Do you think that we will ever see a strong third party in the US?

  • metta

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    May 21, 2012 7:57 PM GMT
    Why Americans Elect Crashed And Burned

    $35 million spent and pretty much nothing to really show for it.

    Personally, I don't think our system will allow it. It has been designed to keep the 2 party system in power by the people in power.
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    May 21, 2012 7:59 PM GMT
    I'm usually worn out and wasted by the end of the second party.
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    May 21, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    Given the extreme swing to the right, and out of the mainstream, I believe that the Republicans have left a vacuum which either the Democrats will fill, or in which a serious third party could birth.
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    May 21, 2012 8:16 PM GMT
    I'm afraid that getting a viable third party relies on a public educating themselves on what is going on with our government, rather than just depending on the likes of Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CBS and ABC for the status quo propaganda.

    Americans are too comfortable and complacent to see the need for change and are not really concerned unless they become 'uncomfortable'.

    There are worse matters going on right now with this sham of a 'war on terrorism', threatened war on Iran and going back to the Damn Bush Neo Con/Israeli wars with Afghanistan and Iraq, yet we are not demonstrating in mass numbers like we were in the 60's over the life wasting Vietnam War.

    Our Media doesn't give even the amount of truth that was standard during the Vietnam Era, so if we wait on the Masses to educate themselves rather than just believing in the corporate media we'd better not hold our breath for a third party to become popular.

    But then if the repubs take the white house, keep the congress and keep filibustering in the Senate, these idiots will probably produce another "hoover depression" by following the Ryan budget plan, then people will get very 'uncomfortable' and maybe then will start seeing reality and bring about at third party.
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    May 21, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    I hope, and think, there will be another party at some point in time just maybe not in my life time or in time.

    I'm not sure how long our country would support three substantial parties so maybe more like one of the two current POS parties will go by the wayside.


    Then again one of the two current parties may "buddy up" to any new party that appeared to have any real chance of success and therefore even with a name change, the two parties could still benifit each other behind the scene.

    I think the two current parties are much more in lock steep then each would like the citizens to realize. I believe they keep just enough conflict between each other to appear independent yet sit by silent while the other continues to use and abuse the trust and $$$ entrusted to them for their own benefit.

    And that is one of the main reasons I believe our system is broken and both major parties need to go.

    Because I feel this way, watching people support either of the two parties in power is like making sure you grab your house key while it's burning to the ground. Really just seems a waste of time...