Skip to comments.Why the Open Primary is Worse Than Bad
Posted on 02/24/2009 9:13:03 AM PST by usflagwaver
It is said, philosophically, that there are no new thoughts, no unexplored concepts just new ways of expressing what has been previously thought. That is the historical equivalent of saying that History repeats itself only in different detail.
You see, for nearly as long as there has been representative government, people have gravitated toward factions or parties. We know England once had Whigs and Tories and is now dominated by a Labour Party and a Conservative Party. For the pre-Renaissance Florentines, there were the Guelfs and the Ghibellines. In time, the Ghibellines were driven out and the city was dominated by the Guelfs who, unable to live with success, internally feuded and brought partisanship to a new height with the formation of White Guelfs and their sworn adversaries: the Black Guelfs - so stark can be the differences of partisanship.
In the United States, George Washington eschewed party affiliation but soon Federalists did battle with the Democrat-Republican Party (yes a single party of that name). Later, National Republicans did battle with Andrew Jacksons Democrat Party, before the National Republicans gave way to the Whigs and, in time, the Whigs would give way to the Republican Party we know today. No different were those natural tendencies of people to associate in adversarial ways than is the manner of Yankee and Red Sox fans today.
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2 words. John McCain.
You had me at John McCain
I was just gonna post a picture of Comrade Juan McNuts, but you beat me to the punch line.
What they don't see is he was a doomed candidate, a loser from the beginning, and the second coming of Bob Dole.
There was no republican who was going to beat Obama and his billion dollar war chest with the media in his pocket and the economy tanking.
McCain was our best candidate against Obama and he did remarkably well.
The proof is that McCain ran well ahead of most congressional republicans.
Oh in case you did not notice, the republicans got slaughtered at every level, including state and local elections.
McCain was the best we had.
You have GOT to be kidding!
Palin did well, saving McCain from suffering the landslide defeat he deserved.
Bull sh*t. Duncan Hunter was twice as principled and a hell of a lot more articulate than McIdiot. He would have wiped the floor with Zero in the debates instead of trying to find common ground with him and point out similarities like McQueeg did.
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