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  •  In 1861, the Republicans were the good guys (2+ / 0-)
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    BachFan, commonmass

    They were opposed to slavery, in favor of small farmers and businessmen and against large corporations.

    Personally, I think that it's Jefferson Davis's dying curse on the Republican Party that they became what they are today - the party of bigots, religious nuts and giant corporations.

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