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forcing people to join one political party vs another is wrong. MMC supports it, I do not.
how about you actually deal with an issue of substance. you are not a mod, stop pretending to be one. if you think I broke a rule, report me. otherwise stop pretending to be something you are not.
actual ideas are being discussed in this very thread. try to join in
I'd be more supportive of that notion if you could point me to one democracy where being a 'multi-party' system has been successful, or has resulted in efficient government. Just one. What inevitably happens is that the party's form coalition governments, which are just as screwed up as the two party system.
"Groups with guitars are on the way out, Mr. Epstein"
Dick Rowe, A & R man
so you kicked out the tea party, and the libertarians. great. does that mean everyone left in the GOP is the borg or what? Do they vote on a platform and that platform goes unchanged forever? break it down for me, because this still seems nonsensical.
Like I said before they don't have to get kicked out when wanting to be their own party. Whats so difficult with the concept of each being their own party. Having their own platform? The concept applies to the Demos too.
Its not like it hasn't been thought of before.
Republicans are lost. I am for neither party...but it is obvious which one is more electable for the White House.
The reps are supposed to be fiscal disciplinarians (they are not and have not been for decades), big on the military (they have gone too far on that now - supporting unwinnable wars for paranoid 'terrorists are under our beds' reasons), and solid at handling the economy (it was Bush - and the Fed - that started America into the low income housing mess that ended up helping to cause the huge recession and then it was his ideas which were for spending the way out of it...a democrat staple).
The Republicans are a mess and totally unelectable for the WH unless the Dems shoot themselves in the foot. Sure they can get the houses...but the White House is the Dems to lose so long as the Reps cannot prove they are fiscally responsible and economically more viable. But, right now, the only edge they have is the military. And that alone is not enough except when there is a war on.
Though I personally find Rand Paul a disappointment (being a big fan of his Pop), at least he offers a moderate who appears willing to listen and be reasonable on issues (whether you agree with his positions or not).
This, Neocon-run, Republican, terrorism paranoia will not win the WH (again, barring a Dem screw up or a war/another 9/11 attack) so long as the party remains clearly just as clueless on the economy and the budget as the Dems are. But at least the Dems offer reason and help for the poor...a huge vote winner.
And with the poor growing in numbers as the economy continues to stagnate (over 30% rise in food stamp usage since Obama took office), the Reps had better reach out to them on some level, because poor people care little about ISIS and far more about a solid job.
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Just 24 hours in and Paul has already erred mightily.
On first official day on the trail, Rand Paul turns in a prickly performance - The Washington Post
If by some miracle he was the GOP nominee next year, the press would have an absolute field day with him and he would end up looking like a raving lunatic making Goldwater in 64 look like a moderate.
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