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....former Republican House speaker Newt Gingrichsaid Obama and the Democrats will regret their decision to push for comprehensive reform. Calling the bill "the most radical social experiment . . . in modern times," Gingrich said: "They will have destroyed their party much as Lyndon Johnson shattered the Democratic Party for 40 years" with the enactment of civil rights legislation in the 1960s.
Well, let's take a look at where the similarities lie.
- A. Both are monumental and contentious pieces of legislation that change the social contract between the government and the people. Check
- The Democratic Party is a big tent coalition with diverse major factions. Check
- Two of the largest of the Democratic factions are pro-labor New Dealers and conservative Dixiecrats. Oh, wait just a minute on that.