I was watching comedians talking about the election. They were saying "Republicans are doing surprisingly well! The Democrats need to do a better job, or the Republicans will take control of Congress again in 2010 or 2012!"
Who do they think they're fooling? Republicans and Democrats are the same. They both believe "Taxation is not theft!" and "State violence makes people's lives better!"
In 2006 and 2008, the comedians were saying "People are disgruntled with Republicans. Elect Democrats and things will get better!" Now, they're saying "People are disgruntled with Democrats. Elect Republicans and things will get better!"
Elections only occur every 2-4 years. If people get disgruntled with one party, it takes a few years before the other party takes control.
The cycle of disillusionment seems to be accelerating. Obama went from record "approval" ratings to crashing below 50% surprisingly quickly. There's a limit to the rate of oscillation between Democrats and Republicans, because elections only occur every 2-4 years.
The common theme is that people are disgusted with government. When people get disgusted with Republicans, they have no choice but to vote for Democrats. When people get disgusted with Democrats, they have no choice but to vote for Republicans.
When the new party takes power, they say "We're going to change things!" The only change is that one figurehead leader is replaced with another figurehead leader.
The voting system is specifically designed to discourage third-party formation. The voting system rules were chosen by Republicans and Democrats. Even if it were possible to have fair elections with non-corrupt voting rules, voting doesn't legitimize government.
All taxation is theft. No voting can legitimize theft. Elections provide people with the illusion of accountability for State parasites. All that happens in an election is that one figurehead is replaced with another figurehead.
More than 50% of the population works for the government, directly or indirectly. This makes it impossible to achieve reform by voting. One skilled productive worker can support 2-10 or more parasites. The parasites can always outvote productive workers.
People who are disgruntled with the State have no choice but to support Republicans or Democrats. This is an illusion that distracts from more productive ideas, such as "All taxation is theft!" and "Who needs a government anyway?"
Democrats and Republicans are false opposites. Elections are an illusion. The reality is that both parties collude to loot and pillage productive workers.
This story is a good example of Democrats and Republicans conspiring to quash a third party.
There was a special election for New York's 23rd Congressional district. There was a third-party candidate, Doug Hoffman, who had a reasonable chance of winning. He got 45% of the vote but lost to the Democrat who had 49%. Doug Hoffman was running for the "Conservative" party.
The Republican candidate was in 3rd place. In a bizarre move, she dropped out of the race, and endorsed the Democrat! The Republican Party campaign engine was supporting the Democratic candidate, because they didn't want the Conservative candidate to win and gain credibility!
The Republicans were thinking "We'd rather run against a Democrat in 2010, rather than a third-party incumbent." It was amusing that the Republicans were resorting to dirty tricks, to make sure that a third party doesn't gain a seat in Congress.
I saw clips of Doug Hoffman on the Daily Show. He was saying "Big government is evil!", but he was talking like he didn't really mean it. Doug Hoffman seemed to be thinking "These phrases go over well with voters, so I'm saying them. I have no idea what this means, but it's working, so I'll say it."