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  • Are We Witnessing the Democratic Party transforming into the Whig Party?

    02/16/2017 7:41:31 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    Have the Democrats turned working class middle America against them just like the Whig Party? I know many Trump supporters who are quietly going about their day-to-day business, working 40 - 50 hours a week, paying bills and trying to keep afloat and move their lives forward. However, they are keenly aware of what is happening on the left. The violent (paid) protest, the stupid pussy hats, the suppression of free speech, and the all around anarchy that has happened in places like Berkeley, CA has not gone unnoticed. These Trump voters would like nothing better than to send the...
  • I'm finished with the Republican Party... Are you? (vanity)

    04/05/2016 6:39:49 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 255 replies
    5 April, 2016 | Me
    I've only recently become a Trump supporter. I was leaning toward Cruz, but couldn't go with him when he decided to collude with the GOPe, fully knowing (I have to imagine) that there wasn't a snowball's chance in Hell they would pick him in a contested convention. It's obvious that the GOP has decided to self destruct. Their disregard for conservatives and their complete disdain for the middle and working class has turned my stomach. I've turned in my membership. I'm finished for good with the Republican Party. I've decided to go Independant from this point forward, and I've gotten...
  • The Politician and the Statesman: A Tale of Two Birthdays

    02/06/2014 8:46:58 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 6, 2014 A. D. | John F. Di Leo
    Aaron Burr, Patriot and Vice President On February 6, 1756, a boy was born into privilege in Newark, New Jersey. Young Aaron Burr, Jr. was son of the president of the College of New Jersey, and grandson of Jonathan Edwards, the Calvinist theologian regarded as a leader of the evangelical movement of the 18th century, an equal to the great preacher George Whitfield. Privilege then wasn’t quite what privilege is today, of course; there were no Rolls-Royces to drive, no Waldorf Astorias to stay in during constant vacations, no jet-setting to Monte Carlo, no celebrity photographers and magazines to put...
  • Crockett and Cruz

    01/03/2016 8:41:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Courier ^ | January 3, 2016 | Steve Toth
    Texans cherish the memory of Davy Crockett's heroic death at the Alamo in 1836 but few know what led him there or why he fought so valiantly. Throughout his life, Davy Crockett was renowned for his love of liberty and fierce loyalty to the Constitution. Originally a Democrat, Crockett found he could no longer identify with the party's positions which he believed were straying from our country's founding principles. As a man who believed in individual liberty and the principle of congressional restraint this shift was unacceptable to him. He left the party in 1833 and joined the Whig party...
  • Strange Stillbirth of the Whig Party

    12/29/2015 12:03:31 PM PST · by LS · 33 replies
    self | 12/29/2015 | LS
    Every once in a while a scholar will write an absolutely pathbreaking article . . . then disappear. No books. No other articles. Sometimes they fail to get tenure, sometimes it's a health problem, sometimes they change research direction. One of the most fascinating people I have come across is a historian named Lynn Marshall, who in 1967 wrote what I thought was one of the most profound articles ever---in the prestigious American Historical Review. He briefly taught at my school, the U. of California, Santa Barbara and word was (unverified) that he failed to get tenure. Marshall produced no...
  • Congressman McClintock Today Announced His Resignation from the House Freedom Caucus

    10/22/2015 6:06:36 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 41 replies
    Tom McClintock ^ | 10/22/2015 | Tom McClintock
    Dear Jim: When the House Freedom Caucus formed in January, I fervently hoped that it would provide responsible and effective leadership to advance conservative principles in the House of Representatives. I know that every member of the HFC sincerely supports these principles, but as I have expressed on many occasions during our meetings, I believe the tactics the HFC has employed have repeatedly undermined the House’s ability to advance them. Allow me to review a few examples. On February 27th, we faced the imminent shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security over the funding of Obama’s unlawful amnesty orders for...
  • Trump has Republicans Whig-ing Out

