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Centrist Democrats

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by Anonymousreply 603/09/2013

Traditional Republicans.

by Anonymousreply 103/05/2013

Republican conspiracy to direct the Democratic party by running fake Democrats.

by Anonymousreply 203/08/2013

[quote]Republican conspiracy to direct the Democratic party by running fake Democrats.

Zionist conspiracy to direct the Democratic party by running fake Democrats.

by Anonymousreply 303/08/2013

The Democratic Party is a centrist party.

by Anonymousreply 403/08/2013

Stalin called bourgeois parties “the dancing bears of social democracy.” Toothless and undignified distractions, these non-movements personify the function of electoral politics—to channel the energies of the oppressed into bullshit discussions about trivia and inanities.

Uncle Joe’s hilariously inelegant phrase comes to mind these days as the corporate pundit class prattles on and on about the supposed current crise de coeur of the GOP. How, everybody is asking (if, by everybody, you mean a coupla dozen writers), can the Republican Party maintain its relevance?

Like that grammatical atrocity The Sequester (it’s a budget cut), the Republicans-could-go-extinct meme is a crisis so manufactured it hardly exists. The Party of Hoover still controls the House of Representatives. They hold us 27 state legislatures and 30 governors mansions.

You could even argue that they have the Democratic Party. The Dems of yore, after all, were big-spending liberals standing up for the little guy. FDR and LBJ wouldn’t recognize guys like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, more worried about deficits, sucking up more to bankers and ignoring the plight of the poor and oppressed than so-called conservatives, as members of their party.

All this handwringing over the alleged danger that the GOP could fade into irrelevance—that’s mediaspeak for losing more elections—ignores the fact that Barack Obama only defeated Mitt Romney, a bizarre human being and an awful candidate—by a few percentage points. Republicans lost a few seats in the House and a pair in the Senate, but things basically remained unchanged. Not bad for a party that failed to present any new ideas beyond the usual gays suck, government should be small when the other party is in charge, and one of these days, just you wait and see, the rich really will spend some of those tax cuts here in the States.

by Anonymousreply 503/08/2013

And yet R5, with fewer ten million votes for the winners of their last two presidential parties, they are highly vulnerable. Progressive could easily take over the Republicans in 2014 if we ran a slate of candidates for all 435 positions, concentrated the campaign on corruption, and got unions to vote. The GOP are highly vulnerable. And isn't that how they took over the Dem party, by taking advantage of the low participation in primaries to saddle us with Centrist shitheads?

by Anonymousreply 603/09/2013
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