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    GOP civil war - Herman Cain calls for third party

    GOP civil war: Herman Cain calls for third party - Salon.com

    Haven't even counted all the votes yet. Republicans are already eating their young.

    If all the "real conservatives" leave the GOP, are they the RINOs, or are the ones that stay the RINOs? Don't count out the GOP yet, but they got some figuring to do...


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    Herman Cain is a POE.
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    Re: GOP civil war - Herman Cain calls for third party

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Herman Cain is a POE.
    he's a hero to smokers everywhere.

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    Re: GOP civil war - Herman Cain calls for third party

    A staunch social conservative split from the Republican Party could actually develop into a viable party...

    ...however, for that to occur it would essentially take at least 2 full presidentials cycles, and more likely a greater number than that.

    What this "conservative" party would be doing is essentially guaranteeing the next administration will be a Democrat and a two term president, and likely empowered with a democratic Senate and House during that time.

    This is the same group of people who have segments of their population suggesting we'll be destroyed as a country if Obama got re-elected.

    After 8 years of elections, I could conceivably see the swing over from Republicans to this new "Conservative" party enough to make it clearly the "#2" party. The problem being is that even at that point they likely wouldn't have a base strong enough to elect someone over a unified Democratic candidate.

    So it's possible...but would basically "Destroy the country" based on the rhetoric coming out of some of the mouths of those in that camp.

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    Re: GOP civil war - Herman Cain calls for third party

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    A staunch social conservative split from the Republican Party could actually develop into a viable party...

    ...however, for that to occur it would essentially take at least 2 full presidentials cycles, and more likely a greater number than that.

    What this "conservative" party would be doing is essentially guaranteeing the next administration will be a Democrat and a two term president, and likely empowered with a democratic Senate and House during that time.

    This is the same group of people who have segments of their population suggesting we'll be destroyed as a country if Obama got re-elected.

    After 8 years of elections, I could conceivably see the swing over from Republicans to this new "Conservative" party enough to make it clearly the "#2" party. The problem being is that even at that point they likely wouldn't have a base strong enough to elect someone over a unified Democratic candidate.

    So it's possible...but would basically "Destroy the country" based on the rhetoric coming out of some of the mouths of those in that camp.
    Basically we would get a three party system. I think if this happens maybe more than three parties and it may open up ballot access. If the democrates where smart they would push for open access to the ballots. They would be the be in power for a very long time, if that occured. The conservative side would have a hard time putting together a majority.
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    So what will this new party be about? Lowering taxes on rich people and shifting the burden to the little guy? Good luck with that boys.
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    Re: GOP civil war - Herman Cain calls for third party

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    So what will this new party be about? Lowering taxes on rich people and shifting the burden to the little guy? Good luck with that boys.
    hopefully there will be a 4th party centered around legalizing marijuana and public nudity, i could really get behind that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roflpublican View Post
    hopefully there will be a 4th party centered around legalizing marijuana and public nudity, i could really get behind that.
    You could always become a Pauligan.
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    Re: GOP civil war - Herman Cain calls for third party

    Split votes with the Republican Party, the Paulites, and themselves?

    If they want to kill themselves politically and the Republican Party they are more than welcome to do so. I'll move with the small remaining conservative/moderate wing of the Democratic Party and admonish them. "Real conservatives" are not worth that political stupidity and suicide. Roosevelt was nuts when he did it, and those groupings of Republicans would be even more idiotic if they were to do so now. No one deserves power if they are willing to be that careless with it.
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    Re: GOP civil war - Herman Cain calls for third party

    Quote Originally Posted by roflpublican View Post
    hopefully there will be a 4th party centered around legalizing marijuana and public nudity, i could really get behind that.
    That would be the Walmart at 3 AM Party.










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