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Given that Trump has resiled from key Republican policy positions - e.g. on the Iraq war, Free Trade agreements, and foreign military alliances, and Hillary seems close to embodying neo-conservative foreign policy positions and neo-liberal economics, could we be witnessing the early signs of a pole reversal in US politics?

By that I mean that the Democrats become the new conservative party, and Republicans the radical insurgent pro-change party?  Not since the Democrats flipped from being the slave owners party to the party of Civil rights have we seen such a dramatic pole reversal take place.

A Pole reversal tends to be preceded by a lot of policy confusion, party disunity, protests on the streets, economic dislocation and general social upheaval.  Is that happening on a sufficient scale?

Could our successors here (Presuming the European Tribune remains progressive in tone) be looking to the Republicans for progressive reform in the not too distant future, and despairing of the Democrats ever doing anything progressive?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu May 12th, 2016 at 04:57:43 AM EST

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