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.


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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Customer Reviews

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A Great Analysis

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

It explains, in detail, why we only have one political party disguised as two in this country.

If you could give The Party Is Over a new subtitle, what would it be?

There is No Difference.

Any additional comments?

This is a great listen for anyone who still believes that there is still a fundamental difference between Democrats and Republicans. Both parties are betrothed to big corporate interests and their lobbyists (not to mention the world banking oligarchs who control the Federal Reserve), both favor big government in one form or another, and both have sold out to the American people. Politics in America has become a big football game, and the fans in the stands are paying the price. Problem is, no matter who has the ball, we all lose. It's far past time for a third party.

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- Dan


Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. To anyone who believes that any candidate is the path to a new America, read this and understand why you're wrong.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Party Is Over?

I hate to ruin the surprise for the true believers...

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


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- Donnie

Book Details

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