When Buchanan won the 1856 election the disorganization and partisan
divide had split ALL political parties, but was 100% pure domestic.
1854 Kansas had decided to allow the slavery question to be decided
locally. The Whig party had self destructed between the ‘practical’ who
ran PRESIDENT Millard Fillmore and the radicals, who formed the
Republican party and ran John Fremont. The Democratic party was in the
midst of suicide splitting between the Douglas factions and the Buchanan
Buchanan won over a split Whig-Republican vote, and then he lost control of his own party to the Douglas faction
affiliations were mixed and revolt all around was in the air. In 1857
there was a HUGE economic panic (2008 anyone?) which found MANY banks
totally overextended and without capital. The Republican party blamed
Congress for stupid policies.
A war with the Mormons broke out, in
the Utah Territory. And then the minority party WON CONTROL OF THE
HOUSE in 1858, amid the clear failures, and ideological divide the
nation was drowning in
Roger Taney, the execrable Chief Justice of SCOTUS worked with Buchanan over the Dredd Scott decision.
Incompetence, incorrect ideology maladjusted to the world as it really was and inaction.
1860? CIVIL WAR
And Buchanan is no longer the worst president.
night it was clear Bernie Sanders won (IMHO). He did so by pointing out
his CORRECT observations about the jailed and unemployment. He has
CORRECTLY observed that the govt at present works for the few (neatly
sidestepping that, in fact by doing so, those IN the political class
working for the benefit of the few are NOW THE FEW). Nor did he have any
specific ideas for more jobs, although the lot of them seem intent on
giving a lot of free this and that. Maybe a free chicken for every pot?
Carson and Fiorina are performing this same function on the other side
as we see the inaction of the president and the pressure on a Paul Ryan
who FAVORED the top secret TPP, and is unacceptable to the New
Republican Radicals there.
The national debt is $18 trillion. The majority party can achieve little and doesn’t try.
Our national jobs market is a slave to the lowest cost the law allows, which is NOT WITHIN THE USA.
wonder how much of the circuitry in our planes, tanks, ships and subs
is manufactured in Shenzen, along with those jobs that Steve Jobs told
Obama WILL NEVER COME BACK.
Meanwhile, Syria, ISIS, Intifada,
Israel, Yemen, Iraq, Taliban, Iran, Russia, China, Pacific Islands,
aging DEMORALIZED nuclear forces, UGH!
We have those on both sides perceived as radicals who are CORRECT in their observations about this nation.
Presiding over all of this? Incompetence, incorrect ideology maladjusted to the world as it really was and inaction.
In 1859 the USA had no external enemies.
Two days ago John Schindler (Formerly NSA, NAVSECGRU, NWC.) shared this:
a senior EU diplomat, old friend, ask me today, “How does your
impeachment work? My government believes Obama is quite mentally
The USA is in trouble as never before
because even as the US Navy was at the bottom of Pearl Harbor and the
Wehrmacht could hear the bells of Moscow that same week, even as the
Philippines fell, as the tonnage of ships sunk trying to keep Britain
alive FAR outstripped by quanta our ability to build more, we were
UNIFIED on the same rope, all pulling together (literally GUNG HO).
are under the guidance of the worst president in the history of the
United States, and IT SHOWS, every day in every way, as he leads on
climate change and leans on the success of Iraq.
Help us Lord.