Does America's two-party system prevent bipartisanship?

  • Only Because of Re-drawn Congressional Districts

    Every 10 years, Congressional districts are re-drawn thanks to the U.S. Census. Bipartisanship has gone downhill because of more and more districts are drawn to be more conservative or more liberal in each state. The two-party system fails when districts aren't drawn fairly. Each party wants to guarantee their time in power, so districts do tend towards a failure of compromise and bipartisanship.

  • America's two-party system prevent bipartisanship.

    Yes,America's two-party system prevent bipartisanship.The United States has only two major political parties: the Democrats and the Republicans. These parties have a duopoly, meaning that they share almost all the political power in the country.There are a few advantages of the American two-party system:
    Stability: Two-party systems are more stable than multiparty systems.Moderation: The two parties must appeal to the middle to win elections, so the parties tend to be moderate.Ease: Voters have only to decide between two parties.

  • With only two parties, yes.

    If the United States political system included more than two major parties, then multiple parties within that system would work together against another party. Instead we only have the Repuglicans and the Dumbocrats who only have each other to work against, thus preventing bi-partisanship on issues in Congress, on writing bills, etc.

  • Two-Party System Defines Bipartisanship

    America's two-party system defines and typifies the term bipartisanship. The word "bipartisan" even means "two parties." The current system of hating the opposite party means the two-party system, which has become more divisive thanks to rigging Congressional districts every 10 years, lacks compromise. People are elected to Congress too far to the right or too far to the left to make any middle-of-the-road compromises possible. Get ready for decades of gridlock!

  • Tautological

    Having two parties virtually ensures bipartisanship because... there are only two parties. That's all there are. They aren't even that different, really. Most of the time the word "bipartisan" just means that the two parties are working together to impose one-party rule on a population that now no longer has any alternative.

  • Does this question even make sense?

    bi·par·ti·san   [bahy-pahr-tuh-zuhn] Show IPA
    representing, characterized by, or including members from two parties or factions: Government leaders hope to achieve a bipartisan foreign policy.

    How can a two party system prevent its own definitioni, or did i miss something here....? I think a better question is does America benefit from a bipartisan system, in which case I also vote no on the premise that a dualist approach to politics promotes that everything can be divided into right and wrong. Geopolitical/sociaeconomic issues consist of shades of grey, thus require more viewpoints which could not be represented by only two parties.

    Posted by: Paz

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