Comment: "Real Progressives" gave us the Fed and income tax.

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"Real Progressives" gave us the Fed and income tax.

Neoconservatives are actually the true heirs of "real Progressivism." During the 1960s and 1970s, the Democratic Party began to take many positions on foreign policy and social issues that were at odds with traditional Progressivism, causing an exodus of Wilsonian, Progressives from the Democrat Party into the GOP. Obviously, a huge portion remained and "evolved" with the culture - the Clintonian wing. The Neoconservatives in the Republican Party are the closest thing we've got today to real Progressives just like Libertarians are the closest thing we've got today to classic liberals.