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

Lofgren, Mike. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 0670026263
  • ISBN: 9780670026265
  • Physical Description: p. cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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?.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 August #1
    *Starred Review* Expect demand for this inside view of Washington, D.C., by a staffer for, first, former Ohio representative John Kasich and, then, former New Hampshire senator Judd Gregg, who spent a quarter-century on Capitol Hill before publishing a screed on America's broken political system at Truthout. Lofgren criticizes Democrats, particularly Wall Street Democrats like Baucus, Schumer, Dodd, and Corzine (of MF Global), and the extent to which Obama has carried out the Bush foreign policy more aggressively than Bush. But Lofgren's long service to GOP officeholders inevitably makes his critique of that party more detailed and fascinating. Lofgren lays out how Republicans went crazy in chapters on taxes (Republicans act as bellhops for corporate America and the superrich), the Pentagon (the GOP's . . . libidinous enthusiasm for invading other countries), the media (the danger to our country of a credulous and uncritical press), the religious Right (which, he argues, rationalizes . . . the GOP's main tenets: wealth worship, war worship, and the permanent culture war), and anti-intellectualism (combining the religious Right's antiscientific views with fratboy conservatism). A pungent, penetrating insider polemic. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Political parties United States History 21st century
Political parties United States History 20th century
Democratic Party (U.S.) History 21st century
Democratic Party (U.S.) History 20th century
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) History 21st century
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) History 20th century
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