How the Democrats Lost Control of Their Party

In the U.S., there has been only really been two major political parties to choose from since the Civil War. In the early 1860s, these were the Democrats and the Republican Party. The Democrats held a clear majority in both the House and Senate while the Republicans held a comfortable majority in the U.S. Senate. This is the time that Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States and a new political party was born.


The Democratic Party was headed by a man named Jim Rohn and was calling the “Bull Moose Party.” This was a political party that was very much different from previous parties that had been around. This was a party that was known for being a radical political party that was opposed to most of the rules and traditions that most people thought were essential to a political party.

The reason that Jim Rohn and his party were a radical political party is because they were against the Civil War in America and against slavery. As soon as the Civil War started and all the fighting in the North, all the radicals were arrested and were purged out of the party and this was a problem because when the Civil War ended and the Union was re-established the radicals were once again re-included in this party.

Once this happened, the next thing that happened was that the Bull Moose Party changed its name to the Democrats and was then called the “Bull Moose Party” again. The new name seemed to make more sense, but it just did not stick. People started calling them the Democrats again even after the Civil War, but this time it was “the Democrats of Lincoln’s day.”

The first President of the new party that was formed was a man named Barack Obama. This was actually the last President of the Democrats of Lincoln’s day before the Civil War. Since then, the Democrats have run many different parties and several different presidential candidates who have lost many states that they should have won, which is another sign of how poorly the Democrats of Lincoln’s day run their party.

Now, we will have a third party in place called the Republicans who are in a very close race with the Democrats in many states. States right now. Will the Democrats still be in control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives when the 2010 election is over? That is an interesting question to ask ourselves, but I am guessing that we won’t know the answer to that question until the election is over.

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