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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (50 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Carville, Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781400182923
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Every four years Americans hold a presidential election. Somebody wins and somebody loses. That's life. But 2008 was an anomaly. The election of President Barack Obama is about something far bigger than four or even eight years in the White House. Since 2004, Americans have been witnessing and participating in the emergence of a Democratic majority that will last not four but forty years.

To understand the emergence of a lasting Democratic majority, James Carville first reviews the profound and relentless incompetence of the Bush administration—and the pursuant collapse of the Republican Party. That means looking back at the failure of Republican ideas—including a wholesale rejection of the myth of conservative superiority on the economy—and holding our noses long enough to survey the gallery of truly repellent scoundrels, scandals, and screwups that the Republican Party has been responsible for over the last eight years.

After completing the unpleasant but edifying task of autopsying the Republican Party, Carville examines the underpinnings of Democratic victories in 2004, 2006, and 2008—and makes the argument for why Democrats are going to keep winning (two words: young people). In short, the Republicans are going to keep getting spanked again and again for forty more years because we're right and they're wrong, and Americans know it. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “No one does partisanship better than the Ragin’ Cajun…Professor Carville’s class is now in session.”


  • No one does partisanship better than the Ragin' Cajun.... Professor Carville's class is now in session. Time
  • “Multiple Audie Award winner Alan Sklar perfectly voices Carville’s verbal snarl. Where sarcasm is called for, Sklar provides it; where snarkiness is needed, Sklar oozes it in abundance.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Carville does not pull punches in this aggressive manifesto…Compelling.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A Library Journal Best Audiobook

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken McDouall | 7/11/2013

    " Carville had written a fairly entertaining rant against Republican policies and tactics, published shortly after Obama's election. He urges Democrats to pursue and progressive agenda and stand up to conservative blustering. If only... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne Kittrell | 3/8/2012

    " Always wickedly funny, even if you don't see quite eye-to-eye with him. But always thought provoking. He makes me LOL. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 2/7/2012

    " If Republicans would have read this book after the last defeat they might have had a chance in 2012. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Papajack | 5/3/2011

    " Love it or hate it, depends where you are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Wolf | 3/12/2011

    " As always, Carville amuses while he entertains. As a Democrat, of course I love his premise, so he was preaching to the choir. He makes a convincing argument with a bevy of statistics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aimee | 1/23/2011

    " Loved this. Carville is a great writer. I think my favorite line in the book is when discussing a "creationist" book that was being sold under the Science section of the Grand Canyon National Park giftshop, he cites a ranger who remarked, "What's next? 'Old Faithful: Nostrils of Satan'?" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/31/2010

    " Overall, Carville makes some good points, though I could've used less of his continuous comparison of Bush with Clinton (for whom I have little respect), nor do I share his opinion that Florida 2000 was a "stolen" election. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather Denkmire | 1/30/2010

    " Bummer. I love Carville, usually, but this is so completely stuck in the right wing frames it was impossible for me to listen to it for more than about 1/3. "

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About the Author
Author James Carville

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 CNNs 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.