- Joined Jul 15, 2018
It might have been here or on another forum but the issue against this use to be it makes government move slower. Of course this was before the Republicans became an outlier focused on creating gridlock and having tantrums. Their have been effective American. third parties before, but it would have to start local and work it’s way up. They would also have to be a lot more shrewd initially about where and who they ran in races.As the “Big Lie” of a stolen election continues to dominate the Republican Party, GOP-controlled states enact restrictive voting laws and pursue preposterous el…fivethirtyeight.com
The quote below is about one of the four characteristics that make the polarization of our political environment different from what's observable in other democracies:
(we already knew that)
The question is, who can make this happen, and how? Are there even politicians who think that breaking up the Dem/Rep coalitions and introducing actual proportional representation is needed?
The issue progressives have for example is they are still running people in Center to right districts and then get Mollywopped and everyone says “see the progressives are limited” the reality is the progressives aren’t choosy enough and lack a strong top down structure to protect their brand from being used by losing campaigns.
The Tea party took the Republicans over, but Flipside of that was the party was already schewing rightward. It didn’t take much for the party to become a race to meet the majority of the constituents to the shameful state they were already at. Rush Limbaugh is literally the founder father of the current Right and their “we hate everyone” philosophy. While he is dead, he laid the work for making hate mainstream.
I love the Working Families Party and think they could probably run third party candidates. However, overtime they made the smart choice just to provide support to democratic candidates they find appealing instead of running independently. If anything the most gutsy move would be to get people elected as Democrats and then (with the blessing of constituents and fundraisers) a few can jump ship to their own party on the state/local level and from there in time they can make the push to the national with the guys most likely to win. Keep in mind Cuomo (that POS) basically forced them to be at odds with unions which on the democratic side would be great as a third party base. So a third or fourth party would be great, but it would mean political experts were willing to take smart risks and the bravest politicians tend to be stupid as dirt and the smartest politicians tend to be chicken **** cowards.