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California GOP sinking into third-party status

SACRAMENTO — Another Republican politician has bolted the GOP, protesting that the party is too rigid.

In fact, both major parties — all partisan politics — have become too strident and stifling, he says.

So Bruce McPherson, 68 — former California secretary of state and centrist legislator and current candidate for the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors — has re-registered as an independent, or "no party preference."

In doing that, McPherson is fitting into the pattern of millions of Californians who have snubbed the parties and become nonpartisans.

More than one-fifth of registered voters, 21.3%, are listed with no party preference, according to the Secretary of State. That's double the 10.7% in 1996 and more than quadruple the 5% in 1972.

In the last 16 years, the GOP's slice of the electorate has fallen from 37% to 30.2%. The Democrats' share also has declined, but less precipitously — from 47.1% to 43.4%.

"I walk precincts door to door and people tell me they're looking for an independent voice," McPherson says. "They see partisan politics as paralyzing the governing process. They see no movement or communication. They're frustrated and fed up.

"But I'm not going to do Republican bashing because the left wing of the Democratic Party is guilty of the same thing. It's 'my way or the byway.' Republicans want to shut down things and Democrats want to pay for everything.

"There's no middle."

Read the rest here: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cap-mcpherson-201206...



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Precisely..Eliminate all parties, they're a detriment to freedom

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Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

California is the Leading Edge

California is traditionally about 10 years ahead of the other states.

We have a big enough population and economy to serve as a canary in the coal mine (losing population, going bankrupt, etc.) and, yet, we were the frontier (only thing left is floating countries, and the moon), so we have lots of independents and immigrants seeking oportunity and freedom, and the creativity that brings.

We legalized medical marijuana quite some time ago.

It's too bad they just did away with any chance of allowing alternative parties to compete in campaigns by eliminating them in the "primary." Hopefully the lawsuit will overturn that problem.

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Sounds like a chance

to take over the California GOP and remake it into our own.

Good Move, Mr. McPherson !

From another of Scottish Ancestry;

I'm about ready to get out of the republican party also ! I was an Independent before Ron Paul was convinced to run for President in early 2007.

Some reasons:

There is NOTHING in the Constitution that says an American citizen must be a member of ANY party, to vote.

Monopolies are/were illegal, in the USA, for a reason, and the reason is;
True Competition is Healthy for a FREE Society ! The repubs and demos, are now ONE party, in my humble opinion, and the plutocrats at the top of both parties receive all the benefits, while about 99% of the rest of Americans are getting poorer, in what was once the Most prosperous, nation on planet earth.

beesting

California should send a strong message in November

Romney coming in 3rd place at 10%.

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We have too many genuine liberals and No Party to do that

Obama will win CA because our government here appeases the People Republic of Communist China.

Onward to a NWO

Santa Cruz is the UN Agenda breeding grounds. Santa Cruz was the NUMBER 1 County in CA for Ron Paul votes, 25%.

NWO?

How does Ron getting the highest % in Santa Cruz have anything to do with the NWO?

If anything it gives me hope that there is a chance for liberty-minded candidates in local elections there...

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I agree about the hope

I didn't expect Santa Cruz to render the most votes for Ron Paul in CA. I was glad for it, because like you, it gave me hope for my area, and others, than are saturated with the liberal march into a NWO.

The New World Order, NWO is AKA Global Government, where the richest 1% globally come together, with their central bankers to seize control of all the people, destroying our institution like Religion and constitutions, and replacing them with the UN Agenda 21: Sustainable Development. The bottom line in sustainable development is that the world is too small for all these people, who have become a "cancer" to the resources, commodeties, as science has established that the world can only sustain 500 million people. Their goal is to reduce the population and evolve the human race.

The NWO came into America by forming a "third rail", which divided into two parties, the Neo-liberals come into the Democratic Party, and the Neocons came into the conservative party, eliminating the liberal and conservative leaders they found as a threat, the third part is MSM, which is now also the net.

We are all witnessing the destruction, and Ron Paul has risked his life by stepping up and speaking out with his message, in a way to not fuel fear, but to inspire hope and inform we the people, how we can be a part to retain our freedoms, and restore America to constitutional government.

The problem has been that too many of us have not joined the GOP, or worked to take seats on cenral committees or state committees, where the vetting of candidates and issues begins.

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Santa Cruz is also full of pot-heads.

I don't see anything wrong with that...

Some of the worlds brightest people were at one time or another considered odd, different, potheads, dopers..etc...And those who were calling those names never really did much with their lives...hhmmm...Makes ya think don't it...

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

There is no "middle".

And that's just the way it should be.

There's the limitations provided by the Constitution and State Constitution, and then there are varying degrees of usurpation and theft of the public's rights and monies.

There is no "middle" amount of theft and usurpation of rights which is tolerable.
Just more or lesser amounts of wrong.