What do both American political parties do to insure no other political party emerges on the political scene. ?

By admin ~ March 25th, 2010 @ 1:09 am
How do they do this? I mean, it’s one of the few things they agree on -reminding me of major league owners collusion.

Other countries- even big ones with major media outlets- have multiple political parties. Is it the Federal Funding rule?

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5 Responses to What do both American political parties do to insure no other political party emerges on the political scene. ?

  1. eatmycrapyastaff

    In the case of Ralph Nader and the Democrats, the Dems threaten, harass, slander, and sue.

  2. rivetturd

    No its mostly because too many Americans are too ignorant to care about anything and just vote for a name and a party. Its like buyin Prada just cuz its Prada when you cud get better for cheaper.

  3. fdm215

    They don’t have to do very much at this point. The two major parties hold 99% of the elected positions, they have the power to attract the majority of the political cash and attention. Its very difficult to run for office without cash and attention. You do see some successes by independents or small party members but those are usually isolated and on a local level.

  4. Bob

    It’s Duverger’s law. In the kind of elections that we have, i.e. simple plurality elections, winner takes all no matter how much of the vote he gets. It doesn’t matter if there are eleven candidates and the winner gets 10% or if there are two candidates and one gets 50.00001%.

    Until there is reform of the way we hold our elections, some move to proportional representation, there will remain only two parties. It is in the best interest of the current parties to maintain the status quo though, thus the biggest thing they are doing to keep the third parties down is not discussing a potential move to a more rational electoral system.

  5. captain hawk

    The two major parties simply have larger funds. It would take major cash infusion for a third party to be viable.

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