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Not Such a Hot Idea: Liberal and Conservative Parties

-42 Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 7:32 AM
Sorry Mr. Barone but your REpublican Party is DEAD of suicide. It's defecated on it's conservative base & caved into the Marxist Democrats once to often.
"More tears are shed over answered prayers," the 16th century nun St. Teresa of Avila is supposed to have said, "than over unanswered ones."

So it may be appropriate to shed a tear for two or three generations of American political scientists whose prayers have been answered -- in a way that most political scientists today regret.

The prayers of the political scientists in the 1940s, 1950s and into the 1960s was that our party system would evolve into one with one clearly liberal party and one clearly conservative party.

This was a common enough argument at the...