Had Enough?: A Handbook for Fighting Back

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 10, 2003 - Political Science - 320 pages
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Have you had enough of George W. Bush and the Republican right? Are you sick and tired of the tax-cutting, environment-desecrating, secret-keeping, influence-peddling, war-mongering, free speech-hating hypocrites who occupy America's halls of power? If so, you have company -- James Carville.

Like James Carville, America has been bruised and battered by the Republicans who are running our country and running it into the ground. The Bush administration has squandered a five-trillion-dollar surplus and created a five-trillion-dollar projected deficit. Their tax cut for the rich was supposed to create jobs -- but instead America has lost more than three million of them. This administration was supposed to bring honor and dignity to the White House but instead brought lies, leaks, secrecy, and fear. They promised to make the country stronger and safer but instead they've left us overstretched, isolated, and insecure.
And Carville has had enough.
In Had Enough? the legendary political adviser comes out of his corner swinging, taking on the Bush White House and the Republican leaders in Congress on every front -- from the economy to education to foreign affairs. But he doesn't just attack; he lays out constructive "had enough" solutions for healing the damage done by the Republicans and helping disheartened Democrats get back on their feet. In addition, he offers "Ten Rules for Progressives to Live By" and a new War Room mantra for a new era.
Had Enough? is a rousing handbook for taking back the country, for fighting back the right wing, and for returning the power to the people.
 

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Contents

The Lesson of the Transgender Amendment
1
The Common Defense
25
1 Homeland Security
31
2 Military and Foreign Policy
53
The General Welfare
81
3 Deficits Matter Debts Matter and They Matter a Lot
90
The Big Lie
108
Secure the Blessings of Liberty To Ourselves and Our Posterity
135
8 Carvilles Campaign Finance Reform Proposal
206
9 Corporate Governance
220
10 The Myth of Tort Reform
233
Insure Domestic Tranquility
249
11 Those Damn Entitlements
253
12 A Note on Lying
273
13 A Note on the Religious Right and Politics
277
14 A Note on Friends
279

5 Education
139
6 Environment and Energy
165
7 Health Care
183
Establish Justice
201
To Form a More Perfect Union
287
Notes
298
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James Carville is the best-known and most-loved political consultant in American history. He is also a speaker, talk-show host, actor, and author with six New York Times bestsellers to his credit. Part of a large Southern family, he grew up without a television and loved to listen to the stories his mama told. Mr. Carville lives with his wife, Mary Matalin, and their two daughters in New Orleans.

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