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etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 10:08 AM
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21. Two or more viable parties
No one is right (or wrong) 100% of the time.
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  -Who here at DU thinks we need a HEALTHY two-party system in this Country Raven  Mar-08-09 09:25 AM   #0 
  - It would be a cool idea if anybody ever tried it.  saltpoint   Mar-08-09 09:26 AM   #1 
  - Agreed. This Republican Party is very, very sick but I think the  Raven   Mar-08-09 09:32 AM   #7 
     - Yes. If the GOP could atone for its considerable sins and return to the  saltpoint   Mar-08-09 09:35 AM   #9 
  - I certainly do. Each keeps the pressure on the other. Without it, you get lousy candidates...  Captain Hilts   Mar-08-09 09:29 AM   #2 
  - Why Only 2 Parties?  obama yo mama   Mar-08-09 09:30 AM   #3 
  - Yes, we need 3 or 4 or 5 parties, minimum! Two parties=too easily gamed. nt  Mist   Mar-08-09 09:48 AM   #10 
  - I think that even if we had a hundred parties...  pipi_k   Mar-08-09 10:07 AM   #20 
  - Oh, I am sure that your interests are not fully covered by the Dems.  tanyev   Mar-08-09 11:28 AM   #28 
  - I'll take a token Republican opposition of 80-100 in the House and maybe 20 in the Senate  bluestateguy   Mar-08-09 09:31 AM   #4 
  - We could use a healthy multi-party system....  hlthe2b   Mar-08-09 09:31 AM   #5 
  - Not me  TransitJohn   Mar-08-09 09:32 AM   #6 
  - I didn't mean to limit it to just 2, but we need at least 2 parties, not one  Raven   Mar-08-09 09:35 AM   #8 
     - Hell I'd like it  TransitJohn   Mar-08-09 09:57 AM   #15 
  - YES. Democrats and Greens.  sandnsea   Mar-08-09 09:52 AM   #11 
  - We need multiple parties. not just 2  FLAprogressive   Mar-08-09 09:52 AM   #12 
  - Nope! We need a three party system at least.  DireStrike   Mar-08-09 09:53 AM   #13 
  - We need to kill off the conservative idealogy once and for all  AllentownJake   Mar-08-09 09:56 AM   #14 
  - Outside of NYS it seems to work.  Smarmie Doofus   Mar-08-09 09:58 AM   #16 
  - It is similar in most states, only the details change. That's, IMO, the biggest problem with binary  Greyhound   Mar-08-09 01:12 PM   #35 
  - You mean something other than the Bad and Not As Bad parties we have now?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Mar-08-09 09:59 AM   #17 
  - We can't have one. We the people don't have the money.  mmonk   Mar-08-09 10:01 AM   #18 
  - When the other party has fascist tendencies I begin to wonder if its a good idea  NNN0LHI   Mar-08-09 10:02 AM   #19 
  - Two or more viable parties  etherealtruth   Mar-08-09 10:08 AM   #21 
  - Of course we should. People have legitimate philosophical  sufrommich   Mar-08-09 10:12 AM   #22 
  - Sure, if the two Parties  Bluenorthwest   Mar-08-09 10:23 AM   #23 
  - we have just lived through 8 years of one party tyranny  madrchsod   Mar-08-09 10:35 AM   #24 
  - i'd like to see it  adamuu   Mar-08-09 10:39 AM   #25 
  - Actually I think we need a healthy mult-party system.....A two-party system isn't democratic IMHO.  marmar   Mar-08-09 10:41 AM   #26 
  - We need a viariety of opposing ideas but we don't need any parties.  Toucano   Mar-08-09 10:52 AM   #27 
  - I think a two party system is good  madokie   Mar-08-09 11:35 AM   #29 
  - How things have changed.  Enthusiast   Mar-08-09 11:38 AM   #30 
  - Introduce the Proportional Representation system of voting into this country...  mwooldri   Mar-08-09 11:39 AM   #31 
  - We need more than two parties, imo, but I get your point and agree.  fed_up_mother   Mar-08-09 11:53 AM   #32 
  - I've never understood this attitude in America  Beregond2   Mar-08-09 12:09 PM   #33 
  - Two parties are not enough.  roody   Mar-08-09 12:11 PM   #34 

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