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Old September 8th, 2011, 03:58 PM
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I guess I could be classified as a "Blue Dog" Democrat, fiscally conservative but moderate on social issues. The Republicans offer no lure for me as long as they insist on pro-life and anti-gay as requirements to join thier little gathering. I am also disturbed by the Republican's inncreasingly strident and shrill pronoucements against Social Security and Medicare. Their union busting is disturbing also. I am equally disturbed by the far left of the Democratic Party who would cheerfully spend us into oblivion in the name of social justice. There is precious little room for people like me in the Democratic Party too, but acres more than in the Republican Party. We either need to rescue one or both of these parties from the hyperpartisanship we see these days or create a moderate centerist party which mirrors the beliefs of the majority of our citizens.

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