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The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress By Sean M. Theriault,

  • Title: The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress
  • Author: Sean M. Theriault
  • ISBN: 9780199307456
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Senate of the mid twentieth century, which was venerated by journalists, historians, and senators alike, is today but a distant memory Electioneering on the Senate floor, playing games with the legislative process, and questioning your fellow senators motives have become commonplace.In this book, noted political scientist Sean Theriault documents the Senate s demiseThe Senate of the mid twentieth century, which was venerated by journalists, historians, and senators alike, is today but a distant memory Electioneering on the Senate floor, playing games with the legislative process, and questioning your fellow senators motives have become commonplace.In this book, noted political scientist Sean Theriault documents the Senate s demise over the last 30 years by showing how one group of senators has been at the forefront of this transformation He calls this group the Gingrich Senators and defines them as Republican senators who previously served in the House after 1978, the year of Newt Gingrich s first election to the House He shows how the Gingrich Senators are conservative, likely to engage in tactics that obstruct the legislative process, and likely to oppose Democratic presidents than even their fellow other Republicans Phil Gramm, Rick Santorum, Jim DeMint, and Tom Coburn are just four examples of the group that has includes 40 total senators and 22 currently serving senators.Theriault first documents the ideological distinctiveness of the Gingrich Senators and examines possible explanations for it He then shows how the Gingrich Senators behave as partisan warriors, which has radically transformed the way the Senate operates as an institution, by using cutthroat tactics, obstructionism, and legislative games He concludes the book by examining the fate of the Gingrich Senators and the future of the U.S Senate.
    The Gingrich Senators The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress The Senate of the mid twentieth century which was venerated by journalists historians and senators alike is today but a distant memory Electioneering on the Senate floor playing games with the le

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