One party country: the Republican plan for dominance in the 21st century

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John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006 - Political Science - 262 pages
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"One Party Country proves once and for all that Republicans are simply better than Democrats at the basic blocking and tackling of politics. Anyone who wants to know why the GOP will win more than lose for the foreseeable future needs to read this book."
--Jonathan Alter, Senior Editor at "Newsweek" and author of The "Defining Moment"

The Democrats have an easy road to victory, right? Not quite. This book pulls the curtain back on the Republicans' astonishingly effective efforts to keep that from happening. Despite poor polling for the Republicans, they are closer to making America a one-party country than most people imagine. One Party Country exposes the way Republicans have nearly completed their plan to: Make the most of redistricting, so that most congressional seats aren't really up for grabs Create software and databases the Democrats can only dream of--a huge advantage in turning out their base Make modern polling useless, since even the best polls can't measure the turnout advantage Turn big business into an arm of the party, from K Street to corporate boardrooms and sometimes onto the factory floor Stir up the religious right with one hand, while actually forwarding the competing agenda of their big donors with the other Create policies--like Iraq, Social Security privatization, and faith-based programs--that use the government's resources to tilt the electorate to the right and undermine the Democrats Neutralize the Democrats' traditional advantage with Hispanics, women, and African Americans Fill the courts with conservative judges ready to turn away challenges to this new order

This plan is not only audacious--it's working. Are there any flaws in Karl Rove'sstrategy? Are Democrats fighting back? Do they even have a clue what's going on? Read this dramatic and provocative expose and find out.

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Tom Hamburger is an investigative reporter covering the White House and the executive branch for the Los Angeles Times.

Peter Wallsten covers the White House for the Los Angeles Times. Both authors have been interviewed about the Bush administration on CNN, FOX News, CNBC, MSNBC, and NPR.

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