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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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