On this day, Feb 28, 1854, the  United States Republican Party is founded by anti-slavery expansion activists (ex-Whigs, ex-Free Soilers, and modernizers). It is commonly called GOP, standing for Grand Old Party. Abraham Lincoln was the country's first Republican President, whose term was 1861-1865.

On this day, Feb 28, 1854, the United States Republican Party is founded by anti-slavery expansion activists (ex-Whigs, ex-Free Soilers, and modernizers). It is commonly called GOP, standing for Grand Old Party. Abraham Lincoln was the country's first Republican President, whose term was 1861-1865.

The Christian Right and the Rise of American Fascism - written in 2004, this scares the crap out of me.

The Christian Right and the Rise of American Fascism - written in 2004, this scares the crap out of me.

Republican Party Platform of 1956: Our great President Dwight D. Eisenhower has counseled us further: "In all those things which deal with people, be liberal, be human. In all those things which deal with people's money, or their economy, or their form of government, be conservative."

Republican Party Platform of 1956: Our great President Dwight D. Eisenhower has counseled us further: "In all those things which deal with people, be liberal, be human. In all those things which deal with people's money, or their economy, or their form of government, be conservative."

How Republicans and Democrats switched parties

Why Did the Democratic and Republican Parties Switch Platforms?

Why Did the Democratic and Republican Parties Switch Platforms?

Why Did the Democratic and Republican Parties Switch Platforms?

Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. President and a Republican (left), and Franklin Roosevelt, the U.S. President and a Democrat. The Republican and Democratic parties effectively switched platforms between their presidencies.

On June 16, 1858, the Illinois Republican Party nominated Abraham Lincoln for the U.S. Senate. In his speech Lincoln said: “A house divided against itself cannot stand. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved. I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other."

On June 16, 1858, the Illinois Republican Party nominated Abraham Lincoln for the U.S. Senate. In his speech Lincoln said: “A house divided against itself cannot stand. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved. I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other."

The conservative crackup: How the Republican Party lost its mind?  Over The Cliff Crazy! ~ ~ http://www.salon.com/2013/08/31/the_conservative_crackup_how_the_republican_party_lost_its_mind/

The conservative crackup: How the Republican Party lost its mind

The conservative crackup: How the Republican Party lost its mind? Over The Cliff Crazy! ~ ~ http://www.salon.com/2013/08/31/the_conservative_crackup_how_the_republican_party_lost_its_mind/

Chomsky doubles down on statement that the Republican Party is most dangerous group in human history

Chomsky doubles down on statement that the Republican Party is most dangerous group in human history

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