How Many Legendary Republicans Would Fit Today’s GOP?

Posted by | October 14, 2009 16:09 | Filed under: Top Stories

Blue Texan at Firedoglake points to a new page on the GOP website called “Heroes.”  Here’s a sampling and some background as to why they’d never be part of today’s Republican party:

Susan B. Anthony: a feminist lesbian Unitarian civil rights leader from Massachusetts? Yeah, right.


Pinckney Pinchback: hard to tell, but he fought on the Union side during the Civil War, so I’m going to go with no.


Jackie Robinson: Oops.


Frederick Douglass: no [effing] way.


Edward Brooke: introduced legislation banning missile testing, championed Title IX and fought for Medicaid-funded abortions. Off the reservation.


Ellen Foster: who the hell is Ellen Foster?


Abraham Lincoln: expanded the power of the federal government, created the IRS and the income tax, questioned the divinity of Christ and freed the slaves. ‘Nuff said.


Dwight Eisenhower: expanded socialist fascist New Deal programs, created department of Health Education and Welfare, raised already record-high taxes to pay for massive federal highway project, warned against “Military-Industrial Complex.” Any questions?


Ronald Reagan: liberalized abortion, raised taxes, signed a treaty against torture and cut-and-run when the A-rabs attacked. Sorry, Ronnie.

And where, asks Blue Texan, is Barry Goldwater?  And how about Teddy Roosevelt while we’re at it?

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