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Squidboy October 26th, 2014 6:20pm

It's possible that 5 independents will be elected to the US Senate this fall and that they will hold the balance of power between the 2 parties. Do you think this is good or bad?

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10/28/14 8:36 am

Down with political parties, up with democracy.

FarmerManE djent
10/27/14 6:42 am

It depends on how they vote. If they say they're independent, but always vote for once side or another, it's not helping matters any

10/27/14 4:46 am

Wow, Independents really aren't popular here. I think they are a moderate voice where it's badly needed and they can force movement on both sides if they stick to the middle.

10/26/14 5:24 pm

Anyone who has paid attention to the SOH results knows that independents are just democrats who don't like labels.

10/26/14 5:22 pm

It's a start something needs to change

10/26/14 3:37 pm

Independents usually caucus with the Democrats. Nothing will change.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/26/14 2:53 pm

It's a start. If we had another 99 just like Bernie Sanders in the senate, and a few hundred just like him in the House, there would be a chance of undoing the mess that over fifty years of corporate shills have created.

sojourner present
10/26/14 2:34 pm

I like it because generally the independents are more moderate. This would send, possibly, a message to both parties to quit being extreme fringe crazy people!

jvc1133 61535
10/26/14 12:57 pm

Independents shouldn't be allowed to vote.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
10/26/14 1:08 pm

Just independent Americans? Anyone else you would like to keep from voting?

Diknak Ohio
10/26/14 3:10 pm

wtf? what an ignorant comment. what kind of asshole thinks other shouldn't have the right to vote?

cpaswr just say the letters
10/26/14 12:23 pm

There is no guarantee that the independent candidates will agree to everything.

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
10/26/14 12:04 pm

Theoretically, it's good. In practice, independent senators are usually center-left or left-wing politicians (e.g., Joe Lieberman or Bernie Sanders) who toe the Democratic line on almost all issues.

Wert A picture of my junk
10/26/14 11:31 am

It depends on who the independents are. It could be good. It could be a loose cannon scenario.