Flipping the labels; Eurasia/Eastasia, who cares?
Lincoln would be rolling over in his grave at the likelihood that those whom he knew were against his freeing the slaves were now considering themselves of his party. Yes, Lincoln’s party was named “Republican”, but the values it espoused in the 1860s were definitely not the values which identify today’s Republican Party. In 1991, my father died as a life-long Republican, still insisting on the viability of Reagan and Goldwater, as well as Eisenhower. Perhaps ten years after his death, my former father-in-law (also a life-long Republican) changed his party affiliation, as did my wife’s cousin. I would have to say that some time in that period many Republicans were coming to the realization that their Republican Party was NOT the one they had signed on to in the period after the Second World War. During that same period, Senator Jeffords from Vermont changed his affiliation, for the same reason. Conversely, Leiberman changed his affiliation