The New Republican Party
Even though in the very early years of the United States, it was the Republican Party that was the van guard of the people especially against slavery.
They represented many who saw slavery as distasteful and morally wrong which in their thinking it had to be ended. Even before Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, the Republican Party represented the Union during the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln in order to appease the south chose a Democrat to be his Vice President which turned out to one of his biggest mistakes. His most hostile action was his action to reverse providing 40 acres and a mule to Former Slaves.
Subsequent to the Emancipation Proclamation which created freedom for many of the Negroes and who is called African Americans contemporaneously. The result of pure hate caused the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes-Booth who was a party to a larger plot to even kill the Vice President and the Secretary of State. However, the others were knot assassinated and the Democratic Vice President Andrew Johnson became the next President and he was the subsequent generations of Negroes worst fate. It was the beginning of Jim Crow and the Klu Klux Klan. Andrew Johnson was never a friend of the Negroes. If left to his strategic management perspective he would have reversed the Emancipation Proclamation.
African Americans change and its manifestation can be conceptualizing through social lens by examining it racial name changes from Negroes, Blacks and to African American. Historically through those struggles it was many with in the ranks of Dr. Martin Luther King who supported a nonviolent struggle, but change was also the consequence of the likes of Nap Turner, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Ralph Brown to Malcolm X whose strategic management plan was not necessarily in favor of working with in the system.
The biggest change in the Party system evolves from the Klu Klux Klan and the Civil Rights Movement. The latest Civil right legislation to follow since reconstruction began under the President Eisenhower Administration with the 1957 Civil Right Act. President JF Kennedy when he was a Senator voted against that bill because it was a strategic management plan to win over some of the south in his pursuit to become President. One of the most important variables that created a climate for change was assassination of President JF Kennedy 11/22/1963. Also the skills of President Johnson contributed to ascertaining change and his skills were manifested by all of his leadership position in the Senate such as: 1951 1/1951 he was elected Minority Whip in the Senate, 1/53 elected Minority Leader and 1955 elected as the Majority Leader of the Senate. President Johnson knew were all the dead bodies were hidden and that allowed him the knowledge and know how in exploiting the opportunities that were created with the death of President Kennedy. President Johnson when he signed the Civil Rights Bill into law was thinking that the Democratic Party lost the South. Just think what that meant, it meant that they lost the Klu Klux Klan. Ever since the passing of the Civil Right Act of 1964 the Republican Party became the home for the old Confederate South and the Klu Klux Klan.
Know change appears to be at the door of the Republican Party. Many of the old Confederate South is strongly opposed to Mitt Romney to be the nominee for Republican Party and to contest President Obama in the general election in November. However the election of the first African American President has caused a new awakening in the Republican Party. Also amazing at the early part of the Republican Primaries there was an African American, Herman Cain who was the front runner until he had some controversies about relations with female coworkers.
The Republican Party is changing in front of our eyes, even though they are committed to defeating President Obama. The social conservatives who use to dominate the party are putting its power and strength into blocking Mitt Romney and they are falling short by a large margin. The liberal keeps winning and the party is willing to be more moderate in order to win like JF Kennedy did when he voted against the 1957 Civil Right Law that President Eisenhower enacted. The social conservatives are the minority part of the party, even President George Bush pretended to be a social conservative. The last nominee for the party presented himself as a maverick, not a liberal. However will the Klu Klux Klan stay strong against President Obama just because of his skin color or will the new philosophy of the Republican Party chase them away? Apart of the social conservative opposition have to do with Mitt Romney’s religion which is the Mormon Church and the Evangelicals don’t see that faith as apart of the Christian faith. What will the Republican’s strategic management plan evolved into? Also what is confusing this battle for power is the mid-term elections that threw out the Democrats in the House of Representatives and Senate by 63 Republican gains in the House and 6 gains of the Senate. The Tea Party Movement was responsible for the change in Congress and ineffective in the Republican Presidential Primaries.