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Forum Post: Democrats and Republicans comprise a two party system designed to take you away from the real issue. The debate is staged between the two fictional sides while the real culprits and real issues fly under the radar.

Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 31, 2011, 3:46 p.m. EST by SirPoeticJustice (628) from New York, NY
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When are you gonna wake up and smell the stage magic and slight of hand...




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[-] 1 points by PeoplehaveDNA (305) 11 years ago

AMEN!!! People need to stop obsessing over the wedge issues that are a device to distract us from supporting solution base politics and the "bigger picture" issues. Listen up people the politicians do nothing but talk try to pacify you with stupid memes and retarded plans that will never see the light of day in Washington. Do yourself a favor don't let your emotions rule your decisions in politics think with your head.

[-] 1 points by SirPoeticJustice (628) from New York, NY 11 years ago


[-] 1 points by number2 (914) 11 years ago

That is so true. Do you ever wonder why the republicans "own" certain issues like the collectivist position against gay marriage? And then democrats "own" others like the individualist position supporting gay rights. And they don't seem to fit in with the rest of there principles. I think it is that way just for the division.

[-] 1 points by navin (4) 11 years ago

" Hazare has also called for an amendment to the election laws to require that voters always be offered the option of “None of the Above.” When it prevails, parties would have to come up with better candidates."

New York Times, October 30, 2011, Beyond Occupy By BILL KELLER

Now here's a marvelous idea worth importing from India that will fit nicely into American culture of bumper stickers and Twits to get the message across very effectively. The timing is ideal as close to 90% of people disapprove of Congress and there are no viable third party candidates running for office. Just imagine the election night coverage and the headlines next morning announcing the election results - Republican 20%, Democrat 20% , 'None of the Above' 60%. No party will be able to claim a mandate and go on to serving their own special interests. The power will still remain with the people. I am not sure if our constitution or election laws will allow to put 'None of the above" on the ballot to officially tally that. But, our ballots already have a space for a "write in" candidate and exit polls will give a good enough count of "None of the above". 2008 Senate race in Alaska proved that enough people will exercise the "write in" option if energized enough. This is the best way to frustrate the politicians and special interests who bankroll billions to get them above the magic 50% mark. It will show that after spending millions of dollars our politician-emperors have no clothes.

[-] 1 points by SirPoeticJustice (628) from New York, NY 11 years ago

It is definitely a great idea. My one concern, which I am sure there is a workaround for, is that if the election is stalled because of a "sudden death" overtime, does that mean the current president stays in office longer. And if so, the current president would try and campaign for "none of the above" so he has more office time... As with all things the reality would probably hold emergent properties we cant predict right now.