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To: longtermmemmory

” - - - The silent majority need only take over one of the parties and allow the country club rinos go away - - - “

That is the plan.

Third parties cannot win as long as the winner is determined by a plurality.

If the laws were changed so that 50 % plus one vote determined the winner then the third party would have a chance.

Thus, it is much more effective to just boot out the RINOs and run the Republican Party the way it should be run, come 2014.


13 posted on 07/09/2012 1:46:58 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Graewoulf
Doesn't matter how you do the cut off for winners, eventually you need to have 50%+1 to win, and that's what the parties get organized around.

Think about this ~ let's say you set winning at 35% ~ and a coalition party was formed around the idea they could get 35% and they'd win, and this other coalition formed around the idea they could get 36% and they'd win, now what do you think is going to happen?

Obviously you have to regularly have 50%+1 victories, but not too much more than that or you end up getting a surplus of losers in your coalition, and you'll find yourself fighting bygone policy battles forever ~ just listen to the Democrats in the NE. They haven't had a new idea in 75 years!

20 posted on 07/09/2012 1:57:02 PM PDT by muawiyah
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