The Neo-Con Fundamentalist Republican Party
As the Republican Party adapts to its new base, which is the heady mix of Christian fundamentalists and neo-con sympathizers, a noticeable difference between the makeup of the two parties emerges. Gone are the days of the moderate Republican. The party is about as far right as right can go. Think complete loss of personal freedoms including freedom of speech, freedom to assemble, freedom of religion, the right to habeus corpus etc etc, the present and future Republican Party has complete contempt for these constitutionally provided freedoms. Moderate Republicans where are you?
Many people talk about the one party system that simply has two bodies. There are differences and one can clearly see that the base of the Democratic Party is not exclusively fundamentalists and neo-cons.
If Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic presidential candidate in 08, I personally may not vote for her, instead I might seek out a 3rd party candidate. I do see her as infinitely better than Guiliani. Guiliani is a terrifying prospect on the American stage, think George Bush with a NYC accent.
The news still reports on a movement away from the ultra-right and back to a more level headed political atmosphere.
Independent voters tilt toward Democrats
...From coast to coast, independent voters tilt tellingly toward Democrats in their opposition to the Iraq war, their displeasure with Bush and their feeling that the country is moving in the wrong direction, according to data from recent Associated Press-Ipsos polls.
That could be decisive in next year's contests for the White House and Congress, starting with the crucial early presidential primaries in New Hampshire.