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Democrats vs. Republicans. by tucsonmike on 7 May 2007 5:59am
 
I am putting this up as the American version of the end of the Labor Party.

I never thought I would see the day. When I was a kid, the parties were really just a vehicle to get elected. Our Founding Fathers did not want parties. They just sort of "happened." It used to be each party had Conservative, Liberal, and Moderate groupings. Now, there are real ideologies.

Atlantic Monthly thought the Democrats would split. Has not happened.

And I am still shaking my head at the thought of 2008 campaigning with the election still a year and a half away.

Oh, and Richard Branson was mentioned in the show on the History Channel The States yesterday when the program did New Mexico.

 
Re: Democrats vs. Republicans. by Gollumit on 7 May 2007 4:09pm
 
A Democrat victory in 2008 will be a disaster for America and the international community.

I agree Mike, the fact that there is campaigning already underway for the American Presidency defies all logic.
 
Re: Democrats vs. Republicans. by Palin_Lover on 7 May 2007 10:39pm
 
Yea, there is quite a bit of campaigning. I think some of the candidates are way too interested in their personal gain. In fact, one of the candidates is a senator for my state, Illinois and because he is campaigning willy-nilly, he is not doing his job in Springfield. Oy.
 
Re: Democrats vs. Republicans. by tucsonmike on 8 May 2007 4:16am
 
Why would a Democratic victory be a disaster both here and Internationally? Depends on the Democrat: depends on the Republican.

We normally tend to right ourselves in the end. Then again, fewer of us are involved in the process.
 
Re: Democrats vs. Republicans. by Gollumit on 8 May 2007 9:40am
 
If the Democrats won then I think they would embark upon an isolationist foreign policy in light of the percieved failure of this Administration.
 
Re: Democrats vs. Republicans. by KMeadows on 8 May 2007 3:22pm
 
I disagree completely. I think that in light of the <i>miserable</i> foreign policy failure of this administration, Dems would make it a point to be out there, finally showing our best face again. There's a whole lot of work to do to repair the damage Bush has done to our world-wide reputation.
 
Re: Democrats vs. Republicans. by sighthound on 8 May 2007 9:25pm
 
Morse, in one post you excoriate Bush (which I totally agree with, btw) and then here you say a Democratic victory would be a disaster. I know that you dream about America adopting your sad queen as our monarch but that is just not going to happen. You need to move beyond your infantile fantasies to a realistic view of international politics.
 
Re: Democrats vs. Republicans. by tucsonmike on 9 May 2007 3:38am
 
Can't be isolantionist. Not in the modern world. If anything, Democrats are more worldly than some Republicans.
 
Re: Democrats vs. Republicans. by Gollumit on 10 May 2007 12:24am
 
The Queen is twice the person that you will ever be, sighthound. Care to explain how you know that the Queen is sad? I think regal is the correct terminology. You only see the public formal face, I am a little suprised by the way in which you are so blinkered.

I do not have these dreams which you have mentioned about re - instating the monarchy in the US. I believe in national self determination.

I support the republican party, I like George W Bush but to a lesser extent. Although I may like him, I still think he is a monkey.
 
Re: Democrats vs. Republicans. by johnnythemonkey on 10 May 2007 12:30am
 
So little Michael has seen more than the queen's " public formal face".
Been having tea with her Michael ?
 
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