A five part series on why it is important to be an independent and not be a part of the two party system.
So if you’re a woman, one party takes your vote for granted, the other party thinks you can be told what to do rather than persuaded.
Women voters are a more potent political force than ever before in American history. But political campaign strategists regularly pigeonhole them into preconceived roles in elections.
If you’re a senior citizen and a Democrat, the Democrats keep you in line by telling you how bad life will be when the Republicans cut your Social Security and your Medicare. If you’re a senior citizen Republican, the Republicans keep you in line by talking about lower taxes on your fixed income, divisive social issues, and by promising a return to the America of your youth (an America none of us will ever see again).
But if you have a job and pay taxes, if you own a house or property, if you have kids, you know there’s no escaping our government and our political system. If you want life to get better for you and your family, you’re going to have to knock some Republican and Democrat heads together. You’re going to have to help take back your government.
And if you intend to wait for the Republican and Democratic politicians who control our country to change that, you’re going to have a long wait. You see, they are either in the 1% before they take office or after they’ve held office. And while they’re in office, they rely on contributions from the 1% to keep them in office. If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, why would anyone in the 99% continue to vote for Democrats and Republicans?
The problem for Tea Party members is, they have very little power within the Republican Party. Republicans treat them like just another voting constituency with no place else to go, the same way they treat Christian conservatives (and the same way Democrats treat key constituencies like women, African Americans, and gay rights advocates).