Yoy do realize that Republicans pushed prohibition and enabled the rise of FDR .

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    Interesting to note that the party of personal liberty pushed prohibition and their actions resulted in the rise of Democrats and FDR dominating the govt for some time.
     
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    Is this one of those "all Republicans today are hypocrites," threads?
     
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    Prohibition was a Liberal thing and had NOTHING to do with FDR's Jihad
     
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    Au Contrare oh Frankie.
    Research and learn.
     
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    Nope. Many of todays right wingers are hypocrites. But that has nothing to do with this thread.
    Just a factoid that refutes right wing mythology.

    Republicans of today are not the Republicans of the early 20th century or even of the mid 20th century.
    the only mostly constant has been their support of big business and not wanting to pay taxes.
     
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    I suppose no Democrats supported the Shepard Act or the Volstead Act?
     
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    You just killed your thread by posting your addendum.
     
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    Ohh as with everything some did, but mostly the Republicans and religious right rode the political wave of prohibition. It is how Hoover got elected.
     
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    Yeah, I just finished watching the Ken Burns documentary too.
     
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    wtf?
     

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