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Re: Another quote from Bill Clinton

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  • Ram Lau
    ... But the Republicans were then predominantly the liberals. Party switching didn t really happen until Thurmond s switching in the late fifties. Just thought
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 14, 2006
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      > Rep. Abraham Lincoln (R.Il) stood before the House of
      > Representatives in 1848 and harshly criticized
      > President Polk for getting us into the
      > Mexican-American War for political purposes, and
      > <snip>
      > President McKinley was against the Spanish-American
      > War but the newspapers had public opinion so solidly
      > for the war that he knew he would never get re-elected
      > if he opposed it. Shame on all the senators that

      But the Republicans were then predominantly the liberals. Party
      switching didn't really happen until Thurmond's switching in the late
      fifties. Just thought I should mention that.

      Ram
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