The Republicans were always the big business party. In the 1800s they wanted government railroad contracts, westward expansion but now that government is as big and powerful as it is they want less government, tax breaks, etc.
JFK’s policies were to the left of Bernie’s since he advocated M4A only 3 decades behind England. What are we now, a century behind?
“Go and tell Alexander that God the Supreme King is never the Author of insolent wrong, but is the Creator of light, of peace, of life, of water, of the body of man and of souls;...what Alexander offers and the gifts he promises are things to me utterly useless;..." Dandamis, a great sannyasi of Taxila.Excerpt From: Yogananda, Paramahansa. “Autobiography of a Yogi.”
Harry Truman also pushed for universal health care who had a do nothing congress. Even Al Gore he acknowledged in 2000 it wasn’t the right time in a debate he said he would like the US to eventually have universal health care coverage.