Wednesday, August 3, 2011
1994 Republican Revolution: Good Old Times for the Grand Ole Party
Some of the things that I respect about the 1994 Republican Revolution in Congress that not only saw the Republican Party take control of the House of Representatives for the first time in forty years. But saw them take control of the Senate for the first time in eight years. Was first of all the numbers, they went from I believe 178 Seats in the House to 230, a fifty two seat pickup in one Mid Term Election. And then some Conservative Democratic Representatives switched over to the Republican Party right after that election. The hell with them for lack of a better term, from my perspective, they weren't real democrats to begin with. And then they went f
Another thing that I respected as a Political Junky and also as a liberal even though I disagreed with a lot of the "Contract with America". Was what it was about, getting America back to Classical Conservatism especially Fiscal Conservatism and Foreign Policy Conservatism. Even though they brought in the Christian Right which certainly doesn't represent Classical Conservatism but Religious Conservatism. These weren't Neoconservatives from the George W Bush Administration and their message was the Federal Government was too big, has too much power and spends too much money. And has moved away from what the US Constitution and we need to send some of this power back to the State and people. And give them a bigger say in how they govern themselves, this was sort of a Barry Goldwater/Ron Reagan Conservative Message. That they almost threw away in their first two years but they got off to a good start.
Click on the link of the blog to see a video about the 1994 Republican Revolution