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Response to socialist_n_TN (Reply #80)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:22 PM

82. Why would the repugs split while they are a minority?

They would lose any hope of winning elections. They may be wrong-headed in general, but this has been going on a long time and they've shown every effort toward pragmatically broadening their base. If the party-line repugs split from the hard-right wingers then neither of the groups would stand a chance. Its a nice thought, but they aren't that stupid.

On the other hand, they all think wistfully back to 2000 when Nader took enough of the left-leaning vote to cost our party the election...which is what would happen over and over again if the democratic party split. If you think you feel under-represented now, imagine how it would feel under a succession of bush-repug in the WH, after losing the senate as well.

Not to be too pushy or fatalistic, but that is actually how things work.

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