“You see, Liz used to be a die hard centrist conservative — just what you might expect from a WASPy New Englander who was a Harvard prof. So how on earth did she become this fiercely transformational, well, psssst…social democrat?”
It is not all that unusual for the hard right to go hard left. It’s that old Saul to Paul transition thing. In fact without the preachings and writings of Paul to the Gentiles, Christianity would never have come about in the West.