We're Still Right, They're Still Wrong (Hardcover)

The Democrats' Case for 2016

By James Carville

Blue Rider Press, 9780399576225, 272pp.

Publication Date: August 23, 2016

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Every politico and pundit has tried to explain the 2016 presidential race, but James Carville – the multiple best-selling Ragin’ Cajun and grand strategist of Bill Clinton’s rise to the White House – has largely stayed silent.  Until now.

“He straddled the punch bowl, dropped his pants, and whipped out his member, which, he assured everyone, was very large. Then Donald Trump pissed right into the punch of the Republican Party.”

So begins We’re Still Right, They’re Still Wrong– with that image of Donald Trump defiling the celebration that should’ve been the GOP Establishment’s easy march to the White House.   

In We’re Still Right, They’re Still Wrong, Carville updates his #1 New York Times bestseller from 1996, the campaign tract that Bill Clinton once credited for his re-election. Carville skewers the GOP’s dumpster fire of a record over the past twenty years, and argues that Trump is the living manifestation of a failed party. From income inequality to race relations, Carville believes that Democratic Party is not only the dominant party of the past, but of America’s future, too – and he makes the case in his uncensored and earthy style.  

Among other things, We’re Still Right, They’re Still Wrong features a hot take on the Clinton e-mail “scandal,” a story about Carville’s momma’ schooling a pair of crawfish mongers, a lecture on political panics called “The Anatomy of Bullshit,” and a recipe for how to grill your (non-existent) Trump Steak.

And wit and sharp tongue aside, Carville turns it all into the most cogent and thoughtful analysis of the 2016 and how the Democrats can—and must—be victorious.

About the Author

James Carville is an American political consultant, commentator, educator, actor, attorney, media personality, and prominent liberal pundit. Carville gained national attention for his work as the lead strategist of the successful 1992 presidential campaign of Bill Clinton. Carville was a cohost of CNN's Crossfire until its final broadcast in June 2005, and since then he has appeared on CNN's news program The Situation Room. Carville is the author of several books and currently teaches political science at Tulane University.

Praise For We're Still Right, They're Still Wrong: The Democrats' Case for 2016

"Carville makes a breezy, detailed, and well-supported case for the progressive positions...for liberally inclined readers looking to refute their conservative friends' arguments, these are the concise, thoughtful talking points they'll need." —Publisher's Weekly

"Delivered with [Carville's] signature passion and earthiness...a valuable book for readers hoping to make sense of the strangest election in memory." —Kirkus Reviews