The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted - Mike Lofgren I must really say that I thought the writing in this book came off more as a bitchfest by someone who has is disgruntled by something bad that happened to him in Washington. I was looking for something much more concise in its' presentation and thought it came off as pretty whiny. This is a topic that really has to be discussed, but, in my humble opinion, this author didn't make it work.