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.
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."
"The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is raising questions about the involvement of Microsoft in the Iowa Caucuses, now just days away, & has built an independent system to check the official results. For the first time this year, Microsoft partnered with the Iowa Democratic & Republican Parties to provide a technology platform with which the parties will run their caucuses." MSNBC reporting 01/27/16
"While the govt doles out billions of SS reserve funding to collect child support along with court action, children are denied their fathers either through minuscule visitation or no visitation. I was the daughter of one such arrangement and didn't have much of a relationship with my father until I got much older. Not happy about it then, not happy about it now." Jan Smith Olympia, WA
The Republican Party today announced approval on a platform which would ban all gay marriage, and all abortions, at the GOP national convention in Tampa, Florida. The platform announcing these approvals began with an acknowledgement that the American Dream had allowed equal opportunity, but went on to say: “Today that American Dream is at risk.”
An April Fool's Republican Party Platform --- Here's the truth behind the platform laid out above: it actually was the Republican Party's platform once upon a time—no joke. The quotations above are from the 1956 Republican Party platform, adopted during that summer's convention under presiding GOP president Dwight D. Eisenhower. Perhaps the real joke is that the party has moved so far away from its roots that this platform would be anathema to today's Rep lawmakers. [Worth reading]