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  •  Yes, I can't emphasize enough that the primary (1+ / 0-)
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    policy divide of our country for at least the first hundred and fifty years was the tariff.  That's what put plantation aristocrats and poor farmers in the south in the same party, and rich industrialists and their poor factory workers (who were protestant) in the same party.

    We didn't start to see the modern division of left-right truly develop into a party system until the Great Depression.

    NC-06/NC-04; -9.12, -8.62; Yellow Dog Democrat

    by sawolf on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:35:30 PM PST

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