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    the points of reproductive and LGBT rights becoming more prevalent as an indicator of a shift to the left.  If anything, it would suggest a shift to the right.  Prior to 2010, reproductive rights are in a sort of "comfort zone", where certain members of the right were loudly protesting, but they were a minority.  Same story with LGBT rights -- not exclusively the right to marry.  They weren't in a GOOD place by any means, but there wasn't a huge fight over them.  It was the right that escalated both conflicts, which provoked an equal and opposite reaction on the left.

    And then they came for voting rights.

    I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

    by mojo11 on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 07:22:57 AM PDT

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      But doesn't the reaction to the left mean that they moved further left???

      23 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

      by wwmiv on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 09:48:52 AM PDT

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      •  Indirectly perhaps, yes. (0+ / 0-)

        My point was that the Dems were willing to leave both of those issues in stasis until the GOP takeover and resulting torches and pitchforks.

        I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

        by mojo11 on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 09:52:09 AM PDT

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