- Jan 14, 2012
Liberalism is a political ideology which the political establishment in all western democracies is founded upon (cf. "liberal democracy"). How democrats and republicans share power vis a vis each other is irrelevant because they are both liberal parties, i.e. parties that subscribe to the liberal ideas about how society and the political system are supposed to be conceived and structured.
If this is the definition you subscribe to that would mean the modern Democrats aren't liberals.