The Centrist Party
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11-06-2014, 12:10 AM (This post was last modified: 11-06-2014 12:14 AM by ClydeLee.)
RE: The Centrist Party
What would they be "centrist" too? Is this concept supposed to be some middle grounding between democrats and Republicans? They aren't a dichotomy of left vs right despite what it may seem to a baseline appearance so their centrist claim seems odd.

If on a studied and proclaimed basis of what is centrist over left/right than to be centrist, would be further left and more liberal than the current Democratic party.

I've always been a 3rd party supporter and tried to hype up and vote in either direction of the Green/Libertarian/Justice party that I partially agree with far more than others. I don't see how this "centrist" party has a basis for growth. A party like this at this small state has an easy way to make a overwhelming stance on a subject like Gun Control. One important reason, of multiple, the Democratic party can't is because a major party generally has a lot of variation in views across it's members and leaders. They don't make a unified stance because they don't have one nor should they. The same replies to the republican party who is split in 4 different basis's itself, but they just do a better job of ignoring the differences and unifying upon their similarities.

"Allow there to be a spectrum in all that you see" - Neil Degrasse Tyson
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11-06-2014, 05:13 PM
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(11-06-2014 12:10 AM)ClydeLee Wrote:  What would they be "centrist" too? Is this concept supposed to be some middle grounding between democrats and Republicans?

A truly centrist party usually has a very tough time, because whichever major party just lost an election will move a few inches towards the party that beat it, thus narrowing the gap in the centre to invisibility. The only way this won't happen is if both major parties are so busy fighting their extreme wings that they haven't time to think about centre. At the moment only one major US party is in that pickle.

Also, while the veto-proneness of US politics gives the centre party more power than it might have in other countries, most voters are not proud to vote for deadlock; they prefer to vote for change, even if they're not sure what direction.
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