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  •  Failed to change in the last 30 years? (4+ / 0-)

    How about the last 100 years.

    Republicans were for austerity during the great depression and again during this great recession.

    Republicans have been against Roe v. Wade since it was decided in the Supreme Court. They just played lip service to the ruling when it was to their advantage.

    Republicans were against and have been trying to kill Social Security since its inception. They've been saying it was unsustainable and going broke since the beginning.

    30 years? David Frum, surely you jest.

    In a world of the blind, the one eyed man is a pariah. Ask Galileo. Ask Darwin.

    by OKParrothead on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 07:39:42 AM PST

    •  When people talk about how (2+ / 0-)
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      JerryNA, historys mysteries

      the Democratic and Republican parties essentially switched to opposite ends of the political spectrum, I often argue that this is really only true with social issues.

      I think there's an argument to be made that the Republican party has always been the party of business, to varying extents.

      Also, as early as the 1880s or '90s, the Democrats had William Jennings Bryan, who was far from an economic conservative.

      Plus, the whole thing about Teddy Roosevelt leaving the GOP because he didn't feel they were hard enough on businesses.

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