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Mon Sep 10, 2012, 02:35 PM

Labor Day 1956 Poster, my have things have changed.

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Reply Labor Day 1956 Poster, my have things have changed. (Original post)
LiberalArkie Sep 2012 OP
leveymg Sep 2012 #1
closeupready Sep 2012 #8
leveymg Sep 2012 #11
defacto7 Sep 2012 #10
JaneyVee Sep 2012 #2
Uncle Joe Sep 2012 #3
mshasta Sep 2012 #4
Dyedinthewoolliberal Sep 2012 #5
Gold Metal Flake Sep 2012 #6
LiberalArkie Sep 2012 #7
TahitiNut Sep 2012 #16
barbtries Sep 2012 #9
sakabatou Sep 2012 #12
nadinbrzezinski Sep 2012 #13
sakabatou Sep 2012 #14
antiquie Sep 2012 #15
rurallib Sep 2012 #17

Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 02:42 PM

1. Yes, we've changed, a lot. Most mainstream Dems are now to the Right of Eisenhower

on a lot of economic issues. The Republicans are now to the Right of Pinochet.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 04:06 PM

8. Many probably think you are using hyperbole; in fact,

you are actually describing the world today accurately, without hyperbole.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 04:38 PM

11. Remember Nixon saying, "We are all Keynesians today?" Can you imagine any

mainstream national figure in either Party denying it before 2000, or any Republican admitting to it since as a policy choice?

Remember wage and price controls in 1974-75? Can you imagine Obama imposing them, or threatening to nationalize the oil industry, as Carter did when he was a candidate during the Summer of 1976?

Yes, they have all moved very far to the Right. Even the so-called liberals.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 04:36 PM

10. exactly!

+1

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 02:46 PM

2. Thanks. Off to Twitter with this one.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 02:49 PM

3. The Republicans; didn't care about the unions then either, they just wanted to use them

for political purposes, to weaken the Democratic Base.

Reagen was their "coming out of the closet" moment once the unions were weakened enough the Republicans showed their true colors.

Thanks for the thread, LiberalArkie.





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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 03:02 PM

4. wow!!

what happen to them?....

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 03:37 PM

5. Wow!

I've never seen anything like this and I'm old!

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 03:54 PM

6. Republickers. Taking credit of shit they didn't do since forever.

Also, fuck republickers.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 04:03 PM

7. Being 64, I remember the R's being the liberals when I was a kid in South Arkansas in the 50's.

My dad joined the Republicans way back then because of that, and slowly turned into the anti -worker and more pro big business.

Before he died at 74, we was about to vote for Bill Clinton because of his health care stance.

My Grand dad was a Socialist master carpenter, I probably got my view points from my grand dad.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 05:31 PM

16. In the 50s, nearly all African-Americans were Republicans. Jim Crow was a 'Democrat.'


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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 04:20 PM

9. can you imagine

unreal.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 04:53 PM

12. When was the change between the parties?

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 05:04 PM

13. 1964

You can trace this modern RNC to the 1964 electoral disaster

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 05:07 PM

14. Gotcha

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 05:19 PM

15. Ditty my dad sang in 1956:

Whistle while you work
Stevenson's a jerk
Eisenhower's got the power
Whistle while you work

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 05:33 PM

17. I so have to steal that.

hope you don't mind

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