    07/14/2015 10:33:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's GOPlifer Blog ^ | July 14, 2015 | Chris Ladd
    This has been a tough few weeks for Republicans. Donald Trump is emerging as a far more complex threat to the party’s future than it first appeared. It remains nearly impossible for him to win the nomination and he probably lacks the attention span for an independent run, but that’s cold comfort. Viability as a candidate is not what makes him dangerous. By loudly embracing the party’s nastiest impulses, Trump threatens to topple a domino that could force the GOP into an open split and a full rebranding. Though rare, there is a precedent for this phenomenon in the Republican...
  • David Horowitz: Democratic Party Will Disappear From the Political Scene

    11/19/2010 10:46:29 AM PST · by Qbert · 65 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/19/2010 | Jim Meyers, with Kathleen Walter
    Conservative activist and best-selling author David Horowitz tells Newsmax that the Democratic Party has been “seized by a religious cult” of leftists and will go the way of the 19th-century Whig Party — disappearing from the political scene. He also declares that giving terrorist suspects the rights of American citizens and trying them in civilian courts is “a form of national suicide” and says the tea party movement is a “huge development” that will keep Republicans true to conservative principles. [Snip] Asked about the political problems the Democrats face in the wake of their poor showing in the midterm elections,...
  • SHAPIRO: Will Republicans Go The Way Of The Whigs?

    01/30/2015 1:55:43 PM PST · by Twotone · 50 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Jan. 29, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    In 1856, the Whig Party ran former president Millard Fillmore for president of the United States. Fillmore had last run in 1852; he'd been denied the nomination as the party fell apart over the issue of slavery. In an attempt to bring the party back together that year, the party nominated General Winfield Scott, who promptly imploded in the general election against Democrat Franklin Pierce. "We are slain!" shouted Representative Lewis D. Campbell of Ohio. "The party is dead, dead, dead!" Free Soiler Charles Sumner wrote, "Now is the time for a new organization. Out of this chaos the party...
  • The Flier That Got Thad Cochran Elected?

    06/26/2014 6:39:30 AM PDT · by Qbert · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | June 25, 2014 | John Fund
    It’s generally agreed that Thad Cochran squeaked out a win in Mississippi last night in part by getting Democrats, especially African Americans, to turn out. Here’s a flier that was distributed in heavily black precincts suggesting how he accomplished this:
  • Platform of the Independence Party

    05/25/2014 11:49:45 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 3 replies
    PLATFORM OF THE INDEPENDENCE PARTY, ADOPTED AT CHICAGO, ILL., JULY 28, 1908.We, Independent America citizens, representing the Independence party in forty-four States and two Territories, have met in national convention to nominate, absolutely Independent of all other political parties, candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States Our action is based upon a determination to wrest the conduct of public affairs from the hands of selfish interests, political tricksters and corrupt bosses, and make the Government as the founders intended, an agency for the common good. At a period of unexampled national prosperity and promise, a staggering blow was...
  • Peter King: Court Jester

    10/12/2013 6:04:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 85 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 10/12/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Recently, Peter King, the court jester of the House of Representatives, had this to say to PMSNBC's Andrea Mitchell about Tea Party heroes Rand Paul and Ted Cruz: *** "I'm really more concerned about why more Republicans around the country didn't join me in denouncing Ted Cruz. We now have people on the sidelines coming forward who we have to take a stand here. We cannot allow our party to be taken over by the likes of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. I mean, these are people, isolationists, I consider them RINOs, because they don't represent traditional Republican principles. Ted...
  • How to Save the Republican Party

    03/23/2013 10:34:37 AM PDT · by Dysart · 51 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March/April | Michael Gerson & Peter Wehner
    ...First, and most important, is focusing on the economic concerns of working-and middle-class Americans, many of whom now regard the Republican Party as beholden to “millionaires and billionaires” and as wholly out of touch with ordinary Americans. This is a durable impression—witness Bill Clinton’s effective deployment of it more than 20 years ago and its continued resonance during the 2012 campaign when Team Obama portrayed Mitt Romney as a plutocrat who delighted in shutting down factories and moving jobs overseas. Sure enough, in November exit polls, 81 percent of voters said that Barack Obama “cared for people like me”; a...
  • Bachmann, Garrett, and Blackburn votes re-elect Boehner

