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After a weekend spent getting to and back from the west coast, the Fix is, in the fine tradition of Champ Kind, sitting the next couple of plays out.

Posting will be light today -- although make sure to check this space shortly for the unveiling of the long awaited Fix Political Hall of Fame.

We'll be back tomorrow with the Morning Fix, a new episode of "Mouthpiece Theater" and more!

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 15, 2009; 6:00 AM ET
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Will Rogers was actually the first to note that DEMOCRATS were not an "organized" party.

Posted by: JakeD | June 16, 2009 12:20 AM | Report abuse

Is this what it means to be "ignored"?

Posted by: JakeD | June 16, 2009 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Yeah when you think about it, to claim "I'm a registered independent" should set off alarm bells in the writer's alleged mind.

Registered = member of a political party

Independent = not a member of a political party

Duh ....

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 15, 2009 6:55 PM | Report abuse

The funniest thing about the American Independent Party (besides its oxymoronic name) is that most of its members don't even know they are members. They accidentally checked "Independent" on the registration form instead of "Non-Aligned."

The party has about 400,000 registered members but only mustered about 40,000 votes for its own candidate. It's highly likely that Keyes came in third place, behind Obama and McCain, among registered AIP "members"! Guffaw!

Posted by: nodebris | June 15, 2009 6:43 PM | Report abuse

"Former Ambassador and frequent GOP Presidential candidate Alan Keyes created this party in 2008, after he quit the Republican race for President and failed to win the Constitution Party's nomination. The party espouses a social conservative platform: pro-life (no exceptions), anti-gay rights, pro-gun rights, pro-strong military ("peace through strength"), pro-Iraq War, anti-tax (supports total repeal of federal income taxes), and opposes federal spending on any programs not explicitly authorized by the US Constitution. In large part, the group exists exists to promotes Keyes and his frequent candidacies. In 2008, Keyes was on the ballot in three states and captured a total of 47,768 votes (0.04% - 7th place)."

With an amazing national showing of almost 48,000 votes, the AIP (there are several AIPs) can safely lay claim to being the fastest-growing party, since the ańĎdition of a few hundred voters counts as a substantial increase.

For a fascinating list of all the many candles for GOP moths, see

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 15, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Another candle to attract conservative moths away from the GOP:

There are many others, too.

Anything that helps keep the GOP off the streets is fine with me. Vote for Howard Phillips' nutbar party, or Alan Keyes', or Wayne LaPierre's ... let the wingnuts splinter and fragment until they, like Arnor, leave nothing but a few mounds in the grass.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 15, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Luckily (at least here in California) the Socialist Party is not officially recognized:

Posted by: JakeD | June 15, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 15, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: JakeD | June 15, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

As everyone else knows, I am not a Republican -- I hope that conservatives from BOTH major parties join up with Independents to take back the nation -- if you vote in California, for instance, here's the largest, conservative INDEPENDENT Party you can join:

Posted by: JakeD | June 15, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 15, 2009 2:15 PM | Report abuse

If it's not Gov. Palin in 2012, then SOME conservative out there will take advantage of these democgraphics:

Posted by: JakeD | June 15, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

No, for taking our political discourse down yet another notch, which nobody thought possible after Bush.

Heard some clips of her on the radio. I thought I was hearing some parody like Tina Fey, but no, it was Palin, talking about the "privit secter" and so on. Ugh. Listening to her IS worse than listening to Bush.

Jake's just trolling, looking for attention by pretending that a complete idiot is a credible politician.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 15, 2009 11:43 AM | Report abuse

For her performance as a shrill, hysterical partisan witch?

Posted by: drindl | June 15, 2009 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Enjoy a well-deserved break. I'm still pulling for Palin to make the Political "Hall of Fame".

Posted by: JakeD | June 15, 2009 7:20 AM | Report abuse

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