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  •  A cynic? (3+ / 0-)

    Heck, Wikipedia has an entire section devoted to this phenomenon:

    Party Switching in the United States: Republican to Democratic

    A quick count shows about 75 people listed, fully half of them since 2006 (with the first listed from the 1860s).

    So, this is something that is RAPIDLY ramping up is scope.

    Which in and of itself is fine.  What is less good is that almost to a person, the switcher doesn't say "yeah, I realized the Democratic Party was where I belonged based on my evolving position on the issues" but rather "I haven't changed, my party (i.e., the GOP) has"

    IOW, the Democratic Party of my younger days is now more or less the Republican Party of back then. Ugh.

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