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1 yr 72 days ago
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I can agree with much of this but Hillary leans Progresive on social causes but when it comes to business and the economy she is a true neo-liberal. A moderate, conservative old time Republican who, like many others, grew disillusioned with the Republican Party when it became infested with Southern reconstrutionists. Back in the 60's, in response to this, many people switched their party alligence. Liberal, moderate Republicans became Democrats and in return conservative Democrats became Republicans. If you Everett wondered why liberal, moderate Republicans are as scarce as hens teeth, this is the reason. The Democrats have simply become the socially liberal and moderate side of the a Republican Party and today's Progressives represent what's left of the true liberal Democrats before the 60's.

Many (most) Democrats are loath to admit this, as witnessed by so called "dyed in the wool Democrats", that are regular posters on the democratichub but that doesn't change reality.
1 yr 73 days ago
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I think you're painting a broad brush stroke on a very complicated subject. Yes, many southern Democrats switched to the Republican Party in the 1960's. And yes, many moderate Republicans crossed parties and joined the Democrats. But anyone who loves to study American history knows that those kind of crossovers have happened throughout the past two centuries.

I think it's also important to remember that the Democratic Party used to be the party of the *white* working man. They really didn't care much about anyone else. The "glory days" of the 1930's, 40's, and 50's Democratic Party really only worked for white people while completely ignoring women and minorities. It was also before the technological revolution that is only going to continue moving forward.

Some Democrats just can't bring themselves to admit that fact. Certain manufacturing jobs are not going to come back. That's just a fact. Certain well paying union jobs are not going to come back. That is also a fact.