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US Politics: 6 Ways Republicans Are Out Of Touch With Regular Americans - by Lina Bryce

he term Republican was adopted in 1792 by supporters of Thomas Jefferson, who preferred a decentralized government with limited powers.

Even though Jefferson’s political philosophy is more in line with the modern version of the Republican Party, his faction would become known as the Democratic-Republican Party, ironically evolving in the 1830s into what we now know as the Democratic Party.

Although the Republican party has also evolved throughout history, many question if the party has evolved enough. While the Republicans continue to rely on winning elections on the perpetual “War on Terrorism” alone, here are six more ways the “Grand Old Party” is missing the mark with good old regular Americans.

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