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  •  Dems have become pre-Nixon GOP anyway... (12+ / 0-)

    Democrats are often way too friendly to business over labor... Its the right place to be now for a fiscal conservative.

    Everyone's moved to the right, and when the former left party is now a right wing one, I guess that leaves the former right wing party leaping off the right wing of the plane...

    It makes sense for any old-school GOPer to become a Dem. The people there will usually agree with them.

    Progressives, generally, don't get heard much by "our" party... Sure its good for the Dems to ignore the lunatic left - as the GOP should ignore the lunatic right (but doesn't). But even the regular left - what would be mainstream anywhere else in the world, gets silenced here.

    That all said... I'd rather a center-right party than a teahadist-right party... and until the GOP finishes blowing up, until the remnants have all moved over to the Dems... Progressives will have to wait on the idea of forming their own liberal party: the system is rigged to favor a 2-party setup after all.

    The roaches always win if you turn out the lights.

    by Jyotai on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 07:25:51 PM PDT

    •  I'm in favor of giving the benefit of the doubt (3+ / 0-)
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      Treetrunk, JerryNA, Ljanney

      to at least those people who might jump the line and join him. Politics is politics and will always be a cynical exercise. But how many people invited by him in this ad might actually join him?

      And to the point of if a better candidate comes to the challenge, I agree. That is politics too.

    •  That's why the best solution from my perspective (1+ / 0-)
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      is a moderate GOP contingent. I begged this site's admins to attempt a strategy to reach that goal but I believe the sites' owner believes the best solution is total destruction of the GOP.

      The problem with that strategy is the void on the right flank. And Dems will surely fill that void if they think it will get them votes.

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