The Party Is Over

  • by Mike Lofgren
  • Narrated by Mel Foster
  • 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 28 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 Over is a funny and impassioned exposé 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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What the Critics Say

"Lofgren has crafted an angry but clear-sighted argument that may not sit well at family reunions or dinner parties, but deserves attention." (Publishers Weekly)

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Would you listen to The Party Is Over again? Why?

I have already listened to this book twice because there is so much information that I wanted to hear it twice


What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

That Mike Lofgren worked with powerful Republicans and was so appalled by the fake debt crisis that the Republican leadership staged in the Summer of 2011 that he retired after a thirty year career. He has thought long and hard about our future as a democracy and has concrete suggestions about what has to be done.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, this was an extremely compelling book; in some ways it is a who done it; who has gotten us to situation we are now in with a national legislature that spends it's time raising money from interest groups and corporations. The welfare of the country has taken second place to the need to raise massive amounts of money to get reelected.


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- Susan

What About Christians Who Agree

I become so very frustrated when I read such informative and insightful books dealing with the weaknesses of our government and the people who elect them. My frustration comes when I get to the ubiquitous part that tells me I'm an idiot because I believe that there is a God. I I love everything in this book, and I agree, however, the authoritarian mindset swings both ways
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- Edmond A. Foster

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-02-2012
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio