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    Default gop/rnc considering 'purity' questionnaire

    yep, the new gop is considering giving potential candidates a questionnaire to determine if their goals are in line with the gop's goals

    rr would not pass the test

    if they do this it will be the gop reducing its party appeal and shooting itself in the foot

    i guess that they would rather be small and pure
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonQuixote View Post
    yep, the new gop is considering giving potential candidates a questionnaire to determine if their goals are in line with the gop's goals

    rr would not pass the test

    if they do this it will be the gop reducing its party appeal and shooting itself in the foot

    i guess that they would rather be small and pure
    Of course we all know that everyone answers survey questions candidly and honestly, right?
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    In the UK, Canada, and Australia if you vote against the party on any major issue there's a serious chance you're not going to be standing for re-election on their line in the next election. You can still run as an independent, but even in Australia (where they have IRV) it's a long shot.

    And I sort of agree with that. Why should anyone who voted against healthcare still be a Democrat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watermark View Post
    In the UK, Canada, and Australia if you vote against the party on any major issue there's a serious chance you're not going to be standing for re-election on their line in the next election. You can still run as an independent, but even in Australia (where they have IRV) it's a long shot.

    And I sort of agree with that. Why should anyone who voted against healthcare still be a Democrat?
    you're right, no one should think for themselves or consider their own constituents, they should all vote in lockstep with the brown shirt party leaders of the democratic party

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yurt View Post
    you're right, no one should think for themselves or consider their own constituents, they should all vote in lockstep with the brown shirt party leaders of the democratic party
    If you want to think for yourself run as an independent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watermark View Post
    If you want to think for yourself run as an independent.
    so all political parties are good for is borg thinking....no wonder you're a sheeple

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yurt View Post
    so all political parties are good for is borg thinking....
    Yes. Political parties present a unified front for an ideology. People who agree with that ideology should vote for that party. Otherwise they should vote for an independent.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yurt View Post
    no wonder you're a sheeple
    I want my lawmakers to be sheeple to my interests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watermark View Post
    Yes. Political parties present a unified front for an ideology. People who agree with that ideology should vote for that party. Otherwise they should vote for an independent.



    I want my lawmakers to be sheeple to my interests.
    great...so if you are a republican or a democrat, you can't think for yourself....and if your constituents don't want you to vote lockstep with your party, then fuck them, you must hail the party hitler....

    nonsense, if that was the case then each party should elect one person nationally, then you will have no disagreement...and you can sit back and enjoy your sheeplehood

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    The purpose of a party is ultimately to reduce the opinion of the majority to the majority of the majority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watermark View Post
    The purpose of a party is ultimately to reduce the opinion of the majority to the majority of the majority.
    perhaps the actual purpose is to find enough people that have the same opinions or enough of the same opinions to produce and effective voting block

    personally, i register and vote independent - of course the problem in ca is that you cannot vote in primaries

    i would like to see both the dems and reps split into two parties each for a total of 4 parties

    where i live my representative is a republican in a 'safe' district so my vote does not count for that office regardless of what i think about his politics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Watermark View Post
    The purpose of a party is ultimately to reduce the opinion of the majority to the majority of the majority.
    no...the purpose is power

    you're a borg, hive think, you can't function without someone telling you what to think

    hopefully one day you will be dissimilated from the borg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yurt View Post
    no...the purpose is power

    you're a borg, hive think, you can't function without someone telling you what to think

    hopefully one day you will be dissimilated from the borg
    politics used to be the art of living together or getting along with someone you do not like

    people gather together to form a body politic for the purpose of exerting their power over others or themselves

    Politics is a process by which groups of people make decisions. The term is generally applied to behavior within civil [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government"]governments[/ame], but politics has been observed in all human group interactions, including [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporation"]corporate[/ame], [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academia"]academic[/ame] and [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion"]religious[/ame] institutions. It consists of "social relations involving authority or power"[1] and refers to the regulation of a political unit,[2] and to the methods and tactics used to formulate and apply [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Policy"]policy[/ame].[3] The word "Politics" comes from the Greek word πολἰς ("[ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polis"]polis[/ame]") meaning city-state. The Greek word πολίτἰκος "Politikos" describes anything concerning the state or city affairs. In Latin, this was "politicus" and in French "politique". Thus it became "politics" in [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_English"]Middle English[/ame] (see the [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concise_Oxford_Dictionary"]Concise Oxford Dictionary[/ame]).



    1. ^ Definition of politics from die.net
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    politics used to be the art of living together or getting along with someone you do not like
    thats a pipe dream and not true

    that is like saying the nuclear bomb was a bomb meant to end all wars, a bomb to bring peace.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yurt View Post
    thats a pipe dream and not true

    that is like saying the nuclear bomb was a bomb meant to end all wars, a bomb to bring peace.....
    it is not that is was not tried during 20th century, it just did not worl
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    And what's so funny is their hero Reagan fails it.

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