I make those Two Party Opera comics
It depends on how you read it.
Maybe that’s what the president meant…
It depends on what the issue is. Bipartisan consensus building is great as an abstract concept, but gets a little dicey when we start looking into what issues we’re being asked to compromise on.
No but mainly because I live in an apartment
Hard to convey this one without further explanation, but this is a quirk of how JQA made note of time for a while. The Roman numerals were used to mark the time he was writing it, which leads to some great combinations like “IV:30”
I wonder if this is a JQA thing or a 1830s thing?
That’s exactly where I’m coming from, I think. I’m satisfied with Biden’s legacy, for the most part, to want him to risk ending it on anything else but his high note in elected office.
Sure, but it’s even worse at the top presidential level. So even if the current governmental structures make a third party run near impossible, that’s still where the fix needs to be focused.
The main problem that I see is the lack of a coherent message. The two major parties get the attention they do mainly because their labels are shorthand for their general policy beliefs. What exactly does an independent candidate believe in that’s fundamentally different? Most independent bids I see are people who are just on the left for some issues and right for others. It’s just a remix of other policy agendas, nothing truly independent or any real “third option” solutions.
I’m on record saying Joe Biden is probably my longest running favorite person to hold public office in my lifetime. That said, I do think he needs to stay out of this race. My current favorite for the nod is Kamala Harris – although it’s still early.
There’s only a couple candidates right now that I would be actually upset about if they won nomination, and as many problems as I have with Bernie Sanders, he’s not one of them.
Absolutely, and I support that – I’m just pushing against the idea (not necessarily present in this board) that the two-party system needs to be dismantled starting at the top job, instead of working bottom-up.
Literally no person is saying that white guys are disqualified from running for president. The problem is that for two centuries, everyone else HAS been disqualified from running because of who they are. The difference here is that we are already favoring the white guys to take the nomination about a year before a single vote is cast.