Yes We (still) Can

Yes We (still) Can

Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump

Book - 2018
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From Obama's former communications director and current co-host of Pod Save America comes a colorful account of how politics, the media, and the Internet changed during the Obama presidency and how Democrats can fight back in the Trump era. On November 9th, 2016, Dan Pfeiffer woke up like most of the world wondering WTF just happened. How had Donald Trump won the White House? How was it that a decent and thoughtful president had been succeeded by a buffoonish reality star, and what do we do now? Instead of throwing away his phone and moving to another country (which were his first and second thoughts), Pfeiffer decided to tell this surreal story, recounting how Barack Obama navigated the insane political forces that created Trump, explaining why everyone got 2016 wrong, and offering a path for where Democrats go from here. Pfeiffer was one of Obama's first hires when he decided to run for president, and was at his side through two presidential campaigns and six years in the White House. Using never-before-heard stories and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Pfeiffer examines how Obama succeeded despite Twitter trolls, Fox News (and their fake news), and a Republican Party that lost its collective mind. An irreverent, no-BS take on the crazy politics of our time.
Publisher: New York : Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781538711712
1538711710
Branch Call Number: 973.932 P52y
Characteristics: xvii, 284 pages ; 24 cm

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moijconnaispas
Jun 13, 2019

As Bugs Bunny was wont to say, "What a maroon!" Mr. Pfeiffer is another Democrat dumbass who truly believes that Republicans are evil, Republicans who happen to be conservative are more evil, and that our president, Donald Trump, is the Great Satan. If you actually need any proof that the Lefty-liberal, AOC crowd thinks this way, this is the book for you...

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lilypad_1
Aug 31, 2018

Very enjoyable memoir. I am reading as many memoirs from associates of Obama's as I can as an escape from the Trump administration. This one was light hearted, funny, and gave you the feeling that you too could have been there(and wish you would have been).

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Jul 06, 2018

I bought the audiobook and although Pfeiffer doesn’t articulate all his words very well ( he talks a little too quickly) his message and stories are interesting and funny. It is clear he admires Barack Obama and loved his work at the White House, but He readily admits mistakes they made. I would highly recommend this book .

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