Explain this to me. I really want to know.
Hundreds of thousands if not millions of voting Americans are sick and tired of the Democrats not getting anything done and the Republicans marching us to a fascist state run by the rich. They don't believe in most of what each party says because the Dems and Repubs don't mean what they say. They get madder and madder each time "our " government gives away money to Wall Street or big Oil or starts another godforsaken war somewhere to pay big bucks to the war contractors (Our "Department of Defense" is actually the "Department of Offensives"), while when something needs to be done to bail out our school systems or keep local governments from fiscally collapsing or paying for decent health care for everyone the Dems and Repubs tell us "it's not fiscally responsible."
And yet we can't "just say no" to continued support of either Dems or Republicans?
Who are these politicians we keep in office, that we give control of our lives over to? Why are they in office? They say they are there to serve the people, and I assume to maybe participate in creating some great achievement – yet here is the most momentous positive change to American society since the inception of universal public schooling and they can barely scrape up enough votes to pass a watered down version!Tell me, if this isn’t a "great achievement" for them, what are they holding out for? A really really big pork barrel project?
Any Congressperson who voted against universal health care has no purpose being in politics. If they are so STUPID and SELFISH and POWER-HUNGRY that they can’t see a momentous advance staring them in the face, somebody please tell me why they are in office? Well, because we put them there. We were the stupid idiots who chose stupid idiots to represent us. The only reason Congresspeople do things for us is to get us to re-elect them. And once elected they are superior enough to tell us what’s good for us. Pardon me -- the special interests that move in on them get to tell them what’s good for us. Plain and simple.
The fools who voted against HCR because that's what most of their constituents called for were not doing it because because they are following the will of the people, but because they want to get re-elected – even if they shoot down HCR in the process. Well hell, why do we need a "representative" who’s going to just vote whichever way the mob decides? Might as well just go with mob rule and get rid of the middleman.
So we HAVE to do this every time? Pick between the hapless idiot or the devious idiot and put one of them in office because we "have" to vote for Dems or Repubs? Explain this to me.... we can’t form a third party and not vote for either?
I really can’t figure it out. Are we a nation of sheep? Are we afraid to upset our comfortable mindset of life? Do we have no independent compass of guidance for our actions? Is the "new" scary? Are we too much invested in keeping the current system going? Is it too much trouble to change?
I don’t know. I just see and hear more and more people getting more and more pissed at what the Dems and Repubs do, and nothing happening to change anything. Keep voting Dem, or Repub, or Dem, or Repub ... what was that definition of insanity?
So tell me, please ... we can’t make a major third party because....?