Black Jack goes to Congress
- reading a book on general Logan
seems that back in those days, they had trouble electing a Speaker of
the House. This was going on in Logan's first Congressional term
[1958?]; apparently with the secession crisis looming, it made
everybody nervous, as if it might even be a factor to help bring civil
war, not having congress properly going... I guess the committee
heads, committee assignments, etc all got held up and essentially
there was no lower house operating properly.... it finally got
resolved but took a while.
I thought I would ask if anyone knows why we don't seem to have this
problem today. Is it just because there is a two party system and it
is unlikely that there would be enough independents to louse things up?
back then Whigs and Know-nothings got a lot of seats and this did mess