• http://twitter.com/NewRepublican NewRepublican

    The mugwumps were, by and large, intelligent professionals. Mugwump meant “the best men.”

    The Republicans didn't see Blaine as corrupt, they saw the spoils system, firmly in place since Grant, as a problem and that Blaine wasn't going to fix it.

    Cleveland also happens to be about the cleanest President we've ever had (heck, George Washington spent a lot of money on wine, attempting to win voters, as a younger man).

    All this reminds me of one of the first, best websites on the entire internet, Puck and the Gilded Age: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ma96/puck/home.html

    See, especially, http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ma96/puck/part2.html

  • Maccionoadha3

    A Native American word meaning a great or valient man usurped into a vulgarity by another race.

  • Maccionoadha3

    A Native American word meaning a great or valient man usurped into a vulgarity by another race.