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  •  IMO there is a lot of that (3+ / 0-)
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    but remember that Mormons aligned themselves with Dems back the day when Dems where the party of the south and racism. When the parties began to change places so did the Mormons. The switch started big time around the time Orrin Hatch knocked off Frank Moss.

    "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

    by high uintas on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 08:43:13 PM PST

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    •  Yep, true (2+ / 0-)
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      Remember, too, the Democratic and Republican parties also switched roles with respect to promoting small government.  From the mid 1800s until FDR in the mid 1930s (about the time Orrin Hatch was born) it was the Democratic Party that was the party of small government.  Republicans were all for the expansion of federal power, civil rights, etc.  Of course, not all federal expansion was bad for Utah or the western frontier by any means.  Nevertheless, some major ideological changes have certainly occurred between the two parties.

      Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.

      by winsock on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 09:08:50 PM PST

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    •  absolutely, uintas. and their early history was (1+ / 0-)
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      VERY communal.

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 09:52:40 PM PST

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