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  •  Rebel to where, with what? Street protests? We've (1+ / 0-)
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    seen how we will be treated? In the voting booth? The start of a third party?

    Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. -Martin Luther

    by the fan man on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 01:22:51 PM PDT

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    •  First there has to be a willingness to fight (0+ / 0-)

      back. Once the will is there, then the solutions will follow.

      Many of my friends say they're leaving the party. Some say they will throw their efforts behind OCW, some say they will try to help develop an effective third party effort. The environment will be a big factor during the 2016 election, so the party that has the edge on that issue will have an advantage.

      I'm focusing on the environment now. I don't think voters yet realize what a monster of a problem it will become within the next 10 years. At this point, I still consider myself a Democrat, but I'm holding on by my fingernails.

      Also, we have to end the corruption in D.C.  If we can't stop that, then we'll be spinning our wheels forever. I'm interested in seeing if Obama's new task force can actually put some of these bankers and Wall Street brokers behind bars. If that turns into another toothless committee, then I will give up hope on Obama and the Democratic Party.

      •  I have friends who are also in this boat. I agree (0+ / 0-)

        with much of their critique, some is over the top, but on the whole, I agree. Obama is a centrist liberal, which makes him a moderate Republican in my eyes. He is also a consensus seeker. Look to very little that will rock corporate America on some issues, moderate advance on others.

        The only way a third party has legs is by emulating some of what the Tea Party did, endorse, but run on the established party ticket.

        In 2010 Tea Party-endorsed candidates upset established Republicans in several primaries, such as Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Nevada, New York, South Carolina, and Utah, giving a new momentum to the conservative cause in the 2010 elections.

        Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. -Martin Luther

        by the fan man on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 05:16:24 AM PDT

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