If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat: Crushing the Democrats in Every Election and Why Your Life Depends on It

If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat: Crushing the Democrats in Every Election and Why Your Life Depends on It

by Hugh Hewitt


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If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat is a tremendous opportunity to effect change on a local, national, and even global level. And Hugh Hewitt, with the urgent clarity that is quickly making his one of the fastest-growing radio talk shows in America, helps illuminate the way. Hewitt lays out with candor the issues that even now are defining our times and our future, revealing: The core beliefs that distinguish both the Democratic and Republican parties ... and their critical differences on the issue of national defense; A surprising overview of how the Democratic party came to be addicted to election trickery; Your guide to the new era of political activism ... and how technology in a post-9/11 world is changing the rules; Insights into George Bush's remarkable leadership during the war on terror (and why you'll never see such a response from Democrats); Effective strategies for interpreting and responding to media spin. (Yes, it is overwhelmingly left wing. Live with it.). With this eye-opening treatise, Hewitt writes that his aim is to "do more than preach to the choir -- or even the choir plus the undecideds. It is to change the behavior of the choir -- one reader at a time."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785263197
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 07/22/2004
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

Hugh Hewitt hosts a nationally syndicated radio program heard daily in more than one hundred cities. Hewitt is a professor of law at Chapman University and a partner in the law firm Hewitt Wolensky McNulty & Hickson LLP. He is the author of more than a dozen books and is a columnist for theWashington Examiner and Townhall.com and blogs daily at HughHewitt.com. Hewitt is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School.

Table of Contents

Part IThe Stakes
1."I Don't Like Your Because You're Going to Get Me Killed"2
2.The Six-Party System7
3.The National Security Collapse of the Democratic Party14
4.Remembering Howard Dean25
5.Understanding John Kerry29
6.George W. Bush and the War37
7.Allies, Opponents, and Enemies50
Part IIA Brief History of Democratic Cheating
8.The Reputation54
9.The Legacy of the Machines57
10.Democrats and Close Elections: Whatever It Takes60
Part IIIParties
11.Parties Matter a Lot68
12.Parties Can't Govern Without Majorities or Pluralities of Seats71
13.Regulars, Occasionals, Principled Pragmatists, Movement Activists, and Fanatics: The Five Orders of Political Partisans79
14.Majorities Require the Votes of Some Not-Very-Bright People84
15.People Change Their Party Affiliations Slowly and Are Embarrassed to Do So90
16.People Like to Win (and Hate to Hear They Won't)98
17.Transitional Voters Don't Like Movement Activists or Fanatics101
18.Party Regulars Don't Like Movement Activists and Fanatics, and Movement Activists and Fanatics Need the Regulars106
19.There Aren't Enough Targets That You Have to Shoot at Your Friends?111
Part IVMoney
21.Give Until It Hurts125
22.Give Some More134
23.Celebrate Junk Mail137
24.Opening Your Home140
25.The 527 Threat142
26.Don't Expect to Be Thanked149
Part VMessage Delivery
27.Know Your Stuff: The Key Facts152
28.The Media Tilt Way Left, So Live with It155
29.Controlling the Information Flow, Part 1: The Rise of the New Media159
30.Controlling the Information Flow, Part 2: The Use of Talk Radio163
31.Controlling the Information Flow, Part 3: The Letters Page169
32.Controlling the Information Flow, Part 4: Using the Blogosphere171
33.Winning Converts178
34.Support the People Who Support Your Politics181
35.Subscribe to the Magazines That Usually Support the GOP184
Part VI"Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!"
36.Abortion, Guns, and the Environment188
37.The Edge of the Knife: Immigration, Judges, Gays, and God195
38.A Majority That Endures206
Part VIITone and Focus
39.Perfect Pitch212
40.The Stakes216
Appendix APresident Bush's Remarks at National Day of Prayer and Remembrance221
Appendix BPresident Bush's Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People224
Appendix CPresident Bush's State of the Union Address231
Appendix DPresident Bush's Commencement Speech at West Point240
Appendix EPresident Bush's Remarks to United Nations General Assembly246
Appendix FThe Crucial Campaigns of 2004 on the Web252
Appendix GPolitical News from the Web253
Appendix HA Beginner's Guide to the Blogs254
Appendix IThe Ten Key Talking Points for 2004255
About the Author259

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If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat: Crushing the Democrats in Every Election and Why Your Life Depends on It 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An easy read with factual, usable information. Not a koolaid drinker book, use common sense, but 98% on target!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The reference to the 2000 Election is so appropriate because we still hear to this day a denial that the Republican Candidate won fair and square a majority of the Electoral Votes after several recounts. You still hear Liberals who think (or wish) the popular vote would drive the elections, because of course that way New York and California would choose a President for the rest of the country, which of course must never happen. Hugh, as always, is readable, intelligent, and practical and offers much sound advice for Republicans. Get to it Guys. Buy the book and use it. Time is near!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hugh nails it in his new book. If you care about the future and saftey of America then read this book! Only knowledge and action will save us from the perils of the angry and naive left.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If one needed further evidence of the dumbing down of political debate and rhetoric in America today, it would be hard to think of a better title. The way I remember it, the 'they' who cheated big time during the last national election were the Republicans.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A brilliant look inside the pathology of right-wing revisionists. With the advent of un-verified electronic voting (with machines made by Repulican donors publicly dedicated to 'giving votes' to the GOP) we will complete the total disenfranchisement of the poor.