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Is the Party Over?

February 17, 2007

Eh, Mayor Dr. Gregory Schmidt… We hear around town that the Croton Republicans are in deep doo doo. As titular head of the local party, you should know of the unhappy questions that are being floated around town;

The term GOP used to stand for “Grand Old Party.” In Croton today, it’s not so grand, not much of a party—just old. Once again Crotonblog is compelled to ask Mayor Dr. Gregory Schmidt, “What’s Up, Doc?”

On February 18, 2007 9:35 AM, PoliAnna said:

A Google search of “Alliance Party” turns up the Alliance Party in Ireland (clearly not relevant) and a “New Alliance Party” (NAP) in the U.S. What is particularly ironic in the choice of “Alliance Party” by our local GOP is that the leaders of the NAP enrolled in the Independence Party (IP) and have attempted to use the IP to exercise power. In 2006 the IP sought to have them thrown out of the party. It’s all much too complicated to go into, but a search on the following terms yields fascinating results: “New Alliance Party” + “Independence Party.”

I would not even begin to suggest that the local Alliance Party is in any way trying to channel the old NAP. But their tussles with the Independence Party do raise some interesting parallels.


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