The second political party in the US were called Republicans as a gibe at the Federalists because Thomas Jefferson thought everyone who didn't agree with him was a crypto-Monarchist (including George Washington). Following in that tradition I think an appropriate name for a new national party would be the Anti-Fascists.
We can vote for the puppet on the left hand, or the puppet on the right hand...the same puppeteer operates both
[An extraterrestrial robot and spaceship has just landed on earth. The robot steps out of the spaceship...]
"I come in peace," it said, adding after a long moment of further grinding, "take me to your Lizard."
Ford Prefect, of course, had an explanation for this, as he sat with Arthur and watched the nonstop frenetic news reports on television, none of which had anything to say other than to record that the thing had done this amount of damage which was valued at that amount of billions of pounds and had killed this totally other number of people, and then say it again, because the robot was doing nothing more than standing there, swaying very slightly, and emitting short incomprehensible error messages.
"It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see..."
"You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?"
"No," said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, "nothing so simple. Nothing anything like to straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."
"Odd," said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy."
"I did," said ford. "It is."
"So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't the people get rid of the lizards?"
"It honestly doesn't occur to them," said Ford. "They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates to the government they want."
"You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"
"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course."
"But," said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?"
"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?"
"I said," said Ford, with an increasing air of urgency creeping into his voice, "have you got any gin?"
"I'll look. Tell me about the lizards."
Ford shrugged again.
"Some people say that the lizards are the best thing that ever happened to them," he said. "They're completely wrong of course, completely and utterly wrong, but someone's got to say it."
When the Author walks onto the stage, the play is over.
couldn't that lead to them being in cahoots?
do the American people really only have 2 choices?
the two established parties prevent the survival of any additional parties, sort of like how trees in a grove prevent the establishment of any competing plant species by preventing the sunlight from reaching the ground around them.
periodically the two parties move towards each other and adopt the values of their alternate, and their polarities swap. During the civil war the republican party was the ordinary peoples' party and the democrats represented the landowner elite. now the GOP is considered the party of the affluent and the democrats represent the ordinary people. unfortunately it seems like the democrats have become the entitlement party and the middle class is abandoned between them and the affluent.
and the independent party is a joke.
ok, who writes "goo goo at a at a, fukin jew heeb"?
"fuckyoubigot i dont like you're sig" "repeated annoying comments" The Lord is not my Shepherd for I am not a sheep.