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I'll start a list, see if there's one which CONs approved of:
The Revolution - nope.

An elected executive - nope (hint - the Whigs wanted a King).

The Louisiana Purchase. Nope, they thought it was too expensive. $03 per acre was outrageous.

The Trans-Continental Railroad. Again, nope. Gee, those CONs have a difficult time getting anything right. I'll keep looking.

The Civil War. Well, shoot. They seceded and decided to kill off fellow Americans, so nope.

Which brings us to... he Emancipation Proclamation and its' sibling, the 14th Amendment. Again, nope.

Seward's Folly? The 16th Amendment? The 17th Amendment? Entry into WWI? Entry into WWII? Nope, nope, nope, nope and they supported The Third Reich (just ask Charles Lindbergh who was asked to run for President on the GOPer ticket in 1940) so, nope.

I'm sure I'll find something...

The Civil Rights Act? The Voting Rights Act? The Equal Rights Amendment? Nope, nope and they blocked it.

The Interstate Highway System under the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act of 1956? The WPA or the CCC? FICA? Unemployment Insurance? Child Labor Laws? 40-hour work weeks? Medicare? Medicaid? Not a one of them.

Good Lord! I've found nothing. Not one damned thing. They have been obstructionists and opposed everything which, quite literally, helps make America, well, America. Every single bit of progress in American history was thanks to the liberals and progressives. All of it.
When CONs DID get their way, they repealed Glass-Steagall (as just one example) which led directly to the Bush Depression. They passed Right to Work laws which, in states where those idiotic statutes exist, job safety records are worse, pay is lower and there are both more unemployed and fewer with any medical benefits.

So, it really is a challenge.  Go through all of the transformative laws in American history and find just one right wing proposal which was primarily for the good of the American people.  (Hint- tax cuts are neither transformative nor are they for the good of the people.)
And for the dain bramaged out there - GOPer != CON and Democrat != Liberal.  I know that's a toughy for many of the less intellectually gifted.

Let's add all that has been wrong with the GOPers, just in this Century (so, for the edification of the mentally challenged GOPer voters, these are not transformative changes, just sheer idiocy):

Thanks Karen M__ for most of the following:
•They were wrong that Iraq had WMD's. They were wrong about Saddam Hussein having an alliance with Al Qaeda.
•They were wrong about our being "greeted as liberators" in Iraq.
•They were wrong about their actions increasing terrorist recruitment.
•They were wrong about the effectiveness of torture in gaining accurate information.
•They were wrong about the war being paid for by Iraqi oil.
•They were wrong about the Chapter 11 remedy for our auto industry and the Chrysler bailout.
•They were wrong about the existence of global warming.
•They were wrong about the effects of failing to raise the debt ceiling which caused our national credit rating to be downgraded for the first time in U.S. history.
•They were wrong about the Bush Tax Cuts creating jobs now for twelve years running.
•They were wrong about "trickle down" and now, themselves, use it as a derisive term.
•They were wrong to deregulate energy trading allowing futures trading to affect gas prices.
•They are wrong that the poor share the benefits of tax cuts for the rich.
•They are wrong that I am waging class warfare when I notice tax unfairness and inequality.
•They are wrong that the economic problems in this country were created by teachers, firefighters and police.
•They are wrong to say public and civic investment is "socialism".
•They are wrong to increase military spending further, beyond the rest of the world combined.
•They are wrong about "States Rights". The whole of our country is far greater than the sum of it's parts.
•They are wrong that we should not invest in infrastructure here at home.
•They are wrong that we should not invest in schools and in higher education.
•They are wrong to divert funding away from renewable energy.
•They are wrong in saying that financial regulation is "big government" or "socialism".
•They are wrong that privatization is cheaper than public management. It NEVER is.
•They are wrong that my government cannot do great things. It has and it can again.
•They are wrong that being gay is a choice.
•They are wrong that gay couples should not enter into a committed marriage.
•They are wrong that those born gay cannot raise children.
•They are wrong that gays wish to indoctrinate people.
•They are wrong about teaching abstinence.
•They are wrong about the "perils" of a liberal arts education.
•They are wrong about the intent of the 2nd Amendment.
•They are wrong about the separation of church and state.
•They are wrong about what it is to be "Christian", or Christ like.
•They are wrong about money being equal to voice in a democracy.
•They are wrong about corporate personhood.
•They are wrong about zygotic person-hood.
•They are wrong about birth control.
•They are wrong to allow anonymous campaign donations.
•They are wrong about the cause of global warming.
•They are wrong that Fox News is fair and balanced.
•They are wrong about "job creators".
•They are wrong about Ayn Rand.
•They are wrong about the impact of "welfare queens".
•They are wrong about our economic history.
•They are wrong about voter fraud.
•They are wrong to appoint "emergency managers".
•They are wrong to dismantle worker's unions.
•They are wrong to cut jobs in the public sector in a recession.
•They are wrong to force-teach "creation science".
•They are wrong about "school vouchers".
•They are wrong to tax investment less than labor.
•They are wrong that energy independence can be achieved with carbon.
•They are wrong that we are not all inter-related.
•They are wrong to be so adamantly anti civic.
•They are wrong that government's first obligation is to capital...Instead of its citizens.
•They are wrong to vote against their own best interests.
•They are wrong to call Social Security, Medicare and Unemployment Insurance "Entitlements".
•They are wrong about us having a spending problem...We have a revenue problem. Government discretionary spending is the lowest per person (real dollars) that it's been in 4 decades while taxes are the lowest they've been since the last depression caused by GOPer fiscal policies.
•And one last thing - Women know full well there's a war on women when you sponsor legislation which sanctions state-administered rape.

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  •  I think I do have a valid reason for them to exist (1+ / 0-)
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    Nica24

    If the good guys have no competition, they'll slide even further to the center and right.  Or, in somewhat biblical terms, if there is no evil, how will we know good?

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    Tom Smith Online
    I want a leader who shoots for the moon. The last time we had one, we got to the moon.

    by filkertom on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 07:09:07 AM PST

  •  I think I have a valid reason for them to exist (1+ / 0-)
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    Nica24

    It's kinda biblical, but I think it's true at core: Without evil, how will we know good?

    The Repubs say and do so much awful shit that offends our sensibilities, our ethics, our hearts, our minds.  They lie, they cheat, they steal -- all quite literally -- and then they blame other people even when evidence to the contrary is shoved under their noses.  Most of all, their policies hurt people, day in, day out, time and time again.

    If the Dems didn't have something to compete and contrast against, they'd probably end up sliding to the center-right pretty quickly, because who'd know how bad it could get?  Thanks to the doofuses across the aisle, we know.  We've seen it, and we can extrapolate even worse pretty easily, and we know their way is neither practical nor helpful.

    And that's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

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    Tom Smith Online
    I want a leader who shoots for the moon. The last time we had one, we got to the moon.

    by filkertom on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 07:14:15 AM PST

  •  The one good outcome... (1+ / 0-)
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    radarlady

    ...from the 1994 Republican "Revolution" was the revocation of the national 65 mph speed limit. It never made sense to me that long stretches of flat, mostly straight, rural interstate were limited to 65 when one could drive safely at 75 or 80 mph.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 07:44:43 AM PST

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