A rousing political manifesto from The New York Times bestselling co-author of All's Fair
One of Washington's most prominent Democratic strategists and co-author of the New York Times bestseller All's Fair offers a timely, accessible and entertaining response to the GOP's Contract with America -- just in time for primary season.
With the Republican Congress blasting away at the federal government, James Carville, a top advisor to President Clinton, counterattacks. In We're Right, They're Wrong, he uses his trademark mix of pointed argument, homespun wit, and historic lore to deflate GOP claims that nothing is amiss in America that budget-cutting wouldn't cure. Carville staunchly defends a strong government -- one capable of teaching, feeding, healing, defending and sheltering its citizens -- and provides Democrats and progressives with a politically astute program for building upon what's best about our nation.
Filled with anecdotes and political myths, We're Right, They're Wrong is a succinct, witty, fact-filled trot for judging the long primary season.
“Besides generous dollops of verbal BBQ sauce and frequent interjections of ‘ain’t,’ Carville outlines lucid positions on every major issue from wage stagnation to health care to welfare to education, with enough references to statistics to be convincing. Recognizing the depths of our distrust of ‘liberals,’ he also cites plenty of card-carrying conservatives to back up his own arguments. With the ascent of Rush Limbaugh and Pat Buchanan, and the rightward drift of the GOP, now is probably an excellent time for all good liberals to get their hands on Carville’s rhetorical laser gun. A bleeding heart is just no excuse for a floppy tongue or weak knees.”
“Despondent Democrats and lonely liberals will discover an arsenal of ammunition for election-year debates in the Ragin’ Cajun’s chatty, pointed survey of the differences between the Democratic and Republican Parties’ visions of the US and why these differences matter. One can almost see the sneaky twinkle in Carville’s eye…as he quotes GOP myths and debunks them…For hungry readers, Carville includes a couple of recipes; for those who need a good laugh, he offers sidebars—e.g., top 10 lists, particularly ludicrous GOP statements—and a brief transcript of his guest spot on an imaginary Sunday morning chat show called Press the Meat. Fast, funny, energizing.”
James Carville is the best known political consultant in American history. He is also a speaker, talk show host, actor, and author with many New York Times bestsellers to his credit. Until its final broadcast, he was cohost of CNN’s Crossfire and then started appearing on The Situation Room. Part of a large Southern family, he grew up without a television and loved to listen to his mother tell stories. Teaching at Tulane University, he now lives with his wife and two daughters in New Orleans.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- ISBN-13: 9780743545525