Listen: Republican Party, Democratic Party And Barack Obama discussed on Thom Hartmann
"Court put women on a path to greater independence inequality when it declared in nineteen sixty five the women have a right to privacy and birth control and in nineteen seventy three when I made abortion legal. and these different choices came to fruition with the election and reelection of Barack Obama the first African American president who's activist government produced a tea party movement and revolt that xcelerated the polarization of the country and made attributes are race an immigration matter as never before. the tea party and Donald Trump battled to stop history and stop government. at each juncture the Democrats are deeply divided sometimes more than the Republicans this was true I matters of civil rights immigration and abortion. nonetheless after these defining social issues were settled in law or by this US Supreme Court national democratic leaders embraced and defended the social changes and new freedoms that align to the party with a modernize in America and its values. after more than five decades of such choices the Democratic Party is associated with equal rights equality gender equality tolerance openness to diversity and more. the Republicans electoral base was in the south and later in the Appalachian valley in rural states across the country so at each juncture they escalated their battle against these national changes. these national leaders ignored their own deep divisions and worked inventively to show they were champions of white people during the battle over civil rights and affirmative action its leader scorn the sexual revolution and champion to this day a constitutional amendment to make board abortion illegal. they were opposed to women breaking free of the patriarchal family and winning equality they mobilize against illegal immigration in the states and nationally fueled by Patrick Buchanan's three campaigns for president. new Gingrich letter revolution in the early nineteen nineties the put the GOP into a total war fourteen against the Democratic Party determined to expand the liberal welfare state and marginalize conservatism but those forces defeated him. the tea party led the GOP's life and death battle against president Obama's affordable Care Act fueled by tea party protests that elevated white racial resentment and hostility to immigrants defeating an delegitimize in the president Obama was the last chance to stop the new America from winning. Obama's two thousand eight election the Wall Street bailout in the searing battle to pass obamacare produce the tea party revolt and the tea party wave election a twenty ten the most consequential election of our lifetime. he gave the tea party fueled Republican Party effective control of the US house and Senate two thirds of the governorships and more than sixty percent of the state legislative chambers which rush to radically re draw the legislative and congressional maps to ensure big GOP majorities for a decade. the tea party led the G. O. P. push the country into fiscal austerity and to deconstruct government to stop Democrats from using government for positive ends or paying off its growing coalition with new entitlements. one room. this"