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Team Red, you've come a long way, baby!

Here’s an interesting quote - coming via David Sirota and Daily Kos:

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.

The author is Dwight Eisenhower, and the date is Nov 8, 1954.

No, friends, it's not your father's Republican party any more...

Posted by William Cohen at May 12, 2005 9:04 AM