    01/03/2013 10:31:45 AM PST · by Perdogg · 245 replies
    What drama: Bachmann, Garrett, Blackburn wait till LAST MIN to cast vote for Boehner, bring the vote from 17 defections down at final second— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013
  • Are You Going To Remain A Republican? (Vanity)

    01/01/2013 8:49:29 PM PST · by Artcore · 127 replies
    Artcore | Artcore
    Are You Going To Remain A Republican in light of today's gutless actions by both the Senate and House? This was the last straw for me; I'm done! I will be switching my party affiliation tomorrow.
  • Night Of The Long Knives: 'Fake' Conservative John Boehner Purges The GOP

    12/05/2012 4:30:58 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-5-12 | "Tyler Durden"
    Is this really the reason why markets are rallying today? (or is it front-running the potential 'cone of silence' from a long-weekend in DC) We suspect neither, but Mike Krieger, having written extensively on the two-party political sham, notes the issue is that both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party are at their core the same on the big issues most affect these United States at this time. This past election should have been a wakeup call to the Republican establishment, but based on John Boehner’s recent actions, they have learned absolutely nothing. The Republican Party is imploding from...
  • Boehner tightens grip on GOP rank and file ahead of deficit talks

    11/20/2012 8:51:24 AM PST · by Qbert · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/20/12 | Molly K. Hooper
    Speaker John Boehner is tightening his grip on the House Republican Conference weeks before an anticipated vote on a deficit deal. The Ohio Republican has smoothed over differences with Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), expanded his powers on the panel that doles out plum committee assignments, shot down a challenge to his earmark moratorium and worked behind the scenes to ensure that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) would win her leadership contest.  All of Boehner’s moves are aimed at shoring up his influence over the GOP conference, which in turn maximizes the Speaker’s leverage with President Obama and the Democratic-controlled...
  • **EXCLUSIVE** Senate Minority Leader: No Tax Hikes ("Read His Lips")

    11/08/2012 7:23:57 PM PST · by Red Steel · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Nov 2012, 3:46 PM PDT | Ben Shapiro
    With conservatives across the country concerned about a rumored Republican cave-in in Washington, D.C. over tax policy, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is speaking out. Read his lips: no tax hikes. McConnell said in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News: One issue I’ve never been conflicted about is taxes. I wasn’t sent to Washington to raise anybody’s taxes to pay for more wasteful spending and this election doesn’t change my principles. This election was a disappointment, without doubt, but let’s be clear about something: the House is still run by Republicans, and Republicans still maintain a robust minority in...
  • Boehner to Side with Dems to Avert Government Shutdown

    12/03/2011 10:32:13 AM PST · by Qbert · 81 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | December 01, 2011 | Chad Pergram, Fox News
    Another potential government shutdown could loom if Congress isn’t able to scramble soon and cobble together a big omnibus spending bill to keep the government open past Dec. 16. The current stopgap measure expires then. And only three of the 12 annual spending bills which run the federal government have been approved and signed into law. That means House and Senate appropriators are putting together a massive, omnibus spending bill which they hope to have prepared by Dec. 15. This would not be an interim bill, better known in Capitol Hill-ese as a Continuing Resolution, or CR, which funds government...
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • Why 2012 election looks a lot like 1860

    06/04/2011 12:34:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 214 replies
    Dakota Voice ^ | June 4, 2011 | Star Parker
    As the season of presidential politics 2012 unfolds, I’m struck by similarities between today and the tumultuous period in our history that led up to the election of Abraham Lincoln and then on to the Civil War. So much so that I’m finding it a little eerie that this year we are observing the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War. No, I am certainly not predicting, God forbid, that today’s divisions and tensions will lead to brother taking up arms against brother. But profound differences divide us today, as was the case in the 1850′s. The difference...
  • Boehner: Oil Companies Share Blame for Gas Prices, Open to Cutting Subsidies

