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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:50 PM
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Do you think the DNC should allow for dual or multi-party affiliation?
The Greens allow for it. Some day I think I might look into being a Green/Socialist, but I wouldn't mind tacking on Democrat as well if the party was amenable.

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mr715 Donating Member (770 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:53 PM
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1. No.
No.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:58 PM
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2. Why???
You're either a Democrat or you're not.
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:01 PM
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3. Ya mean like Zell Miller, Ed Koch?
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:03 PM
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4. Well was wondering about different parties that sometimes have
common ground in terms of goals they are working toward.

And wondering too about all the folks who say they are leaving the Dems, if they would stay if they could have dual/multi affiliation.

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ExclamationPoint Donating Member (422 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:05 PM
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5. Yes
Because I know someone who calls himself a "republican" yet is very environmentalist and is not really in tune with rep values. We may get people to "convert" to the democratic party if they can witness the idesas of it's followers. I don't think there is anything especially wrong with allowing Libertarians in, and certainly nothing wrong with the Green party.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:52 PM
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6. Has he ever given his reason for why he is a Repub?
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:01 PM
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7. No
If people can't make up their mind, or have divided loyalties, they should register as they are: INDEPENDENT. Nothing wrong with being one of those....

It's a question of PRIMARIES. You'd get a bunch of Republicans wanting to dual-register in order to nominate Bozo the Clown for the Democratic slot in a race with a wide field.

You are either a Democrat, or you are something else. Some of those "something else" categories are just fine, but if you can't pick one, pick INDEPENDENT.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:10 PM
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8. I can see how the primaries could be a definite problem
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:14 PM
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9. not into duel membership
but fusion is a great idea. This allows candidates to run on multiple party lines. In New York, Democrats are often on several lines.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:16 PM
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10. All right, let's talk about this. How does it work, exactly?
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:22 PM
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11. It goes back to the Days of FDR
New York has a ton of parties. Basically, they decide individually who is on their party line on the ballot. Back in the days of FDR, immigrants wanted to vote for FDR but not on the Tammany line. So they started the Liberal party. FDR was still on the Democratic line as well. Today, many Dems are endorsed by the Liberal Party and the Working Families Party which is newer. Conservative Dems don't get that line. (The Liberal party doesn't live up to that name anymore by the way.) Its basically a way for these parties to increase their influence without always dilutting their vote.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:26 PM
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12. Intriguing :^)
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:27 PM
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13. there was a court case too
it went all the way to the supremes. It was ruled legal.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:32 PM
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14. I vaguely recall hearing about this earlier in the year when people were
worrying about the left splitting their votes again. Popped about about the same time as the idea of Nader and the DNC sharing the same slate of electors, I think?

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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:35 PM
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15. I'm all for
this concept. Run seperate candidates in districts where the Repubs are not a threat. Otherwise, pool resources.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:37 PM
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16. But then how do we work out who to run? The Dem? Green? Socialist?
We'd have to work on finding a way to pick someone who would make a lot of folks happy. :)

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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:46 PM
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19. that would be the rub
In NY, the other parties nominate candidates shortly after the major parties choose. At that time they choose whether or not to run someone else or to support the Dem.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:51 PM
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21. This is why I was thinking about the whole coalition
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 09:52 PM by GreenPartyVoter
thing. What if primaries had names from multiple parties of similar ideals on instant runoff ballots.

But then, there's the chance the largest party might win all the time due to sheer numbers. That doesn't bode well for the Greens and Socialists.

*scratching head*

Really not sure if there is a way to make this work...but I do hope we can find one. So many of us all pooled our resources together for ABB, but I was pretty voiceless in the process. Not my idea of a good long-term working situation. :)

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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:58 PM
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24. I like the idea
of instant runoff voting in the general election. It works great in places like Ireland. I don't know if it will ever happen here.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:59 PM
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25. I think it would be good in primaries too. Has its definite downsides
but I would take it over what we have now. We are debating its merits again here in Maine. Cross your fingers that we get it this time. :)

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ProgressiveConn Donating Member (820 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:38 PM
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17. Without a doubt!
Yes! However the party should hold the line about who it allows to register. No Republican should ever be registering as a Dem. If Greens, Libertarians, etc all want to come aboard to fight the neo-con agenda lets welcome them with open arms. Infact I think we should offer this to them as an official coalition.

Coalition for Electoral Reform and Social Progress. :)
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:47 PM
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20. Welcome to DU. :^) I can get on board with Libertarians as far
as social issues, but I can't sign on to their free market trickle down voodoo economics. Gives the socialist in me the willies. *l*

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ProgressiveConn Donating Member (820 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:55 PM
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22. Thanks.
I agree but I also think that the existence of a party dedicated to keeping the government as small as possible is a viable part of the system. So I will welcome them to the table and encourage them to replace the Respendicans as the party of small government voters.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:58 PM
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23. Good point. If we have to replace the repubs with someone, better the Lib
party than the Constitutionalists.

Honestly, though, I have no idea, should the GOP splinter, what the breakdown of right-leaning groups would be or the power they can wield.

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ProgressiveConn Donating Member (820 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:03 PM
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26. True.
It would be significant. However that would still be better than them having control over the Republican party which is seemingly the case now. Lincoln and Eisenhower would be shocked.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:06 PM
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27. Teddy Roosevelt too, at least with regards to their environmental
policies.

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John_H Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:40 PM
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18. LOL!
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