When did conservatives take over the Republican Party?

This is an interesting question because it implies they have. No, they haven't. But it does depend on the definition of

What should the Republican party look like?

As a independent, I would love to see the Republican Party return to being a sane, fiscally center-right political party instead of what it has become in the past 8 years. There are plenty of Republicans down ballot that meet that standard for me, but it's become nearly impossible to find a Republican that meets that standard actually

Why do people from the deep south, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, vote conservative republican when they're so poor?

This has been analyzed by sociologists and political scientists, but the following is basically my opinion, based on observation and reading:The US South is more socially conservative, and social conservatism tends to ‘mate' with political conservatism. Hence more opposition - or at least discomfort - with

Why do farmers favor the Republican party?

Why do low income minorities favor the Democratic party?It comes down to the individuals ideal of what role government should play in their lives. Farmers are largely self sufficient. The work hard, and make enough money to support themselves, their families and their employees. The don't (usually) need the government's help and see the government

Who is the least conservative Republican?

Once upon a time you could've added John McCain and Mitt Romney to the list of moderate Republicans, but sensing which way the winds were blowing they both moved to the Hard Right with their party.

When did conservatives take over the Republican Party?

This is an interesting question because it implies they have. No, they haven't. But it does depend on the definition of

Who is the least conservative Republican?

Once upon a time you could've added John McCain and Mitt Romney to the list of moderate Republicans, but sensing which way the winds were blowing they both moved to the Hard Right with their party.

When did conservatives take over the Republican Party?

This is an interesting question because it implies they have. No, they haven't. But it does depend on the definition of

Do conservatives/Republicans actually believe liberals/Democrats are more racist against blacks, or is that a strategically deployed lie?

I don't catalogue everything that everybody says, so don't expect me to present evidence. You need to pay attention, consider things you don't want to believe, and make your own observations over the course of your life the way I have.If you had done so, you would know that many politicians are two-faced,

Why is Texas politically conservative?

It's really not all that conservative.A solid, hardcore Republican Texas is just another big myth about America. And another great reason to scrap the Electoral College - so that Americans will have a more accurate, less divisive picture of where political sympathies lie.Now admittedly, the

What should the Republican party look like?

As a independent, I would love to see the Republican Party return to being a sane, fiscally center-right political party instead of what it has become in the past 8 years. There are plenty of Republicans down ballot that meet that standard for me, but it's become nearly impossible to find a Republican that meets that standard actually

Do modern liberals in the USA believe that US liberalism is the same as the rest of the world's liberalism?

Not to over-simplify it but more Americans don't know much about their own history,   and nearly nothing about anyone else. Further, most Americans don't stay up with current affairs, don't make any effort to understand politics or even could define in conversation what being a liberal means.It

Which political party is most closely aligned with the Classical Liberalism of the founding fathers?

The founding fathers of the US were involved in the development of ideology that the world outside of the US refers to as liberalism. Officially, it's known as Classical liberalism. In Europe, most countries still have liberal parties who support the same ideology

What do people have against 'liberals'?

Speaking strictly for myself I have nothing against liberals. It's liberalism (or, as I  prefer to call it, progressivism) in its current form that I dislike: an ideology that has largely set its face against such values of classical liberalism as  individual liberty and freedom of expression. In their place has been substituted the pernicious doctrine of

As a liberal, what misconceptions do you think some of your fellow liberals have about conservatives?

I think we have a serious problem with classism, especially in regards to Trump.From talking to liberals, both on Quora and in real life, we have a view of the white working class that is prejudiced and we have a double standard on

Could the US political system split to four political parties - Conservative, Libertarian, Liberal and Progressive?

There's no legal barrier to this, if that's what you're wondering. But there is a very strong political barrier.The only way this could happen is if there was some sort of voluntary split. I'm guessing you imagine the Republicans would

Could the US political system split to four political parties - Conservative, Libertarian, Liberal and Progressive?

There's no legal barrier to this, if that's what you're wondering. But there is a very strong political barrier.The only way this could happen is if there was some sort of voluntary split. I'm guessing you imagine the Republicans would

Why is Texas politically conservative?

Texas  was a rural state until recently, with the dual characters of a former  confederate agricultural state & a western ranching state.  That  breeds conservatism all the way around.I think that Texas in the 2010s is what California was in the 1970s-early 80s.  Orange