How Democrats Became Liberal Republicans

How Democrats Became Liberal Republicans

“The dirty secret is that Obama simply isn’t very liberal, nor is the Democratic Party any more. Certainly, the center of the party today is far to the right of where it was before 1992, when Bill Clinton was elected with a mission to move the party toward the right. It was widely believed by Democratic insiders that the nation had moved to the right during the Reagan era and that the Democratic Party had to do so as well or risk permanent loss of the White House.”
What gets me is that with what I think of as “partisan drift,” there’s a whole new generation voting today that doesn’t necessarily even realize that the right used to be considered rather extreme by the left while occupying today’s centrist position on the spectrum (along with most on the so-called left) and that the left actually used to be liberal.

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