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  • Thirdsyphon

    Apparently the Democrats are better at managing their intra-coalition conflicts than the Republicans are.

    • qet

      That is because their conflicts do not involve principles, only quantities. The GOP faction fight is one of principle.

      • schillmacguffin

        I’m not so sure about that. Collective bargaining and the right to strike are a “principle”, as is government intervention in business disputes for the “public good”. I agree with Thirdsyphon that there’s a conflict here.

        I see the difference as being that the Democrats are more strongly “tribal”, and willing to remain loyal to “the brand” regardless of how far it strays from the reason they chose it in the first place. Since the Tea Party, more Republicans have gotten fed up with such things and are demanding more substantive adherence to principle, or at least more persuasive lip service.

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