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Response to X_Digger (Reply #36)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 12:57 PM

72. This "tyranny of the 51 percent" is already what we have.

 

The 51 get a House member, senator or president to (ostensibly) represent them, and the 49 get nothing.

In the winner-take-all, non-representative system, you end up with some nasty crap - see Bush years, but also pretty much every government. Because the winner-take-all system necessarily shapes the political landscape into one of two large parties competing for a mythical "center," as defined by the dominant business interests and the corporate media, with no alternative party having any chance of winning or of any role other than being a "spoiler."

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