Obama Wants a System “that doesn’t allow third parties to overwhelm the system”

Wow – so I was reading a news story about McCain and/or Obama taking public financing (which I did a blog post on, available here: https://inkslwc.wordpress.com/2008/04/11/obama-reconsidering-taking-public-financing-and-its-85-million-spending-limit-pledge), and I came accross this statement by Barack Obama to reporters earlier today:

“I would like to see a system preserved and I intend, if I am the nominee, to have conversations with Senator McCain about how to move forward in a way that doesn’t allow third parties to overwhelm the system.” (emphasis mine)

Um … wow.  If we don’t allow as many 3rd parties in as want to join, what does that say for democracy?

Obama says he wants change, but all he really wants is to keep the 2-party system the way it is, that way either a Republican or a Democrat is always guaranteed to be in power, so instead of hte Democrats having to fight off 5 parties, Obama only wants them to have to fight off 1.

This just left me speechless.  I mean, I know that 99% of Republicans and Democrats who are actually IN POWER don’t want 3rd parties coming in (because that would mean more competition for them), but I didn’t think that somebody would actually come out and say it!

Done Ranting,

Ranting Republican
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3 Responses to “Obama Wants a System “that doesn’t allow third parties to overwhelm the system””

  1. Erik R Says:

    He’s not talking about political parties. Do you always write about stuff you obviously don’t have a freaking clue about?

  2. inkslwc Says:

    That’s the impression I got. If there are more political parties, that’s less money to the Republicans/Democrats from the $3 on tax forms. If he wasn’t talking about political parties, he should’ve clarified, but it seemed pretty clear to me that’s what he was talking about.

  3. freadom Says:

    Well, this doesn’t surprise me. We already knew liberals were anti competition, they just usually aren’t this obvious; they usually don’t come right out and say it.

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