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Sep. 14th, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Opening myself up to a world of trouble...
Dean and Bush have little in common.

There is nothing in the constitution or law that *forces* a two party system. Historically, there has usually only been two dominant parties although the two parties have been exchanged over time. Recently, we have seen the Libertarians, Green Party, whatever Perot's people called themselves, others, in addition to the two big idiot parties. The thing is that the parties need real support to gain any sort of power and that support has been not there for any new party for the last century or more. Personally, I think regulations supporting matching campaign funds if candidates have a certain amount of support is bogus and stifles political evolution. No party should get matching funds, or only parties with *less* than a certain amount of support.
Sep. 14th, 2005 03:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Opening myself up to a world of trouble...
Dean and Bush have little in common.

Just that they're both LOOOOOOOOOONS, Norman!

two big idiot parties

See, now that's why I love you.

I think part of the reason why the support isn't there for viable third, fourth, fifth, whatever parties is that the TBIPs have folks brainwashed into believing that they ARE the only options, and that supporting other parties is a waste of time, and a waste of one's vote.

Agreed on the matching campaign funds stuff. Wow! We agree!?!?!?!

I think part of the problem with all the parties these days is that they're being run by the outermost fringe elements from each group (Rep. by X-tian Right, big business interests; Dem. by bleeding heart left-wing loons; Greens by perhaps overly-rabid enviros; Libs. by anarchists), rather than by their more moderate bases.

I saw a fellow on the Daily Show a while back - I wish I could remember who it was - who was discussing this, and mentioned that "it's hard to rally people around the cry, 'Be Reasonable!'" But it make me wish for a Centrist Party, or a Reasonable Party, or Moderates United Party. Or something like that.

Be Reasonable!
Sep. 14th, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Opening myself up to a world of trouble...
"Be reasonable!" I like it.

Of course, the media is complicit in helping the TBIPs keep the sheep in line. I think the advent of blogging will help change this, though.
Sep. 14th, 2005 03:21 pm (UTC)
Be reasonable!
Yep, big media sucks. Yay for the blogosphere!


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