We learn from our mistakes. Hindsight is a prompt path to clarity. This
historical perspective visualizes economic trends and spending patterns,
during good times and bad. Present-day assumptions regarding core
party values have had major shifts over time, and the ridiculous
extremes in voter alignment, lobbying, and legislative action are due for
revision. As a basis for future shift, this data can educate a presumptive
public, empowering citizens to make an informed decision on each and
every election day.