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Show Of Hands November 5th, 2012 12:00am

Are political parties bad for our country?

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Threeper301 Gilbert, AZ
11/13/12 12:20 pm

Washington was right. All they've bred is corruption and robbed the People of rights and freedoms. We need to return this country to the fundamentals of Federalism.

PetePuma Oregon
11/10/12 10:44 pm

Disassemble both the Republican and Democrat parties, they've far outlived their usefulness. After a primary election, hand the top 5 contenders a set amount of money and let them campaign with only that. Then hold the election and let what is, remain what is.

socialist Vermont
11/10/12 6:07 pm

George Washington warned about parties and he was right

BaldGuy33 Texas
11/10/12 7:02 am

Only ONE of the parties is bad for the country ... =;o)

bhurd California
11/09/12 7:35 pm

They are good to pool the resources of the many against the vast wealth of the few...unless you are a Republican. Then vast wealth is spent on fooling you into making some false connection between taxes on the rich and welfare. We need to tax the rich because of social security and medicaid.

dsMultiChat California
11/08/12 10:37 pm

politicians now serve the party and not the people or the country

Comet? Tennessee
11/07/12 9:11 pm

Oh yeah, worst than bad! You better watch me!

11/07/12 3:06 pm

G. Washington despised parties and warned of gridlock like is happening now

11/07/12 10:36 am

He got my vote and will anytime he runs

11/07/12 5:49 am

Yes and so are electoral votes.

dahawwl Texas
11/07/12 5:46 am

When it became clear that the party was more important than doing the right thing for the people, it became obvious parties were bad

RangerSkip Tigard, OR
11/07/12 1:27 am

Yes, political parties are the problem, once you start aligning yourself with a group of people, no matter how many options of parties you are presented with, you run the risk of mob mentality and stop thinking for yourself.

11/07/12 12:49 am

They are horrible for this country! They divide us instead of uniting us. Washington even told us if we fall into parties this country will crumble! Well it starts today

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
11/06/12 5:47 pm

Not in and of themselves, no. But when folks embrace their party more than our Constitutional principles, that's a problem.

tuvwxyz New York
11/06/12 5:30 pm

I know there are more parties but I think we need more than 2 popular parties, because all the other parties sadly never stand a chance and just having 2 popular ones aren't working bc for me it doesn't work out that your exactly one way, there needs to more choices.

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
11/06/12 4:51 pm

I think it is obvious a two party system is failing us.

wiildkat Propertarian
11/06/12 4:13 pm

Gary Johnson needs just 5% of the vote for the libertarian party to be considered a minor party candidate!

jimmie Missouri
11/06/12 4:03 pm

only the communists wait I mean liberals

11/06/12 3:51 pm

Wow!! Simply wow!

11/06/12 3:39 pm

George Washington himself said that political parties would not be beneficial. Partisanship is prevalent in all aspects of politics. While I don't believe a new system could be easily implemented right now, parties only seem to hinder progress.

Burned Missouri
11/06/12 2:55 pm

So outlaw 2 parties? Sounds like communism! There are more oarties these 2 are just the most popular

Burned Missouri
11/06/12 2:54 pm

If you voted yes then you are for Communism or monarchy. Loo at other countries without parties. They are totalitarian regimes

11/06/12 2:16 pm

First of all, the media and debates should include other party candidates more.

11/06/12 1:28 pm

No brainer...

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
11/06/12 11:53 am

country from within. I don't want to call Obama the Great Divider like Republicans do, because it's been happening before Obama even got into office. it just escalated when he got in there

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
11/06/12 11:51 am

The extremists ruined the Republican the Tea Party is feasting on the remnants..sad As for the Democratic pArty? the environmentalist/politically correct whack jobs are destroying it. Yes, we need to get rid of the two party system, and get rid of the whackjobs..they are KILLING this

DavesNotHere where am I
11/06/12 10:23 am

The Democrats put the DNC before America. The Republicans put the RNC before America. Both suck!!

11/06/12 10:17 am

The two party system isn't working anymore. Add 3-5 parties may help are nation. To many problems can not be solved in the legislative branch and we need to get this country moving again.

11/06/12 9:56 am

Having political parties isnt bad but having only two parties isnt helpful.

11/06/12 9:34 am

Education is the key, unfortunately when I showed up to the polls they were handing out dummy ballets so that people could see what they were voting for. If you did not research before you showed up, don't vote. Go get educated on the facts!

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/06/12 9:25 am

You are on to something here.

11/06/12 9:12 am

Our two party system has us gridlocked, but getting rid of parties will not help.

GoldenRay On SSBB
11/06/12 8:57 am

They are an important part of our identity.

HGolightly California
11/06/12 8:36 am

Political parties are a part of a system of checks and balances. The problem is that there are not enough independent party representatives in the House or Senate.

nice_atheist Connecticut
11/06/12 8:19 am

The parties are good. The two party system we've fallen into is what is dangerous.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/06/12 8:02 am

Does this make sense to you?

Christfollowr California
11/06/12 8:02 am

The parties are just dividing our country

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/06/12 7:54 am

I voted. Please get out there too. It is not just about candidates. In Maryland we have some life changing issues on our ballot. We need to make our voices heard. I don't care if you cancel my vote. Just make sure we are fully and accurately represented. This is the best way to prevent unrest

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/06/12 7:46 am

We can change the dogma one senator at a time. You can risk loosing one senator right? When we get a pack of senators the mob rule overrides common sense.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/06/12 7:46 am

We can change the dogma one senator at a time. You can risk loosing one senator right? When we get a pack of senators the mob rule overrides common sense.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/06/12 7:46 am

We can change the dogma one senator at a time. You can risk loosing one senator right? When we get a pack of senators the mob rule overrides common sense.

cato Santa Barbara, California
11/06/12 7:40 am

Political parties remove critical thought and replace it with dogmatic pablum.

11/06/12 7:36 am

Political parties aren't bad for the country... BUT the two party system IS bad for the country.

listgarten SF Bay Area
11/06/12 7:20 am

George Washington said that political parties would ruin this country

hippiedude fields of green
11/06/12 7:01 am

If they werent so corrupt and powerful, and we had a few more that had a chance to compete because there are a lot of good ideas in other parties.

mmmwtt Lake Titicaca
11/06/12 6:58 am

Don't most parties have alcohol and end with someone dancing on a table with a lampshade on their head? And open bar policy would vastly improve our parties! And we're all guaranteed a hangover tomorrow regardless of who wins.

EarlyBird Portland
11/06/12 6:46 am

I wish there was a way to limit company donations. Half our problems is that our leaders are bought.

11/06/12 6:45 am

Only having two political parties is definitely bad. More parties would go a long way toward improving America by giving us more candidates who meet our exact beliefs rather than the lesser of two evils every four years.