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Repuplicans (the platform, really) are becoming more and more detached from their constituents, and more of puppets for special interests (interests who would rather steamroll people to save a buck)
So are Democrats. That's the problem with a two-party system: each party is equally corrupt (did you know that Wall Street donated more money to Obama than to McCain? Like, vastly more. But they're okay with his condemnations of their greed, because they know he'll keep cutting them bailout checks), and a two-party system makes it easy to codify "US" the good, intelligent, independent-minded, forward-thinking, clear-sighted individuals, vs. "THEM" the evil, stupid, brain-washed, backwards, illogical sheep.
Your basic Democrat politician is an out of touch busybody who thinks he is morally and ethically superior to everyone around him, and wants full control over every facet of your life, except for what you do in the bedroom. Unless you're eating or smoking in the bedroom, because those are filthy habits that need to be eliminated with sin taxes and shaming.
Your basic Republican politician is an out of touch busybody who thinks he is morally and ethically superior to everyone around him, and wants enough control to present a glamorized American Dream to news cameras around the world. They fully believe in freedom to do what you want, so long as what you want looks idyllic and patriotic at the same time, otherwise, it's off to the freak show you go with all the other weirdos.
Seriously... the two-party system is only good for the people who can easily manipulate the system to get rich. Our entire government has become a Ponzi scheme of epic proportions, where we pretend that fairly slight differences are gigantic gaps, and where we think this over-glorified horse race we call a Presidential election truly matters, while we ignore congressional and senatorial races.