The party is over: how Republicans went crazy, Democrats became useless, and the middle class got shafted

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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, post-Nixonian 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 as 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 Over is a funny and impassioned expose 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.
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subject_facet Democratic Party (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century, Democratic Party (U.S.) -- History -- 21st century, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties, Political Science / Political Ideologies / General, Political parties -- United States -- History -- 20th Century, Political parties -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Political parties -- United States -- History -- 21st century, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- History -- 20th century, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- History -- 21st century, United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century
table_of_contents Introduction -- The party of Lincoln, the party of Jefferson -- Tactics: war minus the shooting -- All wrapped up in the constitution -- A devil's dictionary -- Taxes and the rich -- Worshipping at the altar of Mars -- Media complicity -- Give me that old time religion -- No eggheads wanted -- A low, dishonest decade -- Are the Democrats any better? -- A way out?
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title The party is over : how Republicans went crazy, Democrats became useless, and the middle class got shafted
title_display The party is over : how Republicans went crazy, Democrats became useless, and the middle class got shafted
title_full The party is over : how Republicans went crazy, Democrats became useless, and the middle class got shafted / Mike Lofgren, The party is over : how Republicans went crazy, Democrats became useless, and the middle class got shafted [electronic resource] / Mike Lofgren
title_short The party is over :
title_sort party is over how republicans went crazy, democrats became useless, and the middle class got shafted
title_sub how Republicans went crazy, Democrats became useless, and the middle class got shafted
topic Democratic Party (U.S.) History 20th century, Democratic Party (U.S.) History 21st century, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties, Political Science / Political Ideologies / General, Political parties United States History 20th Century, Political parties United States History 20th century, Political parties United States History 21st century, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) History 20th century, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) History 21st century, United States Politics and government 21st century
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