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View Diary: The Party of Lincoln Needs to Listen to Lincoln (7 comments)

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  •  Brand overhaul needed, (0+ / 0-)

    the transfer of identification that started with Strom Thurmond is now completed, with Lincoln kicked out of the GOP, and Jackson kicked out of the Dems. With RFK and Fanny Lou Hamer the Dems picked up Lincoln as a forerunner. With Goldwater the Repubs picked up Calhoun, Jeff Davis. Now, the two parties hardly notice or care, as  the game is all fundraising and appropriations not lineage and principles.  If you look at Bryan's electoral map, the parties have exactly switched.
    There should be a legal name change. The Dems should be renamed as the Republicans thereby picking up  (pre-GOP) John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Seward, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt but should keep keep FDR, JFK, RFK, Carter. etc. Going over to the renamed Dems, the party of rum, Romanism and rebellion would be Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Strom Thurmond, Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, the Bushes. This would force people to think about the corrupt heritage of the libertarians. Also what Wellstone meant by the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party, was the inheritor of the GOP abolitionists and reformers that Lincoln represented, really Al Smith, Eleanor and FDR were the GOP Wing of the Democratic party, absorbing LaFollette. Reagan was, in turn, a Polk Democrat, all about slavery and war.

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