Title: Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics...
Publisher: Penguin Press
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Collectible - Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good+
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Printing
First St. Martin's Griffin Edition, First Printing. Signed & Inscribed by Author. Good condition. Light to moderate shelf wear, creasing on covers. Binding intact. Good+ condition Dust Jacket included. DJ has light shelf wear, rubbing. [ZZ41]. Bookseller Inventory # 100326849
Synopsis: A searing attack on the Democrats from one of today's most engaging political voices, and an incisive strategy for victory over the Republican party
Air America Radio host, Laura Flanders, the best-selling author of "Bushwomen," believes there are no such things as "red" and "blue" states. Even in the most surprising places, she's finding progressive change. From Vermont to Salt Lake City to Las Vegas's famous Strip, she journeys through the heartland USA and discovers a simple truth: people don't vote for the GOP because Republicans represent their interests; they vote Republican because Democrats barely field a team.
Adamant, opinionated, funny, and always engaging, Flanders chronicles what she's learned from scores of voters and activists-about how change is happening in Main St. USA, even if it rarely catches the attention of the so-called mainstream media. Mormons defending women's rights, casino owners teaming up with waitresses to raise the minimum wage; blue collar construction workers and lesbian mothers working together to make their workplaces safer and more secure for all. Flanders finds young, supposedly "alienated" Americans, who are driving scores of new voters to the polls.
Fiery polemic, assured narrative, and acute political commentary, Blue Grit will be crucial reading for everyone interested in the future of the Democrats, and this country. Based on Flanders' bottom-up style of journalism, it tells a story of good news: progressives are coming after the conservative establishment with new talent, new ideas, newmedia and new cash, and they have their sights set on building a new progressive movement, whether the Democratic Party is ready or not.
About the Author: Laura Flanders hosts her own weekly radio show on Air America. She is the author of Bushwomen: How They Won the White House for Their Man, Real Majority, Media Minority: The Costs of Sidelining Women in Reporting, and the editor of The W Effect: Sexual Politics in the Bush Years and Beyond.
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