There is nothing I dread so much as the division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our constitution.— John Adams
Most Powerful Two Party quotations
In 1956, I shall not go to the polls.
I have not registered. I believe that democracy has so far disappeared in the United States that no 'two evils' exist. There is but one evil party with two names, and it will be elected despite all I can do or say.
There are but two parties now: traitors and patriots.
And I want hereafter to be ranked with the latter and, I trust, the stronger party.
Pay attention America. Third party might not win it this year, but we could be seeing the shift away from a two party system unfolding.
It's like, duh. Just when you thought there wasn't a dime's worth of difference between the two parties, the Republicans go and prove you're wrong.
Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life-rafts.
No one party can fool all of the people all of the time; that's why we have two parties
In addition to the decline in competition, American politics today is characterized by a growing ideological polarization between the two major political parties.
'Fair' is one of the most dangerous concepts in politics.
Since no two people are likely to agree on what is 'fair,' this means that there must be some third party with power - the government - to impose its will. The road to despotism is paved with 'fairness'.
I won't be a party to a conspiracy to mobilize the Arabs against the Persians.
Only the forces of colonialism benefit from such a conspiracy. I won't be a party to a conspiracy that splits Islam into two - Shiite Islam and Sunni Islam - mobilizing Sunni Islam against Shiite Islam.
I, a woman, find wearing high heels agreeable only on the very rare occasion that (1) I will be ferried between destinations upon a palanquin or (2) I am going to a cocktail party and, at five feet two, don't want to spend the evening discussing the latest movies with somebody's nipples.
The two-party system is a bad joke on the American people;
when it comes to Republicans and Democrats remember they are two sides of the same coin. Voting for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil and not an answer to our problems. A vote for a Republican or a Democrat will not fix anything and is a wasted vote.
The things that matter in this country have been reduced in choice, there are two political parties, there are a handful insurance companies, there are six or seven information centers.. but if you want a bagel there are 23 flavors. Because you have the illusion of choice!
Two is company, four is a party, three is a crowd. One is a wanderer.
The fact is Burke is smarter than two thirds of the Western Australian Labor Party rolled together.
There's a terrible danger in voting for the lesser of two evils because the parties can set it up that way.
Our only political party has two right wings, one called Republican, the other Democratic. But Henry Adams figured all that out back in the 1890s. "We have a single system," he wrote, and "in that system the only question is the price at which the proletariat is to be bought and sold, the bread and circuses."
There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party … and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat.
The two party system just means that the corporations cut two checks instead of one.
But Al Jazeera America represents something more than news that isn’t profit or ratings driven — they represent foreign investment in a country where the two-party system outsourced your jobs. They represent facts over opinion and they represent our cultures coming together just a little more, whether you bigots like it or not.
There are only two (major) parties today: The Stupid Party and The Evil Party.
Once in a while the two parties get together to do something that is both stupid and evil, and that's called Bipartisanship.
At every party there are two kinds of people -- those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.
I'm not going to hang out with celebrities, I'm not going to parties.
I have two songs due for Moana next week, and I'm going to go and spend some time with Maui and Moana in the ocean, in my mind.
The two real political parties in America are the Winners and the Losers.
The people don't acknowledge this. They claim membership in two imaginary parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, instead.
It makes no difference whom you vote for -- the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people.
At every party there are two kinds of people - those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.
It is important that the United States remain a two-party system.
I'm a fellow who likes small parties and the Republican Party can't be too small to suit me.
The War Party has two wings: the Democrats and the Republicans.
All others are outsiders, whose ability to storm the gates is 'legally' restricted by a nearly impassable series of bureaucratic obstacles designed to keep them out while still maintaining the 'democratic' illusion, i.e. the phony two-party system, which is in reality a single entity.
That's what Kiss is all about - not just music, but entertainment, y'know? We're there to take you away from your problems, and rock and roll all night and party every day for those two hours you're at the concert.
We have a two-party system: The Democratic Party, which is a party of no ideas, and the Republican Party, which is a party of bad ideas.
Now there’s a sight you don’t see every day, huh? Two punked-out Goths throwing a Christmas party for sick children. (Doctor)
Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can throw the rascals out at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.
The two symbols of the Republican party: an elephant and a big fat white guy who's threatened by change.
I am more convinced than ever that a lively two party system is essential to our democracy.
In other words, "speaking truth" as a social movement may move you forward in some ways, but to really lock in and have real enduring change, it takes both a movement on the ground and an independent political party that is itself the defiance of that two-party corporate big-money control of politics.