Discussion in 'Current Events' started by deciophobic, Apr 21, 2004.
LOL, that was good.
see, we're not all so different after all. now can we all get along?
Didn't know you were a lib It depends on what you say.
Republicans suck...Democrats blow.
great article. I'd heard before how the parties had switched ideologies before but not really looked into the how and why's, this was a nice glimpse.
The key is who believes what RIGHT NOW and what is needed relative to where we are RIGHT NOW. Republicans are believing the right stuff for the global context in which we reside, RIGHT NOW. I realize people who are not good at arguing prefer the board to be a big love in but our country will be best served by a specific direction. Not a hodge podge of feel good stew.
The big shift in ideology for the Democrats came in 1964-72, when the Far Left took control. Ever since then, the fringe left has had an inordinate amount of control of the Party.
For the GOP, the major shift occurred in 1980, when Ronald Reagan's conservatism took the party by storm.
If you see a Republican and a Democrat walking down the street, here's how you tell the difference.
The Republican is the one pickinge the Democrat's pockets.
The Republican justifies this by pointing out that earlier, the Democrat forced everyone to empty their pockets and redistribute the wealth evenly, and he's just trying to get his money back.
The Democrat isn't really objecting to this, seeing and how he's too busy trying to pull his head out of his @$$.
Actually the shift in ideology and thus the split in the Democratic party started in the mid 1940s with FDR. The first major split of Southern Democrats was in the 1948 Presidential election when Southern Democrats split and ran Strom Thurmond as the "Dixiecrat" candidate. By 1964 the shift was long since over.
The Republican Party has always been the party of business. The change there occured when Southern Democrats joined and pulled it the right on social issues. That change occured during the 60s and 70s, Reagan reinvigorated the already conservative Republican Party. Reagan, though, wasn't really a hard-core social conservative. Barry Goldwater was the first real hard-core conservative Republican to run for President.
How do you tell the two apart on the street? Easy, the Democrat is volunteering to help clean the street, while the Republican bitches about having to pay for it.
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