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MaX asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 years ago

Are there only 2 policitial parties in United States?

Republicans and Democrats? And, what is Tea Party?

I'm not from United States, but wanted to know.

9 Answers

  • Derek
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    8 years ago
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    Well, it's actually more like a one party system. Despite what staunch neoconservatives and neoliberals might tell you, these two parties act incredibly similar.

    It seems they all like war, debt, deficit spending, outrageous taxation for minimal/inefficient services, the police state and things of that nature.

    But anyway, to answer your question, we only have to major political parties; the Republicans and Democrats.

    The Tea Party is an organization that started back in 2007, to protest the Bush administration for not being conservative enough (it was kind of an anti-war protest. But it was based as an anti-tax, anti Keynesian movement. It was really inspired by a politician named Ron Paul, and some other die hard libertarian conservatives). It really caught wind (and in all honesty, was hijacked by the neoconservatives in our media and political systems) in 2008 to protest the new Obama administration and their received radical changes. They are almost entirely part of the Republican party now, and were never really an independent political party or anything of that nature.

    I could go on if you'd like. But that's the answer to your question. Thanks for taking interest in our political system! I'm sure the rest of the world gets a good laugh out of it. (Hahaha)

  • 8 years ago

    No. There are several smaller third parties, like Peace and Freedom, Libertarian, Green (Marxist), and a few others. The TEA Party is a movement not a political party.

  • 8 years ago

    There are 3: Republican, Democrat, and 'Independent'.. the Independents are just ones that claim neither of the other two.

    To read about the Tea Party movement, use this link:

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    there are many political parties.You can even find Communist party of America, or Nazi party of America if you look up online lol

    But 2 major ones are Republican and Democratic.They have all the money and support from media and they get elected in Congress and White House

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  • Robert
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    8 years ago

    No, there are several more parties. Tea Party is not a political party, it's a movement. Do your research yourself. Google "political parties USA" and read.

  • 8 years ago

    There are many smaller parties

    Libertarian party

    Green party

    Constitutional party


  • 8 years ago

    This was asked and answered earlier today.

    Just check out the answers already received.

    Is this another homework assignment?

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    There is also the "All Night" party. They have the best rallies. The others don't even have beer - what kind of a lousy party is that?

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