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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's a real conservative, from the US!

By AnsuGisalas ·
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And I'm not talking about the swivel-eyed loons :^0

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Don't get too excited - jck

by aidemzo_adanac In reply to The problem with America. ...

We initially had a two party system too, we have since had 4 or 5 parties running, which you would think was a nice even playing field for all, but it isn't. It's always between the same two parties anyway. Well sometimes a third but not many people that don't listen to whale songs vote NPD here (the West) anymore.

But there's always been a lot of hope help out for the Green Party, they get a few more votes but, let's face it, try and get a few hundred thousands stoner's to all do the same thing on the same day (vote) besides the annual 420 celebration of smoke, and you've go your hands full.

Technically, while we don't really have a two-party system, in essence we do because only two parties really have any hope in **** of winning an election, in which case we look no different than the USA, but there is a choice if you don't like the two main party's.

Our government is designed where even a majority government is under constant, close scrutiny by the minority party, in hopes that they can catch them making the smallest error with taxpayer's money and then over turn it.

That way we don't really have too concern ourselves as citizens as much, they have a watchdog 24/7 and if there's ANY question as to their motives or actions, they will be called on it and issues are brought to public attention.

But really, while some people feel that one party is so much better than the other, the differences are small, they must seem aligned in order to find the centre ground that wins votes. If they posture as two extreme opposites, as in US politics, they may bite their nose off to spit their face. Here the voters are not out to be opposites of each other but seek to find the government that shares the most middle ground. As a result, no matter who is in office, there is little fundamental difference between them, just a few slight variations in policy but all with a similar focus.

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Bigot is commonly understood to be one who is prejudiced and acts on it.

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Josh Barro, the writer of ...

Barro is merely suggesting that Republican voters get the candidates they deserve.

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by Keighlar In reply to Bigot is commonly underst ...

Just as the United States has gotten the political "leadership" it deserves. Almost anyone you pass on the street will complain about the career politicians that are running this country into the ground - and yet they are re-elected year after year after year. *ughhh*

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It's a conundrum...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Unfortunately...

money talks, I guess?

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More a case of, "It's all those other guys' fault!"

by CharlieSpencer In reply to It's a conundrum...

"My congressman / senator is a pure as the driven snow. Why, he once helped my brother-in-law's barber's third nephew get into the Air Force Academy! With constituent service like that, what does it matter that he's been absent for every budget vote in the last six terms and keep filibustering Cabinet appointments? It's those other bums that should be thrown out!"

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That would return us to getting the representation one deserves...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to More a case of, "It's all ...

But really, who deserves that?

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Since that's what we keep doing

by NickNielsen In reply to That would return us to g ...

the answer is: apparently us!

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"That would return us..."

by CharlieSpencer In reply to That would return us to g ...

"Us"? What's this 'us' stuff?

"What you mean 'we', white man?"

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Not my fault...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to That would return us to g ...

Wrong white guy...

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