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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:41 PM

So they say,"No More Republican Party?"How about 1972? "No More Democratic Party", they said

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...............THEY SAID," NO MORE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AFTER THIS ELECTION"...............

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..Presidential Candidate...................Political Party....Electoral vote...Popular Vote.... %

Richard Milhous Nixon (Incumbent) ..... Republican............ 520...............47,160,000...........60
George Stanley McGovern................... Democratic .............17...............29,173,000...........37.5
John G. Schmitz........................... American Independent.... 0 .............. ?????????

I was there, and I worked for George Mc Govern, afterwards, they said."NO MORE DEMOCRATIC PARTY"

4 Years later, a fellow from Georgia, Jimmy Carter, A Democrat,won the next election, (1976)
and Carter became President of the United States of America..(and, Carter is still alive today)

(please, NEVER UNDERESTIMATE .."THE FUTURE"...almost anything can happen..)

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Stuart G Tuesday OP
CountAllVotes Tuesday #1
Stuart G Tuesday #2
Thomas Hurt Tuesday #3
Stuart G Tuesday #6
sharedvalues Tuesday #4
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calguy Tuesday #7
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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:50 PM

1. No More Republican Party

That was said after Katrina hit too.

Seems "they" were wrong unfortunately!



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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:56 PM

2. Yes, "they were wrong"...and .."I have been wrong a whole lot too."

I was also wrong in 2007..in February, a fellow from Illinois said he was running for President of the U.S.A.

and I said to others as I said to myself..."Obama doesn't have a chance." I also said to myself, "The U.S.A. ain't ready for an Afro-American to be President of the U.S.A.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:05 PM

3. Political parties evolve, they may even change their name, they don't die.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:13 PM

6. Yes, I agree with you. There are those on the left, center and right..has been that way for a while

During the French Revolution...the legislature met, ...I think it was .."Estates General"

As they deliberated the events, Those that favored the King, sat on the right
..........................................., Those that wanted total and radical change...sat on the left
......................... Those that were willing to compromise and discuss change sat in the center.

..........................That is where left, right and center political terms came from...

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:11 PM

4. It was almost true. That was beginning of the great racial realignment

Nixon won big in 1972 because the great party realignment was going full bore. The racists were leaving the Dem party and moving to the GOP, and educated progressive white people plus minorities were NOT a majority then.
That realignment killed the Democratic Party 1972-1992 and Carter basically won only because (a) Nixon was a criminal and (b) Ford pardoned him. And Clinton governed close to the center and courted Reagan Republicans. Only in 2008 did we have a real Democrat as president.

We ARE a majority now. Id be happy to see the GOP effectively dead for 35 years. Lets do it.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:12 PM

5. Ps thank you for working for McGovern!



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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:32 PM

7. You're welcome

I was a young 22 year old far left thinking liberal just discharged from the Army in 1972. I believed in everything McGovern did and said. I spent my first four months as a civilian working for the McGovern campaign. I had a very small role in a medium sized town in Iowa, and I put in a lot of long hours doing my very small role. I was proud of what I was doing and I'll never forget the sting I felt when we were so badly beaten when the votes were cast. It changed my thinking forever. It's great to have ultra liberal goals and ideals. But if we want to win elections, we best run more to the center because most of the voters don't share the level of liberal ideas that we do. If we want the majority of the vote, we have to offer more of what less liberal thinking voters can align themselves with. Plenty of room to move more to the left once we're in office, but first we have to BE in office.

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Response to calguy (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:38 PM

8. You were in the right backing McGovern

And that 1972 loss was as much about racial realignment as it was about ideas.

In 1968, Wallace running hid the fact that all those Southern states wanted to vote for Nixon and would, a few years later.

The real forking criminality is that Nixon conspired with the South Vietnamese to keep the war going to steal 1968. In a slightly different world, LBJ outs Nixon, war ends, Nixon loses, and tens of thousands fewer Americans die for nothing in Vietnam.


(Im glad you served. Im sorry our leadership failed you.)

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