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Sun Apr 23, 2017, 02:08 PM

17. The election of 1872 is an example of a similar confluence.

Back when the Republican and Democratic parties were completely reversed on the matter of civil rights, the Democratic party actually didn't field a presidential ticket that year, but backed the "Liberal Republicans." The Liberal Republicans were a splinter group dissatisfied by the corruption-related controversies of various Grant administration officials, but also sought to end Federal Reconstruction efforts.

Heck, the Liberal Republicans even nominated a contrarian, progressive newspaper editor as their presidential candidate (Horace Greeley). Now that would be a bizarre world. Imagine Hillary Clinton won last year, but in 2020 faced a challenge from the "Justice Democrats" fielding Glenn Greenwald backed by the Republican Party.

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