Have the political parties switched?

Its weird that in 2018, its the Democrats who are the party accusing everyone of being Russian spies and double agents. Its the democrats dividing the American people along race and gender lines. Its the democrats having a love affair with Americas intelligence agencies.

Have the Democrats turned into 1960's Republicans? Abandoning support for freedom fighters and activists like Julian Assange and saving it for FBI directors, instead?

Have the democrats become the very thing they've fought against for the last 40 years?

Read history much?

bill clinton was a conservative these days

obama moved the party reaaaaaaaaaaaaly left

kyleburkle -

bill clinton was a conservative these days

obama moved the party reaaaaaaaaaaaaly left

It may look that way, but I think it's the other way around--I think parts of the democratic base are moving left, and they dragged Obama with them. Obama didn't want to be remembered as a revolutionary, he wanted to be the great mediator. But no one on either side was interested.

Obama kept trying to govern like what we used to call a Nelson Rockefeller republican, which is why he broke records for political contributions from Wall Street. Some of Obama's biggest economic moves like TARP and the GM bailout were carrying out policies started under the GWB administration, his healthcare plan was invented by the Heritage Foundation, his foreign and defense policy could easily have been the same as a George HW Bush or Gerald Ford administration and was in part led by Secretary Gates and other holdovers from the GWB admin.  He didn't want to support gay marriage until he was politically boxed in by Biden and his base, he strongly supported things like charter schools and public-private partnerships that are beloved by conservatives and despised by the democratic base. The TPP split both democrats and republicans in half. Would President Romney really have been so different? 

Obama didn't create the Bernie Sanders wing of the Democratic Party. It turns out that his popularity and persona were holding parts of the Democratic coalition together that immediately began to splinter once he was gone. Both the American right and the left are becoming more polarized, in part because they are feeding off their hatred of each other. 

But OP is right in a way--the parties are realigning. Republicans are getting the blue collar (formerly union) people who are socially conservative but fiscally moderate/liberal, while democrats are chasing the white collar (formerly Rotary Club) people who tend to be fiscally conservative but socially moderate/liberal.  10 years from now, the parties may look very different. 

The left is poised tobmove even further left with the intersectionality and continued support for people aligned with Farrakhan and his ilk. The republicans have stayed fairly steady from what I can tell.  Definitely became greater free speech advocates.

Trump is Hitler. Also Hitler should take away our right to defend ourselves. You'll go insane trying to explain what is going on in Democrats' heads these days.

No.

Trump is guilty and firing people to protect himself

Same old shit. Just like Nixon

effertime - Its weird that in 2018, its the Democrats who are the party accusing everyone of being Russian spies and double agents. Its the democrats dividing the American people along race and gender lines. Its the democrats having a love affair with Americas intelligence agencies.

Have the Democrats turned into 1960's Republicans? Abandoning support for freedom fighters and activists like Julian Assange and saving it for FBI directors, instead?

Have the democrats become the very thing they've fought against for the last 40 years?

You can say the same about Republicans.

Russia used to be their sworn enemy. Now they excuse most things that they do.  They used to be very pro fbi, cia etc...  

All of that has changed in order to protect their agenda.

Pratty -

No.

Trump is guilty and firing people to protect himself

Same old shit. Just like Nixon

Guilty of what exactly?

The Democrats are embracing neocons like Bill Kristol now. They're giving that shithead a platform for one reason only: he's a Never Trumper. Fucking morons.