Freedom or Totalitarianism

Freedom or Totalitarianism
Liberty or Death

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: Elect More Republicans to form a Conservative Government

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is actually correct about a couple of things in this are. That the Republican Party has never had Super Majorities in Congress to go along with the White House. Which is what Democrats had in the 1960s, President Jack Kennedy followed by President Lyndon Johnson, to go with 280 plus seats in the House and 67 in the Senate at one point. Before Congressional Republicans finally started making gains in Congress again in 1966 and 1968. Thanks to the unpopularity of President Johnson, the Civil Rights backlash in the South and the election of Richard Nixon as President in 1968. But back in the 1960s, both the Democratic and Republican Parties were split, the Republican Party was made up of Conservatives in the Midwest and West. And Progressives in the Northeast, the Democratic Party was probably strongest in the South and was made up a lot of people. Who would be Republicans today, people who believed that Civil Rights Legislation, the New Deal and Great Society were all Unconstitutional. The Democratic Leadership would actually work with Progressive Republicans to pass things like Civil Rights and the Republican Leadership would work with Southern Democrats to block things relating to the economy.

It wasn't as if the Democratic Party had the ideological Congressional Majorities to pass anything they wanted to in the 1930s and 60s. They had to work with Republicans to pass a lot of legislation, generally relating to Civil Rights. Which is something that Minority Leader McConnell didn't mention, a lot of his members would've been Democrats 40-50 years ago. Democrats have never had a Liberal or Progressive Majority so big they could do anything they wanted. There were always enough Congressional Republicans in both the House and Senate, to go along with Southern Democrats to block Democrats when they felt they needed to. And Mitch McConnell is also correct that the Republican Party has never had huge majorities in both the House and Senate, as well as the Presidency, to do whatever they want. With the way the Republican Party is set up today, they've never been able to get that type of political support.

Congress has never been full of people like Michelle Bachmann or Rick Santorum, people who believe that we have too much Social Freedom. And that it needs to be restricted and that homosexuals need to go back to being treated like 2nd Class Citizens and that Islam doesn't deserve. The same Constitutional Protections as Christianity and thats a good thing, otherwise America would be a lot less freer.