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  •  It's even (12+ / 0-)

    still the same people, for the most part.

    "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

    by sidnora on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 03:38:27 PM PDT

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    •  Yes and no. (1+ / 0-)
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      The republican party of Lincoln's time, from where the term the "Grand Old Party" comes from, bears little resemblance to the GOP of today. And in fact, if we were to look at those times, it would be more the Democrat Party, or at least the Dixiecrats, that look more like the republicans of today. So in that sense, not the same people, at least by party identification.

      However, they ARE the same people, or the same kind of people, who cause us pain, regardless of party identification.
       

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 11:35:01 PM PDT

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      •  That's why I said (1+ / 0-)
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        "the same people", not "the same party". ;^)

        "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

        by sidnora on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 01:16:11 PM PDT

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        •  Yes, you did. (1+ / 0-)
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          And when you look through history, it's always the same kind of people who cause the pain---authoritarian and extremely afraid of anyone different then themselves.

          "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

          by StellaRay on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 01:53:41 PM PDT

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    •  And some of the same issues (3+ / 0-)
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      Hatred and mistrust of government, hatred of blacks, power is valued above all, money in your pocket gets you that power, religious surety that, even though they don't follow biblical teachings they're still God's chosen and everyone else is damned for all time...

      •  Yep. (0+ / 0-)

        But with a second helping of "hatred of blacks" for dessert.

        "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

        by sidnora on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 01:17:41 PM PDT

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