The Turd Party

Bring it on. The second Obama term, I mean

When Ron Paul supporters aren’t faking attacks by Democrats, discussing their UFO abductions or whatever else they do, they do what they can to keep him relevant. Paul lost his chance to be the next GOP flavor of the week when he allowed speculation about him running as a third party candidate.

I’m not opposed to third parties. I think we should have multiple parties or even people running with no party identification. The problem is that more candidates mean it takes a smaller plurality for one to win. If we really want multiple candidates, we need a better runoff system in this country. Three way races in a general election just allow losers to win with 40% of the vote.

In fact, the broken presidential presidential primary/caucus system could benefit from a defined process where two candidates from all parties are decided at once. Why is it that there has to be one Democrat and one Republican running in every election?

The Tea Party was pragmatic. They used the Republican primaries to give their candidates the chance at an established campaign organization in the general election. Sometimes it worked, sometimes the GOP threw a fit and torpedoed their own party. Mitt Romney supporter Lisa Murkowski even ran as a third party candidate. She was the Democrats’ favorite Republican.

Liberals have all but given up on running anyone to the left of Obama. Some groups are trying to run their own entirely new third party candidate. In the end, this election is a referendum on Barack Obama. A more liberal candidate may draw votes away from Obama, but they will also give Democrats a safety choice, instead of making the hard decision of voting for the Republican who will get him out of office. Almost any other party candidate will take away from the eventual Republican nominee, be they on the right or in the center.

It may not be an exciting choice to vote for a Republican against Obama, but if you don’t like that guy, vote him out in 4 years, too. That’s what Democracy looks like.

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14 Responses to The Turd Party

  1. HELENK says:

    Hell is going to freeze over. Saturday Night Live spoofs backtrack.

    I wish there was a third party but even then the need for finance would corrupt that one too.
    My hope is that the democratic party has a purge and has the decency to apologize to the people they have hurt and insulted.

    • 1539days says:

      Mostly it’s a slam against Congress with some 99% crap thrown in. I still prefer a system where we end up with a majority instead of a half-assed plurality.

  2. Susan says:

    A Republican Senate, House, White House and Supreme Court is most assuredly NOT what democracy looks like. That will result in wholesale slaughter quite likely in the form of an attack on Iran.

    Democrats who oppose Obama need to spend their time, energy and money assuring that Democratic candidates win in the House and the Senate, in large enough numbers that it doesn’t matter who’s in the White House.

    • catarina says:

      Where are these Democrats who oppose Obama?

    • 1539days says:

      What’s the difference between the most conservative Democratic Senator and the most liberal Democratic Senator?

      The bribe they got to vote for Obamacare.

      • Susan says:

        Your irrational hatred of all things Democratic is noted. While I no longer trust the Democratic Party to represent me, I KNOW that the Republican Party does not represent me. I’ll take Sherrod Brown over Jim DeMint every day and twice on Sunday.

    • Karma says:

      How many wars has Obama started? And you think that if TPTB want a war with Iran, only Obama and his Dem politicians/war-profiteers can stop it? LOL

      ‘Please vote for Obama-wan-kenobi and his New Dems, they are my only hope, we don’t invade Iran.’

      If you haven’t noticed the New Dems have done nothing to slow down the neocon foreign policy blunders. So good luck with that thought.

      But after Nancy Pelosi informed us impeachment would be off the table, I thought it was pretty clear where the New Dems were on the subject of the Middle East.

      • Susan says:

        Don’t put words in my mouth. I didn’t suggest that you or anyone else vote for Obama. I intend to write in Hillary’s name, myself. But just as I won’t vote for Obama, I certainly won’t vote for one of the religious nutjobs who end up as the Republican nominee.

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  4. myiq2xu says:

    Fucking Raiders

    • HELENK says:

      do you do any gardening?
      you can have a black and silver garden using
      dusty miller plants and black prince pepper plants

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