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  •  How has the GOP evolved since the 50's? (0+ / 0-)

    I see no evidence of such. None. Sure, Nixon did some progressive things like the EPA but that was because he had no choice, and it was just a continuation of Eisenhower's moderate policies. The GOP reached its most evolved state in the 50's and has been going downhill ever since.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 08:24:05 AM PST

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    •  I just use evolution in the sense of "adaptive (0+ / 0-)

      change."  I don't put a value on the changes.  They are either adaptive or not, successful or not.

      "Let's see what fresh fuckwittery these dolts can contrive to torment themselves with this time." -- Iain Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata

      by Rikon Snow on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 09:53:32 AM PST

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      •  It's quite possible to adapt backwards (0+ / 0-)

        Which is devolution. Which is what the GOP has been undergoing.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 10:17:02 AM PST

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