Eisenhower would have been a Bernie Sanders independent, and would have been called a socialist by the likes of Howie Carr, The Tea Party,Glen Beck and the rest.
The 1956 Republican platform was as liberal as the democratic party's platform today and that is NOT a compliment.
"Under the Republican Administration, as our country has prospered, so have its people. This is as it should be, for as President Eisenhower said: "Labor is the United States. The men and women, who with their minds, their hearts and hands, create the wealth that is shared in this country—they are America."
Eisenhower and the GOP respected labor in 1956. Today, you never hear the GOP or it's talkers speak well of labor.
In addition, the Eisenhower Administration has enforced more vigorously and effectively than ever before, the laws which protect the working standards of our people. Workers have benefited by the progress which has been made in carrying out the programs and principles set forth in the 1952 Republican platform. All workers have gained and unions have grown in strength and responsibility, and have increased their membership by 2 millions.
In regards to Social Security, they said
We shall continue to seek extension and perfection of a sound social security system
Today the GOP wants to give it to Wall Street to gamble with. As the present GOP and the 1980s GOP moved further to the RIGHT WING, the democratic party has moved to the "center"
In reality we have moved to where the GOP was in 1956.
It is time to call out the GOP from what they are and it is NOT your Grandfather GOP.
The 1956 GOP was America first types.
Today, it is Coporations first.