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Download Reader ↠ Audacity How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail 272 pages ↠ Gwairsoft å [Read] ➪ Audacity How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail ➲ JonathanCy 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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Of 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 Remember the Hitler videos that were popular a few years ago? I was like a live action version of one on November 9 2016 lamenting that all of the energy poured into passing the Affordable Care Act Dodd Frank and other seminal Obama era achievements was a waste If you felt like me Audacity will help remind you of both the importance and the durability of the legacy Obama left after eight years In a nutshell Obama changed the climate of America altering the terms of the argument about health care from Why should we fix things for the uninsured? to Do you have a better plan for covering everyone? That change and others like it will prove important decades from now than the current Trump tempest which is a reactionary tornado it will do some damage as it tries to spin things backward but it will pass than a sign of a permanent reordering The next few years will be tough This book will remind you that things will get better and inspire you to defend the ways they've already improved

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Audacity How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will PrevailAn 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 uick thoughtful read This slender volume which I believe is the first post Obama look back at all eight years it is based on reporting Chait did during those eight years which is how it was able to appear on shelves so uickly and not be an incoherent mess does not as the introduction warns aim to be a complete record of the Obama White House or a juicy tell all drama Instead Chait takes the stance that 1 Obama accomplished than we gave him credit for and 2 his efforts will survive Trump He makes his argument in clear concise language resorting to slight hyperbole only when describing the tone of Obama's critics Smith scoffed Jones sneered that sort of thingIn addition to outlining the good Obama did usually without much praise or even acknowledgement in the press Chait takes a look back at other liberal Presidents who were attacked by their base for not being liberal enough but who now are held up as paragons of what a perfect liberal President should be and traces the evolution of the Republican party from the southern strategy to the churning cesspool of racism which elevated a moronic demagogue to President in what Chait argues will be seen before too long as the party's death throesI recommend this book for all Not just for a greater appreciation of what Obama accomplished even with an irrationally hostile House Senate to contend with but also for a small morsel of hope I think we could all use right about now