If you sing the title title of this blog to the tune of "where oh where has my little dog gone?" you will get an idea of where I am going with this.
Once upon a time in America, there was a Republican Party that actually had "moderates," "liberals." and (GASP) "progressives." Some of us may even remember those days.
President Eisenhower once wrote to his brother "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are…a few…Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid...”
My thanks to boldprogressives.org for this bit of political trivia.