Kaitlin wrote:O ye, of little faith
Kaitlin wrote: The rest of the world can't be looking too kindly at a country that can be brought to a grinding halt by a few politicians.
Carter wrote:Kaitlin wrote: The rest of the world can't be looking too kindly at a country that can be brought to a grinding halt by a few politicians.
The American political system is a complete anathema to most people outside of the States.
You vote for a Presidential Candidate who is nominated by the respective members of that party.. and yet he appears to have no authority or influence over the more junior elected representatives of the same party.
You then vote the respective Presidential Candidates to office.. and he appears to have very limited powers to directly set the political agenda or initiate any policy without the approval of a various legislative houses.. and to make sure he has no chance of even influencing the legislative bodies, you vote in regional and state representatives of other political parties who are blatantly going to undermine the policies of the elected President.
What a fucked up system... does anybody ever do anything in the national interest, rather than political interests ?
Theoden wrote:@ Kait
If the UK was 51% to 49% hypothetically, wouldn't that be a hung parliament? So gridlock can happen in a parliamentary model as well.
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