I’ve heard calls for a third party “who will represent US” before.
I think we now have evidence of the stupidity of that position.
We have a 3-party system, now.
I don’t know exact numbers, and I’m too lazy to look them up, but it breaks down something like this;
There are normally 435 Representatives in the House. There are 2 vacancies, right now, so a majority is 217.
Of those, roughly 195 are Democrats. Relatively sane, more in agreement with me on social issues than not, not always aligned with me on financial issues, but the only members of the House willing to defend SS and medicare.
435 – 195 = 240, so there are about 140 Republicans in the House. Republicans vary, as do Democrats, so there are some who I agree with some of the time, and there are those who I’m going to disagree with most of the time.
Why did I subtract 100 from the number of Republicans in the House?
Because 100 or so members of the house are batfuck insane, too stupid to negotiate with in any sense of the word other than “with a 2 x 4 to the forehead”, teabaggers. True ideologues.
What’s the answer when you’re locked into an impasse, like on the debt ceiling vote? Recognize that it’s the DEMOCRATS who have a majority in the house. Either that, or let the teabaggers have their way, which is to say don’t pass a debt ceiling increase and plunge the world into a depression.
Teabaggers want to “prove” that our government doesn’t work. Don’t help them.
Nothing’s going to pass in the House without Democratic support, other than worthless legislation that won’t pass the Senate.
And I haven’t heard the so-called “media” mention that. Not once.
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