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    Re: Which political party has more single-issue voters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Which political party is leading us to eventual disaster?


    Both of them. They're just two sides of the same coin, the rest is smoke and mirrors.


    Most of the population will never realize this in time to do anything about it, so we're ****ed.
    Agreed. I felt like Obama and Romney were the same candidate. I voted Libertarian and wouldn't have felt differently about the outcome had Romney won. I think we need to open up the system to multiple parties or, at the very least, inject some third party ideas into the two mainstream parties.
    Be skeptical of anyone who wears a political label - party or ideology - with pride. Most of our problems are because people love to "debate" (it isn't debate, but they pretend it is), but are not interested in developing solutions. Solutions require empathy, thought, and compromise, and most folks aren't interested.

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    Re: Which political party has more single-issue voters?

    As you mention the Green party, we never really hear about the #1 reason Gore lost Florida, Ralph Nader. Electing Bush will have ramifications for 100 years as McKinley's assassination has. The time-line was changed, just as with Lincoln. Every 20 years from 1840 until Reagan lived is just too much of a coincidence for me. RWR broke that streak.
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    The Green party.

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    Re: Which political party has more single-issue voters?

    Quote Originally Posted by polisciguy View Post
    Agreed. I felt like Obama and Romney were the same candidate. I voted Libertarian and wouldn't have felt differently about the outcome had Romney won. I think we need to open up the system to multiple parties or, at the very least, inject some third party ideas into the two mainstream parties.
    Interesting vote for someone posting with a photo of Mill.

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    Re: Which political party has more single-issue voters?

    Are third-parties in Europe the way to go? Righties would have a field day demonizing the social-democrats. It would be coalition politics, with libertarians going with republicans, as the likud goes with far right house-building squatters. Every USA POTUS has said it to Carter and then it goes away for another while.
    Quote Originally Posted by polisciguy View Post
    Agreed. I felt like Obama and Romney were the same candidate. I voted Libertarian and wouldn't have felt differently about the outcome had Romney won. I think we need to open up the system to multiple parties or, at the very least, inject some third party ideas into the two mainstream parties.

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    Re: Which political party has more single-issue voters?

    Quote Originally Posted by corlini View Post
    I think Rand Paul would do a decent job as leader.
    Well, he couldn't be worse than Paul Ryan.

    The only reason he's a "wunder child" is because the GOP cannot do math.

    His "budget" and I use that loosely just fell to pieces when the House GOP full of cut everything people couldn't even begin to agree on cuts.
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    Re: Which political party has more single-issue voters?

    Quote Originally Posted by corlini View Post
    I think Rand Paul would do a decent job as leader.
    He had my support until he threw his father under the bus to further his own political career and he has only done or said things since then that makes me hate that little puke.

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    Re: Which political party has more single-issue voters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Org View Post
    Interesting vote for someone posting with a photo of Mill.
    I enjoy Mill's philosophy regarding debate.
    Be skeptical of anyone who wears a political label - party or ideology - with pride. Most of our problems are because people love to "debate" (it isn't debate, but they pretend it is), but are not interested in developing solutions. Solutions require empathy, thought, and compromise, and most folks aren't interested.

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    Re: Which political party has more single-issue voters?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    The Green party.
    I'd have to disagree with that one. the Green Party only has a little over 250,000 members. I would say the number of single issue voters in either of the two major parties goes far beyond that number. I don't have the patience to wade through an ocean of numbers, but I'm guessing the single issue voters in the Dem and Rep sides would rank in the millions. Especially since the biggest subject is abortion.
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    Re: Which political party has more single-issue voters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    I'd have to disagree with that one. the Green Party only has a little over 250,000 members. I would say the number of single issue voters in either of the two major parties goes far beyond that number. I don't have the patience to wade through an ocean of numbers, but I'm guessing the single issue voters in the Dem and Rep sides would rank in the millions. Especially since the biggest subject is abortion.
    Percentages, rather than raw numbers, would seem to apply here.

    Using your logic the demorats would loose (win?) simply because they are the largest party identified by US voters.

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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Which political party has more single-issue voters?

    Repub spinner John Brabender makes sense in breaking Repubs into three groups--Libertarians, elite Establishment, poor conservative---minutes ago with Michael Smirkonish subbing for chameleon matthews

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