Yes we (still) can : politics in the age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump / Dan Pfeiffer.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: The former White House director of communications explores how politics, the media, and the Internet changed during the Obama administration and how Democrats can fight back in the Trump era.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "From Obama's former communications director and current co-host of Pod Save America comes a colorful account of how politics, the media, and the Internet changed during the Obama presidency and how Democrats can fight back in the Trump era. On November 9th, 2016, Dan Pfeiffer woke up like most of the world wondering WTF just happened. How had Donald Trump won the White House? How was it that a decent and thoughtful president had been succeeded by a buffoonish reality star, and what do we do now? Instead of throwing away his phone and moving to another country (which were his first and second thoughts), Pfeiffer decided to tell this surreal story, recounting how Barack Obama navigated the insane political forces that created Trump, explaining why everyone got 2016 wrong, and offering a path for where Democrats go from here. Pfeiffer was one of Obama's first hires when he decided to run for president, and was at his side through two presidential campaigns and six years in the White House. Using never-before-heard stories and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, YES WE (STILL) CAN examines how Obama succeeded despite Twitter trolls, Fox News (and their fake news), and a Republican Party that lost its collective mind. An irreverent, no-BS take on the crazy politics of our time, YES WE (STILL) CAN is a must-read for everyone who is disturbed by Trump, misses Obama, and is marching, calling, and hoping for a better future for the country."--
    • Content Notes:
      Introduction: If you're reading this, it's too late -- Started from the bottom -- How not to lose a campaign -- Telling the country and other tales of presidential communications -- Something pants-splittingly funny -- The new media wasteland -- Fighting fake news -- My beautiful, dark, twisted (White House) fantasy -- Fox (and friends) is destroying America -- The Republicans go off the deep end -- Tweeting while Rome burns -- From 1600 Penn to Keepin' it 1600 -- Advice you can believe in -- The 2016 campaign clusterfuck -- Thanks, Obama (seriously)
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
    • ISBN:
      9781538711712
      1538711710
    • Accession Number:
      2018932320
    • Accession Number:
      on1037897897
      1037897897
    • Accession Number:
      fay.572883
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PFEIFFER, D. Yes we (still) can : politics in the age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump. [s.l.] : Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 14 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Pfeiffer D. Yes We (Still) Can : Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump. Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.572883. Accessed November 14, 2019.
    • APA:
      Pfeiffer, D. (2018). Yes we (still) can : politics in the age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump. Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.572883
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Pfeiffer, Dan. 2018. Yes We (Still) Can : Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump. Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.572883.
    • Harvard:
      Pfeiffer, D. (2018) Yes we (still) can : politics in the age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump. Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.572883 (Accessed: 14 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Pfeiffer, D 2018, Yes we (still) can : politics in the age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump, Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, viewed 14 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Pfeiffer, Dan. Yes We (Still) Can : Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump. Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.572883.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Pfeiffer, Dan. Yes We (Still) Can : Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump. Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.572883.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Pfeiffer D. Yes we (still) can : politics in the age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump [Internet]. Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing; 2018 [cited 2019 Nov 14]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.572883

Reviews

PW Reviews 2018 May #1

Pfeiffer, Pod Save America cohost and former Obama senior adviser, in an entertaining work of memoir–cum–political strategy, spells out the strengths of his old boss as campaigner and president and seeks to shed light on why Donald Trump won in 2016. With the goal of ensuring the liberal cause isn't lost in future elections, Pfeiffer describes how he was hired by Obama during the 2008 campaign and how for the next six years he had a front-row seat to the president's triumphs and struggles. Taking a conversational, occasionally snarky tone, he brings the reader into high-level meetings, such as one over tax cuts held in the vice-president's office; a fund-raiser attended by Kanye West; and his own awkward moments (he once split his pants in the Oval Office while preparing the president for a press conference). Throughout, Pfeiffer offers advice in bold type, based on the successes of Obama and Trump, on running a winning campaign, using Twitter, dealing with fake news, and other topics crucial to elections. "The path back for Democrats is pretty clear," he writes, "and it doesn't mean becoming more like Trump." Those who share Pfeiffer's admiration of Obama and his hopes for a Democratic resurgence—and, of course, fans of his podcast—will love both the chatty insider anecdotes and the advice. Agent: David Larabell, Creative Arts Agency. (June)

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