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Foxes in the Henhouse: How the Republicans Stole the South and the Heartland and What the Democrats Must Do to Run 'em Out

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Publisher Comments:

Like a newly discovered treasure map offering a path to buried riches, Foxes in the Henhouse is a hard-hitting political blueprint for how the Democrats can win again in the South and rural America. The authors document the Republicans' rise in the South and Midwest, expose the hypocrisy that marked their ascent, and offer a take-no-prisoners plan to kick them out.

The authors know of what they speak. "Rural strategists" Steve Jarding and Dave "Mudcat" Saunders are famous for securing Democratic victories in places they shouldn't have — most notably in Mark Warner's successful run for governor of Virginia, a campaign that wasn't afraid to use bluegrass concerts and NASCAR to get the message out.

When George W. Bush swept the South clean in 2004, it was the final insult to Jarding and Saunders, two self-proclaimed "bubbas" on a mission to convince their fellow southerners and rural Americans that the GOP's claim of representing "values," patriotism, the sportsmen, and fiscal conservatism is a disastrous farce. In addition to exposing the lies behind the gradual Republican invasion of the hinterland that began in the 1960s, they offer some surprisingly simple strategies for Democrats to capture each of these issues. Among other things, Jarding and Saunders urge Democrats to

• Quit turning their noses up at the culture of rural America and talk to people where they live

• Learn how to count when going after votes

• Show some passion and retaliate when Republicans assassinate their characters

Packed with meticulous and shocking research findings; blunt, laugh-out-loud language; and merciless assaults on George W. Bush, Tom DeLay, Bill O'Reilly, and plenty of other right-wing charlatans, Foxes in the Henhouse is a must-read and will be one of the most talked-about books of the year and for election cycles to come.

Review:

"Those who stayed up late to watch with worry or woke in dismay after the November 2004 presidential elections will welcome this answer to 'How in the Hell did this happen?' as the first chapter, aptly titled, promises to explain. In this humorous discussion of what went wrong and how to change it, Harvard professor Jarding and Virginia politico Saunders present a method to secure a Democratic victory by gaining the lead in the South and the Midwest. The book encourages Democrats to open their minds to the rural culture of 'Bubbas,' or blue collar, religious folks who despise government intrusion, have been voting Republican and would respond to political 'NASCAR marketing.' Jarding and Saunders keep it lively, interspersing low-blow jabs at Republicans with statistics, political history and strategies for Democrats to connect with Bubbas over contentious issues like gun control, environmental protection, gay marriage and abortion." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

From the originators of the "NASCAR Democrats" comes a hard-hitting account of the Republicans' rise in the South and Midwest, an expos of the hypocrisy that marked their ascent, and a take-no-prisoners plan to kick them out.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743286510
Subtitle:
How the Republicans Stole the South and the Heartland and What the Democrats Must Do to Run 'em Out
Publisher:
Touchstone
Foreword:
Kerrey, Bob
Author:
Dave andquot
Author:
Saunders, Dave
Author:
Mudcatandquot
Author:
Saunders
Author:
Jarding, Steve
Author:
Saunders, Dave andquot
Author:
Mudcat
Author:
Kerrey, Bob
Author:
Saunders, Dave "Mudcat"
Author:
Dave
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Politics, practical
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political Process - Elections
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Political Process - Political Parties
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Copyright:
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.52x6.40x1.24 in. 1.09 lbs.

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Foxes in the Henhouse: How the Republicans Stole the South and the Heartland and What the Democrats Must Do to Run 'em Out
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Product details 336 pages Touchstone Books - English 9780743286510 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Those who stayed up late to watch with worry or woke in dismay after the November 2004 presidential elections will welcome this answer to 'How in the Hell did this happen?' as the first chapter, aptly titled, promises to explain. In this humorous discussion of what went wrong and how to change it, Harvard professor Jarding and Virginia politico Saunders present a method to secure a Democratic victory by gaining the lead in the South and the Midwest. The book encourages Democrats to open their minds to the rural culture of 'Bubbas,' or blue collar, religious folks who despise government intrusion, have been voting Republican and would respond to political 'NASCAR marketing.' Jarding and Saunders keep it lively, interspersing low-blow jabs at Republicans with statistics, political history and strategies for Democrats to connect with Bubbas over contentious issues like gun control, environmental protection, gay marriage and abortion." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , From the originators of the "NASCAR Democrats" comes a hard-hitting account of the Republicans' rise in the South and Midwest, an expos of the hypocrisy that marked their ascent, and a take-no-prisoners plan to kick them out.
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