The Democratic and Republic Parties are pretty much tied in terms of administrations that are remembered for ineptitude. Indeed, many historians believe that a Democrat, James Buchanan, is the current leader in ineptitude for his failure to do anything to avert the civil war, despite his having one of the most impressive resumes of anyone to serve in the office. (Interestingly enough, his successor, who had almost no experience in public service, is generally considered to have been one of the two or three best, if not the best, President.)
But why is that all the administrations that are remembered primarily for their corruption:
- Reagan (remember, more Reagan functionaries went to jail than did Nixon functionaries), and, in years to come,
- Bush the Minor
have been Republican?
Or the inherent outcome of a bankrupt ideology?