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EPUB ´ MOBI Audacity How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail ☆ 9780062426970 À JONATHAN CHAIT À [PDF] ❤ Audacity How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail Cy to demonstrate why history will judge our forty fourth president as among our greatest Chait explains why so many observers from cynical journalists to disheartened Democrats missed the enormous evidence of progress amidst the smoke screen of extremist propaganda and the confinement of short term perspective He also reveals why Obama’s accomplishments will last despite the reactionary effort by Donald Trump and the Republicans to extinguish them And in its resounding defense of Obama’s tenure Audacity both makes clear his victories and what we need to fight for next After the 2016 presidential election I told myself that's it I'm going to stop reading political prediction analysis “Donald Trump's chances of winning are approaching zero” was an article the Washington Post published two weeks before the election However it was a couple of weeks into the Donald Trump presidency and I was feeling bummed Trump and his team seemingly set fire to everything Barack Obama spent the last eight years accomplishing I needed comfort So enter moderate liberal journalist Jonathan Chait and his book Audacity How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail Chait makes a pretty direct and somewhat surprising proclamation Barack Obama is one of the most accomplished presidents of all time And despite the madness of the last month I think he's right Chait's book is persuasive even though it's apparent that he wrote a majority of it thinking Hillary Clinton was going to win Within each chapter Chait breaks down one of Obama's accomplishments from passing the stimulus to transitioning the country into using clean energy He then describes how for the most part these accomplishments are safe from being overturned Some of the policies seem safer than others Despite what Paul Ryan is saying the Affordable Care Act isn't going anywhere What Chait does a particularly good job doing is providing historical context One of the subjects he tackles is the disappointment that liberals have had with Obama who was of a moderate than they expected He argues that historically liberals tend to be disappointed with their president when they are governing and that they grow to appreciate them as time goes on This could be seen with almost every single democratic president over the last 100 years Chait also uses history to explain Trump progress doesn't always go in a straight line Chait makes the argument that Trump is the last hateful breath of an America that's completely on the fringes He does this by comparing him to ex California governor Pete Wilson who was anti immigration Ultimately his policies which were unpopular led to latinos and younger voters in the state abandoning the republican party California is now a reliably blue state Behind all of Chait's arguments is the idea that we're living in a inclusive accepting and liberal America Obama overwhelmingly brought out a younger diverse voter and this voter is not interested in the radicalized and antiuated ideas of the right To me this argument holds up Trump is a historically disliked president and we’re seeing resist trump movements pop up all over the country A couple of weeks ago Trump signed off on an executive order initiating a Muslim ban Thousands of people around the country were protesting within hours

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An unassailable case that in the eyes of history Barack Obama will be viewed as one of America’s best and most accomplished presidentsOver the course of eight years Barack Obama amassed an array of historic achievements His administration saved the American economy from collapse expanded health insurance to tens of millions who previously could not afford it negotiated an unprecedented nuclear deal with Iran helped craft a groundbreaking international climate accord reined in Wall Street launched a fundamental overhaul of our education system and formulated a new vision Jonathan Chait's new book Audacity is essentially a manifesto in defense of the president I think it's well worth the read He's gone now so maybe we can read about him without the panic that he'll turn us into Muslim Socialists One place that I wished he would have expanded on even is defending the president from the new purists on the left I know I'm going to make some enemies with this but I feel like there isn't a single public figure that can pass muster by a new movement that keeps using words like neoliberal imperialist and Wall street crony Recent victims are not limited to but include Obama Hillary Cory Booker as of late and basically anyone who holds elected office and makes compromises to get stuff done Of course Obama was an imperialist neoliberal he was the president of the empire and our economy happens to be capitalism We can change those things and maybe we should but Obama did not run on that platform nor would it have been possible to dismantle the system until the majority could be convinced of that I agree that drones are bad but I also believe that leaders get their hands dirty and do unethical things sometimes We elect political leaders to work within a system which is far FAR from being perfect in fact it's gotten much corrupt We don't elect revolutionaries but good bureaucrats We should have revolutionaries for sure and maybe they will make our top bureaucrats better But there is a danger in asking our politicians to be revolutionaries who promise to dismantle the system without doing the ground up work first In fact I think we're about to see that danger play out because this is what right just did They've been further along in their purity test and it turns out that the only one who passed muster was Trump Let's see how it goes and maybe grow some revolutionaries on the left and some good leaders too

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Audacity How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will PrevailOf racial progress He has done all of this despite a left that freuently disdained him as a sellout and a hysterical right that did everything possible to destroy his agenda even in instances when they actually agreed with what he was doing before Obama was the one doing itNow as the page turns to possibly the most dangerous Commander in Chief in our history Jonathan Chait one of America’s most incisive and meticulous political commentators digs deep into Obama’s record on major policy fronts the economy the environment domestic reform health care race and foreign poli Normally I would enjoy a book like this But I had to ask myself what was the rush? Did the author andor publisher want to be the first out with a book like this? Not only is there no index which I appreciate in a nonfiction work but there were no notes whatsoever In a time when fake news is running rampant why? I also was put off by the somewhat over the top tone of the first half to two thirds of the book The author is a journalist so perhaps some of it came from columns or articles written contemporaneously with the events related? But wouldn't a measured re write have been better? And why write a book like this anyway without some passage of time? he book was getting some good publicity which is why I decided to read it The last portion of the book is devoted to a short history of the current conservative movement that makes up the Republican party Interesting but it felt like a throw in simply to make the book longer