Dreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8965 posts, RR: 24 Posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1104 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.
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.
SKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1078 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.