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expatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 01:31 PM
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6. what would result? Republican monopoly on federal politics
This is a 50-50 country. It is a winner take all system.

If you divide the left of center vote the right of center bloc would win every time.


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  -Could the Greens and Progressive Dems merge to form a 3rd party? Dover  Sep-13-03 01:18 PM   #0 
  - I think the democratic party ought to be the progressive one  JohnKleeb   Sep-13-03 01:19 PM   #1 
  - You said it John  JasonBerry   Sep-13-03 01:39 PM   #13 
     - yes I am 16  JohnKleeb   Sep-13-03 01:44 PM   #16 
        - I agree wholeheartedly  nuxvomica   Sep-13-03 02:56 PM   #39 
  - everyone here who bitchs about "greens" or "dems"  StandWatie   Sep-13-03 01:20 PM   #2 
  - I agree and would add to that , reliable voting machines/counts  Dover   Sep-13-03 01:29 PM   #4 
  - I'm just saying..  StandWatie   Sep-13-03 01:31 PM   # 
  - Sigh.  Ress1   Sep-13-03 01:30 PM   #5 
  - StandWaite is so right  cprise   Sep-13-03 01:41 PM   #14 
     - why would they want to?  StandWatie   Sep-13-03 01:45 PM   #17 
  - They already tried that in 2000  Lefty48197   Sep-13-03 01:27 PM   #3 
  - Yes, and I don't want another 4 years  Evanstondem   Sep-13-03 01:32 PM   #7 
  - Apparently the significance of that split in votes in 2000 was lost on the  Dover   Sep-13-03 01:33 PM   #9 
  - And when even Nancy Pelosi is attacking Dean  cprise   Sep-13-03 01:52 PM   # 
     - Pelosi and Dean made up  JohnKleeb   Sep-13-03 02:05 PM   #25 
  - Oh dear not again....  no name no slogan   Sep-13-03 02:06 PM   #26 
  - I'm sorry but the "third-party" threat has always been the DLC  Terwilliger   Sep-13-03 02:12 PM   #28 
  - what would result? Republican monopoly on federal politics  expatriot   Sep-13-03 01:31 PM   #6 
  - I'm not sure about that. But regardless, this kind of shift in alliances  Dover   Sep-13-03 01:42 PM   #15 
  - they could, and it would be one HELL of a party!  leftyandproud   Sep-13-03 01:32 PM   #8 
  - What for?  Booberdawg   Sep-13-03 01:35 PM   #10 
  - "movement"? What kind of movement? I see more and more alienation  Dover   Sep-13-03 01:48 PM   #20 
     - I was talking about "people" moving from one Party to the other  Booberdawg   Sep-13-03 02:44 PM   #32 
  - viable? no.  ferg   Sep-13-03 01:37 PM   #11 
  - Could? Yes... Should? I'd so say if we can't get rid  Tinoire   Sep-13-03 01:39 PM   #12 
  - They could, but not likely because..  Prodemsouth   Sep-13-03 01:46 PM   #18 
  - Well what if the Greens found new leadership once they merged?  Dover   Sep-13-03 01:52 PM   #21 
     - Nader's not even a good GREEN  no name no slogan   Sep-13-03 02:04 PM   #24 
        - yes, I think you are right. The Green party is much greener than Nader  Dover   Sep-13-03 02:13 PM   #29 
        - I still have to give credit to Nader  Terwilliger   Sep-13-03 02:33 PM   #31 
        - Yeah  knight_of_the_star   Sep-13-03 02:53 PM   #37 
  - We could simply 'take our party back' as the Great Doctor would say...  gully   Sep-13-03 01:46 PM   #19 
  - That's another option for sure. But I'm afraid the good Dr. would find  Dover   Sep-13-03 01:57 PM   #22 
  - Michael Moore said it best  no name no slogan   Sep-13-03 02:02 PM   #23 
  - quite true; we've evaded me-tooists before, we can do it again  MisterP   Sep-13-03 02:51 PM   #35 
  - what goals?  Terwilliger   Sep-13-03 02:53 PM   #38 
  - Remember, the GOP was originally the "3rd Party"  no name no slogan   Sep-13-03 02:07 PM   #27 
  - Yes, but  JackSwift   Sep-13-03 02:21 PM   #30 
  - In Common?  Upfront   Sep-13-03 02:47 PM   #33 
  - That could work  knight_of_the_star   Sep-13-03 02:48 PM   #34 
  - only thing preventing progressive Dems from embracing other progressives..  Terwilliger   Sep-13-03 02:52 PM   #36 
 

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