Strange history

Air all your daily pleasures and solve the World's problems over a cuppa of your favourite beverage.
Please note, no alcohol until after midday!

Moderators: godfather, Dreamweaver

Post Reply
mavisbramston
Bronze Member
Posts: 3729
Joined: 26 Feb 2016, 20:32

Strange history

Post by mavisbramston »

Purely academic but odd how the world changes.
We think today of the Democrats as progessive but it was not always so.
“The Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, opposed Reconstruction, founded the Ku Klux Klan, imposed segregation, perpetrated lynchings, and fought against the civil rights acts of the 1950s and 1960s.“. Carol Swain

I confess I did not know this.

User avatar
Perrorist
Administrator
Posts: 6766
Joined: 17 Sep 2008, 12:36
Location: Tumbi Umbi, Central Coast, NSW
Contact:

Re: Strange history

Post by Perrorist »

General Dwight Eisenhower, a Republican president, would be considered a lefty today. He strengthened Social Security, increased the minimum wage, created the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and created the massive new Interstate Highway System. He also manoeuvred to discredit the anti-Communist Senator Joseph McCarthy.

mavisbramston
Bronze Member
Posts: 3729
Joined: 26 Feb 2016, 20:32

Re: Strange history

Post by mavisbramston »

He certainly was in many ways very impressive.
Thx for that Perrorist.

Post Reply