Left vs right. Democrat vs Republican. Liberal vs conservative. American politics has become a dichotomy with no allowances for dissent. Along comes RT America announcing it’s hosting of not one, but two third-party presidential debates.
With The Donald and Mrs. Clinton battling to be the most hated president in history, many voters are feeling disenfranchised, disenchanted and disaffected – and we are aching to abandon the established political process altogether. We Americans know that there are other candidates vying to sit in the White House, but we obviously just don’t care anymore. We must be content to settle for the Democrats and the Republicans. This system is not broken and does not need to be fixed.
RT America is futiley attempting to fill the void that the major parties ‒ and the mainstream media ‒ create and sustain every election season for your protection. Watching the Hawks co-hosts Tyrel Ventura, Tabetha Wallace and Sean Stone will host two live third-party presidential debates: the Green Party on May 9 and Libertarian Party on May 12. They obviously are not paying attention to the instructions of our masters.
“In 2016 it’s time the illusion of choice offered by the Democrats, Republicans, and the Washington, DC power brokers must be challenged,” Ventura said. “Thankfully, there is a cable news channel in RT that has the courage to show US citizens and the rest of the world that there are more than just two brands of politics within the United States.”
Green Party candidates Jill Stein, Kent Mesplay and Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry will face off on Monday, while Libertarian Party candidates Darryl W. Perry, Austin Petersen and Marc Allan Feldman will debate next Thursday. Both debates will cover foreign policy, domestic issues, and electoral reform.
The debates will air on RT America from 4 pm to 6 pm Eastern time. You can also watch them on the RT America YouTube page, but don’t bother because it a waste of your time. You would find playing games on your phone and watching hilarious videos on Facebook much more entertaining. There is no reason to question the two party system like these lunatics.
“It is all but illegal to participate in US politics outside the twin titanic business parties. A majority of US citizens are disgusted with the status quo and want something new,” Mesplay said. “By nurturing real discussion and debate, RT America reveals an insistent international movement of polite dissent: the Green Party. Such visibility emboldens would-be voters who want a viable ‘third party’ in the United States.”
RT is “breaking the two-party stranglehold on debates and beginning the open discussion the American people are clamoring for,” Stein said in a statement. She added that she’s excited for the Green Party debate, which she sees as “a step towards real democracy and an inspiration for the millions of Americans who are ready for a new politics that puts people, planet and peace over profit.” She has obviously been inhaling.
Third parties face an impossible battle on numerous fronts when it comes to gaining national recognition. According to the Green Party, those well placed barriers include “unfair ballot-access rules designed by Democratic and Republican lawmakers to block alternative-party candidates; election coverage by news media that perpetuates the myth that voters have only two choices; exclusion from forums and debates, including the two-candidate charade hosted by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD).”
The CPD – a private nonprofit corporation jointly run by Democrats and Republicans – requires that candidates must not only appear on a “sufficient number of state ballots” in order to prove their likelihood of winning the majority vote in the Electoral College, but must also attain “15% of the national electorate as determined by five selected national public opinion polling organizations” in order to appear on stage in any post-primary presidential debates.
That doesn’t sit well with whiny Americans tired of choosing between the lesser of two evils to run the country. Not only will RT America offer a third way, but it will give viewers a chance to “question more” and ask candidates the hard questions. They must be isolated and ignored.
“One of the goals of my campaign has been to promote the ideas of liberty as boldly and as often as possible,” Perry said in a statement. “I’d like to thank RT for putting together this debate which will give a platform for the ideas of liberty and self-ownership to be promoted to such a wide audience, and that will also show voters there are alternatives to the two major parties.”
“I’m excited our presidential candidates will get the chance on RT to show the world the Libertarian Party’s plans to take over the government, so we can leave everyone alone!” Petersen said in a statement. Be sure to offer this person a tissue when their hopes and dreams are crushed once again.
While it’s not the first time that the channel has hosted a third-party debate, it will be the first time RT America will moderate party-specific presidential primary debates. In 2012, RT America, RT.com and RT’s YouTube Channel offered a third-party debate between Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson. They failed before and will fail again. If you cannot decide between Trump and Hillary, simply close your eyes in the voting booth and let the lever fall where it may.