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View Diary: Is a Progressive Third Party a Viable Option? (94 comments)

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  •  What is the point of voting for any party (1+ / 0-)
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    Shahryar

    that doesn't represent you?  There is no win possible.  But then I come from where you can both move the party left AND win elections.  I think more people should have the confidence to not believe that is impossible.  

    •  Not by backing a third party you don't (1+ / 0-)
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      Yoshimi
      you can both move the party left AND win elections.
      Which is the point of this yet-another-third-party-dream diary.

      Want a multi-party political system? You have two choices:

      1) Trigger a Constitutional Convention. Get a new Constitution in to replace the existing system of government, because the existing Constitution sets up rules that funnel events towards a two-party system.

      2) move to a different country.

      Absent 1 or 2, talk about a 3rd party is nothing more than a bunch of wishful thinking.

      •  Ok, if so, why don't we? (0+ / 0-)

        Would working toward triggering a Constitutional Convention accomplish more than working to establish a new third party in the political landscape?

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