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A Third Party

Michael1825 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:25 AM
Get real. A party to represent the people in the middle? The middle of what? You can't slide a piece of paper between the GOPe leaders and the democrats. We need a 3rd party to represent freedom loving patriots! Than the GOPe can quit playing their silly games and join the democrat party.
Fil-TX Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 8:15 AM
Was Scott Brown, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, and other senators with the R behind their name, part of the "right wing of the GOP"? They could be counted on to vote with opposition very regularly. Mike, you are correct: "You can't slide a piece of paper between the GOP and democrat". We already have an "independent" wing of the GOP and look where it's gotten us. Either we are conservative or we are not. We can't be just a little bit pregnant(but with the democrat's programs of "free" birth control), we just might be.
iprazhm Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:56 AM
I agree.
What the author is missing is the fact that perhaps as much as half of those who voted for Romney did so under duress, and would have gladly cast their precious vote for a REAL conservative rather than sell their soul to the devil by voting for the lesser of two evils.
A true consercvative party, one thats socially conservative as well as fiscally, would catch those voters, along with a large portion of the 3 MILLION who stayed home, and many of those registered republicans who voted for someone other than Romney.
A third party would obliterate the RINO party and THATS what the establishment is afraid of.
The republican party hasn't been faithful to it's OWN PLATFORM for decades now. It must die or be absorded

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,...