Monday, May 24, 2010

Trading Places

Fascinating look at when the two main American political parties did their switch.

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4 comments:

patsbrother said...

I desparately want to make a "rum, Romanism, and rebellion" joke, but I think you'd get too big a head out of being called a rebel, you drunk papist.

DADvocate said...

Edge of the West ignores the Democrats ties to big business while pointing out that of the Republicans. Simply look at all the big businesses the Dems have bailed out since taking over Congress and the presidency. No wonder it's a bit murky to him when things change. He can't see what's right under his nose.

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

That would be why I said "fascinating" instead of "exactly right."

Remove the first and last paragraphs of this narrative, and there is an awful lot of good historical extrapolation.

It does ignore, however, the incredible governmental power Democrats supported in regards to the Fugitive Slave Act prior to the Civil War.

DADvocate said...

an awful lot of good historical extrapolation.

True. I wish I had more time to devote to reading history. Two of my siblings majored in history. It makes a difference on how you look at current events, or should if you keep perspective rather than become addicted to an ideology.