Originally posted by wagnificent
Originally posted by pacific_waters
Green makes sense? Did you actually read their paltform? Another libtard idiot.
... Did you actually read it, or are you just against all those ideas?
If the US is anything like NZ, the vast majority of people when asked about the Green party immediately think 'hemp shirt, pot smoking hippies' or
'wouldnt it be an economic disaster' (as if the current main parties have had a blisteringly positive track record and the Greens dont have qualified
)... its sad really.
Thing is in other countries like my own (NZ), Australia and places in Europe where we have parliamentary coalitions more often than not, the Greens
are often side partners or have a decent presence within the governments make up, so alot of us even if we dont like the Greens are still used to them
actually being around... and like in my own country every election they slowly get a few more seats as people realize they aren't what they might
ignorantly believe them to be and are actually a sound governmental option.
Heck last election Greens gained I think about 3 more seats going up to about 14 i think it is in our government (i think there now more or less the
largest represented of the side parties) and I think next year given the way the current leading party (effectively our version of the Republicans
minus the religious pong) has been behaving id say Greens will gain a few more again and might become 'king makers' finally.
Id give it time, eventually the US will come into line with the rest of the world on this front. Might take a restructure of your election system
though and that might be a tough nut to tear down.
Originally posted by ConspiracyBuff
Also the runner-up was the Vice-President....
Why on earth dont they do that any more?.. sounds like a great way of easing inter-party tensions and discord.
edit on 7-11-2012 by BigfootNZ
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