culture.He does think there is a lack of civility in society today and that officials,administrators and others are abdicating their responsibility when they take the side of the screaming mob. Letting them get away with shutting down opinions that are not their own, just encourages them to do it more often.

Hacks, is a very good read. The book follows Ms Brazile from her appointment as Head of the DNC during Clinton’s candidacy until after the inauguration of Trump. Amazed to learn that the DNC was totally broke when Donna became head of the DNC. Obama took $8 million, she never explains why or why it was allowed. Also, Debbie Wasserman Schultz did not like to raise money and did not take the hacking of the DNC seriously. Clinton financed the DNC, so called all the shots from her campaign headquarters in New York. Great explanation on Robby Mooks campaign strategy. She does not believe Seth Rich’s death was a burglary as nothing was stolen(wallet, computer, jewelry). She insinuated that Seth gave info to Wikileaks. She also gave an in-depth explanation of the the cyber attacks and expresses her fear for her life.

Overall, an easy read with an unbelievable explanation that she cannot remember releasing the CNN questions to Hillary during the CNN debate.
March 17, 2018
Home of Pauline Bacaj