Hope for history to repeat itself in 2012 – Berryman cartoon on Congress


Caption from the National Archives, where this cartoon resides:

Clifford Berryman cartoon from 1912, "Congress will come to order!"  National Archives

Clifford Berryman cartoon from 1912, "Congress will come to order!" National Archives

“Congress Will Come To Order!”
by Clifford K. Berryman
Washington Evening Star, December 2, 1912
From the US Senate Collection, Center for Legislative Archives

The ultimate prize of a congressional election is control over the two houses of Congress: the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. This cartoon shows Congress following the pivotal 1912 elections when the Democrats swept into power and captured majorities both houses.

Some might hope that this history repeats.

2 Responses to Hope for history to repeat itself in 2012 – Berryman cartoon on Congress

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    End of the do-nothing Congress pattern. Less chance Congress will get stupid and try to roll back essential parts of our successful economic future, like the pitiful little bit of health care reform that needs desperately to be expanded. Better chance we’ll get significant improvements in the ethical regulations of banks and good rules on derivatives, which will much better assure economic growth in the future. Better chance at more equitable economic growth, which would mean greater economic growth. Etc.

    Like

  2. Yup, that’ll fix everything. Make life better in all kinds of ways. Like, for instance…??

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