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  •  Real independents are no more (0+ / 0-)

    than 20 percent of the electorate.

    So they cannot win a national race, no matter how much Bloomberg would spend on this fool's errand.

    It's a free country, and they're welcome to try, but never gonna happen.

    A public option for health insurance is a national priority.

    by devtob on Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 05:40:57 PM PST

    •  That's way too high n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      Politics is the art of the possible, but that means you have to think about changing what is possible, not that you have to accept it in perpetuity. @DavidKaib

      by David Kaib on Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 05:43:07 PM PST

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    •  I wouldn't say never. (0+ / 0-)

      When they finish their disaster capitalist austerity stunts, the economy will implode and the population will want to see all incumbents and both parties die in a fire.

      They're hedging their bets, playing both sides and the middle. These parasites are very good with the hustle and will cover all the angles, if they can.

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