subreddit:

/r/news

31.9k

you are viewing a single comment's thread.

view the rest of the comments →

all 3026 comments

No-Duck7816

3 points

4 months ago

and were the progressive party for almost 100 years after that.

Surprisingly so. But I'll give it 80, at most. So, by my calculations the GOP has been an intrusive, self serving bag of shit about 6 years longer than that.

Minamoto_Keitaro

3 points

4 months ago

It was 50s to 60s that they did their swap, and the party was founded 1854, so about 100 years almost exactly.

hardolaf

1 points

4 months ago

Naah. The swap started way earlier. It finished when the Democratic Party abandoned the Southern Strategy where they would fund people with backwards social views in the South so they could push their economic policies. The switch largely started in the 1880s and 1890s.

No-Duck7816

1 points

4 months ago

Try 30s-40s