2 min readNov 11, 2018


Dell, I see that you too, are stating an opinion. There is actually a large amount of empirical data to show that in many ways, the Democrats and Republicans differ only in name. Yes, there are certain policy differences and they are measurable. But the one way that they are the same is that they tend to cling to the duopoly.

As to the empirical evidence that they can often be the same, I pointed you to this, the largest study of it’s kind, a comparison of public policy outcomes vs the polling in relation to each issue. 1700 topics over 20 years were analyzed to determine who had the most influence over public policy decisions. There was no discussion of which party was in power, just what happened over 20 years. What happened? Both parties heeded the money. I referenced that study in the parent article. Did you miss that?

And then there is Ralph Nader’s famous quote:

…the only difference between Al Gore and George W. Bush is the velocity with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door.

He’s still around and he’s critical of *both* parties.

I will admit that since Bernie Sanders ran for president that there have been significant changes in the Democratic Party. I am pleased to see Our Revolution helping to make those changes. I am pleased to see that people are following in Bernie’s footsteps and winning elections.

But for a long time, especially during the Obama Administration, many Democrats were running on “Republican-lite” platforms, and the result of those decisions were the loss of more than 900 seats across Congress, statehouses and governors’ mansions during eight years with a Democrat in the White House. Did you know that Obama has identified himself as a neoliberal?

Yes, I have an opinion, and you’re welcome to disagree. Thank you for your comment.