Monday, March 8, 2010

Two Ain't Cutting It

Our two-party system is obsolete. 

It’s getting so hard to figure out where any politicians stand these days that commentators, especially from Fox don’t know who to bash.

And to make matters worse you have most politicians contradicting themselves and changing positions as often as the wind blows!  Actually it’s not the direction the wind is blowing but rather the from which lobby the money is flowing.

Of course that’s not to say that you don’t still have some staunch supporters of the party line even when it means sounding like an absolute moron.  I could cite many examples of these dinosaurs but that would be mean and you all know who they are anyway (Grassley, McConnell, Boehner, Bachmann, DeMint, Graham, Gregg, Hatch, Issa, Hutchison, Sessions, Thune, Ryan, Cantor, etc, etc. etc.)

Now don’t get the impression that the Republicans have cornered the market on hypocrisy and stupidity.

There is a Democrat threatening to hold up any chance that we will finally end our 40 years of wandering in the wilderness and cross the river Jordan into the land of health care reform.  This man is by his own words a hypocrite!

The Senator is STUPack and he is being quite STUPid if you ask me.  He is demanding that the abortion language must be beyond strong in any new reform bill or he will kill it before it has a chance to see the light of day!

In other words he will kill the reform bill before it is even born!!!  Isn’t there a word for that type of person?  Wouldn't that would make Mr. Stupack an abortionist???

In New York State Mr. Steve Levy is deciding whether or not to run for the job as Governor.  Although he is a Democrat he has espoused many of the beliefs of the Republican Party and some wonder if he’ll switch affiliation.  But Rick Lazio a possible Republican opponent is all over that possibility calling him names and suggesting he’s a phony.

Well aside from the fact that most if not all politicians are phonies how can we choose a candidate based solely on their label or party backing?  Since so many issues are up for debate and every State or County has an opinion it’s time to dump the usual suspects and create at least two more parties.

For the sake of brevity, something I have a problem with from the start I will ignore the ridiculously splintered Tea Party which was really just started as a closely held off-shoot of the Republican Party.  I will also not discuss the newest hat in the ring group, the Coffee Party.  These groups are too radical, reactionary and disorganized for their own good.

Therefore I want to stay within the framework of what we used to have before the advent of the 24 hour news cycle that caused the sound bite mentality prevalent in America these days.  To wit I suggest we start with a combination of the two current major parties and create two new ones.

The Repubocrats could be for all the normal ‘right’ leaning ideals with a touch of humanity and a caring eye for the little guy.

The new Demublican Party could be a touch more business oriented while growing a pair when fighting for their ‘middle class’ issues, if you know what I mean.

Right off the bat this addition will make politics more interesting and give Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, and Rachel Maddow headaches.  It will also make the pundits at Fox go crazier if possible and perhaps even explode a head or two.  And the best outcome will be the fact that somewhere below the Presidential Library in Simi Valley a body will start spinning ever so fast.


pharmjock1 said...

We need a third party for those thrown out of their parties like Lieberman, Lindsay, Koch, Rudy, etc. and those who create their own election rules like Blomberg, and what about the Generals who want to run for office and can get elected but don't like either party
(How about the Whigs?)

Cousin Bruce said...

Whigs Wurx 4 me.