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Political parties are patronage networks and little else.

Policy-oriented or ideological parties cannot hope to be major political parties.

Of all the ways of organizing banking, the worst is the one we have today — Mervyn King, 25 October 2010

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 02:25:02 PM EST
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A movement can hope to capture a political party for a period, but in the end either the movement ends up being captured or the party ends up getting sidetracked in favor of another.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 06:41:53 PM EST
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