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  •  Once upon a time, many years ago, there was a (4+ / 0-)
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    FrankRose, Livvy5, MKinTN, Dogs are fuzzy

    liberal wing of the republican party, a moderate branch of the republican party, and a conservative wing of the republican party.  There was also a crazy branch of the republican party mostly in the John Birch Society and the Goldwater Libertarians.

    People like Charles Percy of Illinois and even Richard Nixon in many respects were more liberal than the mainstream democrats of today.  Everett Dirksen of Illinois was instrumental in passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Today, the republican party has been taken over by an unholy alliance of what were once the Birchers, fundamentalist xtians, and corporate Randians.  People who call themselves Independent appear to be people who were formerly moderate republicans and the former traditional conservative and liberal wings have died off.

    It took them 50+ years to get where they are today and it might just take them 50 years to change.

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