Madame Polisztra is happy
Madame Polisztra sees an interesting possibility when Obama is elected. It's clear that the Republican organization is no longer a functional party. By embracing unbelievable incompetence, unimaginable stupidity, and unfathomable filth and corruption, the R club has simply surrendered its right to exist. Rational voters have no reason to select the R brand.
This gives us a Federal situation akin to the traditional Southern state, where two or three factions contend within the Democrat party. And we do have, for the first time since 1972, a formal opposition between recognizable factions. The new Western Dems like Jon Tester represent the FDR line: pro-American, pro-production, pro-union, hawkish. Obama represents the McGovern line: anti-American, anti-production, pro-China, dovish. Hillary began this election in an ambiguous position, but started to win (alas, too late) when she aligned with the FDR faction.
Here's the important part: The FDR faction crosses party lines. Tester and Hillary 2.0 sound nearly identical to Dana Rohrabacher and Duncan Hunter. The FDR faction of Republicans has been powerless during Sultan Bush's regime, for reasons that even the omniclairvoyant Madame Polisztra can't understand. Why should a sane man be loyal to insanity? It is a mystery.
With Sultan Bush out of the picture (thank God) and with President Obama belonging to the opposite party and
the opposite faction, Madame P sees a strong alliance building between the Tester types and the Rohrabacher types. This was already seen on occasion, such as the wonderful teaming
of Marcy Kaptur and Duncan Hunter. With a President who belongs to the opposite party and the opposite side, this pro-American and pro-working-class alliance will have a chance to grow more powerful, and may end up becoming a second
party to replace the decomposing corpse of the Republican club.
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More seriously, I'd love to see Hillary run on her own. With the two major parties each offering their worst possible candidate, both promising bankruptcy and enslavement to China and Arabia, there's a real opening, a real market, for a third candidate who promises to protect THIS country and to rebuild THIS country's industrial base.