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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 05:56 PM

26. Or it could end up pushing the Republican Party ...

further to the left eventually (meaning right of center, which is still better than batshit crazy right), if even their core constituency is abandoning it.

And that would mean that the Democratic Party could move back further to the left than it has been for the past 15-20 years. And that's a good thing.

Obama said he wanted to be a "transformational" president, like Reagan. What he meant is that Reagan moved vast swaths of the country away from the Democrats and toward the right. (Or even moved Democrats who stayed in the party toward the right.) Perhaps Obama can finally put the Reagan era to rest by moving vast swaths of the country away from the Republican Party and ultimately more to the left (or move the Republican Party more toward the left). It's a game changer. But it's not something that happens in one election or overnight. It took many years for Reaganism to take root, and it's still with us. In the next four years, if Obama can do the same thing for more liberal ideas, we could have a generation of saner, more progressive citizens.

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