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Re: OT: sponge burning!

Steve Lamb wrote:

> Paul Johnson wrote:
>> I think you're lumping extremists and all Democrats together, which isn't
>> particularly fair to either group.
>     Why not?  That implies there really is a difference.

There is.  Democrats have had a stranglehold on the center ever since the
Republicans ceded the right-of-center in favor of the hard right in the
late 1990s.

> The joy of the primaries is that the extreme side controls the candidate's 
> vote because in their party they are the majority, not the extreme. 

Just because the candidates are extremists doesn't mean the party platform
is, or that they'll be nominated.

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