Where is the actual evidence that "The parties switched"?

Why would Repubs and Dems just up and decide to change names one day without ever giving a reason to?

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  • Democrats party of slavery, the KKK and using people

    Pretty much the same today....keeping poor people poor  for 170 years

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  • 3 weeks ago

    They kind of did when the gop began to become more entangled with the evangelicals during the time of the carter administration.

    It’s a bit more complicated as to the exact how and why. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    It should end as "the parties switched?"

    Why can't you write better than a third grader?

  • 3 weeks ago

    You need a history lesson. The parties didn't switch names. Party members switched parties. 

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  • 3 weeks ago

    You might try a course in American history. These changes don't happen overnight. However, you are witnessing one right now much faster than usual, how many Republicans are touting "free trade", remember "free trade, free markets". In Trump land, such words are heresy.  

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    They never came out and said we switched. They changed ideology , Republicans like your 1970's Archie Bunkers loved labor Unions, hated blacks and Hispanics, and today they now also hate labor Unions. You see the change.  Actually it happened after the passage of the Civil Rights act that you seen the White Supremacy of the Republicans form, with the Dixiecrats leaving the Democratic party and going Republican. They formed the base of the Republican party, and their ideology was already more in line with Republicans.  But we don't have any confusion with who Republicans represent these days. The real true conservatives are probably voting for Biden and the Trump base which is a mix of formers Democrats and Republicans in name only with little ideology, not real conservatives as nothing about Trump is conservative.  

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Note not a single answer claiming the parties switched has provided any proof they switched.   If the parties had actually switched, it would be the biggest political event in U.S. history, it would be focus of U.S. history text books.  It’s not.  

    A few answers have pointed to the KKK.  It’s true the KKK was founded by democrats but later came to accept racist republicans as well.  This changing demographic doesn’t mean the political parties switched places, it means the KKK changed.    It used to be most parking enforcement officers were male, now most are female.  Does this mean the sexes switched?     This argument simply doesn’t hold up.  

    Also ask yourself why they would switch.   Why would all republicans suddenly decide to become democrats and all democrats decide to switch to republican?   There is no reason.  

    As a couple answers have indicated the part switch idea is simply an excuse for one party to deny it’s past.  

  • 3 weeks ago

    Both Parties have certainly changed over time where the evidence is knowing the history of what each Party stood for back in time vs. today. Somethings however have been an illusion, where at one time the Democrat Party was known as for the working class and the Republican Party for the rich, wall street and businesses. In hindsight, both Parties were for the elite with the Republican Party actually being more for the people than the Democrat Party, which is far more apparent today than decades ago, even though it was somewhat apparent back then when Black families were doing far better as Republicans because of the religious value of the "family unit" as opposed to the Democrats rewarding fatherless families through the welfare system.

  • 3 weeks ago

    here's a hint..... look at when the parties supposedly 'switched' and correlate that to the time when schools shifted in their ideologies from promoting critical thought to affirming most-immediate feelings.....

  • 3 weeks ago

    Democrats only say that to try and eliminate their violent, oppressive and racist history. Even now they are being violent , and threatening even more violence if they lose the election.

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