The system worked a lot better when the Senate and the House fought all the time and had little factions in each that represented different parts of the US. But in 1995, Gingrich set out to destroy all of those little factions and mold the House to function as an extension of the Republican party.
A great article on the subject is below:
I would also like to highlight in the article that Newt a dumb man that sounds smart by saying things like "natural law", the mythical concept that there are immutable laws of existence, mostly that boil down to "Men fight, family unit good". And also talks about "Western civilization" which any historian will tell you isn't really a term they use. But it is a cool term used by people who want to talk about "Anglo European superiority" without tripping up people's Huge Racists Alarms.
The only ray of hope in the future is that the instant the Democrats start pushing interests of labor again, like for real, the Republicans be dumfounded. But we might have to wait until some of these old heads leave congress.
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