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Ok, so earlier this year we had a thread where somebody asked about the Tea Party itself. I ended up stumbling across a site that seems to be somebody basically collating everything they can on the movement and tossing it into one specific point

 

http://teapartynationalism.com/index.php

 

Ended up finding some... interesting ideas on that site. Like the Leader of one of the national groups saying that only property owners should vote again because they "have a vested interest in the community".

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You can save a lot of money on election campaigning if you don't have to bribe the serfs :p

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Well, if these groups start going, the two party system as we know it will be dead.

The system will become too complicated for the general public and people will instead vote for their favorite drink/food.

 

The downfall of the Tea Party.

So... The Mocha and Latte parties are gonna be the most powerful...

 

Or the beer party

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Well, if these groups start going, the two party system as we know it will be dead.

The system will become too complicated for the general public and people will instead vote for their favorite drink/food.

 

The downfall of the Tea Party.

It's funny, in a lot of countries people are able to keep track of multiple parties just fine. Stupid Americans - not just a myth after all? :)

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It's funny, in a lot of countries people are able to keep track of multiple parties just fine. Stupid Americans - not just a myth after all? :)

 

But yet things go over their heads.

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Wow, America bashing on an obsidian thread. How f-----g original. We're all stupid, we're all uneducated, we don't understand how the world works, yadda yadda yadda.

 

I have a feeling I've read this all before...

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It's funny, in a lot of countries people are able to keep track of multiple parties just fine. Stupid Americans - not just a myth after all? :)

 

But yet things go over their heads.

 

Huh?

He's talking about hats.

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Well, if these groups start going, the two party system as we know it will be dead.

The system will become too complicated for the general public and people will instead vote for their favorite drink/food.

 

The downfall of the Tea Party.

It's funny, in a lot of countries people are able to keep track of multiple parties just fine. Stupid Americans - not just a myth after all? :)

 

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Well, if these groups start going, the two party system as we know it will be dead.

 

Unfortunately not, due to America's electoral mechanics which enforce a stagnant two-party system.

 

At least on a federal level in America (IIRC some states are more nuanced), third parties pop up, hang around for a few years, never break past a certain level of support, don't win any seats due to lack of preferential or proportional voting, then sputter out and fade into the aether as voters lose faith because the parties cannot gain any seats, even if a significant minority votes for them. Not terribly democratic. There are exceptions (LibDems in the UK?) but these exceptions rely on certain situations which do not seem to exist in America

 

In a system with, at least, preferential voting, minor parties can sustain themselves with at least a fighting chance of electoral success.

 

Still, it can bring issues into the mainstream, and force the two main parties to act from time to time on issues they otherwise would ignore.

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Wow, America bashing on an obsidian thread. How f-----g original. We're all stupid, we're all uneducated, we don't understand how the world works, yadda yadda yadda.

 

I have a feeling I've read this all before...

If that was directed at me, it was (obviously) a joke playing on stereotypes directed at the claim that more than two parties would be... confusing. :p

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Maybe it won't be a total removal of the two party system. I was thinking more like there are parties within parties that argue with each other over stuff, but still consider the other major party to be the biggest problem. You're already kinda seeing it with the Tea Party schtick where they consider themselves non-party, but 96% of them are republican.

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Maybe it won't be a total removal of the two party system. I was thinking more like there are parties within parties that argue with each other over stuff, but still consider the other major party to be the biggest problem. You're already kinda seeing it with the Tea Party schtick where they consider themselves non-party, but 96% of them are republican.

 

Those are called 'party factions' here. They're usually a core part of a party's internal democratic mechanics.

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Wow, America bashing on an obsidian thread. How f-----g original. We're all stupid, we're all uneducated, we don't understand how the world works, yadda yadda yadda.

 

I have a feeling I've read this all before...

If that was directed at me, it was (obviously) a joke playing on stereotypes directed at the claim that more than two parties would be... confusing. :p

My joke was more about loosing track of which food/drink corresponded to which political view...

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Wow, America bashing on an obsidian thread. How f-----g original. We're all stupid, we're all uneducated, we don't understand how the world works, yadda yadda yadda.

 

I have a feeling I've read this all before...

If that was directed at me, it was (obviously) a joke playing on stereotypes directed at the claim that more than two parties would be... confusing. :p

My joke was more about loosing track of which food/drink corresponded to which political view...

 

I got the humor. Hence my 'huh?'

 

I'd vote Beer and Churro party.

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I got the humor. Hence my 'huh?'

 

I'd vote Beer and Churro party.

I know YOU did. Maybe you are just the exception to the rule? :p

 

*ducks and prepares himself for explaining this joke later*

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Wow, America bashing on an obsidian thread. How f-----g original. We're all stupid, we're all uneducated, we don't understand how the world works, yadda yadda yadda.

 

I have a feeling I've read this all before...

If that was directed at me, it was (obviously) a joke playing on stereotypes directed at the claim that more than two parties would be... confusing. :sorcerer:

My joke was more about loosing track of which food/drink corresponded to which political view...

 

I got the humor. Hence my 'huh?'

 

I'd vote Beer and Churro party.

Sugar and beer? :p

I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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Was referring to the non-US folk, but oh well. Coffee and Donuts party all the way.

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