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Who Killed the New Majority?

1960Republican Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 4:33 AM
Just as an aside, there is the "Silent Generation" -- those of us born between 1935 and 1942. We've needed to do nothing, yet enjoy all the benefits of the most perfect nation, while it still was. Funny, watching it all now, I have no "survivor's guilt." Well, we did do something, we paid a lot of taxes, having made a lot of money; and we were drafted into the military, but those services were not used, 1956 - 1961 -- my years of "service." Luck and lucky timing, is everything.

The Republican National Committee has produced an "autopsy" on what went wrong in 2012, when the party failed to win the White House and lost seats in Congress.

Yet, the crisis of the Grand Old Party goes back much further.

First, some history. The Frank Lloyd Wright of the New Majority was Richard Nixon, who picked up the pieces of the party after Goldwater's defeat had left Republicans with just a third of the House and Senate.

In 1966, Nixon led the GOP back to a stunning victory, picking up 47 House seats. In 1968, he united the Rockefeller and...