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  •  No major US party has ever failed due to extremism (6+ / 0-)

    Even when the Democratic Party deliberately plunged this nation into savage Civil War in defense of the "right" to own other human beings, it survived.  Interestingly enough, it was the party that constantly sought "compromise" and "middle ground" with the slave power Democrats, the Whigs, that were whisked away in the twinkling of an eye, despite (or because of) their bipartisan comity.  The same thing happened to the Federalists, the moment their reason for being became "we're not those terrible other guys", they died.  But slavery Dems, McCarthyite Republicans, the Scott Walker/ALEC loony tunes have only served to strengthen and guaranty the survival of their parties.  This is one of the most important lessons of American political history, it's clear that today's Republicans get it, it is equally clear that today's Dems do not and are taking the path of Whiggishness, believing it, contrary to all the evidence, the road to survival.

    Secret powers: Money, loud English, and The Bomb.

    by ActivistGuy on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 09:31:04 AM PDT

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