Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump by Dan PfeifferFrom Obamas 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 Obamas 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, Yes We (Still) Can 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-B.S. take on the crazy politics of our time, Yes We (Still) Can is a must-read for everyone who is disturbed by Trump, misses Obama, and is marching, calling, and hoping for a better future for the country.
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For liberals, progressives and Democrats, the year and a half since Donald Trump was inaugurated as president has been a debilitating emotional roller coaster ride. Yet there has been a tectonic shift in America: The unsayable is now regularly said, and often by the commander in chief himself. If, as expected, Trump runs again in , his opponent will have to find a way to eat into his support if he or she is to retake the White House. Pfeiffer advocates taking the high ground. Still, he remains optimistic. When did policy become secondary to branding? And did anyone tell Bernie Sanders?
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