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In the face of issues such as prohibition and slavery in the mid 1850's, the Whig party of old effectively disintegrated and many turned to the Republican Party.
Now, the Republican party faces such issues as the aftermath of the 'Fiscal Cliff' negotiations, Hurricane Sandy relief controversy, and the lingering presence of the Tea Party and the Ultra Right.
Is it just me or do we have a huge recruitment/uprising opportunity here?
Discuss, if you are so moved to do so.
MASSIVE. Utterly massive. I even have a few near TP buds moving in the Enlightened direction. Well, they're free thinking and TP doesn't set well with a strong and broad mind.
Moderates from both parties, and of course Indies, are our natural market.
BTW, although I am not a qualified student of American history, nor of the Civil War in particular, yet I do not beleive it is illogical to conclude that our current two party system is a lasting vestige of that war.
We can also use the analogy that our nation is indeed divided again, and it will take the utmost effort to bind it back together and keep the promise alive.
Total emancipation is not yet complete!
Miles to go before we sleep again!