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Forum Post: A good summary of the current 2 parties, and why OWS will not choose either one

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 12, 2011, 3:06 p.m. EST by warriorjoe7 (232)
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partially quoted from hchc

"Republicans think their party is about personal freedoms, but can clearly see that the Dems dont rep the little guy.

Dems think their party is about the little guy, but can clearly see that the R doesn't give two shits about the constitution or human rights.

Then there are those who have been involved, take a step back, and analyze simply on ACTIONS of theses parties, not their rhetoric and political speech. Those are the ones who want real change."

from let'sgetreal

"At this point, refusal to vote for bad candidates is vitally important. So long as the major parties are assured of votes no matter how poor their performance, they have zero motivation to change. Continuing to vote for the lesser of two evils will get us more of what we've been getting."



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[-] 2 points by ARod1993 (2420) 12 years ago

Simply put, most of us are still Democrats because even though they're generally not as tolerant of our ideas as they should be they're a hell of a lot better than the alternative; I'd rather have a quietly warmongering administration that gets things like universal healthcare through, at least pays lip service to cleaning up DC, and tries to push through some sort of relief measures for the working and middle class than the open calls for theocracy and plutocracy coming from across the aisle.

The other reason I remain attached to the Democratic Party is because traditionally speaking it is through the Democratic Party that major reforms enter the political dialogue and in general wind up being enacted. As short-lived as Bryan's Populist movement was (and as embarrassing as Bryan's role in the Scopes trial was) it was responsible for a strain of reformist thinking that pervaded the Democratic Party for a long time and led directly to FDR and the New Deal. Essentially we don't support the Democratic Party because of its behavior now; we support it because there is an established road to co-opting it and reunifying it around the principles of fairness and reform.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 12 years ago

Hahah, thanks dude!

[-] 1 points by warriorjoe7 (232) 12 years ago

both fascists