This could be one reason why the American President can only stay in power for two terms. If the ministers surrounding the PM cannot take collective responsibility for their decisions then it is easy for not only the public but your opposition to place blame for a particular issue on the PM’s head. Thus creating a great deal of ill will towards that PM over time. Thatcher’s ‘sofa cabinet’ has been an idea carried on by Blair and Cameron as both tend to surround themselves with advisors of their own choosing as opposed to the cabinet ministers, acting very independently. However, it was Blair that truly started the media frenzy surrounding Prime Ministerial candidates around the general election.
With the rise in the professional politician many prefer to remain loyal in order to gain power and move up in the hierarchy as opposed to become a rebel who remains in the back benchers. This can be seen after the vote on tuition fees and the liberal democrats. Despite the fact that they had campaigned for this cause endlessly only 26 (including a few Conservatives) chose to vote against the bill. Whips play an important part in removing efficiency from Parliament. By having whips who ensure that MPs behave in accordance to the decisions of the executive both Parliaments ability to scrutinise and hold the executive to account is diminished, but also their role as representatives of their individual constituency is also compromised.
ARE YOU A PART OF AN IDIOT NATION? After reading Michael Moore’s essay “Idiot Nation”, I have come to realize sadly that the majority of Americans waste their time learning about pointless information instead of focusing on learning about things that really matter. In this essay, Moore is not just pointing out what is wrong with our nation he is also trying to motivate the reader to do something about it. Moore likes to say if Americans know the year of Civil War and know nothing of ESPN trivia then you are not a statistic of being one of the idiots of the nation. Moore points out that the American mind is alive, but the problem is that most people are not making proper use of it.
DBQ: 5 – Growth of political parties In present-day times, the American political system is most frequently associated with the ongoing issues between political parties. The two main political parties that strive for control of the American vote and carry an ongoing debate are the Democrats and the Republicans. But several years ago these political parties did not exist and many of the leaders were pleased they didn’t. Many of them feared that it would weaken the support of the Constitution as well as split the country. Even though many tried to oppose them the political parties began.
Every little viewpoint or taughts that the candidate has can be published on a blog or put in a television commercial. The presidential election is basically a popularity vote rather then what they are going to do for us it’s like this because of the media and how easy it is for anyone to say what they want about anyone people are stupid enough to believe everything they see on the internet. Back when the internet wasn’t around the presidential election had to be won by good speeches and an actual way to fix the problems that we had. Now a day’s all you need is a good face and know how to avoid answering the question but make it seem like you did. The media also can bash and destroy your name in politics every little insignificant thing you do is writing about twenty four seven.
Liberty died in America today I'm watching the results of the mid-term election as I write this and I am afraid that freedom died in America tonight. There have simply not been enough incumbents defeated to make an impression upon the entrenched elites who control the Big Government party which runs this nation. Yes, the House of Representatives has gone over to the Republicans, but those of us who were looking for the majority of that body to be composed of new people are disappointed. Yes, some of what the liberal mainstream media has taken to calling the “Tea Party” candidates have won their races. But their numbers are few, miniscule really in comparison to the total of 435 seats that were up for grabs.
She one time stated that President Obama is similar to former President, Bush because he does not know a lot about foreign policy. Foreign Policy is a huge deal and extremely important, so of course this would scare people into voting for Clinton. Depending on whether someone liked or disliked Bush as a president, it does not seem right to scare someone into seeing the way someone else does. Fear mongering is used in cases. It does work a lot of the time, but is it right?
As it is a sensitive subject that could potentially alienate a whole sect of the electorate it is rarely mentioned and if taken action upon it is usually through the route of executive orders once the president is securely in office. This is shown by the Obama campaign. He rarely mentioned race based policies but after the 2014 mid terms he executed his immigration reform via the use of executive order. This means that the electorate are not particularly troubled by the issue of race because it is no longer important; and instead it is just something that the president decides to take a personal stance on in
Barack Obama became a visionary at branding himself to the American public as the viable presidential candidate and alternative to the Bush administration's policies during the 2008 electoral campaign. However, once elected to office, Obama has been unable to provide a record of successful results that he had once shown strong promise of achieving. President Obama's public relation strategy of portraying himself as the 'catalyst for change' worked wonders at unifying and convincing disparate voter groups that he was their best and only option to achieve a wide array of public policy changes in government that were often self-defined by the various disenchanted individual voters seeking an alternative.... a sort of "anyone but Bush and his policies" voter coalition. As a candidate for president, Obama often had revolutionary goals for office: To provide a solution to the economic crisis, to end the war on Iraq, to provide affordable healthcare, and to investigate new sources of energy to protect the environment. Obama’s innovative political visions were a great match for the political “Obama for America” campaign, which successfully pioneered new media outlets to ultimately become a key component and tool in his victory march to the White House.
Elected public officials gain office by earning the trust of the majority to represent a wide range of their interests in governmental matters. During the course of an election, many discussions on the morals of different topics will be tossed about but in the end the moral arguments have no bearing during the course of legislation. Dorn states that “the role of government in a free society is not to legislate morality . . .