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Young Guns' Release New Book


There's been a lot of hype the last few months over a new book by Republican Reps. Cantor, McCarthy, and Ryan. Now, it's time to see what all the hype is about.

Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders, a 224-page new Conservative manifesto of sorts, releases today ahead of an expected GOP takeover of the House this fall.

"The book is a serious one, offering solutions and long-term vision for Conservatives,” Brad Dayspring, the book's publicist, told The Blaze earlier this month. The book outlines a plan for Social Security, tax cuts, and repealing Obamacare.

"America is looking for more than our grandfathers' Republican Party," Cantor writes. "We are a new generation of Republican leaders eager to put our past sins behind us."

Adds McCarthy: "The party had lost its way."

The trio of Congressman was dubbed the "young guns" back in 2007 by Fred Barnes in a Weekly Standard column. The term stuck enough to make its way on to the book cover.

That it releases today might not be a coincidence. Primaries are slated across the country, and some GOP-backed candidates need a boost.

And while some view it as good news, others aren't convinced. According to The Hill, "Democrats will attempt to use the release of a book by House Republican leaders to make their case that Republicans want to privatize Social Security"

According to an article by the LA Times, some Republicans are skeptical too: "People aren't thrilled with this book." That's from an anonymous GOP strategist. The article adds:

A year ago, the book, then under development, seemed poised to help fill a vacuum as the Republican Party emerged from its electoral defeats. Today, it is unclear whether it will help or hurt the party's efforts to retake the House.

Dayspring couldn't disagree more, according to comments he made to The Hill: "Democrats’ distortions are simply ludicrous. We’ve got to have a serious conversation in this country about the promises that politicians have made to people, especially those under 50."

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