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Is Obama Shaping a New Majority?

airstart Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 2:02 AM
Maybe we need a third party, we might call them Conservatives,(what a innovative thought) the tea party could be a front for them, they would miraculously emerge 90 days before the next national election and destroy all libs, rinos,and progressives any one else who thought Pelosi and Reid had brains.
HoovervilleFollies Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 2:33 PM
I like it, airstart. But you missed the part about the new third party then going down to humiliating defeat. What you guys never seem to understand is that while many Americans identify themselves as "conservative" when polled, they strongly support the integrity of safety-net programs that Tea Party types are warring against. Hence, your new party would be lucky to get 30 percent of the vote in a three-way national election.
BK24 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 2:24 AM
It would be more accurate to say we need a second party to oppose the Demo-Publican collusion.
RyanM Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 2:25 AM
LOL. Ain't that the damn truth.
In the 20th century, only two presidents shaped new governing coalitions that outlasted them. They were the only two men to appear on five national tickets.

The first was FDR, who rang down the curtain in 1932 on the seven decades of Republican hegemony since Abraham Lincoln that had seen only two Democrats in the White House. And Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson had made it only because of divisions inside the GOP.

Franklin Roosevelt would win four terms, and his party would win the presidency in seven of nine elections between 1932 and 1968.

Richard Nixon was the next craftsman of...

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