Quote Of The (Yester)Day

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Senator William Edgar Borah (R-Idaho):

“”I should like to see the Republican Party reorganized. … I don’t think there is any room in this country for an old conservative party. . . . Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt were liberal leaders. It doesn’t take long to shake off what you call conservatism. . . . There was a vast amount of reaction against the New Deal, but what were the people offered? . . . People can’t eat the Constitution.” 

– From a 1934 Time magazine article just after the Republicans had thoroughly lost in the 1934 elections after FDR’s takeover in 1932