PLEASE KEEP ANON. I could use your expertise on something. I hear from right wingers that it was republicans who made things like women’s suffrage and abolition of slavery happen. I read that Lincoln was a republican but to the best of my knowledge I think that at that time republicans were representing leftist views (maybe that weren’t leftists but had some leftist views). So now right wingers point this stuff out. What are your thoughts on this?
Yeah, the parties switched and that’s why early progressive accomplishments are attributed to Republicans; because that was, at the time, the more “liberal” party. Here’s an article about it.