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To: Longbow1969

Right, ‘cuz re-electing 97% of the same people have done SUCH a wonder?

So, no Rep = instant Dem? Damn, the 2-party cartel really gives out the kook-aid by the gallon. If people actually did their research and demanded a REAL debate/election, you’d see more 3rd party, like there should be.

The ‘lesser of two evils’ BS still doesn’t fly for the more open minded around here. Say howdy to the GOPe plantation bosses for me; but they sure as shit ain’t doing anyone any favors these days.


29 posted on 12/28/2012 7:15:35 PM PST by i_robot73
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To: i_robot73
If people actually did their research and demanded a REAL debate/election, you’d see more 3rd party, like there should be.

There are more than 50 "third parties"

You do some research.

48 posted on 12/29/2012 6:55:38 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: i_robot73
If people actually did their research and demanded a REAL debate/election, you’d see more 3rd party, like there should be.

There are lots and lots and LOTS of 3rd party's, but hardly anyone will ever vote for them because they are smart enough to want their vote to actually matter. This isn't new either, it goes right back to the beginning when the founders, intentionally or not, effectively created a 2 party framework.

By creating a winner take all system with no chance of coalition government, there is simply no room for competitive 3rd party's. Even in parliamentary systems 3rd party's often struggle to remain relevant. In our system they are squeezed out from the get go.

The ‘lesser of two evils’ BS still doesn’t fly for the more open minded around here. Say howdy to the GOPe plantation bosses for me; but they sure as shit ain’t doing anyone any favors these days.

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. We hear this every election cycle and the result is the same. Plenty of 3rd party's exist, and all fail. The only thing a 3rd party can do is occasionally play spoiler in contests where the 2 real competitive party's are extremely close.

General elections in a 2 party system are not an affirmative endorsement of any candidate or party, they are simply a choice between the only 2 options that can win.

52 posted on 12/29/2012 8:08:17 AM PST by Longbow1969
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