This is a tautological argument. The BOX is controlled. The votes along with the entire process are vetted (and controlled) from start to finish by Big Money.
You and your like-minded pals who all appear DAILY committed (like one trick pony style clones) to sharing, emphasizing and repeating the same message--that voters are responsible ... is piss poor reasoning. It's also a lie told often similar in character to the castigation that "You use a computer," or "You use a car" when the topic is Big Oil's grip over national as well as international energy policy.
I have been over this HUNDREDS of times... but the trolls return since it is obviously their task to stay ON message.
While the Page & Gilens Study proves that voters' and that means citizens' wishes factor into ZERO policy determinations, still this canard is pushed.
While TPP and global trends--like those all too apparent are bearing down on Greece, and also on Spain, Italy, Portugal, Puerto Rico and other lands--still, the matter is framed as U.S. voters' fault.
When election counts are fraudulent, the Supreme Court makes a MOCKERY of elections both via "Citizens United" (effectively granting corporations the right--in broad daylight--to purchase politicians and thus political clout and policy, openly) and through the Florida 2000 vote partial recount fraud...
When Ohio's governor states that "Ohio will give Bush the vote," as indeed it did...
When Repugs use big money to rewrite voting districts, keep Black and poor voters off the rolls, and so many other shenanigans...
You "Rosemarie Jackowski clones" (this was her DAILY repeated Talking Point) STILL have the nerve to "stick to your case? Truth, be damned.
- Media opened air time to diverse voices/candidates
- If elections were only publicly funded
- If campaign contributions = bribes were no longer legal
- If there was instant run-off voting and more than 2 parties on ballots
THEN you'd have a case. Now, you argue that those forced to select Pepsi or Coke are responsible that Coke and Pepsi are propped up as the only viable choices.
No 3rd party candidate has yet won a major election. And these days, Big Money has as firm a grip on the whole political circus show as was the case during the robber-baron era.