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View Diary: We Need Better Republicans if we Want Better Democrats (54 comments)

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  •  I have long contended that many modern Republicans (0+ / 0-)

    see politics as a culture war.  They see their way of life under attack, and they blame Democrats.  The policies that they favor are not the main point.  They are just tools to oppose Democrats.  That is why they can blithely abandon positions that they held previously.  

    Obama's attempt to take them seriously and accommodate their views was actually a threat to them, since it undermined their way of differentiating themselves, and it forced them further to the right.  The key is to give them back their old turf and oppose them from reasonable Democratic positions.

    As things stand, Democrats are preferable to Republicans, but just barely.  I wish we had a viable socialist, green, or labor party.

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