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Posted by on Feb 21, 2016 in 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Election, Politics | 11 comments

Analysis: Democrats move left, Republicans move right, middle ground disappears

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LAS VEGAS ?? Hillary Clinton usurped much of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ message and benefited hugely from the power of women and minorities in the Democratic Party as she reasserted command of the presidential nomination race with her victory in Nevada. But trying to hold on to those groups and handle the party’s ideological leftward swing will…

  • JSpencer

    “Meanwhile, as Clinton’s party continues to shift to the left, Republicans face a mirror-image situation — a rightward swing”

    Boy, people sure do love that narrative. If the republicans make a right angle turn and democrats turn 5 degrees to port then by god it’s a mirror-image! Yes, Bernie has injected some actual liberalism into politics, but how much this will inform the democratic party beyond November remains to be seen. Meanwhile, the GOP has been veering deeper into the swamp with each passing decade.

    • Bob Munck

      Both-siderism means you only have to think and write 50% as much.

      (Hey, JS, a “right angle turn” isn’t necessarily to the right; it’s just ±90°. If we could edit, you might consider “… Republicans turn 90° to starboard”.)

      • JSpencer

        “If we could edit”

        It just occurred to me that we can’t edit what we say when we talk either. What’s up with that? Next time I run across someone who believes in “Intelligent Design” I’m going to bring up that glaring flaw – along with a few others I can think of.

    • Slamfu

      What JS said, but angrier 🙂

  • dduck

    I always try to level with you guys so I will say your nautical maneuvering in the swamps is exciting. 🙂

    • JSpencer

      Hey, if we aren’t exciting then what good are we? Anyway, it’s good to know you’re looking out for us.

      • dduck

        1. a position on a real or imaginary scale of amount, quantity, extent, or quality.

        • JSpencer

          1. having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure.

          • dduck
          • Slamfu

            Yanno, I’ve just watched a video called “13 minutes of Hillary Clinton lying”, and wow I am just done with that woman. I’ll still vote for her over a Republican unless Teddy Roosevelt gets in it, but good lord I am now 100% sure that the things this woman says are simply said to get elected and come from no foundation more solid than that. Please check it out if you think Hillary Clinton isn’t a craven political animal are just aren’t sure:


            Makes her CBS interview awkwardness pretty understandable when asked that question.

          • A pathological liar and a war monger, plus someone who does not respect civil liberties or separation of church and state. She should have remained a Republican.

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