Tea Party Upsets U.S. Politics


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O’Donnell wins the Senate primary in Delaware

It is always interesting to see how politics change when people start realizing that what happens in Congress truly affects them.  After the housing bubble bursts and the government kicked in a recovery plan that didn’t quite save everyone the way they wanted, political activism gets an industry boost.  I say a billboard the other day that read: America is the Land of Opportunity not Entitlement. I could not agree more with this sentiment.  Unfortunately, Hollywood has given the masses an unattainable ideal and this constant barrage of convenience soon becomes an expectation to the young generation.  Entitlement is thus a seed planted into the minds of the youth that will come to govern America.

If you’ve seen “Inception” than you know it will only take a seed to grow into a  plant that has roots so deep that it can’t be pulled up.  In the year of 2010, the Tea Party gets its 30 seconds in the limelight.  Many people who I’ve encountered during my travels, and had the opportunity to discuss politics with, all agree that America’s biggest flaw is not having more than a black and white choice with their government.

Is it possible for a third-party to be sustained against the historical Republican and Democratic parties?  In a humble Tennessee girl’s opinion, it would take a big enough economic upset that directly affects consumers for an extended amount of time.  Is the current economic slump enough?

Third-parties have risen and fallen, but none have sustained the test of time like their brethren.

I ran into a man from Holland while walking down the streets of Ulan Bator, Mongolia during my summer visit.  Is this a start to a joke?  If you know Youri, it could very well be one, but after you peel away the layers of his silliness, you find a very intelligent man.  He worked as a cameraman for a news agency in Holland before deciding to pack up for a year to see the world.  On a rainy afternoon when we decided to meet up for a quick bite before he jetted off to his next country, Youri and I stopped at his hostel to look at some of his pictures of Lake Baikal and check on the political races in Holland.  As he scrolled through the polls and statistics, I couldn’t help noticing the long list of political parties.  He broke down the list to a handful of parties that are usually the top-contenders and their platforms.  Is a multiparty system possible?  Yes.  For a man like Youri, he couldn’t imagine only having two choices like the U.S.   Will a third-party be able to elbow enough room in the political arena to stand tall with the Republicans and Democrats?

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