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"Explosive... A blistering tell-all."---Washington Post
"People should sit up, take notes and change things."---Ace Smith, Los Angeles Times
"Brazile most certainly has a story to tell.... Vivid."---The Guardian
From Donna Brazile, former DNC chair and legendary political operative, an explosive and revealing new look at the 2016 election: the first insider account of the Russian hacking of the DNC and the missteps by the Clinton campaign and Obama administration that enabled a Trump victory.
In the fallout of the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee--and as chaos threatened to consume the party's convention--Democrats turned to a familiar figure to right the ship: Donna Brazile. Known to millions from her frequent TV appearances, she was no stranger to high stakes and dirty opponents, and the longtime Democratic strategist had a reputation in Washington as a one-stop shop for fixing sticky problems.
What Brazile found at the DNC was unlike anything she had experienced before--and much worse than is commonly known. The party was beset by infighting, scandal, and hubris, while reeling from a brazen and wholly unprecedented attempt by a foreign power to influence the presidential election. Plus, its candidate, Hillary Clinton, faced an opponent who broke every rule in the political playbook.
Packed with never-before-reported revelations about what went down in 2016, Hacks is equal parts campaign thriller, memoir, and roadmap for the future. With Democrats now in the wilderness after this historic defeat, Hacks argues that staying silent about what went wrong helps no one. Only by laying bare the missteps, miscalculations, and crimes of 2016, Brazile contends, will Americans be able to salvage their democracy.
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“The Russians are coming”
This book does more to confirm the ineptitude of bureaucratic politics than exonerate its alleged victims. The Keystone Cops protocol at the DNC and utter lack of synergies with Hillary’s campaign staff is the real culprit here, with the Russians as convenient scapegoats.
This a very good book because it demonstrates how Hillary Clinton destroyed the Democrat party with her effort to win the elections by going over the law. Also, she destroyed Bernie Sanders chances to become president of the United States by engaging on lawlessness. The intrusion of the Russians on the DNC has nothing to do with Hillary losing the elections, it is just a witch hunt by the democrats as President Donald Trump says. Not only that, but she never mentions on the book how illegals are able to vote in so many states to secure their elections. She states at the end that the promise of President Donald Trump of MAGA is not working. Hispanics, blacks, whites, and other races have the lowest unemployment numbers in history, something that Barack Hussein Obama never did for the US Citizens. Obama and Hillary have failed and people are noticing their failure and I hope, from the bottom of my heart, that the United States continues down the path they are going through under President Donald Trump.
Very good. Technical side of a campaign in a digital age.
Scary in some ways and mesmerizing in the telling of an important flaw in current way of campaigning. It is written in a flowing, easy to read manner that makes subject matter easy