RINO's and Progressives are the same - they're both authoritarian.
If it matters, it was conservatives/republicans that manifested the first Civil Rights act that democrats promptly shot down, and it was republicans and conservatives that backed womans suffrage and that was shot down.
Democrats of yesterday and some even today are blatantly racist fools that hate woman but only pander to woman and minority groups for their votes... They subscribe to the idea that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. That's why they divide us all, so they can choose which groups they want to outnumber the other groups, of course most "groups" today are special interest groups.
I would say that these ideas have been around for a long time but Lyndon Johnson perfected the formula..... The problem is that most "progressives" view this as progress but don't realize that all these people are being used just so some wanna b aristocrat can find his or her way into a seat of congress.