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    They donít change because the parties have worked in cahoots to make sure they donít have to. Republicans play to their base and Democrats play to theirs and then they work together to exclude any competitors so everyone feels compelled to choose one or the other.

    So what happens when the Republicans screw up? Itís not like some sort of dark horse is going to replace them. The Democrats will.

    You donít have to change much in a duopoly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    They donít change because the parties have worked in cahoots to make sure they donít have to. Republicans play to their base and Democrats play to theirs and then they work together to exclude any competitors so everyone feels compelled to choose one or the other.

    So what happens when the Republicans screw up? Itís not like some sort of dark horse is going to replace them. The Democrats will.

    You donít have to change much in a duopoly.


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    If Bezos or Musk wanted to start a party and run...nobody could stop them. It's been done before with Perot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    If Bezos or Musk wanted to start a party and run...nobody could stop them. It's been done before with Perot.
    Musk has zero political knowledge/culture. None. Do not give him any political power, ever.
    And I'd like to know how his triplets and twins are doing. The dude has 6 kids, including triplets and twins. And runs 3 companies. Let me tell you, some stuff is going to come out in the next few years about this. Yes, he's good, but same as you and me, his days only have 24 hours. The stuff he's not taking care of is going to come back and bite him in the ass. And I say this after having met him and knowing him a little bit.
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    Point being is that someone with billions couldn't be stopped by Dems and Republicans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    They don’t change because the parties have worked in cahoots to make sure they don’t have to. Republicans play to their base and Democrats play to theirs and then they work together to exclude any competitors so everyone feels compelled to choose one or the other.

    So what happens when the Republicans screw up? It’s not like some sort of dark horse is going to replace them. The Democrats will.

    You don’t have to change much in a duopoly.


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    It would cost a lot of money, in the current system, to have a competitive 3rd party. 10 billions? 20 billions? Somewhere around this, at least. If you want to exclude someone from a club, just make the entrance fee prohibitive
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    Itís an indictment more than a feature that only a billionaire could run.

    The Reform Party has less juice than the Libertarians these days.

    Point still stands thereís a little incentive for change when at worst youíll just get your job back next time.

    Hell, itís the reason some of these things donít ever get solved. Itís better for the parties to run on them when the other party screws up than it is to actually solve them.


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    Musk couldn't run for president, he wasn't born here. Well unless he found out where Obama got his birth certificate made and did the same.






    Easy now it was a bad joke....really. Musk would not want to lose all that money to become president...oh wait a minute.

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    SHAME SHAME SHAME

    A gaggle of billionaires could create a party. The only issue would be that Big Tech would likely prevent it from happening. Big Tech has invested millions and millions of dollars into Democrat campaigns. They have influence over X amount of people in the legislative and executive branch. So Google, AWS, Facebook, Microsfot, Apple, etc are perfectly fine being another branch of the DNC> You create an app and they don't liike it. IT doesn't get published. You need their cloud to run it and if they don't like it, its shut down. Twitter could join that again if the acquisition doesn't go through

    So if there is a direct threat to the two party system, the Democrats have the ability to shut it down with their influence on tech. Hunter Biden's laptop is a perfect example

    Bezos won't benefit having a party attached to him. He already has that. Tesla could despite the dirt on him. Most people do not care about that stuff. Its like he makes a comment about voting Republican and immediately a sexual allegation appears. If you hate the guy, you won't change your mind about him. Shit people wil vote for Trump, Pelosi, Biden, etc. All are crooks. They say he is a moderate and who knows he could drum up support for a 3rd party but then if that happens, you will have DNC and GOP fighting it.

    Its not impossible. That said I don't see it happening outside of maybe if a few guys get together. Bezos however wouldn't be a part of it sionce he is basically owns the Democratic party

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    Maybe we could pressure Republicans and Democrats to change rules where third parties need 30,000 signatures for ballot access (which means 60,000 to account for signatures being thrown out, an amount that depletes the cash resources of upstart or small parties) and Dems and Reps only needing 25 signatures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    Maybe we could pressure Republicans and Democrats...
    We like our two-party system obviously.

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    I just got called for jury duty.

    Is there a thread for that?

    FUCK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    I just got called for jury duty.

    Is there a thread for that?

    FUCK!
    Go to jury duty in a burka.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fudd View Post
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