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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8840 posts, RR: 24
Posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

A brief review:

After the Republican Party named (without a primary) Dede Scozzofava to the Congressional seat being voted this Tuesday, the crap hit the proverbial fan. In spite of the support of the Republican establishment, Scozzofava is a RINO. She supports all of Obama's stimulus spending, supports the Big Union agenda, such as Card Check.

Conservatives wanted a conservative candidate. Doug Hoffman wanted to run as a Republican, but was not allowed to because of the lack of a primary, so he ran as a Conservative Party.

In polls, Hoffman is running way ahead of both the Democratic candidate and Scozzofava. http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot....2009/10/ny-23-polling-odyssey.html Finally Scozzofava quits the race, and today, in the ultimate betrayal of everything the Republican Party stands for, she endorsed the Democrat.

http://watertowndailytimes.com/article/20091101/NEWS09/911019992

If the Republican party keeps moving to the left of what the People want, I think we will soon see the arrival of a significant third party and the Republicans just might end up going the way of the Whigs 150 years ago.

What do you think?


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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1027 times:



Quoting Dreadnought (Thread starter):
in the ultimate betrayal of everything the Republican Party stands for

I'm not quite sure the Republican party knows what it stands for these days..... its just a libertarian vs. bible thumper tug of war.

Quoting Dreadnought (Thread starter):
If the Republican party keeps moving to the left of what the People want,

If you're talking about McCain not being what the 'people want'... who nominated him?



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User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1415 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1012 times:



Quoting Dreadnought (Thread starter):
If the Republican party keeps moving to the left of what the People want, I think we will soon see the arrival of a significant third party and the Republicans just might end up going the way of the Whigs 150 years ago.

What do you think?

Sounds similar to Canada in the early 90's. Conservatives became disenfranchised with the Progressive Conservative party and the party went from having a large majority government to two seats in the House of Commons. Many of the supporters turned to the Reform Party which emerged in the West in the late 80's and French nationalists turned to the Bloc Quebecois.

That said, it wasn't permanent and the Conservative Party of Canada (re-united in 2003) has been governing Canada since 2006.

The emergence of a third party in the US would set the stage for a very interesting realignment of the country's politics.


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