The following quotes by Republican Dwight Eisenhower are a helpful reminder of how far to the right that party has drifted.
“Only a fool would try to deprive working men and working women of their right to join the union of their choice.”
“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.”“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”“We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.”