Free Minds & Free Markets

Freaky Friday Politics: Republicans And Democrats Keep Switching Positions

The two parties are more interested in fighting each other than maintaining a consistent ideology

Democrats and Republicans are pivoting on issues faster than a bipolar swing dancer on a merry-go-round. Republicans are now big government protectionists. Democrats support free trade and states' rights. It's like the two parties switched bodies! It's almost as if... they were FREAKY-FRIDAYED!

Starring Andrew Heaton
Written by Sarah Rose Siskind
With writing assistance from Andrew Heaton and David Fried
Edited by Austin Bragg and Sarah Rose Siskind
Produced by Meredith and Austin Bragg

Theme Song: Frozen by Surfer Blood

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I think ReasonTV needs to fire their continuity girl. OR HIRE ONE.

    So are Austin and Megadeath Bragg related or not?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    "Austin" is Meredith's drag name. It's confusing for everybody.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Hode on nah, i don't believe for a second that either party is into free trade.

  • Uncle Jay||

    RE: Freaky Friday Politics: Republicans And Democrats Keep Switching Positions

    Maybe that's why there is no real difference between the two parties.

  • NoVaNick||

    Since all either major party has ever seemed to care about is getting elected or holding on to power, they will do whatever it takes to do just that, including sounding like the opposite party. This isn't news.

  • DesparateReasoning||

    As long as "libertarians" doesn't mean the LP, then I agree. Gary Johnson can go bake his own Nazi cake with his Universal Income.

  • ||

    They consistently chose ex-GOPers to run. Until Bill Weld that is...

  • tommhan||

    This is not news, this has been going on for as long as I remember and I am no youngster.

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