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  •  Well, it is still remarkable (0+ / 0-)

    that a Republican is willing to make this argument.

    But yes, the GOP as a party is committed to the idea of private profit as a consummate social good. So this idea won't fly with them.

    And as for a conservative third party? The only viable impetus for that within the GOP is the Libertarian wing, which is, if anything, even more committed to private profit.

    •  Also possible: The GOP accepts liberals again (1+ / 0-)
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      In approximately the same numbers as we have Blue Dogs. And once again it becomes populated with moderates. This used to be true and with a 21st century re-birth of New Deal, socially progressive, Keynesian policies it could happen again.

      In fact, statistically it's probably the most likely scenario when you look at 50+ year cycles. There is some chance that by the end of the decade we could see the start of such a resurgence. A long shot at this time, but not by any means impossible. A tipping point that falls away from Reaganism / Neoconservatism/ Neo-Fascism is not that improbable. And that would produce rapid change.

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