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Response to bhikkhu (Reply #82)

Mon May 27, 2013, 01:33 PM

87. They would split BECAUSE they don't feel represented. Remember...

it's NOT about strategy, stability, or what works best, it's about representation and the feeling that you're NOT represented. Logic doesn't play a big role in it. If the Teabaggers don't feel like they're getting a fair shake in the Republican Party, it wouldn't surprise me for them to try and leave and form (or grow RE: Constitution Party) a new party that the DO feel like represents them.

Now, they might also feel like the FDR Dems and think that it would just throw the elections to the Democrats and hang in there. After all that "lesser of two evils" thing has kept the Dem party mostly together for 20 years or so now, despite the leftish branch feeling underrepresented. But they might split too.

One thing about the RWers that might be different is that there are fascist billionaires out there (the Kochs and Adelson are two) who probably wouldn't mind funding a fascist, John Birch Society RW party, whereas a party farther left than the Dem would have to be self funded.

Anyway, you don't have to worry about a mass Dem split until the Republicans do so first.

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