    04/25/2011 3:46:37 PM PDT · by Qbert · 87 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 25, 2011 | JONATHAN KARL
    At a time of skyrocketing gas prices and near-record profits for oil companies, House Speaker John Boehner made a major concession today: Congress should consider cutting multi-billion dollar subsidies to oil companies. "Everybody wants to go after the oil companies and, frankly, they've got some part of this to blame," the Ohio Republican told ABC News today. Blame aside, what about the cold, hard cash -- the billions of dollars in tax breaks and other subsidies big oil receives every year? President Obama has proposed doing away with many of them, which he says would save $45 billion over the...
  • The Way of the Whigs? Lincoln’s first political party dissolved, and so could today’s...

    02/08/2010 6:03:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 608+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 22, 2010 | HENRY OLSEN
    Lincoln’s first political party dissolved, and so could today’s RepublicansScott Brown’s improbable win in the Massachusetts Senate election is the latest and most dramatic evidence of the Republicans’ greatly improved electoral outlook. As polls have shown dissatisfaction with President Obama rising and Democratic leads in congressional generic-ballot polls shrinking or gone, GOP operatives have started 2010 with visions of 1994 dancing in their heads. But a closer look at the data rings alarm bells. Recent polls also show that voters’ ratings of the Republican party and Republican members of Congress have barely budged and remain sharply negative: Greater support for...
  • State of the Republican Party Survey (Freep this survey Let them know what you think)

    04/26/2009 11:20:18 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 663+ views ^ | April 26,2009 |
       Dear Fellow Republican, When running to become your new Republican National Committee Chairman, I campaigned on a need for responsible change for our Party.Not a change of our core values, but real change of how we go about listening to our supporters, how we communicate our message to all Americans and how we organize and win elections.While I'm excited about the challenges and opportunities we face, I have no illusions. I am fully aware of the hard work ahead and obstacles we must overcome to start winning elections again.But this isn't about me -- I can't do this...
  • Bank nationalisation gains ground with Republicans

    02/17/2009 2:30:49 PM PST · by Callahan · 18 replies · 912+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 2/17/09 | Edward Lucea
    Nationalisation, long regarded in Washington as a folly of Europeans, is gaining rapid ground among US opinion-formers. Stranger still, many of those talking about federal ownership of banks are Republicans. Lindsey Graham, the Republican senator for North Carolina, said that many of his colleagues, including John McCain, the defeated presidential candidate, agreed with his view that nationalisation of some banks should be “on the table”.
  • Agency vs. Coercive Altruism

    10/19/2006 4:52:43 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 2 replies · 345+ views
    Jared Eastley for Idaho Senate District #11 ^ | not dated, but current election | Jared Eastley
    Agency vs. Coercive Altruism By Jared Eastley It is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little power, as they suppose, to apply and practice coercive altruism. Coercive Altruism—the act of forcing others to do what one person or group thinks they should do, supposedly for their best good, but without their approval and/or consent. Accordingly, it is evident that more evil and harm has been inflicted throughout the history of this world in a spirit of Coercive Altruism, than by almost any other means. Fundamental to the entire mechanism and soul of...
  • Are the Democrats Whigging Out? (*snort*)

    10/13/2006 6:04:27 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 65 replies · 2,041+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 10/13/2006 | J. Peter Mulhern
    Predicting what will happen if the Democrats win control in one or both houses of Congress next month is a burgeoning cottage industry. It is, however, both more interesting and probably more useful to consider what will happen if they don’t. If Democrats win they will crow and bray and make nuisances of themselves with frivolous, ankle-biting investigations. They may even connive with the White House and some foolish Republican legislators to enact “comprehensive immigration reform.” If they do, the principal effect will be to turn our illegal immigration problem into a crisis, creating a major political opportunity for the...
  • The Democrat Party -- 1828* - 2006 -- R.I.P.

