EISENHOWER COMPLETES HIS DESTRUCTION OF THE REPUBLICAN
PARTY / GOP SUFFERS ANOTHER ELECTORAL DISASTER IN MID-TERM ELECTIONS
presidency had coincided with a long period of peace and prosperity. Indeed, the title of the popular 1970’s TV show,
Happy Days, refers to its setting in the 1950’s. The Eisenhower years mark the peak years of “the baby boom”
and upward mobility of all classes and ethnic / racial groups. Apart from a minor and short-lived recession in 1958, the 50’s
truly were “the good old days.”
therefore think that the Republican Party (aka GOP for Grand Old Party), with its popular and superficially likable
“war hero” presiding over these “happy days,” would have greatly expanded, or at least maintained
the Congressional majorities which Ike inherited upon winning the 1952 election in a massive landslide. This was not the case.
To the contrary, in spite of two massive Eisenhower landslides, the 1950’s turned out to be a history-altering bloodbath
for House and Senate Republicans, and it was not by accident.
1956: Eisenhower won two historic landslides and remained popular for the full eight years of his presidency. Meanwhile,
conservative Republicans in Congress were picked off by the dozens. Why?
There were two elements driving
this extremely odd paradox of such a popular president not having any election “coat tails” for his fellow Republicans
to grab onto. First, the Globalist media, while constantly exalting Eisenhower on one hand, trashed what was then a
mostly conservative, anti-communist, constitutionalist Republican Congress with the other. But the real death blow of the
one-two punch knockout of the GOP Congress came from Eisenhower himself.
During the 1954, 1956, 1958 and 1960 election seasons, Eisenhower -- with the exception of a few liberal “modern
Republicans” -- refused to lift a finger in defense of his beleaguered colleagues. He was the one man -- the only
man -- in America who could have protected the patriotic anti-communist Republicans in Congress from the daily whipping they
were taking from the Globalist press, but he refused. Robert Welch describes Ike’s silent treachery
of 1954, which only grew worse in subsequent Congressional elections, and peaked during the 1958 mid-term elections in which
the GOP lost an additional 49 seats in the House, and 14 in the Senate. Welch:
“Nor can there be any slightest question about the disruption of, and damage to, the party being intentional.
Eisenhower not only refused to do any campaigning for, or to give any White House moral support to, the Republican Senatorial
and Congressional candidates – he left their campaigns permanently disorganized through his deliberate delaying tactics
with regard to his expected support, which was never forthcoming. Then, at the very last minute, he went through face-saving
motions, of which a high-school politician would have been ashamed, with his fantastically childish scheme of chain telephone
“Delaying tactics,” eh? Just like the World War II delays which got so
many Americans killed while preserving Eastern Europe for Stalin! The final paradoxical results of Eisenhower's sabotage were
truly astonishing -- all the more so when we consider how popular Ike had remained from start to finish of his 8 year reign
of ruin. Here are the final "before and after" numbers:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
1952: 221 Republicans and 213 Democrats = R +8
1958: 153 Republicans and 283 Democrats
= D +130
49 Republicans and 47 Democrats = R +2
1958: 35 Republicans and 65 Democrats = D +30
engineered loss of the Senate in 1954 was the event which -- more so than the "censure" vote -- killed the investigative
hearings of the late great and falsely maligned Senator Joe McCarthy. Now a minority, the Republicans had
to yield the chairmanship of the investigative committee to a Democrat, as the despicable Lyndon Baines Johnson became the Senate Majority
As shocking as the statistics are, there is more to the numbers than meets the eye. You see, many
of the Senate and House Republicans who did manage to survive the Eisenhower purge were "modern
Republicans" -- today known as "RINO's" (Republican in Name Only). And most of the incoming Democrats
who replaced them were of the extremist Marxist variety. Their dominance would shape the leftward course
of America's political, economic and cultural decline for decades to come.
There can be no doubt that what happened to the GOP was an "inside job." Eight years of
Ike forever killed the once conservative Republican Party, just as it had the conservative majority of the Supreme Court...
by design. No bloody wonder Democrat Sulzberger's New York Slimes (cough cough) and Democrat Meyer's Washington
Compost (cough cough) endorsed Ike the "Republican" over Democrat
Adlai Stevenson -- twice.
The Democrat Party, which had been on the brink of destruction
just six years earlier, knocked out the Republican Party in an epic rout. Yet “Republican” Eisenhower always remained
popular. The result pleased Eisenhower and Democrat Senate Leader Lyndon B. Johnson (Image 3) very much.