The Party Is Over How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/2/2012
  • Publisher: Viking Adult

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The ultimate Republican insider's caustic exposť of what passes for business as usual in Washington today There was a time, not so very long ago, when perfectly rational people ran the Republican Party. So how did the party of Lincoln become the party of lunatics? That is what this book aims to answer. Fear not, the Dems come in for their share of tough talk- they are zombies, a party of the living dead. Mike Lofgren came to Washington in the early eighties-those halcyon, postNixonian glory days-for what he imagined would be a short stint on Capitol Hill. He has witnessed quite a few low points in his twenty-eight years on the Hill-but none quite so pitiful as the antics of the current crop of legislators whom we appear to have elected. Based on the explosive article Lofgren wrote when he resigned in disgust after the debt ceiling crisis, The Party Is Overis a funny and impassioned exposť of everything that is wrong with Washington. Obama and his tired cohorts are no angels but they have nothing on the Republicans, whose wily strategists are bankrupting the country one craven vote at a time. Be prepared for some fireworks.

Author Biography

Mike Lofgren spent twenty-eight years working in Congress, the last sixteen as a senior analyst on the House and Senate Budget committees, which gave him ringside seats on TARP, Hurricane Katrina disaster relief, debates on the Pentagon budget and the amazing antics of various deficit–reduction commissions. He holds two degrees in history and received a Fulbright scholarship. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Party of Lincoln, the Party of Jeffersonp. 9
Tactics: War Minus the Shootingp. 25
All Wrapped Up in the Constitutionp. 44
A Devil's Dictionaryp. 55
Taxes and the Richp. 67
Worshipping at the Altar of Marsp. 85
Media Complicityp. 112
Give Me that Old-Time Religionp. 128
No Eggheads Wantedp. 144
A Low Dishonest Decadep. 165
Are The Democrats Any Better?p. 189
A Way Out?p. 200
Acknowledgmentsp. 219
Notesp. 221
Indexp. 229
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