Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Dan Pfeiffer

Narrated By: Dan Pfeiffer

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: February 2020

Duration: 6 hours 21 minutes

Summary:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Yes We (Still) Can and cohost of Pod Save America, a sharp political playbook for how Democrats can take on Trump, McConnell, Fox News, and the rest of the right-wing circus dominating American politics.
There is nothing more important than beating Donald Trump in 2020, but defeating Trump is just the start of this timely book. Un-Trumping America offers readers three critical insights: first, Trump is not an aberration, but rather the logical extension of the modern Republican Party; second, how Democrats can defeat Trump in 2020; and third, preventing the likes of Trump from ever happening again with a plan to fix democracy.

While the catalog of the president's crimes is long and growing, undoing Trumpism -- the political platform of racism, authoritarianism, and plutocracy that gave rise to Trump and defines the Republican Party -- is a long and continuing fight. Through a craven, cynical strategy engineered by Mitch McConnell, funded by the Kochs, and fueled by Fox News propaganda, Republicans have rigged American politics to drown out the voices of the people in favor of the powerful. Without an aggressive response that recognizes who the Republicans are and what they have done, American democracy as we know it won't survive this moment and a conservative, shrinking, mostly white minority will govern the country for decades.

Un-Trumping America dismantles toxic Trumpism and offers a way forward. Dan Pfeiffer worked for nearly twenty years at the center of Democratic politics, from the campaign trail to Capitol Hill to Barack Obama's White House. But it was Trump's victory and Republicans' incessant aiding and abetting of Trumpism that has radicalized his thinking. Here, Pfeiffer urges Democrats to embrace bold solutions -- from fixing the courts to abolishing the electoral college to eliminating the filibuster -- in order to make America more democratic (and Democratic).

Un-Trumping America is a powerful call for Democrats and progressives to get smarter, tougher, and more aggressive without becoming a paler shade of orange.

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  • Anonymous

    Much needed advice from someone who has been on the inside recently, & knows of what he speaks when it comes to realities of governing in the Whitehouse. I have appreciated following Pod Save America for informed debates & opinions to what seems like a total meltdown of "democracy" as it was previously portrayed to the world. They have been at the frontlines, & plus had the benefit of working with an ethical President & administration. As Dan observes, if he had done some of the things Whitehouse staffers in the Trump administration have done (particularly Hatch Act violations per Kelly Anne Conway), President Obama would have fired him, and apart from his own personal ethics stopping him from such behaviour, this is the crux of the problem - leadership from the top dictates what is and is not acceptable behaviour at all levels of government (& into society at large over time). I observe from outside the USA, from an actual working democracy, & shake my head that particularly the Senate can be so unrepresentative of the population, while able to wield such disproportionate power at the whim of the Senate Leader. I commend Dan for speaking up & addressing hard facts. Of course to even start to implement reform, US voters need to vote out Republicans at every level of government, be bold & principled on behalf of the majority of the people in ensuring NO PARTY will ever be in a position to be so unprincipled & destructive again. America has up to now been seen as a beacon of freedom for those who aspire to democracy & a good chance for a decent life, but unless there is a massive correction to the current direction of things, & soon, the influence of the USA for good against the dictators & other bad actors of the world, will be completely gone. Hope Dan's ideas are taken seriously & that there is an opportunity to put some of them into action after November, for all our sakes!

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