A traditional Democrat

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  1. Salty

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    Exactally what is a "Traditional Democrat"?


    From the webpage of Mike Malloy:
    If you're looking for something really unique to listen to, allow us to introduce u to our host. He is a traditional Democrat working to return the Democratic Party to its historic liberal roots


    Is the modern day Republician Party or the Democratic Party the true successor of the the Democratic-Republician Party founded by Jefferson?


    From this link: The First Party System ended during the Era of Good Feelings (1816–1824), as the Federalists shrank to a few isolated strongholds and the Republicans lost unity. In 1824–28, as the Second Party System emerged, the Republican Party split into the Jacksonian faction, which became the modern Democratic Party in the 1830s, and the Henry Clay faction, which was absorbed by Clay's Whig Party.




    The DR split after the 1824 presidential election into two parties: the Democratic Party and the short-lived National Republican Party (later succeeded by the Whig Party, many of whose adherents eventually founded the modern Republican Party).

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    Still time to give some thoughts

    and here is the link for Mike Malloy
     
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    Is the traditional Democrat liberal? Yes, there were champions of civil rights back in the 40s like Humphrey, but there were many who thought to the contrary like Senators Eastwood and Stennis of Mississippi. They were anything but liberal.

    The Democratic-Republican Party believed in less federal government and more states rights. They believed in the government run by the Constitution. They believed in individual rights and responsibilities, and self worth.

    IMO, neither party of today even slightly mimics these ideals.
     
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    That's the party of Truman and Kennedy. Today, they'd be Republicans. There's a great new book out, from what I hear (I have yet to read it, but I'm going to soon):

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    A startling reconsideration of John F. Kennedy's record and achievements
     
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    You are correct. Today's DEMs want to spend much more on national social programs and somewhat less on the empire, while today's PUBs want to spend much more on the empire and somewhat less on national social programs.
     

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