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  •  my hunch (1+ / 0-)
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    VA Classical Liberal

    is that it plays out this way:

    1. social conservatives and coporporatists come to blows.
    1. corporatists either go independent and caucus with dems like jeffords, or cross openly into the democratic party like specter.
    1. this then finally pushes the democratic party into fracture, as their super-supermajority still doesn't let the base pass the liberal programs they were promised in the wilderness years.
    1. the dem party split into liberals and corporatists.
    1. we have a three party system - left, right, corporate - with strong regional inflections, and the deal-cutting is made explicit, as with the gang of 14.

    surf putah, your friendly neighborhood central valley samizdat

    by wu ming on Sat May 09, 2009 at 07:52:19 PM PDT

    •  Interesting forecast. (0+ / 0-)

      I don't think the corporatists will try to find a home in the Democratic Party.

      I think it's more likely (at least short term) that they keep slugging it out for what is left of the Repugs.

      But it is interesting to speculate.

      Results count for more than intentions do.

      by VA Classical Liberal on Sat May 09, 2009 at 08:37:48 PM PDT

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