Comments on: Modern politics: Public is more partisan, parties are more powerless http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/03/u-s-politics-people-are-more-partisan-the-parties-are-powerless/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: mmcg http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/03/u-s-politics-people-are-more-partisan-the-parties-are-powerless/#comment-1116241 Sat, 07 Nov 2015 22:20:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44532#comment-1116241 You’re not a Democrat, every news site has so many of you on there trying to play with the minds of the ill informed.

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By: Willtyler http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/03/u-s-politics-people-are-more-partisan-the-parties-are-powerless/#comment-1115500 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 23:24:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44532#comment-1115500 The headline is completely wrong. The public hates partisanship, and the parties are just as powerful as ever. The two parties in power have total control of the country, doing the bidding of the plutocrats who finance their elections. What the article really says is that the party LEADERSHIP has lost a lot of its power due to the influence of the big money donors.

As Mr. Schulman says, “independents began to outnumber voters identifying themselves as strong partisans” in the 1960’s. Those who identify as independents now equal or outnumber the partisans.

Sure, the public dialogue and posturing is more partisan, as there are only two parties allowed in the debate and all other voices from minor parties and independents are squelched by the duopoly in power and the compliant, enabling media. Big surprise. So what else is new?

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/03/u-s-politics-people-are-more-partisan-the-parties-are-powerless/#comment-1115448 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 20:45:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44532#comment-1115448 tribeUS warns: “We are at war with China and Russia…”

Yeah ok. Just some of our top trading partners. So keep thinking that. You republican half-wits are the most paranoid delusional bunch of children this side of kentucky.

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By: tribeUS http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/03/u-s-politics-people-are-more-partisan-the-parties-are-powerless/#comment-1115423 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 19:27:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44532#comment-1115423 A businessman expert at negotiation dealing with the Chinese? A man who values the word of his negotiating partner, dealing with Putin?
Finally we see somebody qualified instead of comedians, actors and career politicians. I’m democrat and as god is my witness I would vote for Trump over Hillary. I am sick and tired of dumb people steering the party line into oblivion.
We are at war with China and Russia and anybody who doesn’t know that is illiterate. Trump is the man who can deal with both.

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By: Engineer2005 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/03/u-s-politics-people-are-more-partisan-the-parties-are-powerless/#comment-1115397 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 17:44:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44532#comment-1115397 People are sick of the do-nothing Republican party leadership. That’s why Trump will win.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/03/u-s-politics-people-are-more-partisan-the-parties-are-powerless/#comment-1115387 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 17:12:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44532#comment-1115387 The old party bosses have been replace with the “citizen’s united” billionaires, who are even more insane than the general populace who have their heads stuck in the media machines (TV/internet). The real victim is freedom as described by the US constitution. However, let us not forget that the old party system was one that generally tried to enslave the people too. Every generation must reaffirm a desire for freedom or we get the return of kings and the creation of slaves. It is the singular battle that is ongoing and everlasting.

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