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The Tea Party IS the third party


Back in 1900, there were six candidates for president – from six different political parties. But since the 1950s, it’s been two main parties, with a Green Party here and a Reform Party there (Ralph Nader seized 0.7 percent of the vote as a Greenie in 1996, and 2.7 percent in 2000; Pat Buchanan pulled down a whopping 0.4 percent as a Reformer in 2000).  The times they are a-changin’. There’s a new power force in Washington, and it’s running the show right now, deciding the very fate of the nation (if you believe the White House on the calamity that would befall America if the debt ceiling is not raised to pay for things we can’t afford). Read more of this excellent commentary at WashingtonTimes.com  (Liv: Please no comments about the existence of Constitution and Libertarian parties.) 

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2 thoughts on “The Tea Party IS the third party

  1. I don’t understand the comment about the existence of Constitution or Libertarian parties.

    Obviously it should be said that the other parties just haven’t had much of a showing, not that they don’t exist or can’t be talked about.

    Posted by Jeremy D Adams | July 31, 2011, 9:07 pm
  2. Maria Cardona said, “these 87 little tyrants (referring to new legislators with Tea Party ties) have no clear understanding of the fallout” of blocking a debt deal because “they have never governed, have no interest in compromising, and have no clue about the history of government or how government really works.” Anybody stop to consider “how government really works” is what got us into this mess. Maybe what we need is some folks with real principles rather than wheelin’ and dealin’ shysters.

    Posted by Prince of Peeps | July 31, 2011, 11:47 pm

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