Monday, March 20

Today is the anniversary of the
founding of the Republican Party

from Writer's Almanac:

It was on this day in 1854 that the Republican Party was founded. The name "Republican" was first used many years before by Thomas Jefferson's political party, the Democratic Republican Party. That name was shortened to the Democratic Party, which is what we call it today. The present-day Republican Party was formed by opponents of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, and by members of other parties, like the Democratic and Whig parties, who disagreed with their parties' positions on slavery. By 1855 the Republican Party was thriving in the North, while it had almost no following in the South. The Republican Party's first candidate for president of the United States was Abraham Lincoln, who was elected in 1860.



  1. Anonymous5:00 PM

    Yep, the old time repubs definitely spinning in their graves. I blame Rupert Murdoch. Used to be Republicans were wrong, but you could debate facts with them. Now thanks to Fox, any lying cocksucking shill to the administration can have a voice on TV, and is promoted for lying. That and the deficit makes the old timers spin.

  2. Blue Gal - Not exactly on point BUT -

    Time to HELP by voting for the candidates from the Progressive Patriots - and John Laesch get fund to oppose ole Denny.

    I posted this on my blog and go visit and HELP by voting. (or choose a candidate selection that may be in your area!)

    (Thanks - *smile*)

  3. I'm voting for Loretta Nall!

  4. Yoga, tell us, would you vote for any large breasted female candidate who openly admitted she never wears panties?


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