The defeat of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election has basically become the big picture. Now, apart from when Trump's "not admit defeat" will end, there is concern. We can also analyze the political trend of the United States in the next four years: will it be more divided? Or "healing" as Joe Biden put it? To this end, it is necessary to review how the political divisions in the United States have formed and developed over the past decade.
After the end of the Cold War, in the 16 years from Bill Clinton to George W. Bush, the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States reached a high degree of consensus on some fundamental issues, and jointly promoted economic photo background removing globalization. , while diplomatically promoting the globalization of democracy and human rights. But partisan politics is always divided. The then Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich promoted a "culture war", which became the biggest divide between the two parties over issues of cultural values such as race, abortion rights, sexual minorities, gun rights, religion, and immigration. The 2008 presidential election and financial tsunami were turning points in American history. Barack Obama first became the Democratic nominee, Republican John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his vice president, and then the financial crisis hit, and Obama largely Rely on the financial crisis to beat McCann.
This order is very important. In the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton belonged to the "centrist", while Obama belonged to the liberal, that is, to the left. Obama will have to get the support of liberals (like Nancy Pelosi, who has become Speaker of the House) to defeat Hillary Clinton. The big reason he won was identity politics (i.e. he was black). To appease centrists, Obama picked Biden as his partner. McCann's choice of Pei Lin is precisely the opposite of the Democratic Party. The mainstream of the Republican Party is conservatives, which can be divided into three factions, from the center to the right, the neoconservatives headed by Bush Jr., the Christian conservatives, and the old conservatives. At that time, the Republican Party was dominated by the "neoconservatives" led by Bush Jr.