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.— Jill Stein
Craziest Two Party System quotations
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am more convinced than ever that a lively two party system is essential to our democracy.
The Republicans are the party of bad ideas. The Democrats are the party of no ideas.
I was never interested in the two-party system per se.
I was interested in how authority was abused by government, and how lies were told, and rewritten, to seem to be true. I came up out of a tradition of radical journalism.
The two party electoral system performs the essential function of helping to legitimate the existing social order.
Our two-party system is a fraud, a sham, a delusion.
On foreign policy, trade, immigration, Big Government, we have one-party government, one party press; and conservatives are being played for suckers.
I did vote Obama. But I've never believed in the authenticity of the two-party system.
The system [in U.S.] is designed for a two-party system. And those two parties have an interest in keeping third parties out. There's too much of the structure that works in the two-party way. They will keep the third party out.
The recent AP poll that came out last month said that approximately 90% of the American people felt that the two-party system was failing us in the presidential election.
The real two-party system in America is the Meanies and the Weenies.
The Meanies want to take away your benefits, and the Weenies want to compromise with them.
The most momentous fact about the pattern of American politics is that we live under a persistent, obdurate, one might almost say tyrannical, two-party system. We have the Republicans and we have the Democrats, and we have almost no one else, no other strictly political aggregate that amounts to a corporal's guard in the struggle for power.
I do think that we may be looking at a period in the next few years where the two-party system will fracture.
In America, we are not lacking solutions.
We are lacking a two-party system that is willing to agree on solutions. Part of this is due to rigid ideological positioning that substitutes for really thinking about the facts and solutions.
How can one conceive of a one-party system in a country that has over two hundred varieties of cheese?
Work can be undertaken to create an authentic independent political party, a real party, based on popular participation from the ground up, not a top-down candidate producing organization like the two official parties, working from school boards to state legislatures and beyond. Not easy in the regressive U.S. political system, but not impossible.
The free electoral process is one of the things that outsiders envy most about this country. The distinctly American two-party system is perpetuated through that process.
Today, candor compels us to admit that our vaunted two-party system is a snare and a delusion, a fraud upon the nation. Our two parties have become nothing but two wings of the same bird of prey.
In a two-party system, if both parties ignore public opinion, there is no place voters can turn.
The two-party system has given this country the war of Lyndon Johnson, the Watergate of Nixon, and the incompetence of Carter. 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.
I think there's a lot of problems with being a two-party system.
I think the executives have matured enough so that they recognize that we have a two-party system. In California, we have more than a two-party system.
Anyone will acknowledge that there's a lot of people other than those who are elected who run the government, and who are in permanent positions, and long-term positions, appointed positions - not voted in by anybody. That kind of gnaws away, I think, at the idea of democracy. The two-party system, again, is an issue. What we see is no desire on behalf of anyone to begin to address these problems.
We don't need a two-party system. We need something else. Because at this point, the two-party system is really just a one-party system. And that one party is crumbling.
I think the two-party system is a complete sham;
I think it is designed so that the voters can feel like they have the satisfaction of "throwing those bums out of office" every four to eight years, but without the direction of the country ever significantly changing.
In The United States, the only real change I know has been Instant Runoff, which is usually applied to municipal elections. I see no real improvement. There's another aspect which comes out of the two-party system, which the primary, a funny kind of two-stage election. And people certainly have complained.