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  •  Wisconsin also has that. (1+ / 0-)
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    It doesn't fix the radicalization problem. If the GOP has a GOP-leaning district the Teahadists will put up a crazy. If the district is strongly-enough GOP leaning the Teahadist wins even if most people don't like him because there will be enough moderate Republicans who won't vote for the Democrat.

    In the California primary, there are several from each party running in the primary. Maybe the Democrats get shut out, but a moderate Republican gets a shot at the Teahadist.

    As long as Boehner refuses to approach this rationally, there is no current advantage to having a moderate Republican in the House instead of a crazy, but in normal times moderate Republicans can be allies of Democrats on important issues that need to be addressed.

    Americans can make our country better.

    by freelunch on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 10:05:47 AM PDT

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    •  I don't think radicalization is a real problem (0+ / 0-)

      so long as all of the members of the house aren't radicals.

      ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

      by James Allen on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 11:05:47 AM PDT

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