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Poll: Would you support the US being represented by only one party?

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by hislegacy, Apr 13, 2021.

Would you support a single party government system?

  1. yes

  2. no

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  1. hislegacy

    hislegacy At the great Pyramids

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    Are you comfortable with a single party system?
     
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  2. GoldenBoy89

    GoldenBoy89 We're Still Here

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    We need more parties, not less. I think the two major parties need to split into a liberal and conservative wing for each and allow for the other 3rd parties to come more into play.
     
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  3. GreatLakes4Ever

    GreatLakes4Ever Well-Known Member

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    Fortunately, the chances of that happening in the United States are almost zero. If the Republicans take over there would be immediate fighting between the Romney/Cheney wing and the Trump/Greene wing. Likewise if the Democrats took over, there would be immediate fighting between the Sanders wing and the Manchin government wing. I’ll grant you that Romney/Cheney is too right for my liking as I’m sure Manchin is too left for your liking but there won’t be just one party. The one would quickly split into sparring factions.
     
  4. Ignatius the Kiwi

    Ignatius the Kiwi Newbie

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    I would. Because it would get rid of the pretense that there is an opposition party to the Democrats within the USA.
     
  5. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    I'd prefer a no party system. What purpose do they serve, anyway?
     
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  6. Guinan

    Guinan “It’s elementary, my dear Riker. Sir.”

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    I voted for a 3rd party candidate in 2016 because I didn't want to vote for either Trump or Clinton. I feel like that was a mistake on my part because we ended up enduring four horrific years of Trump. I voted Democratic this time with the sincere hope that Biden would defeat Trump and he would be a better president than Trump. I'll vote Democratic again in 2024 if Trump or one of his sycophants is the Republican presidential nominee. I'll also vote for the Democratic candidates whenever I go vote in an election here in Texas if there aren't any Never Trump Republicans for me to support. There's no way I'll ever politically support Donald Trump or any Republican politician who is in his pocket.
     
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  7. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    Unless someone manages to reanimate John McCain's corpse, who's left?
     
  8. timothyu

    timothyu Well-Known Member

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    You need a minimum of three 'official' parties and hopes of a non-majority government. That way deals have to be made to maintain power for a term, providing that is, that the balance tipping party actually works for the people to be of any actual use (a pipe dream I am sure). It worked well for us back in the day when the people and not business, finance or industry were put first.
     
  9. Pommer

    Pommer Autodidact polymath

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    Well the title of “the Conservative Party” is open now that the GOP has abdicated the role.
     
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  10. Silverback

    Silverback Well-Known Member

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    Horrific?... How so?
     
  11. Silverback

    Silverback Well-Known Member

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    Since that's what the Soviet Union had...no, I would not.
     
  12. Basil the Great

    Basil the Great Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes, we absolutely need more parties, not less. The two party system has not served us very well.....
     
  13. Pavel Mosko

    Pavel Mosko Arch-Dude of the Apostolic Supporter

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    We seem to be headed for that now with the Democrats able to rewrite the election rules, the general media carrying their water, Gerrymandering, pandering to illegals to get their vote when they become citizens etc.

    But no, countries that have one party systems tend to be Dystopian totalitarian nightmares or 3rd World Banana Republics.
     
  14. timothyu

    timothyu Well-Known Member

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    Unless the leadership is corporate, (which what is behind this destabilization)
     
  15. Kenny'sID

    Kenny'sID Well-Known Member Supporter

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    All depends on the party.

    I will go so far as to agree with the poster that mentioned no party at all
     
  16. RDKirk

    RDKirk Alien, Pilgrim, and Sojourner Supporter

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    It's always possible to tell when someone has just stepped out of an alt-right echo chamber.
     
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  17. timothyu

    timothyu Well-Known Member

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    People just want to be left alone. But too late for that, and it hardly matters who is in power now that we all have been tagged like cattle. It is humorous that people still fuss about leadership and everything else, but overlooked their freedoms having been taken away. The punch line is that we left it go with our own permission.
     
  18. RDKirk

    RDKirk Alien, Pilgrim, and Sojourner Supporter

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    One might say that the US is already under the single "socialism for corporations" party.

    But actually, there are a number of parties in the US...people in the US just can't seem to support more than two. And, for that matter, when one of those two has collapsed, a second viable contending party always rises nearly immediately. Historically, the US was created without authorization of political parties, and with many of the Founders not wanting parties, but parties had sprung up even before the Constitution was completely written.

    For whatever reason, and throughout its history, the US political homeostasis is at no more and no less than two major parties.
     
  19. Pavel Mosko

    Pavel Mosko Arch-Dude of the Apostolic Supporter

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    I'm I'm wrong then please name some counter examples, but ad hominens are not going to persuade me, they actually indicate to me that you bring little to the conversation, since cheap shots are cheap, and don't require any work or thought.
     
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  20. ThatRobGuy

    ThatRobGuy Part of the IT crowd Supporter

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    Two is already too few...

    The bickering we have and the deep polarization we have are the result of 300 million people being forced to pick between only two option packages.

    It creates a serious conflation of values and leads to some pretty shallow discourse.

    For example...

    Consider "Bob" and "Tom"

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    Bob and Tom agree on more things than they disagree on...yet, a two party system turns them bitter enemies due to hyper-partisan rhetoric centered around attacking "the party of...xyz"

    That type of rhetoric is easy to spew out, because when there's only one party representing a particular value on a key issue, anyone who has a position on that key issue can be lumped in other people who voted for the party that represents that position on the issue.


    For instance, if a person is passionate about healthcare reform, and it's the number one issue for them bar none, and they vote for a democrat as a result (even if they're actually moderate or lean conservative on a several of the other issues), they're now "lumped in" with everyone who votes democrat.

    Having additional parties (even if it were just 3 or 4 parties total) busts up those cheap, shallow talking points pundits can use against people. They'd have to actually provide something of substance in order to critique a position rather than just attacking it with a "guilt by association" tactic.

    Most of us who hold some positions that land on both sides of the fence have understood this frustration for quite some time.


    If a person a staunch gun rights advocate, but also a staunch gay rights advocate, who does that person vote for? Or if they're very environmentally aware, but also oppose abortion? Or if they favor single payer healthcare, but want stronger immigration laws? Or if they want a scaled-back military policy, but also want lower taxes? The list of combinations is long...


    A system where one has to basically vote against their own interests on 45% of the issues, in order to vote for their own interests on 55% is a system that's going to lead to a lot of frustration.
     
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