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Last Hurrah of Nixon's 'New Majority'?

IAdmitIAmCrazy Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 7:44 AM
Conservatives don't like to hear it but electoral success and with it the possibility to at least partially reach some conservative goals, is to accept that compromises with slightly less conservative Republicans are necessary. More than forty years of observing U.S. politics have seen a steady turn of your country in ever more conservative waters. Quite a remarkable success, as I hate to admit, but reading and listening to the current discussion, far too many conservatives seem completely blind to their own success story. The times of conservatives as outcasts and victims of mainstream disdain have long passed but apparently most of them have so comfortably established themselves in their role of victims that they moan about coming doom.

Looking back all the way to America's Civil War, there have been three dominant presidential coalitions.

The first was Abraham Lincoln's. With his war to restore the Union and his martyrdom, Lincoln inaugurated an era of Republican dominance that lasted more than seven decades and saw only two Democratic presidents: Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson.

The second coalition was FDR's, where he and his vice president Harry Truman won five consecutive presidential elections. Only Gen. Eisenhower could break that streak.

The third was Richard Nixon's New Majority, cobbled together after his narrow 1968 victory, where he annexed the...