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As Democratic Elites Reunite With Neocons, the Party’s Voters Are Becoming Far More Militaristic and Pro-War Than Republicans

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Glenn GreenwaldJanuary 11 2019, 9:38 a.m. In “The Intercepet:” We depend on the support of readers like you to help keep our nonprofit newsroom strong and independent. Join Us “ PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S December 18 announcement that he intends to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria produced some isolated support in the anti-war wings of both parties, but largely provoked bipartisan outrage among in Washington’s reflexively pro-war establishment. Both GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the country’s most reliable war supporters, and Hillary Clinton, who repeatedly criticized former President Barack Obama…read more

Would you vote for a Democrat who behaves like a Republican?

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Both Democrats and Republicans surveyed are approximately 19 percentage points more likely to select a candidate from their own party than one from the other party—an effect that exceeds those observed for a candidate’s policy positions and support or opposition to democratic principles. Imagine you are a fairly mainstream Republican voter and are considering Republican candidate Luis Vasquez. He says he wants to raise taxes on the wealthy and believes government should do more to prevent discrimination against racial minorities. Would you still vote for him? What if you are…read more