RIP Philo

Democrats start practicing to out-Republican Republicans

"On February 1, congressional Democrats, led by Rep. Obey of Wisconsin, introduced a bill, H.R. 4694, that would end viable, third-party competition in races for the U.S. House of Representatives."
Permalink Send private email Philo 
March 11th, 2007 8:38pm
does it strike anyone else as ironic that philo is both presenting a bill designed to quash third parties as a bad thing, and using it to compare democrats against republicans?
Permalink Send private email zestyZuchini 
March 11th, 2007 8:48pm
They aren't trying this shit again are they?  This bill was introduced in the 109th and died a merciful death in committee.
Permalink bogart 
March 11th, 2007 8:49pm
It must be frustrating when all you can do is point out the relatively minor evils of your enemies.
Permalink son of parnas 
March 12th, 2007 12:40am
Those nasty dems.  They're so bad that last year a bill to reform campaign finance died in committee.  The libertarian take is correct this bill aimed to take private money out of politics and to determine how much public money each candidate got based on  popularity.  This, of course, biases things toward those in power.  Not an ideal solution, but so far from evil on the Tom Delay illegal redistricting scale.
Permalink bogart 
March 12th, 2007 12:52am
Heh. Dems act about 1% as evil as republican'ts and Philo is all "OMG they're identical." Moral relativist moron.
Permalink Peter 
March 12th, 2007 9:01am
End third-party competition? I wasn't aware it had begun.
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
March 12th, 2007 11:51am
I guess Perot and Nader put a scare in them.  Nothing wrong with a little paranoia when you're consolidating your power.  It also protects them from the self-funded multi-millionaire angle that we saw in California, New Jersey, and Illinois with varying degrees of success.

A police state needs to be proactive.  You should know that Flasher!
Permalink zed 
March 12th, 2007 12:22pm

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