Those guy were Kleagles in the Klan? Bill Clintons "Mentor ranks right up there with Helms. Clinton-The vote on the Voting Rights Act made me become a Democrat! Actually the only reason it passed was the higher % of yes votes by Republicans. Corp Welfare, @ least there's a chance of getting some work out of them..
As OTG stated: you are forgetting the switch in Demographics that took place in the 1960s. Guys like Helms and Thruman might have changed parties from Dem to GOP, but their ideology didnt change.
You do know that most people on welfare actually have a job? Some actually have two or even three. People are on welfare because their jobs dont pay enough to live on because we have no 'living wage' in the USA (something else we can thank the rightwing for). Thats another key difference between the GOP and the Dems, Dems hate poverty, the GOP hate poor people.
As for Corporate parasites, oh they were certainly industrious. The wonderful state of the global economy right now is largely thanks to them. And of course the GOP in Washington decided to reward them for their hard work. Did you see Goldman Sachs latest figures last week? The Bush Administration was mighty good to them, $3.4 Billion in three months after the bailout. No CEO was left behind! The people that lost their jobs and homes because of companies like Goldman well, they got nothing.