    08/09/2006 10:40:08 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 95 replies · 3,175+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 9 August 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The Democrat Party died yesterday in Hartford, Connecticut. Present when this venerable institution breathed its last were a minority of the Democrats in the Nutmeg State. The Party was the child of the Republican-Democrat Party, and the Anti-Federalist Party. It leaves no known descendants. However, political parties sometimes spawn children many years after their deaths. Is that verdict too harsh? The leaders of the Democrat Party in Washington, New York, and elsewhere, are not admitting even to a serious illness. It’s difficult to conduct a proper Irish wake when on-lookers insist on prodding the deceased to sing and dance. These...
  • Bush's Ancestors (Not too bad for a 'toon' apologist)

    10/15/2005 7:20:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 1,906+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 16, 2005 | SEAN WILENTZ
    Ever since Ronald Reagan's election in 1980, the strength of American conservatism has largely confounded historians and intellectuals. Before then, a generation of influential scholars claimed that liberalism was the core of all American political thinking and suggested that it always would be. Well into the 1970's, many observers wondered whether a Republican Party that allied itself with the conservative movement could long survive. History has, to say the least, disproved these judgments. Yet many prominent liberals continue to see contemporary conservatism as a rhetorical smoke screen intended to deceive the masses - even as conservatives often trace their movement...
  • DFU SONG: Yellow Submarine (Nagin's engineering breakthrough!...buses turned into submarines)

    09/07/2005 8:27:13 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies · 791+ views
    DFU SONGS | 9-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - YELLOW SUBMARINE In the town of New Orleans Was a mayor who possessed the means He said to evacuate It's too bad it was very late Then he got on the TV He looked like a clown to you and me He had buses that were parked Still today he is in the dark Now the mayor has yellow submarines, yellow submarines, yellow submarines Now the mayor has yellow submarines, yellow submarines, yellow submarines He knew he must dodge the blame Buses now are out of the game They had floated like Ted's car Now the mayor...
  • Democrats' New Strategy: Almost Winning (Mark Steyn On The Couch Potato Democrats Alert)

    08/07/2005 5:39:34 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 87 replies · 3,500+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 08/07/05 | Mark Steyn
    The other day an official with a British teachers' union proposed that the concept of "failing" exams should be abolished. Instead of being given a "failing" grade, she said, the pupil would instead be given a "deferred success." Oh, sure, you can scoff. But evidently the system's already being test-piloted in Howard Dean's Democratic Party. That's why the Dems' Congressional Campaign Committee hailed their electoral failure in last week's Ohio special election as a triumphant "deferred success." As their press release put it: "In nearly the biggest political upset in recent history, Democrat Paul Hackett came within just a few...
  • Wobbly Republicans

    07/05/2005 2:51:32 PM PDT · by TBP · 63 replies · 1,581+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 5, 2005 | Mark Petrina
    As usual, the Republican Party surrendered the moral and political high ground to the losers when Sen. Bill Frist cravenly accepted Mr. Durbin's phony apology. Republicans talk tough about the war, radical judges, illegal aliens, affirmative action and term limits. Once elected, though, they thumb their noses at the voters and hide behind liberal power grabs. The American people have completely lost control of their government.It is time for a counterliberal revolution, but this latest Republican capitulation shows that the feckless Republican Party is incompetent to lead it. Timid and submissive, the Republican Party remains viable only as the nominal...
  • Franco is Still Dead, So Are the Democrats

    06/26/2005 2:31:21 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 50 replies · 2,682+ views
    30 June 2005
    Those who are long of tooth recall Chevy Chase’s news routine on Saturday Night Live, especially his weekly riff, “Generalissimo Franco is still dead.” That was based on true stories of the removal of assorted organs from the dying General, with doctors’ assurances he was still alive. That also led to Don Henley’s classic, “Dirty Laundry,” with the lines, “Is the head dead yet? Get the widow on the set....” This is ancient news, but it’s relevant to the Democrats. Like the Generalissimo, that Party has had major organs removed, but is allegedly still alive. As a student of US...
  • DFU SONG: House of the Rising Sun (the insane DemocRATS are watching their setting sun)

