This isn't meant to be a necessarily plausible scenario. What I'm wondering if it's possible to represent all four corners of the Political Matrix
. For simplicity's sake, I'm just co-opting already existing parties, plus adding a few. Note that I'm not trying to completely model this after the political landscape, i.e. I'm not able to shoehorn every major interest group/voting demographic into this. It's more of a way of representing the four fundamental political ideologies based on the Political Matrix.Democratic Party
: The McGovern Coalition. Pretty much the Dems of the real world, except perhaps with bits and pieces filed off.Green Party
: Same as our world, except perhaps with social democrats, peace and freedom types, and more pragmatic socialists who have left the other third parties in order to join a more viable side.Republican Party
: The Reagan Coalition. The GOP of the real world except really missing certain portions that have gone to the other alternative parties.Constitution Party
: A less fringe version of the far right we know. Perhaps Pat Buchanan had really joined them instead of taking over Reform. Paleocons with a theocratic bent, plus some unrealized theocratic dreams. But somehow moderated to have more appeal, probably by appealing more to the grassroots movement conservatives that populate places such as FreeRepublic.Reform Party
: Imagine Ross Perot hadn't jumped ship, and remained in control of his personal vehicle. The Reform Party is pretty much the centrist party with insurgent intentions but a rather bland platform- fiscal responsibility, balanced budgets, campaign finance reform, moderation in social issues, etc. However, that's the sort of different-but-not-scary-different thing that Independents might vote for every so often. This Reform Party would actually live past the Clinton administration without falling apart, and have the slightly libertarian (probably more 'classical liberal') bent to appeal to people such as Schwarzenegger or Bloomberg.Libertarian Party
: You know 'em.Populist Party
: Composed of the more moderate but not liberal elements of the Evangelical Movement (think Rick Warren), plus conservative minorities, Southern/Midwesterners who are tired of Republican economic policies, maybe. In any case, this party would appeal to a lot of people in both of the two major parties right now (much like a moderate libertarian party would), but in reality they're unable to breakaway and form their own movement.Nationalist Party
: Lou Dobbs type nativists. Or perhaps Huey Long type populists. Not adverse to government intervention to protect their personal interests. Perhaps more socially conservative than the Populists, but their extremism is mostly related to the immigration issue.
I make no attempt to explain how there could be eight parties, nor even to guess at how big each party would be, thus I don't even know which ones would be the two major parties. I would guess that there would be two parties, and several minor parties, but said minor parties wouldn't exactly be as insignificant as say the People's Socialist Liberation Marxist Party out of Podunk College, Liberalartston.
Just imagine the matrix: Nationalist Party Populist PartyGreen Party Democratic Party Republican Party Constitution Party Reform Party Libertarian Party
The Nationalist, Constitutionalist, and Reform are all to similar. There was a party called the Populist Party but it was more like the Nationalist Party you described. Lou Dobbs is almost identical to Ross Perot. Bloomberg is a Zionist Bankster shill and it sickens me you would put him in the same category as an American Patriot like Perot.