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by 2parrots  Yesterday

What`s your view on the Marion Robinson quote regarding her biracial son-in-law ?

by 2parrots  Yesterday

Looks like MidNJ needs you as his spokesperson .His silence says it all . At least you were willing to reply . Thank you .

by PDQBlues  Yesterday

Part 7 As the Dem Party became more liberal, the GOP became more conservative. Nixon made way for the politicization of religion, and Reagan's 1980 election finally pushed the liberal Republicans out, even pushing the Dem Party more conservative. While the Dem Party has begun to swing back more liberal (e.g., supporting marriage equality), the GOP has become more conservative (e.g., opposing Civil Rights legislation). The Parties have become more polarized. Civil discourse, a fundamental principal of democracy, is currently dead.

by PDQBlues  Yesterday

Part 6 During Roosevelt's terms, the Dem Party became more liberal (strengthen by the New Deal), as did the GOP. Large fractions of both Parties favored Unions and Civil Rights. But the conservative southern Dems were still a powerful pull. And even the conservative GOP fraction joined with the conservative Dem fraction in the McCarthy trials and other conservative events. Slowly, the shift away from mixed liberal/conservative political parties began during the 1950s push for Civil Rights, culminating in Kennedy's push for Civil Rights legislation, which was signed into law by Johnson. Although southern conservative Dems (who absolutely opposed Civil Rights legislation in favor of Jim Crow laws, e.g., Bull Conner) began to join the GOP in the 1950s (e.g., Strom Thurmond & Ronald Reagan), the biggest loss of southern conservative Dems came during and after the 1960s.

by PDQBlues  Yesterday

Part 5 During the 1920s, politics took a very conservative turn (by today's standards, it would be closer to the current policies of Libertarians) with Harding, College and Hoover. The Dem Party was so conservative that it was largely controlled by the KKK in the early 20s. The GOP was also mostly conservative. It was Hoover's liaise-fair economic position that ultimately was his (and the country's) undoing, thus sending the Liberal Dem FD Roosevelt to the White House.

by PDQBlues  Yesterday

Part 4 By the late 1800's, both political parties had liberal and conservative fractions. The last elected liberal Republican President was Teddy Roosevelt, who after leaving office left with a large chunk of the liberal Republicans, thus allowing Wilson to win the presidency, and allowing the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote its major push in 1916, and especially when Wilson began to support it, finally passing in 1920.

by PDQBlues  Yesterday

Part 3 Buchanan, a conservative southern Dem who was still President and favored slavery, allowed the southern states to begin to secede. If he had stopped these actions at the beginning, the Civil War may have been averted. As such, the liberal Republican was thus thrusted into handling the Civil War. Incidentally, Lincoln was also the President to establish paper currency, in what Ron Paul points out is a violation of the US Constitution (which, by the way, putting the US on the Gold standard would be as equally a violation of the Constitution).

by PDQBlues  Yesterday

Part 2 Back in the 1850s, the Democratic Party was divided between the northern liberal anti-slavery Dems and the southern conservative pro-slavery Dems. The Republican Party, formed from the ashes of the Whig Party, had in its platform the abolishment of slavery - quite a radically liberal position for its time. Lincoln was elected only because the two fractions of the Dem Party ran in the 1860 Presidential election. Although Lincoln gave many assurances to the conservative south that he would do nothing to stop slavery, they didn't believe him.

by PDQBlues  Yesterday

Part 1 Hey Parrot. To answer your questions require a bit of history.

by 2parrots  Mar 25, 2015

Hope you encourage MidNJ to reply to my comment regarding the Confederates being formed by those that opposed the Republican President Abraham Lincoln . Also Bull Connors who opposed Civil Rights was a Democrat .

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