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On this linked webpage, President Obama's legislative accomplishments are not set apart as such, but it is clear that despite being opposed tooth and nail from the very first to the very last of his two terms by just about every Republican hired by the American people to work for the public's benefit - but who chose to work entirely for the G.O.P.'s benefit -, this first non-white president was amazingly successful. 244 Obama Accomplishments.html was compiled before Obama had even been elected to his second term in office!
The chart below illustrates one of the principal reasons why the Democrats have lost so many offices to the Republican party, since their party embraced the rights of the few to be treated fairly by the many.
|1 9 6 8 Election||1 9 7 2 Election|
|Averages:||32 %||39 %||29 %||72 %||28 %|
|The conservative 71% split their votes between Nixon and Wallace.||The Liberal 29% voted for the Liberal Democrat.||The same conservative 72% went for Republican Nixon.||The same Liberal 28% voted for the Liberal Democrat.|
Table designed by Ray Dubuque, using data extracted from the 1976 edition of
"The Almanac of American Politics" ( one of the most respected reference books on the subject.)
The Bottom Line:
The South went from being solidly Democratic before the promotion and passage of the Civil Rights bills of '64 & '65 to voting 7 to 3 against the National Democratic Party thereafter. And the vote for George Wallace shows exactly who moved from the Democratic Party which had been the party for "whites-only" Southerners prior to 1964 to the Republican Party, which became the new party for "whites-only" Southerners once the Democratic Party became a totally new, different, liberal party, promoting civil-rights, under the leadership of LBJ and Hubert Humphrey from 1964 on.
Although the effect was less dramatic in other parts of the country, it was one of the most
important reasons why, between 1964 and 2008 the country went from almost complete Democratic control of the U.S. Congress,
many state legislatures, and the governorships of most states,
to almost complete Republican control of most of those bodies,
including some of the most Democratic of our states.
Although the Democratic Party has lost some of its past courage and idealism, although it has been moved by forces such as the "Democratic Leadership Conference" to embrace "middle class" issues, rather than the issues of the poor, the unemployed and the "working class", the Democratic Party is still the party most likely to espouse the positions recommended by the Bible, such as promoting fairer wages and better working conditions for workers, promoting the earned income tax credit for workers, promoting family leave, protecting the environment upon which all of us depend, promoting public education, protecting racial, religious and other minorities, opposing excessive reliance on military weaponry, controlling harmful industries such as the tobacco and gun industries, etc., etc.
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Fiorello LaGuardia was one of the most beloved mayors to ever govern New York city. He governed the country's largest city in much the same way as F.D.R. was governing the country, in the early 30's. He once said:
"This country is blessed with a rich supply of coal. It is not the invention of any one man. It is God's gift to (all) the people of America. It requires human labor to dig the coal, bring it back from the bowels of the earth so it may be used for the benefit of mankind . . . The government should (take) such actions as eventually will put the government in possession of the gift of God that surely was intended to be used for the benefit of all American people."
So spoke one of the best loved of all
Republicans in the 20th century!
A Liberal Democrat couldn't have said it better.
Not being one to give up without trying, however, Gov. Mario Cuomo once said, "The purpose of government is to make love real in a sinful world."
"Thus it is manifest that the best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class, and that those states are likely to be well administered in which the middle class is larger and stronger – if possible than both other classes."
– Aristotle, Politics, Book IV
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