    06/18/2005 9:46:13 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 662+ views
    DFU SONGS | 6-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN It seems their party's gone insane...just look what they've become Just like the Whigs they're going away...Dems watch they're own setting sun They're putting down our soldiers...they help the enemy Their treason won't get power back...the blind can even see So, mothers, tell your children...that party's filled with rats And when they're old enough to vote...there'll be no DemocRATS (musical break) So, mothers, tell your children...that this party's filled with rats When it's time for choosing how to vote...there will be no more DemocRATS With race and class and gender...that's how they...
  • The Do-Nothing Conspiracy ("The Whig Party died" - could it happen again? What will replace it?)

    03/19/2005 1:13:42 AM PST · by baseball_fan · 8 replies · 769+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 19, 2005 | DAVID BROOKS
    If you want an image that captures what American politics will be like over the next few decades, imagine two waves crashing down upon us simultaneously, each magnifying the damage caused by the other. The first wave is the exploding cost of the entitlement programs. The second wave is the ever-increasing polarization of the political class. The polarization will make it impossible to reach an agreement on how to fix the entitlements problem. Meanwhile the vicious choices forced on us by entitlement costs will make the polarization even worse.
  • The Way of the Whigs (Kennedy, Reid, Pelosi, Biden, Kerry et al are puking rhetoric)

    02/06/2005 2:09:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1,379+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 2/06/05 | Geoff Metcalf
    The Way of the Whigs Geoff Metcalf There may be a place for partisanship … but NOT in the middle of a war; NOT in the wake of historic elections of representative government in: - Afghanistan - Ukraine - Iraq - and even municipal elections in Saudi Arabia Now is NOT the time to focus on the ‘us’ vs. ‘them’ acrimonious petty whizzing match. Sycophant democrats are still so wrapped around partisanship, they are incapable of recognizing the self-destruction they are fueling. The river ‘Denial’ runs wide and deep. The ‘leaders’ of the party (Kennedy, Reid, Pelosi, Biden, Kerry et...
  • DFU SONG: Band on the Run(KKK Byrd is the man in the sheet at the Condi hearing)

    01/27/2005 11:51:38 AM PST · by doug from upland · 89 replies · 10,411+ views
    DFU SONGS | 1-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    <p>We will look at them and with a friendly voice ask, 'Well, where have you guys been?"</p>
  • JOHN TYLER …….10th President of the United States….slaveowner….died on this date in 1862.

    01/18/2005 11:55:32 AM PST · by PeaRidge · 30 replies · 4,554+ views
    If you have visited the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, you know that it is called the Arlington of the Confederacy due to the fact that many famous Confederate people are buried there. Upon entering the cemetery, one finds Confederate President Jefferson Davis first. Then you drive to what is called on the map as President's Circle. In the middle is James Monroe. A few yards away is John Tyler. Aside from these two presidents, there are 26 Confederate generals buried here. Among the more famous are JEB Stuart, George Pickett, Henry Heth and Fitzhugh Lee. John Tyler was an...
  • New Research Reveals Binge Drinking Initiated by Religious Anglicans in 1660s

    07/20/2004 6:46:59 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 15 replies · 655+ views
    University of Warwick ^ | 20/07/2004 | Angela McShane-Jones, History Department, University of Warwick
    New Research Reveals Binge Drinking Initiated by Religious Anglicans in 1660s Date :20/07/2004 Type : Press Release Drinking Woodcut As David Blunkett claims a rise in binge drinking is helping to breed a culture of ‘thuggery and intimidation’ new research from the University of Warwick reveals that rather than originating the 1960s binge drinking was rife in the 1660s. What’s more, it was religious Anglicans, demonstrating their loyalty to the Crown in the Civil War that initiated heavy drinking. From early on the British developed a culture where drunkenness is a rite of passage, especially for the young as they...
  • Few holdouts hang on to unusual political parties

