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  •  Have no fear. (7+ / 0-)

    The Dems will split. The right-leaning Dems will merge with the Decline to Staters who have left the GOP. Those groups will reform into a reasonable right. The remnant GOP will live out their days as the kook party until they rejoin the new GOP and we start all over again.

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    by pucklady on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 01:03:49 PM PDT

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    •  NO way (0+ / 0-)

      Will the Dems split.

      •  Seriously. There is no way. Dems do not split. (4+ / 0-)

        I am not sure why anyone thinks the Dems will split.  I think it's much more likely that the Republicans split.

        One part of the Republican party splits off to be "The Party Of Jesus", wildly spouting off for multiple Constitutional Amendments against gays, abortion, and atheism while simultaneously screaming at the top of their lungs that everyone who doesn't vote for their party will "burn in Hell" and "is a servant of Satan".    This branch will fare well in Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia and South Carolina.

        The second part of the Republican party splits off into "Corporations Uber Alles", who want to gut regulations and slam corporate taxes down to 0%.   The branch will fare poorly with the general public but will capture almost all of the Republican wealthy donor base.

        The third part of the Republican party splits off into strict Libertarianism and isolationism.   This branch will appear to non-college educated white males and voters in Wyoming, Montana, Utah and Idaho.

        •  Why will the Dems split? (1+ / 0-)
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          Because progressives like me and many others here simply can't coexist with the Third Way Wall Street DINOs and the neoconoid national security hawks who comprise a hefty portion of the party.  I, for one, am totally fed up with the party, which would be rated center-right in most of the rest of the world.

          If there was a realistic alternative to the left of the Dems, I'd jump ship in a New York minute.  For the time being, I'll work to improve the Dems but I don't see the party lasting as is, particularly if the Repugs do disintegrate

          See the children of the earth who wake to find the table bare, See the gentry in the country riding out to take the air. ~~Gordon Lightfoot, "Don Quixote"

          by Panama Pete on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 07:42:45 PM PDT

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    •  Then we need to tell Dems about the... (2+ / 0-)
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      threat from splitting or even agitating.

      Yeah, I told my IL Senators and Rep Quigley NO on Syria. That does not mean I will not vote for them.

      Tell your family, friends, neighbours and enemies:

      VOTE DEMOCRATIC.

      The alternatives are like injecting yourself with poison, and that includes the GOP, Libertarians, Greens and any other perceived alternatives.

      VOTE DEMOCRATIC.

      Ugh. --UB.

      "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Randian Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of West Dakota!"

      by unclebucky on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 02:49:44 PM PDT

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      •  Voting Dem.... (0+ / 0-)

        ....is like injecting yourself with arsenic.  Voting for the alternatives is like injecting cyanide.  One takes a little longer than the other but both will kill you.

        My feeling is that the Dems are getting to the point where they go to the "lesser of 2 evils" well once too often.

        See the children of the earth who wake to find the table bare, See the gentry in the country riding out to take the air. ~~Gordon Lightfoot, "Don Quixote"

        by Panama Pete on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 07:50:39 PM PDT

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        •  Lovely. Now what is the alternative? (0+ / 0-)

          Or are you saying there is no alternative and we all surrender ourselves to the Borg or Matrix?

          Ugh. --UB.

          "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Randian Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of West Dakota!"

          by unclebucky on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 08:30:01 AM PDT

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