Once Proud

September 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

“We are proud of and shall continue our far-reaching and sound advances in matters of basic human needs—expansion of social security—broadened coverage in unemployment insurance —improved housing—and better health protection for all our people. We are determined that our government remain warmly responsive to the urgent social and economic problems of our people.”

  • Republican Party Platform, 1956
  • Source: Republican Party Platform of 1956
  • Context: The Republican Party platform of 2012 was described as the most conservative party platform in its history. Whats surprising is that 50 years ago, the Republican Party was far more moderate than it is today in 2012. President Obama and other critics have stated that Ronald Reagan himself could not win a Republican primary in today’s political climate, saying that he Party’s vision has become too radical.
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