David Rothkopf+ Your Authors @djrothkopf Proud father of J & L, husband of C, CEO, TRG, host, Deep State Radio; next book-"Traitor: A History of American Betrayal from Benedict Arnold to Donald Trump." Mar. 10, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

Still think we have this "left v. right" thing wrong. It's outdated language. GOP also not "conservative" any longer. You have party of the few v. party of the many, party of corruption v. party of rule of law, party of racism v. party of inclusion...

party of profligacy vs. party of responsibility, party of pollution vs. party of the environment, party of white men vs. party of everyone else, party of Russia vs. party of national security, party of autocrat-love vs. party of democracy...

party defending torture and murder vs. party of human rights, party of attacking allies vs. party of defending alliances, party of nationalism vs. party of global community, party of misogyny vs. party led by women, party of growing inequality vs. party of growing the economy...

party of letting Wall Street and big business run wild vs. party of sensible regulation, party of letting healthcare bankruptcy citizens vs. party of health care as a right for all, party of education vs. party of ignorance, party of lies vs. party of truth...

party of science vs. party of superstition and rumor, party of propaganda vs. party of history.

The list goes on. But nowhere are the real choices we faced reflected in antiquated terms like left and right, conservative and liberal.

The fiscal conservatives today, the ones who believe in action grounded by ancient principles and values, the ones who believe in the rule of law and who oppose activist judges with a partisan agenda, the ones who support strong national security...those are the Democrats.

Words matter. Language matters. Let's not let carelessness with these old terms distort the truth about American politics today.

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