Politics Is it time for a 3rd Party primary?

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  1. magnifier661

    magnifier661 B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

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    Would be nice but the third party candidate would just likely end up helping the Democrats win EVERY election forever.
     
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    magnifier661 B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

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    You're probably right
     
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    barfo triggered obsessive commie pinko Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Seems more and more likely that the Republican party will split in two, so you may get your wish anyway.

    barfo
     
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    The Repubs and the Licans?
     
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    Dumb and Dumber....
     
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    we need a TDR for a Bull Moose Party
     
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    Since both our parties are 100% corrupt and serve none of us I'm always hoping someone will throw an odd-looking hat into the ring just to watch them squirm.
     
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    magnifier661 B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

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    Yes, your republican and democrat description was perfect
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    Not if we change to IRV voting. And I know for a FACT that the Democrats do NOT want this. Jefferson Smith himself told me he was against it.

    Take 3 minutes of your time and watch this:

     
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    Just FYI, 39% is not a majority.

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    magnifier661 B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

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    I am referring to "more and more registering independent every year will result with them becoming the majority"
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    IRV voting makes parties obsolete. This is what's necessary.
     
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    Finally, something I agree with you on. I knew it would happen someday...
     
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    Neither party wants IRV though. They both know it would allow 3rd parties to have equal footing.
     
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    magnifier661 B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

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    They really should though. It would be the true checks and balances
     
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    Oh, I'm well aware. I've basically posted the same several times in the past. But they ignore the scenarios where it could be beneficial.

    My wife blamed me for Merkley winning the senate seat over Gordon Smith because I and about 92.5K other conservatives voted for Brownlow in 2008. Had IRV been in place, Smith almost certainly would have won.
     
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    I'm glad he didn't. Hiring Illegals to work at your factory should disqualify you. Smith was a piece of crap.
     

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