3rd parties

Discussion in 'Politics' started by DCortez, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. DCortez

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    I'd have to agree with this guy. If it's every going to happen, nows the time. Otherwise, 3rd parties will be vote wasters. Same with the GOP, give the party an enema now, or stay a McCain style party.


    For anyone who wants to try, the time is now. This year has been a good year for independent candidates. Given the public mood these days, 2010 could be an even better one — and there will be a lot more than three offices up for grabs next fall.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/02/opinion/02douthatsub.html?_r=1
     


  2. DCortez

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    I'm concerned over the corruption in our voting system without picture ID and standardized ballots we will be come third world like in elections, I have mixed feelings on third party candidates, not sure if it would help or hurt conservatives.
     
  4. DCortez

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    Same here. I'd like to see the government shrink, get out of the mommy business (on each and every front as I don't care about abortion, drugs, gambling, prostitution, giving people welfare, etc.), stop seizing my earnings, and so on and so forth.


    Problem seems to be, once people get power, they never give it up and will sell us all out to keep it.
     
  5. cuate

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    Well, as a last thought along those lines, "Keep you barrel clean, your powder dry,
    plenty of caps in your cap box, both eyes open, and both hands covering your hiney". Hope it don't come to that but it ran King George and his pretty little Red Coats the hell out of America......
     
  6. TrailDust

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    A 3rd party would be possible if the Libertarians got their s**t together. Specifically, they need to radically alter their foreign policy. I can honestly say I've talked with dozens of people who feel like I do: Libertarians' domestic policy is awesome, but their foreign policy is isolationistic and just plain stupid! In fact, their foreign policy is so lame it prevents me from joining their party, and that is the same belief the other people I talked to have had.

    My :2cents:
     
  7. Major Woody

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    The socialist media won't give them any air time, you just have to vote them in.
     
  8. M. Sage

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    In the short run, they may hurt us a bit. In the long run, though....

    Look at it like this: the Republican party has sold conservatives out and become a mirror of the Democratic party. They're doing the same things with only a few differences. But since they're pro-big government and anti-individual rights (overall), the little things like abortion and gun control don't matter (and the Republicans aren't exactly great on gun control). They're going to tax us into the poor house and take all the rest of our rights away, what do those two issues matter? So the way that third party candidates will help is that either the Republicans will have an "oh shit, our base is leaving us!" moment and get back to basics - small government, pro-individual, lower taxes - or the they'll wind up being replaced by a third party that roots itself in those values.

    Either way, for-real conservative GOP or GOP replaced by for-real conservative party, we win.

    It's kind of like how people get fed up with a company who sells something for deleting a feature from their product - they go find another company and the first one either sees what they did wrong and bring the old product features back (like Winchester with the pre-64 style M70) or they slide off into history while one of their competitors (often a new company started to take advantage of the gap in the market) steps up and offers a similar product with the features demanded by consumers.

    Get it? :happy0001:
     
  9. Libertarian_Longhorn

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    :icon_popcorn: Interesting thoughts and opinions guys.
     
  10. blacksheep

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    Republicans are a joke ( a unfunny one ) I will not vote for the lesser of two evils ever again.
    You either have the right ideology or you don't get my vote, EVER !
    I'm Libertarian/Conservative 100% :banghead: The time is now, don't waste your chance to make a differance.:texas:
     

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