WATCH LIVE: The Trump Impeachment Hearings - Day 5 -- Hill, Holmes to Testify

Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel11/21/2019 8:53:55 am PST

At the time, the GOP was sharply divided between pro-labor liberals like Nelson Rockefeller (though he wasn’t yet the leader) and the stridently anti-labor Taft faction (of Taft-Hartley fame). This division dated back a long way. In 1940, for example, the Taft Republicans were the backbone of the pro-Nazi isolationist movement, but the nomination was actually won by a visionary internationalist, Wendell Wilkie. The latter was probably to the left of FDR himself on many issues, particularly segregation and racial justice.