Aside from the weapons ban that expired, there are waaaaaay more gun laws in America than 20-30 years ago. International trade? It’s the leftists who want globalization. You may have a point on corporate taxes, but not on individual taxes, and I don’t really care about the ultra-rich and how much they pay. Middle America pays a lot of taxes and that hasn’t gone down enough to say it’s more conservative than in the past.What time frame are we talking? Last 40 years or so? If that's the case, I would say from a legality standpoint, as a country we've moved to the right on gun rights, abortion, international trade, and tax policy, off the top of my head. I'm not sure how much that reflects the opinions of the American public overall (see the disparity between increasing abortion restrictions at the same time as abortion gaining more support), but I could see that argument.
We've certainly moved left on most social issues, with drug liberalization and LGBT issues perhaps being the biggest ones.
To be fair, this cuts both ways. Eisenhower wouldn't get near a Republican ticket today, Reagan would likely be called a RINO, and of course the dominant wing in the party right now hate the Bushes. As @KillerFrog InD KitchenSink said, it feels like it's been more of a horseshoe of extremism in both parties rather than any true cultural shift one way or the other as a whole.
We got one win in the entire culture war — abortion — and the nutters have lost their [ Finebaum ]. They forgot about the fifty wins the Democrats got. You wanna place a bet on how the states will ultimately lean on abortion when this all sorts out?
Anybody who mentions God is now labeled a Christo-fascist by people in our own government. I can’t figure out how that is a move to the right.
Democrats make the mistake of thinking that when Republicans don’t agree to change something into what Democrats want, it means the country is moving right. That’s a false metric. Staying right where you are is not moving right.