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Talk of third parties and the greens is BS. A two-party system is built into our electoral mechanics and entrenched by tradition and history.  Furthermore, its not like the Democratic coalition of the Obama era is a dwindling rump of the population - it was huge and won the presidency twice, easily.  If the Greens want to get serious they need to start by building serious local parties and taking over small towns first.  The fact that this happens so rarely is a prime indication of how the Green party is more of a feel-good lobbying project, and not a party aspiring to governance.

"I'm going to stay home and show you how important my vote is!" is the kind of crap that insures leftists will be ignored year after year.  Why bother wooing an extreme demographic that demands serious policy compromises and threatens to drop out of the election entirely at the drop of the hat?

Unfortunately, that is EXACTLY the attitude I see from far, far too many Sanders supporters.

by Zwackus on Wed May 18th, 2016 at 05:29:19 PM EST
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