How America Broke Up With the Democratic Party

Thom plus logo Many grassroots Democrats separated from their party in the 1990s, and the 2020 election may be the last chance to save the marriage.

While the GOP has been trying to establish a semi-permanent ruling majority through bigotry, gerrymandering and voter suppression, Democrats had long-term majority control of American politics pretty much continuously for more than a half-century.

Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected four times to the presidency and brought with him a Democratic Party sweep so complete that, with the exception of two brief two-year periods, Democrats controlled the House of Representatives from 1931 to 1995. FDR built the modern-day Democratic Party and launched it toward the 21st century.

Working-class Americans had fallen in love with Roosevelt and Democratic Party policies in the 1930s, and that love affair persisted across the better part of three generations. In the past few decades, though, they "fell out of love" with the Democratic Party and began regularly putting Republicans in charge of the country.

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Comments

Legend 1 year 39 weeks ago
#1

America is full of what I call Trailer Park Republicans. People that the Republican Party screws but keeps them in the Party with their love for rascism and hate.

Legend 1 year 39 weeks ago
#2

America is full of what I call Trailer Park Republicans. People that the Republican Party screws but keeps them in the Party with their love for rascism and hate.

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Willie W 1 year 39 weeks ago
#3

Republicans continue to look good thanks to a "soaring" economy. Compliments of the "soaring" national debt. Who ever wins the next election will have to deal with this. Won't be pretty.

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vetinla 1 year 38 weeks ago
#4

The debate between Capitalism and Socialism is phoney. The U$A has, and will stay, a Mixed economy.

josh711 1 year 37 weeks ago
#5

Democrats haven't been looking good these past few years and the republicans will continue to take control.

Josh

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cdalton 32 weeks 14 hours ago
#6

Whoever is in control, I would just like to see the budget balanced and the size of government reduced. Governmental bloat is a major portion of our national budget.

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