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User avatar #3 - Jabberwocky (10/16/2013) [-]
As much as I want Congress to be throw into the Sun, nothing is going to change in 2014 because people will vote along party lines and blame the other party for everything.
User avatar #256 to #3 - yuukoku (10/16/2013) [-]
While there's fault on both sides, neither of them will be taking responsibility for those faults.
User avatar #246 to #3 - threeeighteen (10/16/2013) [-]
Two party systems are like a endemic plague.
User avatar #40 to #3 - hawaiianhappysauce (10/16/2013) [-]
The incumbents usually win the elections (90% rate) because of gerrymandering. The districts are designed so that it's easy for most of the representatives to get reelected due to party affiliation. And flyslasher is wrong. Having easier accessible information isn't going to force the low information voters to READ. Also, usually the media is associated with a political party, therefore most articles are megaphone for a particular party. Also, a lot of people make their own decisions based on very few facts. For example, the religious nuts voting republican because democrats are pro choice, or young stupid kids voting democrat because they think corporations are evil. I doubt more than 20% of the american population actually watch the primary / general debates.
#5 to #3 - flyslasher ONLINE (10/16/2013) [-]
Voting along party lines stopped quite a while ago.
User avatar #6 to #5 - Jabberwocky (10/16/2013) [-]
How so?
#7 to #6 - flyslasher ONLINE (10/16/2013) [-]
Parties have lost a good bit power as compared to the old days. There's a few reasons, but one of the big reasons is the modernization of communication.

People used to have to rely on their parties to get political information, but now many people are able to do their own research on the internet and make their own informed decisions.

You might argue the fact that the presidential election is ALMOST always between Republicans and Democrats and almost never a third party, but that's just how the system was created; to limit radical changes in ideas( from the populace ) to be directly translated to politics and legislation.
User avatar #190 to #7 - wimwam (10/16/2013) [-]
That doesn't make sense. An independent almost won for presidency in 1912. Now, it isn't even considered possible. If the two party system would dissolve, a lot more would get done.
User avatar #75 to #7 - ompalomper (10/16/2013) [-]
a few things

political information is STILL subjective no matter where you got it from. all matter of official media is more in favour of one party over the other. it is in the us, it is where i live: sweden. the political information you get is always aimed to make one party look bad and denying this is a bit naive. plus, people are simply to dumb to fgure out the info for themselves. yes, an individual might get a good view of the whole picture but the people won't.

politics (to the extreme in the us but also here in sweden) are nowadays either a or b. most people couldn't answer the question about what differ the two parties on the less popular political topics. the people are feed the latest scandals, figure that since a is the elected party at the time it must be their fault and stare dumbly as the two representatives either explain how the problem will get fixed it throw as much dirt on the other as possible.

there was one time that the us actually had a third party that mattered. the green party under Ralph Nader. he tried, by god, he stood against a 5 feet thick brick wall and he tried to bring it down for the good of amreica. and what ******* happened? after it was made clear that the man would get an actual piece of the votes the democrate asked/demanded that he would quit and ask his voters to vote for the democrats. and when he refused the ridiculous request and the republicans won they started a thing called "thank you Nader for G.W bush".

my conclution? the entire system suffers from the planets worst case of "fat cat" syndrome and what is truly ******* needed is someone standing up to them and wining or the people taking the power and showing their displeasure by refusing to vote on election day.

this however is impossible and you know what? i have come to terms with that. the people are mindless sheep, the politics are no longer about the better future but about your party winning the next election.

there is truly no ******* point anymore.
User avatar #225 to #75 - vigilum ONLINE (10/16/2013) [-]
It's better to actively vote for no-one than just not voting, because it won't get stamped as laziness.
User avatar #77 to #75 - ompalomper (10/16/2013) [-]
this however. this is something i would stand behind if i was american. THIS is what is needed
User avatar #8 to #7 - minorian (10/16/2013) [-]
Blue pilled.
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