LIKE THE WHIGS IN THE 19TH CENTURY

Betsy McCaughey brings to light the political nature of confirmations in last week’s, New York Post

Due to the primacy at the time of specific issues that were roiling the society and body politic:

In 1795 George Washington picked John Rutledge to be on the Court – rejected by the Senate because of Rutledge’s opposition to a proposed treaty with Great Britain.

She notes that 15 years later, James Madison’s nominee, Alexander Wolcott, was rejected by the Senate because of his enforcement of unpopular trade restrictions.

And in 1869 Pres. Grant had a nominee rejected, Ebenezer Hoar, by the Senate for his support of civil service reform and of course I believe it’s in the Garfield administration (no, I checked; seems Garfield was assassinated by a disappointed job seeker, member of the Stalwart faction of the party that had wanted Chester Alan Arthur and settled for him being vice-president and now he was president) and so, in 1883 under Arthur the Pendleton Act for civil service reform, – finally got through.

Positively if enough Republican Senators vote before election for an Obama nominee…

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ONE THOUSAND PER CENT DESERVES TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS

LIKE THE WHIGS IN THE 19TH CENTURY

 

Contributor – The Bunny Rabbit

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