Obama Losing Voters Over FISA Support
"Shifting? SHIFTING? This has been the case for the last 20+ years!"
Try ~200 years!
The Democrats claim to be the party of Jefferson, if Jefferson where still alive he would sue them for defamation of character. One of the key hallmarks of Jefferson's Democratic-Republican party was small government, today's Democrat's don't even know how to spell that.
Of course Lincoln's Republican party tried to capitalize on the Jefferson Republican name, but from the very beginning not only violated the small government creed, but decimated State's Rights.
You are absolutely correct, both parties believe in a large, powerful central government and that the State's have no rights.