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I knew this would happen sooner or later.

Posted Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at 9:14 PM

It seems that I'm not the only one dissatisfied with the current state of affairs when it comes to American politics. The never ending battle between the far left and the far right, leaving those of us in the middle disenfranchised. Well I came by this article a few minutes ago, and after reading it, I thought, what a great idea! It's not a new concept, but it sure is a whole new way of trying to achieve a goal. This nation is at a turning point. The Democrats will nominate Obama, while the Republicans are engaged in a battle of the hard right trying to gain control of the party. Net result, the moderates and independents are left out in the cold again. If this new movement has any success, it will forever change the face of politics in America. If they achieve 20-30% of the popular vote, they will be a force to be reckoned with. The question will be asked, should the President be elected by a majority or a plurality? The last time that happened was in 92. Was the outcome good or bad?, that depends on your point of view. Is this the wave of the future? Only time will tell. Here is the link to the article.

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THANKYOU........BUCKSHOT......The lines have always been blurred to say the least that is what has made us GREAT........have a good day

-- Posted by lamont on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 11:33 AM

Sorry about that bro.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Wed, Nov 2, 2011, at 8:28 PM


-- Posted by lamont on Wed, Nov 2, 2011, at 7:46 PM

I might add, it seems that Buckshot is the only one who went to the link and read it. Am I wrong?

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Wed, Nov 2, 2011, at 6:32 PM

I saw a bumper sticker in Boise the other day that said "Reagan/Palin". That might be hard right.

-- Posted by skeeter on Wed, Nov 2, 2011, at 6:22 PM

Mike or Buckshot, could you please give a solid definition of hard right? Maybe a politician who embodies hard right.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Wed, Nov 2, 2011, at 6:19 PM

I think Roy, that the only effective thing to do in this cycle is to vote out incumbents. That might seem drastic, but nothing else has worked to get Everyone's full attention.

If they thought that they were going to lose their cushy jobs and power, it might help get something done in the blame game and make them think twice about always being in election mode instead of doing their jobs.

Certainly writing letters and voicing our concerns and opinions haven't warranted much consternation or caution.

I don't consider myself a "hard" right person. I do have some criteria that I stick to regardless of the labels that get slapped on us for speaking our own minds.

Some of these people keep ignoring the warning bell and think that it doesn't apply to them.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Wed, Nov 2, 2011, at 1:58 PM

Buckshot, you forgot Teddy Roosevelt. I'm 61 and have a very good memory of politics, and I can hardly consider any of the G.O.P. contenders even close to center-right.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Wed, Nov 2, 2011, at 4:51 AM

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I'm an almost 61 year old transplant from California 6 1/2 years ago. I work in road construction, those dastardly flaggers. My family roots go back to New England farms, not the big city. The last town I lived in when in California grew from 16K to 40K in 10 years, and that was enough to drive me out. I don't engage in or tolerate name calling. Name calling reduces an adult discussion to grade school play yard level. I have never served in the military, but have family members who have, dating back to WW1. I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I am neither extremely Liberal or Conservative. I am raising my 16 year old grandson, not what I expected at this age, and dealing with those issues as well as my health and near retirement which are 2 things I intend to talk about. I decided to try my hand at this thanks to the warm welcome I have received on Mike's blog. When I take a position, I will defend it until I am shown that I am mistaken, and when that happens, I apologize. There are other things about me that will come out over time I'm sure.