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Someone should add to the article that, although they initially opposed slavery, Republicans in more modern times (especially ones from the South) have opposed civil rights legislation. --[[Special:Contributions/138.110.206.102|138.110.206.102]] ([[User talk:138.110.206.102|talk]]) 18:52, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
 
Someone should add to the article that, although they initially opposed slavery, Republicans in more modern times (especially ones from the South) have opposed civil rights legislation. --[[Special:Contributions/138.110.206.102|138.110.206.102]] ([[User talk:138.110.206.102|talk]]) 18:52, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
 
:{{not done}} Not neutral nor sourced. [[User:Tbhotch|<font color="#4B0082">Tb</font><font color="#6082B6">hotch</font>]]<sup>[[User talk:Tbhotch|<font color="#0F0F0F">Ta</font><font color="#DAA520">lk</font>]]</sup> <sup>[[Special:Contributions/Tbhotch|<font color="#2C1608">C.</font>]]</sup> 18:58, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
 
:{{not done}} Not neutral nor sourced. [[User:Tbhotch|<font color="#4B0082">Tb</font><font color="#6082B6">hotch</font>]]<sup>[[User talk:Tbhotch|<font color="#0F0F0F">Ta</font><font color="#DAA520">lk</font>]]</sup> <sup>[[Special:Contributions/Tbhotch|<font color="#2C1608">C.</font>]]</sup> 18:58, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
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::The [[Civil Rights Act of 1964]] was introduced by Democrats and passed pretty much along party lines, with most Democrats supporting it and most Republicans opposing it. --[[Special:Contributions/138.110.206.102|138.110.206.102]] ([[User talk:138.110.206.102|talk]]) 19:00, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

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Eisenhower

Someone please include a picture of President Dwight Eisenhower. He is ranked highly among the presidents and would make a great example of a Republican president along with the other three already shown.

About ideology

The head about RP's ideology is quite complete, but it doesn't add far-right, please someone adds it.

which is the far right--Sarah Palin and Rand Paul are middle of the GOP road these days. Rjensen (talk) 17:25, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
Just because it may be the middle of the road for the GOP doesn't really make it 'middle of the road' on the entire political spectrum 174.114.231.69 (talk) 14:54, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
"Far-right" may be going too far, but "Right-Wing" seems like a fitting lable. A party that is pro-life, anti-gay marriage, pro-capital punishment + reactionary views on a bunch of other social issues doesn't fit as "Centre-Right", especially not in an international perspective. -- Darthdyas (talk) 19:31, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Wow

I had no idea the Republican party was responsible for abolishing slavery and giving blacks the right to vote. While the party played an integral part, I'm sure, I think this may be a bit of an overstatement: "The Republican Party abolished slavery under Abraham Lincoln, defeated the Slave Power, and gave blacks the vote during Reconstruction in the late 1860s." Is it alright if I just tweak the wording a bit, so it is like "The Republican party played a role in abolishing slavery under Abraham Lincoln, defeated slave power, etc, etc"? This isn't sourced though...and I'm sure there is a larger reason behind Blacks voting for Democrats than simply "they offered them welfare". I'm not a really good editor though, I don't know the policies, this is just something I saw 174.114.231.69 (talk) 14:52, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

  • It isn't an overstatement, because the Republican Party was formed as an anti-slavery party. After the Civil War the major political parties were the Republicans and the Democrats, and most of the Democrats came from the South, hence the reason why the Republicans implicated the constitutional amendments and such to give the newly freed former slaves more rights. Southern politicians would never have gone along with it. The parties didn't start having the ideologies we identify them with today until the early 20th century. Of course, there were other, smaller political parties at the time, but the ones really pushing forward on these issues were the Republicans. The politics during this era is a major topic in US history courses, but we went into much bigger detail on these in my college classes. Those are my sources for the information. :) 96.253.119.151 (talk) 01:31, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

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Do pending changes ever disappear? The current one in this article should obviously not be accepted, but there doesn't seem to be an option to send it into the ether - does it show up forever as pending? john k (talk) 14:57, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Voter Base Information

Much of it is either somewhat incorrect, outdated, or quite often totally off.

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/polls/#val=USP00p1 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.49.167.104 (talk) 01:29, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Racism

Someone should add to the article that, although they initially opposed slavery, Republicans in more modern times (especially ones from the South) have opposed civil rights legislation. --138.110.206.102 (talk) 18:52, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Not done Not neutral nor sourced. TbhotchTalk C. 18:58, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced by Democrats and passed pretty much along party lines, with most Democrats supporting it and most Republicans opposing it. --138.110.206.102 (talk) 19:00, 7 August 2010 (UTC)