On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which addressed the rights of all Americans, it's important to remember that Democrats initiated the legislation, but passage was only secured with courageous Republican support in both houses of Congress.
Why do so many Republican politicians today work overtime trying to reestablish the old stereotype of the party "of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich"?
Promotion of equal pay for women. Opposed.
Raising the minimum wage for full-time employees? Opposed.
Appointing two women to the Supreme Court. Opposed.
Expanding Medicaid for more low-paid job-holders. Opposed.
Establishing the Consumer Protection Bureau. Opposed.
Eliminating pre-existing conditions for medical insurance. Opposed.
Affordable birth control for women. Opposed
But wait. Florida Republicans actually supported a dramatic reduction in average auto registration fees by $25 per year. This at the same time when, lost in the fog or irony, congressional Republicans have proposed to turn Medicare into a voucher system for seniors but reduce the income tax rate for the wealthiest Americans.
Where are the Republicans who truly represent their party of the 1960s?