The 3rd Party I think we need.

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    Every time people start talking about new parties. They always seem to envision a party that is at the far end of the Spectrum. Either left or right. I think that is why 3rd parties never get off the ground, well that and the fact the 2 parties rig the game.

    What I think we need is a party of the center. A party that can draw both Blue Dog Democrats, and Moderate Republicans into it. Let the Dems and GOP be ruled by the Extremes while we build a new party.

    But alas that's just a pipe dream lol.
     
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    This view that the Democrats and Republicans are tilting to the extremes is pretty common, but it doesn't add up. Regardless of their rhetoric, the two major parties are more alike than ever. They both share a common political ideology and differ primarily on their estimation of who should be in charge. But on all the big-ticket items - health care, foreign policy, homeland security, etc... they agree on the main point - they should have more power.

    Give me third parties that look beyond the phony left/right charade. Let's see an honest socialist party and a stronger libertarian party - explore real alternatives instead of indulging the mono-party system. Haven't we had enough of Republican and Democrate BS?
     
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    A state is either red or blue so it's easy to think there are just people who are red or just people who are blue. Most of us are made up of shades of purple when all is said and done.
     
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    You know the solution. You've just got to accept it. How else will the new voices be heard over the PACs?
     
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    I agree, the problem is Both Parties are so Beholden to their Extremes. The People driving the Agenda in the Dem Party are from the left. I know you wont agree with that but that is what I see. Pelosi, and Reid, Are not moderates. Howard dean was no Moderate, Neither is that idiot chick running the party now.
     
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    I almost voted Republican in '76. Couldn't tell the difference between Ford and Carter for a while. Almost did again in '96, if Powell had run. Clinton seemed like damaged goods that couldn't win. Twenty years apart and now we're coming up to 2016! Not saying I see a Republican on the horizon I'd vote for, but if they don't wise up very few may ever consider them again. We need a new paradigm and you know what I favor. It seems the only way can break the Republicrat duopoly.
     
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    Who is willing to go Purple?
     
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    The only way to break the Republicrat duopoly is to quit voting for them.

    Did you?
     
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    I did. I considered it a big middle finger to both. I will continue to vote anything but R and Ds until one of them gets their act together....which may be never.
     
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    The good thing is the next four years will radicalise the right and light a fire under the ass of all those freedom loving crazies and the ol constitution this -constitution that
    crowd ..they will need to really unify and shed any delusions of hope in the two party choose your poison system
     

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