[QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;3958621]Why can't we all agree that, for the most part, both parties are two sides of the same coin?[/QUOTE]
I think there are meaningful differences in the ideals of the two parties. So in terms of idealism, no, they are different. Hence why so many get convinced "their side" is better. They talk a great game on ideals.
But in terms of action? I agree 100%, the two parties are very, very similar in their actions when in power and when out of power.
The system we have is not designed in the best interest of the people. It's designed for the best interest of the two parties, and those they favor via the power/purse of Government.