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A Third Party

Origanalist Again Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 10:17 PM
"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. " Your first paragraph demonstrates clearly why Mitt Romney lost. The "moderate", (read as progressive) establishment of the republican party only pays lip service to conservative during elections for their votes and throw them under the bus a soon as the election is over. Well, the gig is up, we know you're nothing but big government statists. Get used to losing, if I wanted big government I would vote for the real deal not a cheap immitation.
RayTheAnarchoCapitalist Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 8:29 AM
Well said.

Truth is, with two parties both race to the center to garner the most votes. There's very little difference between the two. With a third party, there could be moderates, left wingers, and right wingers. Since you'd only need a third of the votes plus one, the non-moderates wouldn't have to pander to the center.

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,...