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At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?


Democrats began as the party of conservatives. Republicans were the liberals. When did they switch?






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Bama2010
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not really





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Yes. Really.





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HailHailtoMichigan!
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Republicans were the liberals.
Based on what, exactly? Republicans have always been the party of business and capitalism.

In fact, opposition to slavery was mainly rooted in a fear of slavery replacing capitalism, not a genuine concern of the slave.






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Tigah in the ATL
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?


I think you mean at what point did Southern Democrats switch sides.





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BugAC
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Democrats began as the party of conservatives. Republicans were the liberals. When did they switch?


Trying to find a way to blame slavery on Republicans, and give credit from Reagan to the democrats eh?






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joshnorris14
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Republicans have always been the party of business and capitalism.


Lol Teddy Roosevelt.






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notslim99
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People switched sides, not parties. The southern whites didn't like the Republican stance on salvery, so they moved to the Democrat party.





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HailHailtoMichigan!
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Teddy Roosevelt.
progressive era, bro.






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FT
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Trying to find a way to blame slavery on Republicans, and give credit from Reagan to the democrats eh?


wat






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Here is what I've learned from Democrats:

The Democrats that were supporting segregation and passing Jim Crow Laws were really republicans.

For example, Robert Byrd was really a Republican because he was in the Klan.







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joshnorris14
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progressive era, bro.


Do you consider Progressives to be in favor of business and Capitalism? If not, your post doesn't hold true.






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HailHailtoMichigan!
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Republicans have never changed, democrats have.

I don't belong to a political party; I am a democrat
- Will Rogers






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HailHailtoMichigan!
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Do you consider Progressives to be in favor of business and Capitalism?
They held deep disdain for the alliance between government and business. Think Ron Paul.






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FT
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Republicans have never changed


So we can expect to be put in prison for having dissenting political views? Cause Lincoln did that shite and was re-elected.






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TheFolker
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?


Teddy Roosevelt was more Woodrow Wilson than he was William Mckinley.





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HailHailtoMichigan!
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Cause Lincoln did that shite and was re-elected.
It was completely necessary, imo.

Lincoln understood that in times of crises, the constitution must be circumvented in order to preserve it.






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ashy larry
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The southern whites didn't like the Republican stance on salvery, so they moved to the Democrat party.


The republican party was founded in the North by anti-slavery activists






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RollTide1987
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Republicans were the liberals.


Very few Republicans were in favor of equality. A huge platform of the Republican Party was to free the slaves and ship them all back to Africa. That was a serious item up for discussion in 1854-1863 or so.







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HailHailtoMichigan!
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A huge platform of the Republican Party was to free the slaves and ship them all back to Africa.
Hoe exactly would this have been accomplished?






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