    04/26/2004 9:48:54 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 14 replies · 251+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Monday, April 26, 2004 | Matthew Junker
    Increasing numbers of Pennsylvanians who register to vote are identifying themselves as members of third parties, despite a closed primary system that permits only major party members to cast ballots in Pennsylvania's primary elections. Voters are asked to select a party affiliation when they register to vote. And an analysis of voter rolls in Westmoreland County shows that some people are choosing historic -- even eccentric -- political parties. Four county voters, for example, are registered as Whigs. The party last held serious sway in 1856, before it was absorbed into the newly organized Republican Party. "Obviously, the Whigs, it's...
  • Historical Party Strength in Congress 1789-2005 (reference)

    10/21/2003 4:53:57 PM PDT · by Sabertooth · 12 replies · 2,818+ views
    Historical Party Strength in CongressU.S. Senate     Party of Party of     Period Congress Majority Minority Others President 1789-17911791-17931793-1795 1795-17971797-17991799-1801 1st2nd3rd4th5th6th AdFFFFF 171617192019 OpDRDRDRDRDR 91313131213 ------ Washington (F)Washington (F)Washington (F) Washington (F)J.Adams (F)J.Adams (F) 1801-18031803-18051805-1807 1807-18091809-18111811-1813 7th8th9th10th11th12th DRDRDRDRDRDR 182527282830 FFFFFF 1397666 ------ Jefferson (DR)Jefferson (DR)Jefferson (DR) Jefferson (DR)Madison (DR)Madison (DR) 1813-18151815-18171817-1819 1819-18211821-18231823-1825 13th14th15th16th17th18th DRDRDRDRDRDR 272534354444 FFFFFF 91110744 ------ Madison (DR)Madison (DR)Monroe (DR) Monroe (DR)Monroe (DR)Monroe (DR) 1825-18271827-18291829-1831 1831-18331833-18351835-1837 19th20th21st22nd23rd24th AdJDDDD 262826252027 JAdNRNRNRW 202022212025 ---28- J.Q.Adams (C)J.Q.Adams (C)Jackson (D) Jackson (D)Jackson (D)Jackson (D) 1837-18391839-18411841-1843 1843-18451845-18471847-1849 25th26th27th28th29th30th DDWWDD 302828283136 WWDDWW 182222252521 4-21-1 Van Buren (D)Van Buren (D)W.Harrison (W) Tyler...
  • The Founding Fathers of Insider Trading (The GOP, Lincoln & Co.)

    08/30/2003 7:10:08 AM PDT · by u-89 · 125 replies · 728+ views ^ | 30.08.03 | Thomas J. DiLorenzo
    The Founding Fathers of Insider Trading by Thomas J. DiLorenzoby Thomas J. DiLorenzo To this day, the U.S. government has not provided a clear legal definition of insider trading. This allows the feds to engage in periodic witch hunts against unpopular business people such as Martha Stewart, the purpose of which is to divert the public’s attention away from the government’s own failed policies and blame it all on "capitalism." But there is a particular type of insider trading – political insider trading – that has been clearly understood for generations. Because this kind of insider trading involves politicians...
  • Motivating Voters (Circa 1840- An Excerpt From "The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party")

    07/16/2003 5:42:42 PM PDT · by William McKinley · 7 replies · 914+ views
    The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party | 1999 | Michael F. Holt
    [pages 115-121, from the chapter "Harrison and Prosperity or Van Buren and Ruin"] Like the Democrats, the Whigs not only emphasized that they advocated distinctive programs, they also stressed that they represented the values, interests, and needs of the particular groups in society who formed their voting base. Each party drew some support from virtually every element in the social spectrum, whether that element was defined by occupation, class, religion, ethnicity, or regional identity. Nonetheless, Whigs and Democrats attracted distinguishably different constituencies... Broadly put, Democrats were a coalition of those still outside the market economy who feared its spread and...