This review is admittedly partisan because I am a big Lou Dobbs fan, one of the few media pundits that dare to speak truth to a corrupt and broken system.
This is one of the most inspiring works that I have read in years. Lou has his own ideas about what it will take to restore the meaning of "We The People" to our government. However. he does not hesitate to promote the work of others who have ignored the attacks of special interest groups and implemented programs that have addressed some of our most horrific problems.
Lou concentrates solely on national issues and there is no discussion of any of our current foreign military adventures. He does not blame either of the two majority political parties for the current problems but he does point out that the use of partisan wedge issues by both parties has blocked any real debate on key problems. Primarily, the corruption of special interest money on all branches of our government is the over whelming factor.
An inspiring 4 1/2 hour program that only Lou could do !
An outstanding book by a true American who poses a question that many people in this country are asking today; Where have all our leaders gone ?
Now in his eighties, Lee gives his insights into what led us to this point in the evolution of our Republic. He also quips about past relationships and experiences with various world leaders he has known. He also tells the heartwarming story of his first wife's battle with Diabetes and her subsequent death.
He is truly a great American and this is one of the better books I have had the pleasure of experiencing.
I was expecting Carville to unleash a nuclear attack on the Democrat Leadership after three disappointing losses in a row and an ever growing fasination with the Republican-Lite policies of the DLC. Instead, this book more closely resembled the Boy Scout Manual.
Carville continued his love affair with Bill Clinton and totally ignored his departure from Democrat fundamentals on such issues as NAFTA. This Republican trade agreement was on track for extinction until Clinton revived and passed it shortly after assuming office in 1992.
The central advice to Democrats was to maintain your integrity and hold on to your principles and victory will be yours, eventually.
Quite honestly, I was expecting James to disclose a plan of attack that more closely resembled the cut throat, take no prisoners politics typically played in his native louisiana. Maybe that's his real plan for the next election and he's just keeping it under wraps!
Fans of Sam Seder's humor and Air America's Majority Report will likely find this book very entertaining and humorous. If your looking for an in-depth expose' on the current administration, this is not the book.
This book starts out to be a serious progressive evaluation of the current administration and it's connection to the fundamentalist right and ends up being another Majority Report show on any given evening, replete with continuous right-wing bashing and all the on-air staff participating in the recording process.
I should say that I am a long time progressive and have no love for the current administration but, I was looking for Sam's insights on this administration's performance based on his extensive experience, research, and interviews with various political pundits.
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