The Party Is Over
How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted
By: Mike Lofgren
Publication Date: 2013-08-27
Number of pages: 256
The New York Times–bestselling manifesto about America’s broken political system and how it got that way
Mike Lofgren's The Deep State is now available from Viking
Mike Lofgren was once a proud Republican. When he came to Washington in the early 1980s, the party was controlled by what was mostly a rational group of people with a basic grasp of economics and foreign policy. So what happened since then? How did the party of Lincoln become the party of lunatics? After some thirty years in Congress, Lofgren, exasperated by the circus of the debt-ceiling debate, stepped down from his position on the Senate Budget Committee in disgust in 2011.
Written by a refreshingly skeptical insider, The Party Is Over is an electrifying manifesto for the growing number of Americans who are appalled by our politicians and fed up with their pandering to corporate interests. Wry, trenchant, and highly persuasive, Lofgren offers clear suggestions for how to break through the gridlock and reverse political dysfunction in Washington.
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