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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 12:28 PM
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30. Like It Or Not We Have A Two Party System
Apparently Willie Nelson was deluded into believing that someone OTHER than the Democrat or Republican could actually win. Even though many people can actually run for president and all those names can appear on the ballot... the fact remains that only TWO people actually have a shot at winning.

Because of how our "two-party system" works, any vote that does not DIRECTLY benefit the Democratic candidate it will have the net effect of benefiting the Republican candidate. This too is an inescapable fact. It's not pretty... it's not how we all wish it were, but this is the fact.

-- Allen
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  -Was Willie Nelson an evil bush enabler corporatewhore  Feb-24-04 11:15 AM   #0 
  - not evil, accidental  mmonk   Feb-24-04 11:16 AM   #1 
  - Willie knows what's up  el_gato   Feb-24-04 11:22 AM   #2 
  - No, not evil  sangh0   Feb-24-04 11:23 AM   #3 
  - Oh, please  GreenPartyVoter   Feb-24-04 11:25 AM   #4 
  - Like I said "Stupid"  sangh0   Feb-24-04 11:26 AM   #9 
     - I notice you don't seem to be endorsing any candidate in your sig  GreenPartyVoter   Feb-24-04 11:27 AM   #10 
     - NO  sangh0   Feb-24-04 11:29 AM   #16 
        - Thought maybe you were a former Joe supporter or something  GreenPartyVoter   Feb-24-04 11:32 AM   #20 
           - Not likely  sangh0   Feb-24-04 12:22 PM   #28 
     - oh and supporting a pro corporate pro big Agribusiness guy would have been  corporatewhore   Feb-24-04 11:28 AM   #14 
        - Nelson is still an idiot  sangh0   Feb-24-04 11:30 AM   #18 
        - lame epithets suck, Willie is Great  el_gato   Feb-24-04 11:55 AM   #24 
        - Well hey, Bush and Gore spent the entire debate agreeing with each other  GreenPartyVoter   Feb-24-04 11:31 AM   #19 
  - get real  el_gato   Feb-24-04 11:25 AM   #5 
  - Perhaps he had just smoked too much weed  Freddie Stubbs   Feb-24-04 11:25 AM   #6 
  - or Perhaps he sees things the way the realy are  el_gato   Feb-24-04 11:58 AM   #26 
     - Like It Or Not We Have A Two Party System  arwalden   Feb-24-04 12:28 PM   #30 
     - Who says we have a two party system?  BL_Zebub   Feb-24-04 12:43 PM   #32 
        - We do - Corporate Whore or Corporate Whore Lite n/t  redqueen   Feb-24-04 12:44 PM   #33 
        - Ah but is that reality, or the media whore enforced fiction?  BL_Zebub   Feb-24-04 12:52 PM   #36 
           - For sure it's the whore media fiction  redqueen   Feb-24-04 12:54 PM   #37 
        - Dear Me... How Could I Forget About The Media?  arwalden   Feb-24-04 12:46 PM   #34 
        - I doubt Jimmy was participating. That's why Willie was on the roof  BL_Zebub   Feb-24-04 01:13 PM   #40 
        - Americans say it  sangh0   Feb-24-04 12:48 PM   #35 
           - According to the media "the overwhelming majority" believe:  BL_Zebub   Feb-24-04 01:20 PM   #41 
     - Looks like now he is getting the government the he deserves  Freddie Stubbs   Feb-24-04 01:07 PM   #39 
  - Of course!  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-24-04 11:25 AM   #7 
  - Willie Nelson is a true patriot  DenverDem   Feb-24-04 11:25 AM   #8 
  - Kudos to you, DenverDem  GreenPartyVoter   Feb-24-04 11:27 AM   #11 
     - that's right, Willie is a True Patriot rather than a party line stooge  el_gato   Feb-24-04 11:57 AM   #25 
  - Hey CorproateWhore,  gsc2749   Feb-24-04 11:28 AM   #12 
  - nope a DK supporter -Willie sent me ;)  corporatewhore   Feb-24-04 11:29 AM   #15 
  - No one is talking about 2000, this is 2004  sgr2   Feb-24-04 11:28 AM   #13 
  - Here's an interview by him on the subject. Read between the lines  nothingshocksmeanymore   Feb-24-04 11:29 AM   #17 
  - God bless Willie  DenverDem   Feb-24-04 11:37 AM   #22 
     - Hey, leave God out of this!  BL_Zebub   Feb-24-04 01:22 PM   #42 
        - Willie's appeal is truly across the board.  DenverDem   Feb-24-04 01:26 PM   #45 
  - Kucinich is trying to make the Dems a "viable second party"  dpbrown   Feb-24-04 11:32 AM   #21 
  - He was a Toby Keith enabler for doing "beer for my horses"...  JVS   Feb-24-04 11:43 AM   #23 
  - Toby Keith is a reprehensible redneck.  DenverDem   Feb-24-04 12:21 PM   #27 
  - Willie Nelson rocks - WN bashers suck  redqueen   Feb-24-04 12:24 PM   #29 
  - Boy howdy  charlie   Feb-24-04 12:31 PM   #31 
  - Willie Nelson is an American citizen  eileen_d   Feb-24-04 12:56 PM   #38 
  - Willie Nelson rules all  mdmc   Feb-24-04 01:25 PM   #43 
  - That evil Willie Nelson... get him!  mouse7   Feb-24-04 01:25 PM   #44 
  - Probably he was high.  John_H   Feb-24-04 02:07 PM   #46 
     - Nah he just endoresed the guy who had the best policies towards family  corporatewhore   Feb-25-04 12:02 AM   #47 

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