Originally Posted by 'trane
it's only the extremism of the far right that makes the dems look left. any country in which 'liberal' is a bad word and 'socialism' is an insult has no credible left wing. sorry, but the democrats would be a centre-right party almost anywhere else, even with the current 'coalition'.
agreed. But there is a left wing. And they may very well move from Center-right to become much more centrist. Liberal is not really such a bad word anymore. And the whole socialism insult was overplayed. I might be calling on this change too soon, but it really appears to be coming along with the shift in the demographics. There is a backlash to the backlash in the making. The Republicans look like they will be too busy waging war internally to make much of a dent on that shift.