Democrats Are 1955 Republicans

Reinforcing my earlier comment on Barack Obama’s allergy to antithesis, here is Michael Lind claiming that Obama is, for practical purposes, an Eisenhower Republican.  As for the so-called social issues, Allan Carlson, in The American Way, pointed out that the Republicans, before about 1965, were the “socially liberal” party, advocating equal opportunity for women in the workplace and being friendlier to Planned Parenthood, while the Democrats were the party of the so-called “family wage” for the working married man.

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