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It won't happen here

Posted Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at 6:47 PM

I find it deliciously ironic that Great Britain's new government will be a coalition of their Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties.

Yes, I realize that GB's government and political parties are much different than ours.

But just imagine. Two political parties working together.

Imagine in the United States if Conservatives (Republicans) and liberal (lower case 'l' in our case) Democrats worked together for a cause what could happen. Progress.

Not what I expect anytime soon.


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As individuals, there are some honest, dedicated, and "straight up" members of Congress but as a party, I lack confidence in both of them right now.

Could we have a "lack of confidence" vote and disband them both?

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, May 12, 2010, at 7:52 PM

East is east and west is west and never the twain shall meet.

-- Posted by quietmike on Wed, May 12, 2010, at 8:05 PM

Stevemills is 100% right. The Libertarians have the best ideas I've seen but their biggest problem is they'd rather win an argument than an election. Maybe if they'd learn to point out the advantages of their ideas instead of the problems with other parties...

-- Posted by bjrbrts on Thu, May 13, 2010, at 5:47 AM

Hey, I think I like being 100% right. I need to get my wife to read this.

Seriously, I think party platforms, (at least from the two major ones) have hurt us more than helped us. Most others have not been able to influence things much, but maybe they need a better chance.

You know, fight for the rights of the small guys. Seems like I hear that all the time from the R's & D's.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, May 13, 2010, at 9:20 AM

Enjoy it while you can, you know it won't last long. Our country's founders cautioned against forming political parties, fearing that they would become focused on gaining power & lose sight of the people. Hmmmm, were they psychic or just smart?

-- Posted by bjrbrts on Thu, May 13, 2010, at 11:55 AM

Voting for any candidate simply because they have a D or an R beside their name, as well as voter apathy have brought us to where we are today. I try to support any candidate who's voting record indicates that they do what they say they are going to do. However there are those that would disagree and vote for the devil himself based upon nothing more than which one of those letters follows his name in the voting booth.

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Thu, May 13, 2010, at 11:56 AM

Tattoos , you said it well. There are just too many out there who facts be damned will blindly support their party, they are the echos of the fear mongers that are becoming the downfall Of our country.

-- Posted by KaiteJones on Thu, May 13, 2010, at 3:49 PM


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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.