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Chomsky: The Majority of Today's Elected Democrats Are Moderate Republicans

According to Chomsky, America is a two-party state, "but there's only one faction."

By Alexandra Rosenmann

May 15, 2016 "Information Clearing House" - "Alternet" - The majority of Democrats have shifted to the right so far that the two-party system is almost unrecognizable, according to Noam Chomsky.

"There used to be a quip that the United States was a one-party state with a business party that had two factions: the Democrats and Republicansóand that used to be pretty accurate, but itís not anymore. The U.S. is still a two-party state, but thereís only one faction, and itís not Democrats, itís moderate Republicans. Todayís Democrats have shifted to the right," Chomsky told RT America's Anissa Naouai.

And apparently, so have the Republicans.

According to Chomsky, "[Political scientist] Norman Ornstein simply describes the Republican Party today as a 'radical insurgency that doesnít care about fact, doesnít care about argument, doesnít want to participate in politics, and is simply off the spectrum.'"

Is it any wonder, given Chomskyís statements two years ago, that Donald Trump is the Republican nominee? But if there's any doubt in how much the Republican Party has changed, just listen to the 1996 Republican nominee Bob Dole advocate for the food stamp program. Can you imagine our current Republican nominee saying anything similar today today?

What about when George W. Bush condemned the 9/11 attacks by announcing "Islam is peace"?

Even Obama admitted he would be a moderate Republican if this were the 1980s.

 
Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

 

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