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  •  You do realize... (0+ / 0-)

    that the GOP was Lincoln's party while the Democrats represented the slave states (mostly) right? Not that I don't agree with you, just thought I'd point it out

    Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do. Benjamin Franklin

    by golfervet on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 09:02:20 AM PST

    •  Not really the same parties then as they (0+ / 0-)

      are now, right? I mean, southern Democrats were pretty much always misplaced until LBJ exposed the lie that prompted the current alignment. As long as we are limited to two parties, this will always be the case to some point: parties will always contain anomalies, people who are misplaced but for commonality on a few issues and no real option for a more accurate alliance. Think of conservative gays, conservative environmentalists, socially liberal Republicans, etc.

      IMO, which could be more educated on forms and methods of governance, a parliamentary structure tightly intertwined with mechanisms of direct democracy would be a better approach.

      This, too, shall pass. Just like the last global ecological cataclysm. C'est la vie, dude. Take a chill pill, recite the serenity prayer, go with the flow and the moderates into that "goodnight".

      by Words In Action on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 09:59:49 AM PST

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      •  So true... (0+ / 0-)

        which is why your comments about 2 parties are right on. But, I wonder what we would end up with if we truly had a 3rd party? Would it be the full left side of the Democratic Party? The closest we as a country have come to matching that in a Presidential election this past 100 years was John Anderson and of course poor Perot. When I look back at that election I'm sorry I didn't vote for him. The media did a number on his credibility which makes me wonder whether they were doing a FOX even then.

        Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do. Benjamin Franklin

        by golfervet on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 12:39:49 PM PST

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