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Old 10-06-2019, 11:51 PM
Little Nemo is offline
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Originally Posted by Velocity View Post
One way Republicans can stay relevant for decades to come is that liberal ideas generally go through two phases:

1. They are ridiculed, intensely opposed, and draw horror
2. Over the course of decades, they gradually become mainstream

Since Democrats are the liberal party, there will always be causes that are in Phase 1# and not yet in Phase 2#. For instance, gay marriage would have been unthinkable and those who supported it would have been considered radicals half a century ago, but today it is mainstream, and those who oppose it are labeled bigots.
I feel the Republicans have lost their sense of timing on this. They're now the party that's still opposing ideas that the mainstream has accepted. They're still fighting yesterday's battles.