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  •  i could see both party coalitions collapsing (2+ / 0-)
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    bruh1, bink

    if the economy at the human scale is not dealt with effectively. i could see the big money that currently rents the GOP switching sides and ditching the social conservatives, and then the democrats splintering under the weight of economic contradictions.

    a three-party system of left, right and corporate could make for interesting politics, given the uneven spatial distribution of those sorts of voters.

    •  Ca is a good example of (0+ / 0-)

      voters are telling the corporate democrats they want certain things through how they voted on issues during the election separate and a part from giving the democrats a super majority, and the democrats are responding to this super majority by promising to do nothing:

      http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/...

      I think the next few years are going to make it very clear that the Democrats arms aren't being twisted by circumstance. They were making the choices theywanted to make all along. They would rather lose a clear mandate and advantage than go against the establishment.

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