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Federalism Could be the Solution to GOP Branding Problem

Charles SWVA Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 1:58 PM
A two party system drags the two parties closer and closer to each other in and attempt to capture more of the middle. It results in 1.0010 parties. There should be a mininum of 3, left, center, right and any others that have broad enough appeal.

To understand why Republicans have a "branding problem," you first need to understand how the system is rigged against conservatives.

Such is the schizophrenic dysfunction of our politics: We constantly demand "conviction" politicians who will "do what's right" and then condemn them, often in the same breath, for being unwilling to put aside their conviction and their sense of what's right.

But such condemnation does not fall equally on conservatives and progressives alike. For the progressive's principle is, at its core, more. Do more. Spend more. Spend more doing more. Any compromise of progressive principle in this regard is seen as...