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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Republicans won largest US House majority since 1920s! Is this their political legacy? OMG

Republicans are justifiably relishing their expensive victories for control of the US Senate in the 2014 mid term elections. Nevertheless, the fact is, the Republican margins as a Congressional majority has an ominous legacy. 

In fact, Republicans have more of a majority in the House than existed since the 1928 Herbert Hoover administration. Hello? This is certainly an startling comparison. Americans apparantly need another history lesson about the outcome of President Herbert Hoover's administration.  It was called The Great Depression.

Talking Points Memo blog (TPM) reports: Analysts: House Republicans May Win Their Largest Majority Since 1920s

After he successfully gripped the role of the Republican nominee in the 1928 race for the Presidency of the United States, Herbert Hoover embarked upon what most Americans assumed to be the natural successive step in his otherwise remarkable career. 

After a non-enthusiastic competition with his Democrat opponent, Alfred E. Smith, Hoover won the election in a landslide victory and thus became the 31st president of the United States of America.

Though President Hoover found a great deal of success in his first eight months of office, the accumulation of these successes would be rapidly extinguished by the most dramatic onslaught of economic downturns ever presented to the American people. 

In response to his inadequate policies adopted in regards to this economic travesty, Hoover’s stay in the Oval Office proved to be one of American history’s primary examples of administrative failure. During his dismal administration, Hoover oversaw the destruction of the American economic system of his time.  (The Myth of Herbert Hoover by John Wright 2011).

Possibly, the newly grown political GOP Congressional margin has a spell cast upon it's future. Unfortunately, the tragic consequences of this dark possibility will take a horrible economic toll on innocent middle class people. Ironically, this is the very same voter population who put the GOP majority in control in the first place.

It makes no sense for American voters to vote against their own best interest. Nevertheless, it's obvious many have forgotten the history lesson of the last large Republican Congressional majority.  

It's cliche but a spell with some historic precedence.  "Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it."

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