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A Third Party

linda880 Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 10:45 AM
Ah those evil values voters lost it again, sorry it was the fact that Republicans couldn't get their base out. Remember we were all told only Romney could win, and while he savaged his conservative opponents he sure didn't take the fight to Obama. Every time establishment Republicans shove a moderate, or democrat lite on us he loses, and then the moaning begins about something needng to be done about that far right. You would think it might dawn on these spineless whiners consevatives ARE the base , and it would most likely be them to start a new party . How many elections do suppose they would win if conservatives abandon the Republican party to it's RINOs?

During the Q & A section of my speech to the Chamber group here last night, someone asked what I thought about the concept of a third party to counter the influence of the right wing of the Republican Party.

If there were a true independent third party in the U.S. House and Senate of, say, 10 percent of the membership that would mean 43 Members in the House and 10 Senators.

It is unlikely that either Republicans or Democrats would have enough votes to organize either Chamber without the buy-in of the independents.

Or, put another way,...