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  •  Burning it to the ground is the idea of those (0+ / 0-)

    who don't want to work to earn leadership. It is the lazy mans solution to everything. It demands that the whole world be shaken up so that those who think they deserve to be on top but don't want to put in the effort can get there.

    If that is how you feel, you have the outlines of what it takes to make a new party. Go! Astound me at how wrong I am about the viability of a liberal third party. But don't wait, you have a shit load of work to do.

    •  I don't know... (0+ / 0-)

      our country was founded on a revolution.  Maybe not so much with the burning...but I too feel like working with the in the current system isn't working.

      "Only now with the advent of potato day has tyranny come to our shores." - Jon Stewart

      by methinshaw on Sat Aug 29, 2009 at 05:37:16 PM PDT

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    •  3rd party is tough, even if split is at the top (0+ / 0-)

      Having a few grass roots activists splitting the party at the bottom is unlikely to work.  Historically splits with leaders that already have national recognition have had the most influence, and even someone of Theodore Roosevelt's standing could fail, so it is still a long shot.   Furthermore, I think the election methods used in the U.S. drive us to a 2 party solution, and our legislature's committee assignment model also rewards a 2 party system.  On a side note, while I'm not entirely happy with the 2 party system, I am not sure that having many small parties and coalition governments is better.

      •  Many countries are faring well... (1+ / 0-)
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        I am not sure that having many small parties and coalition governments is better.

        ...this which most call a parliamentary system and it appears to be far more democratic and harder to subvert than our outmoded, totally corrupted by corporate money, system.

        The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool. George Santayana

        by Bobjack23 on Sat Aug 29, 2009 at 06:25:13 PM PDT

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    •  Necessity dictates doable courses of action... (0+ / 0-)

      As for this:

      Burning it to the ground is the idea of those who don't want to work to earn leadership It demands that the whole world be shaken up so that those who think they deserve to be on top but don't want to put in the effort can get there.

      That is pure personal opinion and or conjecture based on no supportable data, not to mention being a personal insult, which by its nature earns this...Sit on it and spin.

      The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool. George Santayana

      by Bobjack23 on Sat Aug 29, 2009 at 06:19:28 PM PDT

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