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    Democracy triumphs.

    "End of the Republican Party"? I doubt it's gone yet, simply because people are so used to having it around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    It's too bad it wasn't Carl Weathers or Bill Duke -- otherwise, along with Schwarzenegger in CA, we might have had a Predator "3-pack."
    As it turns out, the guy that played Billy in Predator had run for nomination in Kentucky just on the premise that two other people from Predator won. He didn't get anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    I severely doubt all 60 will vote on the same thing many times, if ever, in the course of this arrangement. The other problem is that the legislative Democrats are actually starting to butt heads with Obama a little. I also have no idea why Pelosi still runs the show as if her party weren't in a dominating position. Point is, I don't have a sense of hope.

    Congrats to Al, though. I have two of his books. I didn't really believe he'd acheive this goal of his.
    They won't necessarily need all 60 Democrat votes, 57 is considered enough for an "effective" filibuster, and they will also be picking up some blue-state Republican votes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimarron View Post
    Democracy triumphs.

    "End of the Republican Party"? I doubt it's gone yet, simply because people are so used to having it around.
    It's institutionally ingrained into the system. The two parties will probably be here until the USA ends or has a governmental revolution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimarron View Post
    Democracy triumphs.

    "End of the Republican Party"? I doubt it's gone yet, simply because people are so used to having it around.
    They're on their way if they don't get each others' heads out of their asses. They barely make a peep, and if they do, they sound like 4 year olds having a tantrum at Toys R Us.



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    *Coleman officially accepts loss*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimarron View Post
    "End of the Republican Party"? I doubt it's gone yet, simply because people are so used to having it around.
    It's possible. I think they have to forget about social conservatism and hawkish foreign policy in order to stay alive and appeal to moderates, Hispanics, and the youth more. But they are unlikely to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    It's possible. I think they have to forget about social conservatism and hawkish foreign policy in order to stay alive and appeal to moderates, Hispanics, and the youth more. But they are unlikely to do that.
    But how would they go away? What would even happen? Like I was saying, the system basically serves as life support to both parties. They can't die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    But how would they go away? What would even happen? Like I was saying, the system basically serves as life support to both parties. They can't die.
    They wouldn't totally go away. They'd just be stuck in the minority. And if they can't keep a decent minority, a 3rd party could position itself towards viability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    They wouldn't totally go away. They'd just be stuck in the minority. And if they can't keep a decent minority, a 3rd party could position itself towards viability.
    Due to the fact that the laws are so geared toward two parties, development of a third party, especially in the legislator, would move at a glacier's pace. I'd like to point out that legislative Republicans did go through several nearly uninterupted decades as a minority. Nothing came of that, though.
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