The Two Parties are not sustainable.
DJT is in the process of blowing up the political order and for that I’m eternally grateful.
Hmmmm, last *I* checked, my ballot had MORE than 2 and, sometimes, more than 4, party choices.
Maybe what we need is to support the/a party that uphold, defends and enforces the Constitution (which precludes the typical 2-party base).
The GOP has long been dominated by Bush League Republicans, voting for the continuation of the illegal alien inundation in the faces of the majority of their voters.
1. Democrap Party
2. Social Democrap Party
3. Old Dying GOP Party
4. New Republican Party, Donald J. Trump, President
Democratic Socialists, Totalitarian Socialists, Bush League Republicans, Make America Great Again Republicans.
Well, since I registered as a Whig 4 years ago, I’ve yet to see a single Whig candidate on the ballot.
The Democrats actually are suffering from a split in their party, with the media hyped upstarts dragging the spotlight from the geriatric old guard. It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of lying old fools. Democrats are a coalition of divided interests, but the far leftists appear to be taking over.
The Republicans had a bit of a split when the rank and file supported President Trump over the leadership’s favorites. But the split in the Republican party is between the leadership and the base. The base supports President Trump at around 90% which is actually remarkable unity. Many of the 10% who do not support President Trump call themselves “conservatives” but actually would have preferred a Clinton presidency. They can’t really go to the Democrat side at this point because the old guard Democrats are losing control of their party. So the split on the Republican side is a complete myth from the media.
The "Presidential" Republican and Democrat parties were more liberal than the "Congressional" Republican and Democrat parties. So you had Presidential Democrats on the left and Congressional Republicans on the right with the Congressional Democrats and Presidential Republicans contending for the center.
Both kinds of Republicans were more conservative than their Democratic counterparts, but the Congressional Democrats had a large conservative element and the Presidential Republicans were more accepting of liberal ideas than their Congressional counterparts, so the views of Congressional Democrats and Presidential Republicans didn't reflect the more polarized views of others in their parties.
Political scientists wished that all the liberals would be in one party and all the conservatives in the other to break the "Deadlock of Democracy." How did that work out?
Nope. The two parties have put too many mechanisms in place. The one thing they both agree on is keeping it a two party system. No other party will ever gain enough of a foothold to matter.
Disunity follows diversity. Its what people like Friedman promoted and ultimately wanted. What better way to achieve their goal of destroying the American nation?
- Old School Corrup-O-Crat
- New Radical Socialist
- Trumpian Populist
- National Review GOPe
Of the 4 that last one will be the smallest and most likely to become political roadkill.
An argument I have been making since the last elections is that President Trump is essentially a third party president considering the traditional opposition of the dims and the antics of the RINOs and GOPes.
There are two parties; one that wants to preserve our rights and one that wants to take them away. And not everyone who wants to take them away are DemocRats.
From the first line in the article, in case you havent noticed ...........
Thomas Friedman is an idiot.
It is a testament to American stability that we really only had two.
But it is an indictment of our inattention to our government that we did.
Not many citizens in the GOP center right... lots of old politicians who want yesterday back - that's about it...
Thomas Friedman needs to switch to the democrat party...
And as far as 'willing to work and willing to work together'? That's nuts. Democrat would stab us in the back first chance they got - their idea of 'working together' means us giving into their ideas and helping them. They would never help us. Well written but mostly drivel from a never-Trumper...
What we need is a viable second party.
The battle is now globalist/socialist vs. nationalist/patriot.