Republicans today would call Eisenhower's words liberal. But it is where the center was 50 years ago.
"'Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are [a] few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.'
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 11/8/54"