Just prior to receiving my copy of The Party Is Over. How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted by Mike Lofgren, Penguin Publishing. I was having lunch with a friend, I will call Mike. I asked him why the American public fails to change their view of the GOP. Why do vast numbers of Americans still vote Republican? He came back with what I calculate to be a very good answer. He said that individuals want validation. We had talked prior about how individuals held religious and political beliefs that were handed down to them by their parents. We both recognize that beliefs are very hard to change. It seems that once you have a belief, you look for validation that that belief is true.
The next day the book arrived and I started to read it. I was shocked at what the author was telling the reader. I found reading the book was a Oh My God moment. The information in the book read like a history lesson of how we got into this mess, how bad it is, and how it is wrecking our nation. I was, at the same time, somewhat embarrassed that I was reading a validation of my own beliefs. I am always trying to find the truth. I always try to reflect and ask myself, is what I know about this subject really the truth? Was this book just a platform to accommodate a view that might not be correct to just make some money? Is this book a unsubstantiated validation writing? My conclusion is NO! This is the real thing. The author took great care to document many events, drew his conclusions as to what really transpired and then pointed to who was to blame. He mainly blames the GOP but dishes out almost as much blame toward the Democrats.
If you want to be better informed prior to the next election, I really recommend that you read this book. If you want to understand how this county is being mismanaged, I strongly recommend that you read this book.