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20 Of the Greatest Moments In the History Of the Republican Party

mrbryan Wrote: Apr 07, 2013 10:32 AM
Jackie Robinson may have been a Republican during his baseball career, but his experience with the new breed of Republicans, those who encountered during Barry Goldwater's 1964 campaign and that year's convention, convinced him that the Republicans Party was not for him. In his biography, he wrote that the party was being taken over by right-wing extremists, and compared his feelings watching them take over the party to Jews watching the Nazis take over Germany. He loathed the far-right Republican model and the extremism Goldwater and his ilk supported. He would certainly not support the Republican Party today.
After focusing on 20 Of The Most Embarrassing Moments In The History Of The Democrat Party last week, it seems appropriate to point out some of the greatest moments of the Republican Party.

1) Emancipation Proclamation (1863): The first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, issued an order freeing all slaves in the confederacy.

2) End of the Civil War (1865): Abe Lincoln guides the north to victory in the Civil War and reunites the nation.

3) Women's right to vote (1872): Republicans Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton write the text of the 19th Amendment,...