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Mon May 18, 2015, 12:19 PM

 

The political divide, as I see on DU.

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Simple breakdown as I see it social/economic issues.

Bigoted Reaganomicist (Repuke) - Non-Bigoted Reaganomicist (Third way) - Non-Bigoted Non-Reaganomicist (Democratic party)

Where does third way belong? Imo, in the repuke party.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2015, 12:34 PM

1. It is somewhat sad that some consider anyone who does not support sanders to not be Democrats

Sanders is polling less than 20% on the last polls that I saw but evidently anyone who does not support Sanders are not really democrats. That view is sad.

Many of the HRC supporters like Sanders but we are worried about his viablity in a general election contest. That does not not make such supporters third way or non-democrats.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Mon May 18, 2015, 01:42 PM

5. Focus on policy, not personality.

 

People support Bernie because he espouses traditional Democratic economic and social policies.

People do not support Hillary because she espouses traditional Republican economic policies.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2015, 12:37 PM

2. Why do there need to be only 3 positions? Left, Right and Third Way?

 

People are complex.
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Response to PowerToThePeople (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2015, 12:37 PM

3. I tend to look at third way as the non Cruz, Gohmert, Paul, Bachmann, etc. etc. politicians.

Republicans are not allowed to be in conflict with the crazier Christian Fundamentalist, climate change deniers, neo con war mongers, uneducated tea party types, and the wealthy criminal class etc.. That really hamstrings you when you call yourself Republican relating to reality dealing with all of the crazies who come out to vote in primaries. What is left are niche opportunities for non Republicans hence third way types. Many call themselves Democrats and some of the duller variety still calls themselves Republicans.

In the long run George Washington was correct about Political Parties and they will be our downfall.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2015, 01:31 PM

4. It's not new. The progressive wing vs the not as bad wing.

 

Pick a side and start swinging.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2015, 01:45 PM

6. Much more closely aligned with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

than with Cruz, Jeb Bush, or any other Republican contender.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2015, 01:48 PM

7. Locking.

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