View Poll Results: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

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  • YES! It hurts America!

    24 66.67%
  • No! It adds information!

    8 22.22%
  • Meh..... it really does nothing.

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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    How do you give anyone a political party?
    I have no idea how to practically implement a multi-party system, but my point was that if we went to something like that, we should reduce the power of special-interest groups lobbying of the Dem's and GOP because the groups will have other parties to influence.
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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    I like special interest groups. No matter what, they are a practical way of pushing policy through.
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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I have no idea how to practically implement a multi-party system, but my point was that if we went to something like that, we should reduce the power of special-interest groups lobbying of the Dem's and GOP because the groups will have other parties to influence.
    If the States were to simply make a carbon-copy of the British system (multi-party, generally three major parties with several minor parties), all of this bipartisan obstruction and absolute idiocy on both sides would atleast be subdued.

    Besides, what's one more thing the States steal from Great Britain? XD

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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I have no idea how to practically implement a multi-party system, but my point was that if we went to something like that, we should reduce the power of special-interest groups lobbying of the Dem's and GOP because the groups will have other parties to influence.
    That's the thing - it cannot be 'implemented' except through people that are willing to take the time and make the effort to do it for themselves.
    The two-party system isnt created by law, and a multi-party system cannot be created by law.

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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    That's the thing - it cannot be 'implemented' except through people that are willing to take the time and make the effort to do it for themselves.
    The two-party system isnt created by law, and a multi-party system cannot be created by law.
    True but the two-party system makes sure that its stays as a two-party system with confusing and ever changing ballot access laws.
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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    True but the two-party system makes sure that its stays as a two-party system with confusing and ever changing ballot access laws.
    If enough people decide otherwise, it won't.

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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Most of the thread was in a greement the system is broken. We are living in a period of American history where I believe we will have to confront nationalism. The need for economic protection is clear to everyone. The next step is about getting individuals into government to do it. The tea party is the first real challenge to the two party system I have seen in my life. So the change has begun and the America we once thought of as a melting pot will most likely close its borders and start national manufacturing in order to save it's own unique Identity. On to 2012.

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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    True but the two-party system makes sure that its stays as a two-party system with confusing and ever changing ballot access laws.
    Having a serious 3 party system won't kill the ills you have with the "system". It may even make them worse.
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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Having a serious 3 party system won't kill the ills you have with the "system". It may even make them worse.
    I simply advocate more competition in the electoral process.
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    Re: Bipartisan Politics: Does it Hurt America?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    It seems that when the parties are working together that it hurts America. So as long as they are bickering then I say good.
    When did "bickering" even do any good.??
    But cooperation is the first step to accomplishment.
    Have the political parties ever wondered why so few participate?
    In the year 2020, I can see it now, no more Dems and GOP, only Libertarians and Liberals.
    Things change.

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