Quote Originally Posted by Lurker27 View Post
I should have been more explicit: any party that can be characterized well by a one dimensional political continuum is assured of failure in a heavily polarized 2 party system.

A disruptive party would have to be constructed largely on policies that are orthogonal to our political axis, e.g. campaign finance reform
i think there was probably more consensus on campaign finance reform being perpendicular to the left/right line a few years ago ... but i think in the era of trump, my bet is that campaign finance reform is likely a lot closer to left/right. mostly because trump being a "successful businessman" and "a billionaire" is so often used to justify his supposed intellect.

i mean that assumes that folks using that argument actually believe it. it might be another conservative argument used to justify power, not process.