Get rid of 2 party system ???

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    As long as were a country with 2 reining parties, were never going to get anywhere. It will continue to be Tit 4 Tat. We need something more like a 5 party system, to mix it up a little, so that we can move forward.

    Members of both parties will just continue to toe the party line, you know it, and I know it.

    "A HOUSE DIVIDED CANNOT STAND"

    A five party system would be better for the USA because of all the diverse people and cultures. Either we are, or were not, the melting pot of the world.
     
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    why not a "no Party" system....back to our roots where whoever came in first became president and whoever came in second became vice president, regardless of party affiliation, if any?
     
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    A viable third party would be enough.

    If no one party every had a super majority then we'd have to see some actual work get done to pass a bill instead of the straight party line votes that we get now.
     
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    What's your suggestion? Kill off everyone in one party?

    The problem with the system is public primaries. Membership in a party is a private concern and the selection of a nominee should be done privately.
     
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    Flush hundreds of Republicans AND Democrats from the US Congress in November 2012 using already established third parties like the Greens and Libertarians.

    It is impossible for any fundamental change to occur in this country when both major parties depend on the richest 1% of the population for the lion's share of their campaign donations.
     
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    Ralph Nader v Ron Paul for the White House in 2012 with the loser serving as VP?

    FLUSH the DC toilet in 2012!
     
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    Fix campiagn finance laws on the federal level, and make damned sure that the State laws surrounding registration and party affiliations are honest (right now they're designed to make third parties hard to get on the ballot in many states) and the TWO party system might easier morph into that five or more party system.

    That's the only way that I can see this lock on politics getting broken.

    But the duelopoly has the hammer when it comes to such reforms and so far all they done is make it easier for themselves to stay in power and easier for their masters to buy them off legally.

    Frankly I hold not hope that any meaningful reforms challenging the ONE PARTY pretending to be TWO PARTIES system.
     
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    By the Koch brothers or Goldman Sachs?
     
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    How much effort would it take for million of American voters (especially those who don't usually bother with voting) to go into the polls in November of 2012 and vote AGAINST every single Republican AND Democrat on their ballot?
     
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    That's not realistic. In fairness BOTH PARTIES.
    Neither one gives a shit about anything but big corporations.
    You pay for the parties but.......you're not invited.
     

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