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Jesse Ventura book rails against party system and — surprise! — media

A new book from former Gov. Jesse Ventura will hit the shelves on June 11.

A new book from former Gov. Jesse Ventura that rails against the political party system will hit the shelves on June 11.

It’s called “DemoCRIPS and ReBloodlicans: No More Gangs in Government.”

The reference is to the Bloods and Crips street gangs.

It’s published by Skyhorse Publishing, which also published Ventura’s conspiracy theory book “63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read.”

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Both books say they are written “By Jesse Ventura with Dick Russell.” 

Publicity for the new book says it:

“…exposes how the two major parties have allowed corporations, lobbyists, wealthy individuals, and Super PACs to manipulate elections, bribe elected officials, and silence the average American voter. Through analyzing historical documents such as the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and letters of forewarning from the Founding Fathers, Ventura uncovers the development of the two-party system and unravels the ineptitude and gang-like mentality of both parties.”

Ventura also, as is his wont, takes on the media:

“Otherwise known as slaves to their advertisers, the media cares more about ratings than covering the important issues. They have no incentive to report reliable, unbiased news when their corporate sponsors advocate the idea that there are only two sides to politics.”

Some other tidbits from the book publicity:

“The average representative makes $174K a year, while the average American household makes $50K. In 2009, 261 of the 535 members of Congress were millionaires. In short, our federal lawmakers are nine times richer than the average American. They vote on their own raises, healthcare, and pension plans, and we are left with the bill. If government-run healthcare is good enough for Congress, it should be good enough for the rest of us.”

“The Tea Party is funded by Koch Industries, or Big Oil. The Koch brothers gave over $55 million in bribes to scientists to say global warming is a hoax. They are a vast political network, sponsoring Christian conservative rallies and funding political ad campaigns nationwide. They are instrumental in busting unions and they pushed for the Citizens United/ ‘corporations are people’ law.”

Ventura says he wants to abolish the party system of politics:

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He now calls for the abolition of the party system.

“It is my hope that this book is a step toward winning back our country. I can’t be an advocate for third party politics anymore because parties don’t run on ideas, they run on funding from sources interested in only amassing more power.”