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  •  They did - and now call themselves "Independents" (6+ / 0-)

    I'm sure you remember in the waning days of the GW Bush administration, Republicans left the Republican party in droves, too embarrassed to continue to call themselves "Republicans" by the two terms of the Bush administration they all voted for

    The number of people who called themselves    
    "Republicans" dropped sharply, while the number of people calling themselves "Independents" similarly increased.

    In my mind, "Independents" is synonynous with "Republicans".  Then the "Tea Party" appeared: a political party that allowed all the racist expressions the Republican Party had worked hard to cover up.

    So now conservative voters have three choices: "Republican" for those conservatives who have no shame; "Tea Party" for those conservatives whose racism demands a political voice; and "Independents" for those conservatives too embarrassed to call themselves "Republican"

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Tue May 13, 2014 at 12:36:51 PM PDT

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