Anyone frustrated w. party politics?

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    Anyone else feel frustrated with the polarized operation of the way things work? As if I needed to ask....

    One extreme on one side, one extreme on the other, meanwhile seldom do people jump on the 3rd party ticket? For me personally, I identify with some of what both sides of the aisle are for. What frustrates me is it is almost always polarized.

    SO: Given the option, if you knew there was a middle of the road candidate, would you select a balanced / compromising candidate over your own party affiliation? Anyone out there match that description? Care to weigh in?

    I know I would. I tend to favor balance over absolutism on either side. Not sure who fits the bill though.
     
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    Perhaps you might be interested in another forum?


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    center of the road doesnt work. Not all people can be appeased and not all problems are going to be solved by making everyone happy on every problem. You dont necessarily have to pick a side, but the parties need to have a goal and appeasing people is not a goal.
     
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    Yep, politics is a lot about beliefs and values.

    There isn't a lot of room for being on both sides of all the issues.

    They are usually too big and important not to take a principled stand.

    That is why Romney sucks.
     
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    To the contrary, our two major parties are both fairly centered. They certainly do not constitute extremes.
     
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    I want the old federalist party back. With the exceptions of those rights strictly given in the consitution states should be able to legislate according to thier own constitutions and the will of the people.

    If people didnt like it, they could move, and still be in the old USA.
     
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    wont argue that, i think the play for votes is more important and whatever the have to do.
     
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    American politics thrives on conflict, the hope for some kind of unifying third party is a pipe dream. Politics is a bloodsport in America, we demand about as much civil discourse from our political leaders as we do from our professional wrestlers.
     
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    2 sides can compromise though. Reagan & Clinton understood that. I think Romney's problem is he's wishy washy. I'll have the chicken. No, I'll have the beef. No, chicken. No beef, um.....do you serve fish? That's the problem I have w. Romney. you're right though.
     
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    The perfect is often the enemy of the good. A principled stand can get a lot of people killed. Some Nader voters put Bush in office with their principled stand. Al Gore would not have started a war in Iraq and killed a couple hundred thousand people.

    Who do you think is more likely to start a war in Iran, Obama or Romney? How willing are you to risk that your principled stand won't get many more people killed?
     

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