Democrats Disguised As Republicans??

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    Abraham Lincoln, one of the founder of the Republican Party and ranked as one of our best presidents, would probably have a very difficult time in the party today. His lack of support for states rights, sympathies for labor, and his lack of membership in any Christian church or for that matter any church would certainly make him an undesirable candidate and he would certainly be proclaim a liberal.

    Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican ranked by most polls as one of our top 5 presidents would have an even harder time than Lincoln being accepted by the party today. Roosevelt openly worked to move the party in a progressive direction. His work busting the trusts, regulation on food, drugs, and banking, and taking away hundreds of thousands of acres from developers for park and monuments would no doubt brand him a socialist today.

    Considering the record of Ronald Reagan rather than his rhetoric, he certainly would have a pretty tough time today in the Republican Party. Contrary to his image of a champion of small government, during his 8 years in the Whitehouse he racked up the largest deficits since WWII. Federal civilian employment reached over 3 million during his term in office, something we haven’t seen in 20 years. Couple this with an amnesty for 2.5 million illegal aliens….


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    Perhaps nobody told you, but once upon a time the Republicans were the liberal of the two parties, and the Democrats were the conservatives.
     
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    By todays standards, most all Republicans of the early and mid 20th century would be considered liberal, but not so in their time. I don't see most 20th century Democrat presidents as conservatives by todays standards. I think Roosevelt, Truman, JFK, and Johnson would all finds the Democratic Party of today to their liking.
     
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    If you think either party stands for shit but themselves nowadays, you're a fool
     

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