croode Wrote:
Dec 06, 2012 5:09 PM
The Republican Party is hostage to well-heeled extremists who continue to push their I-Me-My-Mine agenda. As an American who grew up in the age of Eisenhower, when a conservative Republican built the interstate highway system and levied taxes on the upper 2% at levels of 90%, I am sad to see it no longer exists as a moderating force in the country. It was the party of civil rights at a time when racist Democratic machines ran a system of segregation known as Jim Crow in the American South. No more. It was a party born in opposition to slavery and in support of the working man. No more. Today the party regularly attacks voting rights which were established by bipartisan laws passed 50 years ago.