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  •  I wish the current Radical Republicans (1+ / 0-)
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    RenaRF

    were like the civil war era Radical Republicans.

    I'd be one.

    •  Be cautious in this regard. Many ... (4+ / 0-)
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      bryduck, shaharazade, fuzzyguy, WakeUpNeo

      ...Radical Republicans did not support black suffrage; indeed, they were backers (as was Lincoln in first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation) of colonization: sending free blacks abroad, to Africa or wherever.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 09:18:44 AM PST

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    •  Socially? Sure. (0+ / 0-)

      Economically? They aren't so far off the current model, to be honest, so I can't sign off on that . . .
      You really can't make one-to-one comparisons beyond the New Deal era in re: the party platforms on a lot of issues.

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 09:18:46 AM PST

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