View Poll Results: Do the political parties accurately reflect the sentiment of the voters?

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  • Very accurately of the Dems

    1 6.25%
  • Yes pretty accurately of the Dems

    1 6.25%
  • Not accurate of the Dems

    13 81.25%
  • Very accurately of the Republicans

    0 0%
  • Yes pretty accurately of the Republicans

    2 12.50%
  • Not accurate of the Republicans

    14 87.50%
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    Re: Do the political parties

    They reflect the sentiment of the groups that hire them. I mean the ones that donate to them.

    As to 3rd parties, it doesn't matter which party we put in power. The system itself is broken. It rewards the behavior we're witnessing. Artificial persons should be prevented from directly lobbying the govt and instead forced to lobby the electorate. This would give them a positive onus to educate the public instead of merely being encouraged to grease politicians.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Do the political parties

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    What are you doing to change this sad situation?
    I do not know what to do.
    We need reform badly.
    Maybe a truth in advertising bill, drawn up by concerned citizens.
    And end to propaganda, lies, spin, second languages, small print, and wasted paperwork.
    And, rather than this situation improving, it seems to be worse than ever.

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    Re: Do the political parties

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Do the political parties accurately reflect the sentiment of their voters?

    In other words, do you think the Dems in Congress represent those that vote Democrat, and the R's in Congress represent those that vote Republican.

    Yeah, yeah... there are some who go both ways... don't care... no position for you folks.

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    No on both. They tell you what they think you want to hear for votes. If these were lifetime positions instead of 2-6 year terms they would be doing what ever the **** the wanted and molding the country to how they see fit.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    No vote, choices too limited.
    Possibly, democrats, republicans are a thing of the past, and we will have, as replacements liberals and conservatives, and branches from both.
    As people tend not to listen and there are so many one-way conversations.
    That both the Scarecrow and the Earthworm are "independents".....when one is socialist and the other the exact opposite....

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    Re: Do the political parties

    I think both parties talk about what their voters would like. They use rhetoric which is comforting and say they will be for this or that, and the this or that is nominally within some broad definition of "conservative" or "liberal". However, in action, they are both for the people who gave them a lot of money, they are both beholden to large corporate interest, the expansion of their power, and whatever it is that influences their checkbook. The things they say to sound "conservative" or "liberal" in order to get elected are just empty words to make it seem like there are still two sides, when in fact we have a single party system.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Do the political parties

    Every 4 years we get to choose who doesn't represent us. Maybe it has something to do with us getting candidates from the same rich elite, then pumping them pull of wages and making it ridiculously easy for them to take mountains upon mountains of campaign contributions from more elites that influence their policy making.

    Policy rarely cares for public opinion (Republicans and Democrats alike say they don't care about polls).

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