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Daily News: A Pox On Both Parties

Move over Democrats, Republicans and tea partiers, the Bull Moose Party is on the rise. Well, probably not, but thanks to Washington's unconventional "top-two" primary system, parties like the BMP are becoming all the more common and replacing the donkey and elephant on the ballots. Around 30 candidates on the state's Aug.17 primary ballot have bucked the nation's two traditional power parties and, instead, are identifying themselves with small, or even invented parities like the BMP, "Lower Taxes Party" and the "Neither Party." The trend is just the latest example of the growing discord between the electorate and Democrats and Republicans in power. Voters are tired of the corruption, scandals, spending, bailouts, wars and mishandling of disasters/Devin Rokyta, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here.

Question: Are you tired of the "corruption, scandals, spending, bailouts, wars, and mishandling of disasters" of both major political parties, too?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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