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Mon May 4, 2015, 11:09 AM

52. I agree, they are ideologically the old Republicans that no longer fit into the new party

Rather than form their own party, or take it back from the Birchers, I believe they simply took over ours.

In only some cases can they be tracked as registered (R) changing over, but the money and the ideals are the same and such people would have felt more comfortable in that party if it still existed as it did 30 years ago.

It is very obvious to those of us that have followed the parties and policies for decades, unfortunately for the younger generations, they have no real idea what the party actually was and how it once helped the lower and working classes. The party can no longer be honestly said to represent workers and unions, and since Clinton all but destroyed assistance programs for the poor, they could no longer be said to represent the lower classes - they "lowest" most of them will go with their rhetoric is the "middle class" which to them appears to be those making 100 k to 1 M a year, and even they only really get rhetoric without action.

Most of the country no longer has representation, the war on poverty has transmuted into a war on the poor and the unions have been used but not supported.

I don't think this dynamic can remain stable for long.

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