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3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5 3.90 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Carville Narrator: James Carville Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 1996 ISBN: 9780743545525
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"They are wrong and we are right and I'm going to prove it to you!" -- Harry S. Truman, Democratic National Convention, 1948

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.” 

    Salon

  • “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.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aimie Hansen | 5/18/2013

    " Love, love, LOVE this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Will Byrnes | 4/18/2013

    " Carville provides a host of answers to Republican untruths, and throws in a few recipes. The value of Carville is to provide talking points for Dems who are faced with right-wingers blowing gas based on lies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 12/16/2012

    " Hilarious and spot on! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc | 8/14/2012

    " The ragin' cajun's got it right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew | 6/20/2012

    " Good how to book for progressives. Too bad they didn't listen (see elections of 2000 and 2004). It was fun riding with the ragin' cajun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 5/5/2012

    " Used to like The Cajun a lot more before he married that woman. Once he did that, I started to question his sincerity. Book was good at the time though I'm not sure he's kept up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D. Todd | 2/20/2012

    " This is one of the best books I have ever read...period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex Dorf | 2/18/2012

    " This is now most interesting as a reminder of where things stood at the time. Still, insightful and well written enough for a 4, even though the folksy jokes work far better on tv than in a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernadette | 1/30/2012

    " I probably would have enjoyed this more when it was first published. Unfortunately, most of Carville's essays are dated. His points on welfare, education and immigration are still relevant, so the book does still have some value. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 10/10/2011

    " It was written in 1996, but the arguments that Carville uses to describe how the government does a good job providing needed support for people that would not be provided in a pure free economy. Worth the read. It'd be nice if Carville wrote an updated version. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirk Bower | 2/20/2011

    " Carville's books are great. Funny...indepth...funny... straight shooting... funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 11/9/2010

    " my uncle made me read it... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Wolf | 6/26/2010

    " I guess I was in the mood for something a little more light-hearted, but Carville really reaches for the facts & figures to prove his points here. He is an excellent debater & I absolutely agree with his conclusions -- just wish that the numbers had been used a little more sparringly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc | 5/28/2010

    " The ragin' cajun's got it right. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Will | 10/26/2008

    " Carville provides a host of answers to Republican untruths, and throws in a few recipes. The value of Carville is to provide talking points for Dems who are faced with right-wingers blowing gas based on lies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 7/14/2008

    " my uncle made me read it... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 3/29/2008

    " It was written in 1996, but the arguments that Carville uses to describe how the government does a good job providing needed support for people that would not be provided in a pure free economy. Worth the read. It'd be nice if Carville wrote an updated version. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Namfan | 2/2/2008

    " This is a great book if you want to educate yourself about what the left is doing, why they're doing it, and what they hope to accomplish.

    Carville is entertaining and he tells it the way that he sees it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernadette | 1/22/2008

    " I probably would have enjoyed this more when it was first published. Unfortunately, most of Carville's essays are dated. His points on welfare, education and immigration are still relevant, so the book does still have some value. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D. Todd | 9/12/2007

    " This is one of the best books I have ever read...period. "

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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.