View Poll Results: What's going to happen?

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  • Establishment wins

    8 20.00%
  • Tea Party wins

    7 17.50%
  • Republican Party splits and ceases to be a national party

    15 37.50%
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Thread: Fate of the Republican Party

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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Should we have a third and even fourth and fifth party like some of dem socialists in Europe?
    We should have equal access to ballots...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    There is nothing codified about our current system (okay except in State ballot laws), but there will always be an opposition which is healthy in the political process...
    Not codified in federal law, but different entities act in collusion to ensure that the two-party system persists. Independents and third parties are side lined from debates, for example, which prevents their perspectives and arguments from reaching a broader segment of the population.

    In a way it is a far stronger form of codification. Federal laws can be revised, at least in theory, but the right of a media outlet to set rules that exclude third parties and independents from the podium is constitutionally protected.
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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Not codified in federal law, but different entities act in collusion to ensure that the two-party system persists. Independents and third parties are side lined from debates, for example, which prevents their perspectives and arguments from reaching a broader segment of the population.
    I'm all for equal access to ballots...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I'm all for equal access to ballots...
    Access to ballots is irrelevant when the Democratic and Republican Parties have monopolies on the media. Special interest groups don't want to finance or build political alliances with third parties either, because such parties are too small and ideologically specialized to support the special interest group's agendas.
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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    What about EARLY access?
    Such as the troops?
    And other worthy examples?
    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I'm all for equal access to ballots...

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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I have said this before, any talk of a demise of the republican party is way premature. The democratic party has been declared dead a couple times in the not too distant past and it is still around. Republicans will find a way to make their message resonate with voters, you can count on it. The only question is how long it will take.

    Further, your poll does not have the most likely option, which is that the tea party and more oldschool republicans will merge behind a single message and learn to sell that message, and change it as needed. No party is running on the same issues as even 25 years ago, and both parties will adjust to represent what voters want.
    I suspect after McGovern was slaughters many claimed it the end of the Democratic Party - and then after Nixon the end of the Republican Party.

    The media and press tends to jump back and forth between which party they tell people to vote for.

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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    What about EARLY access?
    Such as the troops?
    And other worthy examples?
    What about it?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    It must be late?
    You wouldn't answer a straight question whether you favored these or not!
    It was certainly explicit.
    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    What about it?

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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    It must be late?
    You wouldn't answer a straight question whether you favored these or not!
    It was certainly explicit.
    linc, your questions are rarely specific...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Fate of the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    I suspect after McGovern was slaughters many claimed it the end of the Democratic Party - and then after Nixon the end of the Republican Party.

    The media and press tends to jump back and forth between which party they tell people to vote for.
    Those historical situations don't compare with what is happening now. The Republicans didn't have to engage in radical gerrymandering and voter ID Laws in order to preserve their regional dominance because Nixon resigned. The demographics that supported them in those regions continued to support them out of ideological and geographic convenience.

    Being Democratic or Republican was different during the pre-globalism, Cold War period.

    The Democratic and Republican Parties are perishable human-made institutions, not interstellar bodies caught in fixed astronomical orbits.
    Last edited by Morality Games; 09-20-13 at 11:02 PM.
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