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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?


Bama2010
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?
not really


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


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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Republicans have always been the party of business and capitalism.


Lol Teddy Roosevelt.


notslim99
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?
People switched sides, not parties. The southern whites didn't like the Republican stance on salvery, so they moved to the Democrat party.


HailHailtoMichigan!
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Teddy Roosevelt.
progressive era, bro.


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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EZE Tiger Fan
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?
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.



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.


HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: At what point in history did Democrats and Republicans switch sides?
Republicans have never changed, democrats have.

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


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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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.


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.



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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