The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted

Here’s all you need to know in the title of a book:

The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted

There is nothing more to know about the mess that was once called a ‘democracy.’ All of the hard work and bloodshed expended by those who came before us is now wasted on what has become a government of aristocrats: an oligarchy. Kings, queens, lords and ladies sans the titles. The rest of us are peons, peasants and craftsmen. We’ve morphed into feudalism.

The first 10 chapters focus on aspects of the Republican strategy or how the Republican Party has gotten to the point where they are now — its history, tactics, selective use of the Constitution, the words it uses to fire up its base, its tax strategy (it’s really all about reducing taxes for the rich … all the rest is purposely used to distract from that main strategy), its alliance with the religious right, its media complicity, its anti-liberal fixation, and its continued dishonesty…

Pretty scary if this is even remotely the case. In that final chapter, though, Lofgren offers a glimmer of hope. If the money can be removed from politics, then a chain reaction of positive developments could take place. After all, Lofgren says, people put us into this unfair and unequal position and citizens if properly educated to the situation can fight our way out. Already there are positive developments like people cleaning up their debt, refusing to apply to colleges where the tuition keeps skyrocketing, and working their way out of mortgages with no help from the government.

Dream on!!

God bless America!

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