When “To the victor belong the spoils” is defied

Partisan politics has operated under the maxim that no matter which party wins the election, they replace the top leadership positions with their own people. New appointees exchange holdovers from the previous administration with loyalists who can be entrusted to organize the revamped policies, carry out to reforms of agencies and oversees personal selections in order to implement the direction of the winning party. The underlying premise is that the establishment attains an orderly transfer of power and has the means to reward their dedicated inner circle. But what happens to this model of sharing the loot when the elected candidate does not have the support of a substantial percentage of their own party?

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"Populism" best describes the approach to SARTRE's perspective on Politics. Realities, suggest that American Values can be restored with an appreciation of "Pragmatic Anarchism." Reforms will require an Existential approach. "Ideas Move the World," and SARTRE'S intent is to stir the conscience of those who desire to bring back a common sense, moral and traditional value culture for America.

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