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Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1
How about we all move away from this "Left-v-Right" paradigm and only vote for the American team?
No more GOP, no more Democrat, no more Tea Party, no more parties that don't want to do jack for the American people.
Originally posted by Ultraman2011
It wouldn't work. Eventually your new party would splinter into a couple of warring factions over something that is seen as significant to one group (gay marriage?-even New York Republicans vs. Utah Republicans cannot agree). Look at how many divisions of Protestants there are.
The nature of the political arena is structured to reward good looks, good presentation skills, and opportunistic people. You win by arguing and tearing down others...by proposing things that are not realistic or feasible.
In the last 75 years how many real "leaders" have you had? Maybe, Reagan, Kennedy and possibly Clinton.,..but even that is debatable.
You need, instead to have term limits on those that hold office, eliminate special interest groups, and tackle the sleeze that is inherent in your political system.