[Paleopsych] GOP and dems

Geraldine Reinhardt waluk at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 24 03:31:40 UTC 2004

I've been following this thread and what occurs to me 
is why cannot the Dems join with the GOP in pursuit of 
social justice?
That way, votes will not be split and everyone can 
re-align and form a common whole.  The differences in 
America between the two parties has become fairly 

Gerry Reinhart-Waller

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Hovland" <shovland at mindspring.com>
To: "'The new improved paleopsych list'" 
<paleopsych at paleopsych.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 10:27 AM
Subject: RE: [Paleopsych] GOP and dems

>I think the Dems have to reassert certain
> positions like social justice, not move to
> the right.
> The real task is to capture just a few
> percent of the swing voters.
> Steve Hovland
> www.stevehovland.net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Christopher 
> [SMTP:anonymous_animus at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 10:18 AM
> To: paleopsych at paleopsych.org
> Subject: [Paleopsych] GOP and dems
>>>Insightful analysis, I enjoyed it. Sort of a
> Peter Principle, where we rise until we are
> incompetent and then stay there.<<
> --Good insight. When Peter's boss likes Peter because
> he never questions the system, Peter's incompetence 
> is
> even more likely to be accepted and spun as success.
>>>Demos have to get away from the far-left litmus
> tests and run another centrist.<<
> --I'm not sure how much further to the right the Dems
> can get before they become clones of the GOP. They
> have backed down on gay marriage and gun control,
> squeezed out the anti-war pacifists (Kerry is not
> anti-war, he only questioned the BUSH'S war 
> policy)...
> What else can they back down on and still have
> anything to offer that isn't offered by the GOP?
> I think it's pure spin that makes Kerry seem like a
> "fringe liberal" (claims that he's the "most liberal"
> senator have been debunked). Look at Kucinich, a REAL
> liberal, he didn't do well at all. Dean didn't do 
> well
> either. Kerry was about as close to the center as
> Democrats could get without becoming another
> Republican party.
> Michael
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