They Never Had It So Good

Johnson, Gerald W.
June 1955
New Republic;6/6/55, Vol. 132 Issue 23, p11
The article discusses the relationship between the democratic leadership and the leader of the opposition party during the administration Dwight David Eisenhower, President of the United States. The majority leader of the Senate under ordinary conditions must yield a certain outward deference to the man in the White House. A Senator aspires to sequestrate the Presidential power not because he is a Democrat or a Republican, but because he is a Senator. A President with no perceptible popular strength is a very slight check on ambitious senators of any party.


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