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[–] brucethemoose 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Republicans vs. Democrats is an illusion, IMHO. It's more about establishment vs anti establishment, always has been.

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[–] heygeorge 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It's a sad reality for some people I've spoken to. They saw themselves (and were!) the stick it to the man movement. Now they're doing ok, sometimes quite well, financially and it's a result of their success at changing politics 'for the better'. They've become 'the man'.

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[–] Datawych 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

They've become 'the man'.

It's hard to pass yourself off as rebellious when you've agreed with every major social change of the past 40 years.

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[–] heygeorge 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes, or at least feel that things are moving in a positive direction. But I can see how it is a bit sad for someone like that, who has felt they kept moving the needle in the right direction for so long. Meanwhile the amount of baggage has been piling up and brushed off as being part of 'the system'.

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[–] mudcatca 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Democrats were the white power / pro-discrimination party for much of their history, whereas the Republicans historically had rabblerousers like Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. So it's more that things have returned to the historical "normal" now.

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[–] Scotcheggs 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I thought the same thing. 15 years ago it was the liberal types against globalism and multinational corporations and now it's the opposite.

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[–] Datawych 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Not only that, but Republicans used to be the ones who were all about party loyalty and toeing the line.

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[–] Thyhorrorcosmic103 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The elites will always seek power wherever it lies.