Foxes in the Henhouse

Foxes in the Henhouse

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

Book - 2006
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Like a newly discovered treasure map offering a path to buried riches,Foxes in the Henhouseis 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 charactersPacked 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 Henhouseis a must-read and will be one of the most talked-about books of the year and for election cycles to come.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006
ISBN: 9780743286510
0743286510
Branch Call Number: 324.70973 J284f 2006
Characteristics: xii, 307 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Saunders, Dave 1948-

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