How Corporatists Took Over Democratic Party

By Ben Domenech, The Federalist - January 24, 2014

In the two decades since The Washington Post described evangelical Christians as “largely poor, uneducated, and easy to command”, we’ve seen sea changes take place within both political parties as certain parts of the base have been rewarded or denied the reins of power. On the right, social conservatives have achieved significant victories on the abortion issue even as their stance on marriage has crumbled; fiscal conservatives found themselves embraced under Clinton, then ignored under Bush, then resurgent in reaction to Obama; and the rise of a populist and libertarian strain of new leaders and organizations has roiled the established order of things.

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