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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 would not have passed had it not been for Republicans. That’s right. While the Democrats of today have monopolized the title of champion of civil rights, back in the day, it was the GOP that came to the rescue.
Who knows whether the third parties will draw more from Clinton than from Trump, but the most recent polls show Clinton’s high single-digit lead over Trump in a two person race falls to a virtual tie if Libertarian and Green candidates are in the race.
Farage has drawn recent comparisons to prominent American Republicans such as presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. But stronger parallels can be drawn to Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin or perhaps libertarian-lite Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.
Republicans cynically added provisions to the appropriations bill to relax regulations on pesticides; increase the legal maximum hours that drivers of big-rig trucks can spend on the road; and, most astounding and ironic, cut government funding of birth control services offered by Planned Parenthood.
The do-over battle between John Gregg and Mike Pence will either lead to the second term of a governor who’s proven unable to resist wading into divisive social issues or the first term of a governor whose main campaign message was not being the other guy.