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1 posted on 03/01/2019 8:16:34 AM PST by gattaca
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The Two Parties are not sustainable.


2 posted on 03/01/2019 8:17:06 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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DJT is in the process of blowing up the political order and for that I’m eternally grateful.


3 posted on 03/01/2019 8:19:42 AM PST by JonPreston
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Hmmmm, last *I* checked, my ballot had MORE than 2 and, sometimes, more than 4, party choices.

Maybe what we need is to support the/a party that uphold, defends and enforces the Constitution (which precludes the typical 2-party base).


4 posted on 03/01/2019 8:20:48 AM PST by i_robot73 (One could not count the number of *solutions*, if only govt followed\enforced the Constitution.)
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The GOP has long been dominated by Bush League Republicans, voting for the continuation of the illegal alien inundation in the faces of the majority of their voters.


5 posted on 03/01/2019 8:22:14 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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1. Democrap Party
2. Social Democrap Party
3. Old Dying GOP Party
4. New Republican Party, Donald J. Trump, President


7 posted on 03/01/2019 8:25:03 AM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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Democratic Socialists, Totalitarian Socialists, Bush League Republicans, Make America Great Again Republicans.


10 posted on 03/01/2019 8:27:20 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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Well, since I registered as a Whig 4 years ago, I’ve yet to see a single Whig candidate on the ballot.


15 posted on 03/01/2019 8:41:12 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Chivalry is not dead. It is a warriors code and only practiced by warriors.)
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The Democrats actually are suffering from a split in their party, with the media hyped upstarts dragging the spotlight from the geriatric old guard. It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of lying old fools. Democrats are a coalition of divided interests, but the far leftists appear to be taking over.

The Republicans had a bit of a split when the rank and file supported President Trump over the leadership’s favorites. But the split in the Republican party is between the leadership and the base. The base supports President Trump at around 90% which is actually remarkable unity. Many of the 10% who do not support President Trump call themselves “conservatives” but actually would have preferred a Clinton presidency. They can’t really go to the Democrat side at this point because the old guard Democrats are losing control of their party. So the split on the Republican side is a complete myth from the media.


16 posted on 03/01/2019 8:42:04 AM PST by fireman15
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There's nothing new in that. The idea goes back to the Eisenhower era.

The "Presidential" Republican and Democrat parties were more liberal than the "Congressional" Republican and Democrat parties. So you had Presidential Democrats on the left and Congressional Republicans on the right with the Congressional Democrats and Presidential Republicans contending for the center.

Both kinds of Republicans were more conservative than their Democratic counterparts, but the Congressional Democrats had a large conservative element and the Presidential Republicans were more accepting of liberal ideas than their Congressional counterparts, so the views of Congressional Democrats and Presidential Republicans didn't reflect the more polarized views of others in their parties.

Political scientists wished that all the liberals would be in one party and all the conservatives in the other to break the "Deadlock of Democracy." How did that work out?

17 posted on 03/01/2019 8:42:33 AM PST by x
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Or click here for the Thomas Friedman op-ed generator:

http://thomasfriedmanopedgenerator.com/about.php

18 posted on 03/01/2019 8:44:39 AM PST by Right_Wing_Madman
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Nope. The two parties have put too many mechanisms in place. The one thing they both agree on is keeping it a two party system. No other party will ever gain enough of a foothold to matter.


19 posted on 03/01/2019 8:45:23 AM PST by discostu (I know that's a bummer baby, but it's got precious little to do with me)
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Disunity follows diversity. Its what people like Friedman promoted and ultimately wanted. What better way to achieve their goal of destroying the American nation?


21 posted on 03/01/2019 8:47:28 AM PST by allendale (.)
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Yes.

- Old School Corrup-O-Crat
- New Radical Socialist
- Trumpian Populist
- National Review GOPe

Of the 4 that last one will be the smallest and most likely to become political roadkill.


23 posted on 03/01/2019 8:52:44 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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An argument I have been making since the last elections is that President Trump is essentially a third party president considering the traditional opposition of the dims and the antics of the RINOs and GOPes.


24 posted on 03/01/2019 8:54:47 AM PST by pfflier
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There are two parties; one that wants to preserve our rights and one that wants to take them away. And not everyone who wants to take them away are DemocRats.


26 posted on 03/01/2019 8:57:04 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Being woke means you can be nasty, hateful and use racist slurs yet feel morally superior.)
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From the first line in the article, in case you haven’t noticed ...........

Thomas Friedman is an idiot.


29 posted on 03/01/2019 9:02:57 AM PST by TheRake
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It is a testament to American stability that we really only had two.

But it is an indictment of our inattention to our government that we did.


30 posted on 03/01/2019 9:03:19 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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...the old G.O.P. center right

Not many citizens in the GOP center right... lots of old politicians who want yesterday back - that's about it...

Thomas Friedman needs to switch to the democrat party...

And as far as 'willing to work and willing to work together'? That's nuts. Democrat would stab us in the back first chance they got - their idea of 'working together' means us giving into their ideas and helping them. They would never help us. Well written but mostly drivel from a never-Trumper...

32 posted on 03/01/2019 9:11:45 AM PST by GOPJ
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What we need is a viable second party.


33 posted on 03/01/2019 9:15:28 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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The battle is now globalist/socialist vs. nationalist/patriot.


34 posted on 03/01/2019 9:16:57 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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