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Read an op-ed about how we need a new party that's in between the right-wing extremism that is now mainstream in the GOP and the left-wing extremism that exists, if at all, on the fringes of the Democratic Party.

We already have one of those. It's called the Democratic Party.

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To mix some metaphors, we have a tiny left wing, an oversized right wing, and a center that the right wing likes to think is on the left.

No wonder we keep going in circles.

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@KelsonV I used to be slightly left of center and have never been a member of any political party. 20 years ago I almost always mixed my votes among moderate to left-ish Democrats and moderate Republicans.

Then the GOP went hard right. They started calling people like me "leftists" and "socialists." It's gotten to the point that I believe them. My recent votes reflect that.

I'm not going in circles, although the US as a whole is. The GOP pushed me left.

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