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  •  There is a natural tendency to drift (1+ / 0-)
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    towards the conservative side (at least towards the Fox News version of it) as the population ages.

    That said, the Republican Party depends on ideology not on issues - ideology is for pussies.  The only issues that work on likely R voters are emotional issues like "freedom" and well, "freedom," whatever the hell that is.

    As long as voters stay connected with issues like marriage equality, climate change, health care reform, etc., the Democratic party will be more succesful in minimizing the migration from left to right.

    Nature abhors a vacuum. (Do you like that one?  I just made it up!) That rule applies here in the sense that as soon as we lose focus of issues in the global sense, i.e. education issues stop mattering once our kids are grown, ideology and emotionalism can replace issue-oriented thought.

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