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President Theodore Roosevelt, a totally different kind of Republican from today’s brand

http://egan.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/11/the-betrayal/?hp

EXCERPT:

“There is not in the world a more ignoble character than the mere money-getting American, insensitive to every duty, regardless of principle, bent only on amassing a fortune.”

That party was the Republicans, a little bit more than a century ago, led by Teddy Roosevelt.

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T.R. worked for the benefit of the majority of Americans: he broke up the monopolies, he did not protect the rich.

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