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Sun May 26, 2013, 11:12 AM

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Here lately, I've seen a lot of articles written about the divisions in the Republican Party. They're having a battle between the radical Teabaggers and the plain Conservative members of the party. I think they're headed for a split, and Democrats need to be careful about how we react to it.

There's a chance that some Republicans might want to defect and become Democrats. We don't need to let that happen. I think plenty of Democrats think the party is already too conservative. If we allow Republicans to join, they will drag the party even further to the right. I think the Democratic Party needs to stand for liberal values. If Republicans are allowed to join the party, there's a likelihood that it could cause a split in the Democratic Party also.

The Teabaggers or the Conservatives should be forced to form their own party. We would have a party that would vote along with us at least some of the time and it would end this gridlock that's causing very serious problems for our country. The Democrats might be able to strike deals with regular Conservatives and possibly drag them a little bit toward the left. If they come into our party, they will poison the well. Progressives might defect and it would be even harder to pass liberal/ progressive legislation.

New people in an organization do not necessarily strengthen it. In fact, they often can highlight fractures that were already there. For once, lets hope the Democratic Party shows some shrewdness and forethought.

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