Anything Different Would Be Crazy

A two-party political system isn’t a democracy. It’s a flail machine. Voters keep voting against the party in charge in order to send a message. Eventually, they keep voting for the party that they were trying to send a message against.

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  • Indeed, it’s called “freedom and liberty.” That this meticulously cultivated illusion needs to permeate not-similarly-(&profoundly)-duped countries is given as the justification for perpetual global war … to give US citizens the invigorating “freedom” to be de facto enemies of the “other” 95% of the world’s population.

  • Let’s have single transferable votes in the general election so that voting third party is a viable option.

  • alex_the_tired
    July 1, 2022 8:07 AM

    Biden concludes the long, tortured, Whig-like arc of irrelevance that the dnc’s indifference to crucial middle-class issues has allowed to flourish. The latest empty ploy — Kamala Harris for VP — was such an obvious attempt at virtue signaling that the only thing I could imagine as more obviously phony would be Nancy Pelosi insisting she cares about the middle class by announcing that she knows her servants’ names.
    Now, finally, with Biden fumbling every single thing, with Roe v. Wade wiped off the books because the Republicans simply played a better long game, with the way Sanders got swindled in 2016 and then again in 2020, alienating a lot of voters, I suspect quite a few democrats aren’t going to play anymore. Forget a third party. We’ll be down to one party shortly.

  • BrotherMartin
    July 1, 2022 1:51 PM

    Great idea, Lee, but the duopoly will never let anything happen that might work against them staying in power. Our “two parties” are the left and right fists of a bully that keeps beating us up and taking our money, while we cheer for whichever fist, right or left, isn’t hitting us at the moment.

    Call it a form of being bipolar……

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