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Last Hurrah of Nixon's 'New Majority'?

Miss Mellie Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 7:31 AM
Automatic2, If I didn't know better, I'd think I wrote your post here! Right on! Way to go! Keep up the good work! You left off the 1965 Voting Rights Act in your list. That abomination need s to go. Here in this rural county of 18,000 people we had to GET PERMISSION from the Justice Department to close 4 voting precincts. Get the FEDS OUT OF OUR STATE.

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...