Take It Back

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4 out of 5 stars
By drwjbrown on 01-30-06

Take it Back

I would like to begin by stating that I am a right leaning American. I found the book to be quite honest about the path the Democrats ought to take to reconnect to the public. Even though the middle portion of the book tends to Bush bash, the recommendations for change were sound and would require a significant effort of will and coordination by the current Democratic leadership. It is a good listen for any open minded person who either wants affirmation of being right or to have a different look at why and how there can be change in the face of politics. Carville and Begala were frank in their effort to express a significant concern about the political party that they have comitted to. I am anxious to see if their party takes the advise of this book. Begala did a fine job reading the book.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth on 02-15-06


Looking for something to inspire you? Leave your politics outside and listen to this. Then work to reclaim America. I'm sorry this is only available in its abridged version.

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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Andy on 02-13-06

same swill, different author

It's amazing to listen to a book written from a talking head either from the left or right. What's nice about this book, is that beyond mocking the other side, the authors actually spend quite a bit of time on what their ideas are for solutions to taxes, healthcare and other key issues. And of course, the ragin' cajun narrates the preface.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Richard on 06-11-06


I was expecting Carville to unleash a nuclear attack on the Democrat Leadership after three disappointing losses in a row and an ever growing fasination with the Republican-Lite policies of the DLC. Instead, this book more closely resembled the Boy Scout Manual.

Carville continued his love affair with Bill Clinton and totally ignored his departure from Democrat fundamentals on such issues as NAFTA. This Republican trade agreement was on track for extinction until Clinton revived and passed it shortly after assuming office in 1992.

The central advice to Democrats was to maintain your integrity and hold on to your principles and victory will be yours, eventually.

Quite honestly, I was expecting James to disclose a plan of attack that more closely resembled the cut throat, take no prisoners politics typically played in his native louisiana. Maybe that's his real plan for the next election and he's just keeping it under wraps!

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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jim on 05-10-06

Taking the Dems to task

Tho they do a bit of a trash job on the current administration (and, deservedly so, IMHO), the authors really turn their guns on the current Democratic party powers-that-be, and their compliance and lack of direction.

A fairly good operations manual for would-be candidates...and a fairly good review of just-what-the-heck-happened since 9/11 for the rest of us...

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Roderick on 02-25-06

Awesome and very important for all to read!!!

This is important for all to read to get a good idea of what is going on in politics and with OUR Politicians. Not just a democrat view but a centrist view. If centrist are a majority then why do we let the extremist run our country into the ground??? Why do we let the extremist tear our country into two warring factions, ridiculous...

If the Democrats would do what these guys suggest they would win me over but I must say I am skeptical that would happen. Buy it Read it and then discuss it with friends. Lets get this country back to its greatness.

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