Is the two-party system as we know it dead?

By: Karl Nelson 

Armstrong “Mr. Open Mic” Williams was in rare form last night while hosting his radio show on SiriusXM Urban View. Williams is usually joined by a lineup of co-hosts and guests. That wasn’t the case yesterday, though. That’s right. It was an open mic and Williams did not disappoint. Mr. Rightside went on quite a few rants. Little did he know, though, that his rants would set the show ablaze as he started at the top of the hour talking about Donna Brazile, the former chairwoman of the DNC, who accused Hillary Clinton of being corrupt in her new book "Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House.”

In an excerpt from the book, Brazile claims Clinton has controlled the DNC since as early as 2015. In fact, Brazile even accuses Clinton of rigging the 2016 election to keep Senator Bernie Sanders from winning the Democratic primaries.

Williams’ mention of this in the beginning of his show gave birth to dialogue about corruption on both the Democratic and Republican side of the political spectrum. From there, the conversation during the remainder of the broadcast was centered on the current state of politics — mainly its two-party system and how it has failed the people of this country.

“The two-party system is no longer working in our best interest,” Williams said emphatically. “No significant new party has emerged in this country in over a century!”

Listeners started calling into the show at a rapid pace, but it wasn’t like other nights. They weren’t taking issue with what Williams reported. Instead, it was as if Williams’ words sparked something. His dialogue evoked strong emotions from his callers. They felt the exact same way he did about America’s two-party system — a system that has not appeared to work well for the American people in recent years. 

“We the people are the employers! It’s our politicians who should be working for us, but that’s not what’s going on here,” Williams said. 

Well, just like Williams leaves his audience with a question at the end of each broadcast, here’s a question for you as this editorial comes to a close. 

We’ve tried the two-party system for several decades now. Is it finally time to change the way we elect our future political leaders?