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ProudKoreanAmerican 1 point ago +1 / -0

I think that's really the only topic Republicans have shifted on in the last 20 years towards the center. Republicans nowadays aren't any less pro-life than they've ever been, for example. In fact we've started to make some gains in the abortion debate by placing conservative federal judges who allow states to pretty much ban abortion past 10 weeks.

In other ways Republicans have moved more to the traditional right thanks to Trump's populism. For example conservatives were always opposed to international interventionism, but the neo-cons made that a conservative policy under Bush when that's a progressive foreign policy. Woodrow Wilson and FDR promoted the idea America could "guide" the world actively whereas conservatives believe the US should be more reserved outside of economic trade. I've also for the first time in decades seen conservatives come out vehemently against the police state and start proposing privatization of the education system.

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publius1788 1 point ago +1 / -0

Republicans bitch about the budget but when they are in power spend just as much if not more than their democrat predecessors. Lots of Republican politicians are pretty gay on gun rights. I love Trump and all but he signed a bullshit bump stock ban, and Dan Crenshaw supports red flag laws. And all Republican politicians are basically controlled opposition. They allowed the election of 2020 to go ahead. Lindsay Graham and Mitch McConnell don't give a fuck about you.

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ProudKoreanAmerican 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yes but the Republicans 20-30 years ago weren't good on gun control, either. Remember the most comprehensive gun control being shot down NOW was passed in the 80s-90s. Opposition to gun control is now at historic levels - partially because the left inadvertently proved why self defense is so important.

Republicans at the STATE LEVEL and in the courts are far more effective conservatives when it comes to abortion and gun control. It takes time to fix the federal GOP because they're so far removed from the average person. They literally spend over half the year in the liberal DC political arena.