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  •  Politics isn't football (0+ / 0-)

    A political party wins votes by representing (or choosing not to represent) voters. If you're a middle classer, would you vote for a party that represents only the rich, while worsening conditions for the middle class? If you're poor, would you vote for a party that represents only the middle class, while worsening conditions for the poor? All idealism aside, the two parties have a stranglehold on the White House. People can vote from among the array of third parties, if they wish to make a point, I suppose. But it makes no sense to vote for those who won't represent you.

    •  The strategy has to go deeper than that (1+ / 0-)
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      Dirtandiron

      Getting the Republicans to the point of implosion will require a bit of help from Democrats. After that, Progressive Democrats will be trying to split the difference with Centrists, not total loonies. After that, when people see that partially Progressive policies actually work, they might well vote for more.

      Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

      by Mokurai on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 11:49:09 PM PDT

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