How Republicans Abandoned Democracy in 1960

Updated: Jun 17

Fifty-four years of Republican presidents using treason to achieve the White House (or inheriting it from one who did) has transformed America and weakened our democracy


Thom Hartmann |The Hartmann Report | June 8, 2022


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Dwight Eisenhower was arguably the last Republican president who believed in democracy, the rule of law, and that government should do what the people want.


From 1960 to today a series of leaders within the Republican Party have abandoned the democracy that American soldiers fought the Revolutionary War to secure, the Civil War to defend here at home, and World War II in Europe and the Pacific to defend around the world.