Liberal Democracy

Liberal Democracy
The Free State

Monday, September 24, 2012

FRSFreeStatePlus: The Daily Caller: Nicholas Ballasy: Sen. Schumer: An Obama Victory Will 'Strengthen' GOP, Hurt Tea Party": Where The GOP Could go From Here

As someone who does believe in the Two Party System to this extent, I believe in having the Democratic and Republican Parties. Around to prevent the United States from becoming a One Party State, meaning that both parties are strong enough to represent an effective opposition, that if you. Don't like this party, you have another choice, I prefer multiple choices of parties but with the Two Party System, you at least have a choice, now I would prefer the Democrats controlled both the. White House and Congress, especially with the State of todays Neoconservative GOP and even though that would mean Progressives would have more influence in Congress, with President Obama around. He could prevent Democrats from going too far left and Senate Leader Reid does a good job of that in the Senate, and even though Nancy Pelosi in the House, whether she's Speaker or Minority Leader. And even though she comes from the Progressive Faction of the Democratic Party, is a very effective Legislature and Leader and someone who prefers to legislate and get good deals, rather. Then getting everything that Progressives want, this doesn't mean I want Democrats to have such large majorities, in the House and Senate that. Progressives get everything they want, just enough power to keep the far right in check.

Having said all of that and especially the part about me not believing in a One Party State, we need two. Again at least two strong political parties in America, it might not look this way right now but we don't have that, we have one party that in excellent position to do very well for. At least ten years down the road, because they can communicate to really every group in the country, thats not part of the far right, every ethnic and racial group, you don't see Democrats. Struggling to get 10-30% of any racial group in the country, like you see with Republicans when it comes to African and Latin Americans and perhaps even Jewish Americans and a. Party that has a hard time winning outside of the Bible Belt, or big cities or areas that are very diverse, racially, ethnically and culturally, Democrats are in very good position to. Do very well not just in 2012 and 2014 but 2016 and further down the road then that, especially as we become more diverse as a country.

What you have with today's Republican Party, is the GOP thats dying off, the current base of voters they rely on. Won't be around ten years from now or not a big enough of a Voting Block for the GOP to be competitive nationally and what they will have to do is regroup and bring in different. Voters, that means reforming their platform and welcoming new people to the GOP and relying less on Neoconservatives, Big Government Republicans that want government in our bedrooms. And so fourth who see people who aren't like them, as Un American and have never accepted the fact of how diverse America is. What we have in the United States right now, is a Center Left Democratic Party, with a further left Progressive Faction in it and a Far Right Republican Party. With a smaller Conservative Faction in it, thats not much of a choice for voters. Even if they aren't leftists but somewhere in the middle, they would prefer those people over the Far Right or not vote at all.

What we need in America is a real Conservative Opposition to the Democratic Party, where we have Liberals competing with Conservatives. A government out of our bedrooms and boardrooms party, where the GOP use to be, really just thirty years ago or so, whether that party is a new and. Improved Republican Party or something comes to replace it, like the Libertarian Party or an Independence Party but voters want and need choices in who to vote for or they feel their vote isn't worth much.