Tagged: A Retrospective On American Bitching

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William Howard Taft: 27th Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) Handpicked by Roosevelt, William Howard Taft was to continue his agenda. He had been brought in by the McKinley...

Teddy Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt: The 26th Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) The Republican party’s worst nightmare had come to pass. Teddy Roosevelt was a conservative that fought for reform, a...

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William McKinley: The 25th Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) In 1896, Democrat William Jennings Bryan was making the case for the common man. Republican William McKinley was backed...

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Chester Arthur: The 21st Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) Chester Arthur was removed in disgrace as Chief Collector of the NY Custom House in 1878. Three years later...

James Garfield

James Garfield: The 20th Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) James Garfield won the Republican nomination and the presidenct in 1881. He was the first former college president and...

Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes: A 19th Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) The Last Battle of the Civil War The election of 1876 between Hayes and New York Governor Samuel Tilden...

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Ulysses S. Grant: The 18th Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) Truly the first celebrity candidate, US Grant was the youngest man ever elected President at the time at 46....

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson: The 17th Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) Andrew Johnson was the first Vice President to assume the presidency because of assassination. He would always be seen...

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: The 16th Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) As the leader of the newly formed Republican party, Abraham Lincoln was Conservative in the sense that he wanted...

James Buchanan

James Buchanan: The 15th Retrospective

“Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007) James Buchanan had been a congressman, foreign minister, senator and secretary of state, The actions he took during his...