It's The Middle Class, Stupid! by James Carville and Stan Greenberg

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...for many Democrats, it will become the playbook on how to talk to voters about economic issues.
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It’s the Middle Class, Stupid! confirms what we have all suspected: Washington and Wall Street have really screwed things up for the average American. Work has been devalued. Education costs are out of sight. Effort and ambition have never been so scantily rewarded. Political guru James Carville and pollster extraordinaire Stan Greenberg argue that our political parties must admit their failures and the electorate must reclaim its voice, because taking on the wealthy and the privileged is not class warfare—it is a matter of survival. Told in the alternating voices of these two top political strategists, It’s the Middle Class, Stupid! provides eye-opening and provocative arguments on where our government—including the White House—has gone wrong, and what voters can do about it. 

Controversial and outspoken, authoritative and shrewd, It’s the Middle Class, Stupid! is destined to make waves during the 2012 presidential campaign, and will set the agenda for legislative battles and political dust-ups during the next administration.

 

About James Carville and Stan Greenberg

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JAMES CARVILLE is an American political consultant, commentator, educator, actor, attorney, media personality, and prominent liberal pundit. He regularly appears on CNN's The Situation Room. He cohosts a weekly program on XM Radio titled 60/20 Sports. He is married to Republican political consultant Mary Matalin. In 2009, he began teaching political science at Tulane University. STAN GREENBERG is a leading Democratic pollster and political strategist who has advised the campaigns of Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and John Kerry, among others. Greenberg spent a decade teaching at Yale University after getting his Ph.D. from Harvard. He is married to Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, who represents Connecticut's third congressional district.
 
Published July 10, 2012 by Plume. 353 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Jul 01 2012

...they are refreshingly specific in some of their policy recommendations in areas such as energy investment and campaign finance reform.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Jul 16 2012

Although the authors' heated and occasionally rambling rhetoric might be a turn-off to some, their central premise is vital and their proposals well-considered

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Huffington Post

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Reviewed by Howard Fineman on Jul 17 2012

"It's the Middle Class, Stupid!" is based not only on the authors' decades of experience in political campaigns, but on polls and focus groups across the country.

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Business Insider

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Reviewed by Kenneth Thomas on Aug 02 2012

...this is a very good book that deserves a careful reading by progressive activists. I certainly learned something from it, and I'm sure you will, too

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National Journal

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Reviewed by Charlie Cook on Jul 13 2010

...for many Democrats, it will become the playbook on how to talk to voters about economic issues.

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Progress Online

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Reviewed by Deborah Mattinson on Sep 14 2012

...the authors’ passion is genuine enough, as is their desire to move the middle classes centre-stage. How Obama and his team react will be interesting to watch out for in the US

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