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The GOP´s Vietnam
American Conservative, by Daniel McCarthy

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Posted By:tisHimself, 3/24/2013 2:07:54 PM

America doesn’t really have a two-party system. It has a one-and-a-half-party system, where one party at a time tends to dominate the national agenda while the other becomes a half-party—one that might hold onto the House of Representatives and some state governments, but that isn’t trusted by voters to run the country. The Republicans are America’s half-party today. This is a reversal from a generation ago,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JHBoatwright, 3/24/2013 2:34:25 PM     (No. 9241635)

Why the one Party Socialist System in America
Simple
Because the Socialist Party bought and paid for the Takers who outnumber the Makers in America.
And will go on that way till the End of Recorded Time.
Or till the Free Food Supply runs out, whichever comes first...
Or the Free Cell Phone Supply ........

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wsdiego, 3/24/2013 3:34:53 PM     (No. 9241693)

There are tax payers and tax spenders! Identified as Conservatives, (conservatively spend yours and other peoples money)! Liberals, (liberally spend yours and other peoples money)! The politicians, teachers and their product the media, Climate researcher all have a vested interest in spending your money! Liberal megalomaniacs as Pelosi, Reid and BO ravel in the power! When the population is dumb down (New York High School Grads example) it is easily led by nose! We must teach That effort and accomplishment is what brings respect! You are what you do in the eyes of the people!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/24/2013 3:42:22 PM     (No. 9241705)

This sounds off key. First, the US won Iraq even though Oblunder couldn´t get negotiate immunity from prosecution for our troops that hadn´t left yet. Second, Oblunder called Afghanistan the good war and truly messing it up on his own. Negotiating with the Taliban is a prime example. Finally, we have troops in all sorts of locations without a declaration of war or diplomatic protections. Benghazi is just the most obvious example.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 3/24/2013 4:39:21 PM     (No. 9241758)

The one-and-a-half system is symbiotic. The GOP accepts socialism in exchange for militarism. The Dems accept militarism in exchange for socialism.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: columba, 3/24/2013 5:36:31 PM     (No. 9241807)

The headline is apt. Just at the media lost the war for us in Viet Nam, the media is responsible for the recent battles lost by the GOP.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: danvillebill, 3/24/2013 5:52:05 PM     (No. 9241820)


The republicans hold 30 state governorships
The dems hold 19.
The is one independent.

That is not ´some´ state governments.
That is a nice round 60%.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bpl40, 3/24/2013 6:59:15 PM     (No. 9241895)

30 governorships, majority of seats at the state legislature level, every member of the house elected by a margin greater than the Kenyan, 55/45 split of the Senate. That is hardly a half Party. The ´Rats are in charge not so much because of what they are or what they have done. They are in power because Republicans refuse to do what is necessary convert their popular majority into political reality. Too afraid to win!

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