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- Listening Length: 8 hours and 39 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: November 7, 2017
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076XBPBS3
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Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House Audiobook – Unabridged
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I've NEVER been a fan of Donna Brazile... but after reading what feels like a sincere account of what happened behind the scenes, I can't help but feel bad for her... and what those "Political Hacks" did (and are doing) to her.
Here Donna shares a couple of pretty believable points of view about her leaking questions to HRC during the Primary Debates against Bernie... Points of view I only believe after she shared so many other embarrassing and humiliating accounts of what it was like dealing with "Brooklyn"... Instead of constantly having to say Hillary Clinton, or Clinton Campaign, she uses "Brooklyn" as the catch-all word for all things Hillary. Granted, she apologizes way too many times in the final chapters, which makes me question the sincerity of her initial explanation.
If you, like me, also enjoy a good book narration... I must say Donna hits it out of the park. My conservative friends are going to question the sanity of this next statement, but I kind of feel sorry for her and all she had to put up with from her people... Only time will tell, but I think a little part of me now likes Donna.
Even though one may be from the way opposite side of Donna's political aisle... I think you'll enjoy reading about Donna's alter-ego, her potty mouth, and her no-holds barred attitude to "making it happen".
There is little that our national leaders can say at this juncture that will not be both praised and pilloried by the opposing camps. And this book, one can assume, will suffer a similar fate. It will be extolled by some and vilified by others. It is no wonder, as a result, that those authors of the familiarity and prominence of Donna Brazile might be inclined to parse their words, hedge their opinions for maximum effectiveness among their core supporters, and generally posture their prose to burnish their own image.
That is not, however, what Donna Brazile has done here. This is a candid, no-punch-pulled eyewitness account of the 2016 election and the events surrounding it from one of the main players in the drama. Brazile shares stories that only she could share and she does so in a refreshingly matter of fact way that seems to suggest, to her credit, that her driving and overriding objective is to help the Democratic Party and the country move on.
This is by far the most detailed account of the election that I have found. And that, in part, is the book’s only limitation. It reads, at times, more like a transcript than a thoughtful review. That is undoubtedly by design and does give the book a raw authenticity. I for one, however, would like to know more about Brazile’s take on what it all means at the conceptual level. There is some of that, but not enough.
Brazile does give the reader a much more thorough understanding of the hacking of the DNC. And her account is alarming, to say the least. In the end, moreover, she provides the most concise assessment of what the Russians did that I have seen or heard: “The Russians may not have changed the totals in the voting machines, but they confused us, inflamed our doubts and our worst impulses, and destabilized the Democratic Party, making it an unfair fight.” Thoughtfully stated and frightening, indeed.
She also exposes the horrifying degree to which she and others quite understandably feared for their personal safety. It is indeed hard to imagine that any among us are capable of such moral and ethical bankruptcy. Hard to fathom, of course, until we open today’s newspaper.
I was anxiously looking for Brazile to cast her lot between the competing theories that the Democrats need to re-capture the center or electrify the emerging progressive wing of the party. I, for one, believe when standing at the entrance to so many crossroads, now is not the time to get stuck in the intersection. And, I suspect, that Brazil would agree. There are whiffs of the sentiment but in the end this really is a book about the 2016 election.
Whichever course we pursue as a country going forward, we will need leaders of courage, candor, and a sense of our common humanity. And I think Brazile, however inclined you are to be offended or excited by her courageous and candid revelations here, has certainly shown herself to be worthy of a seat at the table of change.
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