I encourage everyone, EVERYONE to re-register as a 3rd party voter. You may still vote the way your conscience tells you at the booth but if you are as frustrated with the WH and Congress/Senate as you say you are, this voter registration change will not only empower each of us, it will let those in charge know that they cannot rely on blind loyalty and promises during campaigns. This may finally create a hostile environment to the lobbyist that have been purchasing our government for so long!
Yes Libertarians want smaller government but in turn they offer no back up safety net plan for the citizens. No thanks. The Blue Dog Coalition is our last hope.
Ms. Tobin seems to be suggesting that we need a third party in this country, but having lived in two countries with a three party system (the UK and Canada), I'm not sure it is such a great idea. Plus we'd have to do something about the electoral college, which is no small deal. It's very tempting, especially after the latest fiasco, to want to pull the system apart and rebuild it, but I think you have to be practical about it. The young people she is talking about will eventually gravitate to one party or the other, and hopefully act as a force for change in that setting. Either that, or they will stop voting altogether.
Agreed,the two party system is obviously failing. It is clear the politicians are not accountable to, or interested in anything their constituenents. If you want a voice in the current system? Well, it is clear to all it is going to cost you, millions, so, break out your checkbook. Until the current system changes, nothing else will.
Actually, I've had it w/the media that's defaulted on its tenet of "honest" journalism. Every outlet leans one way or another depending on who funds them & the talking heads sell integrity for money. It's horrific to think what Hitler could've accomplished had today's technology been around then. I'm surprised this site allows me to speak, since its obviously rooted in the Hannity's of insanity; see any faces to the Left when you click on this page? There shouldn't be bias in broadcasting- there should just be facts. But corporations that own our airwaves essentially buy freedom of speech, which is empowered by how many stations they own & how often they air. It's because of them that ignorance spreads, because truth isn't balanced with opinion. Unless truth is revealed, no party is good.
Next election I will not vote for an incumbent -I want all of them out-they're all rotten!
I think we have a 3rd party that tried to blend in with the Republicans and made a mess out of it.... I like the part were they preach Freedom...As long as your not gay or Black,pray to their God and think like they do it will all be fine....Great Freedom....
I have HAD IT with Tom McClintock. This guy is totally oblivious to living in California or America. He does not understand anything except his own agenda to overthrow the USA government. Tom wants to bankrupt the USA to get his Tea Party garbage shoved down your throat. He is a decrepit old male version of the moronic completely ignorant Alaskan Sarah Palin.
If you can THINK and READ, think about it, why does he want to overthrow health care?
I want Health Care, I do not know anybody that has suffered from too much Health Care especially with all the Cancer we have now.
How rotten Mitch McConnell, got TWO BILLION added in the bill for Kentucky. Talk about a criminal and a terrorist Mitch and Tom McClintock need to get out of Washington DC.
Get Tom Mc Clintock out of California.
As an attention getting act the idea of a mass disenrollment in either party would be fun to see. The reality is the growing non-affliated independent voter numbers in America. The message such a shift brings probably wouldn't be heard, and I don't think the poster above is promoting a 3rd party ala the UK or Canada, just a good old fashioned America sense of revolt against bad government.
I say we form a 3rd party group and call ourselves the "Average Joe's", and all vote every republican and democrat out of office, Let us average citizens run this country again maybe we can pull America's head and its foot out of the mud, Balance our budget, reduce our debt and find our way back to yesteryear..
I have always agreed with CharlesDudleyJr in the past. But on this I have to respectfully disagree. I don't need a "Safety net," that would entail me being somehow dependent on a government (any government) for anything. ...Unless I miss your meaning???
It's nice to see someone like this woman attempt to do something without the two parties being an influence at all. Of course it's just another useless attempt that won't work, but it's nice to see nonetheless.
The Liberals wanted Obama and got him for 2 terms. Are things really any better? We have raised the debt ceiling how many times?? How can you say things are better when we have more debt? The Conservatives want everything other than what the Liberals want and they had their chance with Bush. It really doesn't matter which party is in power because the politicians don't care about you and I. They lie to us, They steal our money. Its in the news ever day. The one truth fact is,The Politicians are in power and we are s****wed. That's not going to change anytime soon.
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