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    Laconic Lib, happymisanthropy

    The American Whigs actually destroyed themselves as a party over the question of slavery.

    Setting aside that issue, the Whigs were pretty progressive relative to other political groups.

    From the wiki:

    The Republicans who formed the Whig party, led by Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams, drew on a Jeffersonian tradition of compromise and balance in government, national unity, territorial expansion, and support for a national transportation network and domestic manufacturing.
    I just don't see this group of clowns holding up the tatters of the Whig banner any time in my lifetime.

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    by harrije on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 08:32:39 AM PST

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