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  1. Still a fascist Still an ass… Party beliefs and history

  2. The Three Components of the Party Party Components

  3. PARTIES-ORGANIZATIONS THAT SEEK TO INFLUENCE PUBLIC POLICY BY WINNING ELECTIONS

  4. "political parties created democracy and democracy is impossible without them" -E.E. Schattschneider

  5. “There is not a dime’s worth of difference between the Democratic and Republican parties.” - Gov. George Wallace

  6. THREE COMPONENTS PARTY MODEL

  7. PARTY-IN-THE- ELECTORATE CITIZENS WHO IDENTIFY WITH THE PARTY

  8. !

  9. PARTY-IN-GOVERNMENT THOSE ELECTED OR APPOINTED TO OFFICES AS MEMBERS OF A PARTY

  10. PARTY MAKEUP- 111TH CONG.

  11. PARTY-AS-AN- ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE AND PROCEDURES OF THE PARTY

  12. Tim CaineDNC CHAIRMAN Michael Steele RNCCHAIRMAN

  13. NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN PARTY • 1506 Hillsborough St. • Raleigh, North Carolina 27605 • Tele. (919) 828-6423 • Fax. (919) 899-3815 • www.NCGOP.org STATE PARTY

  14. STATE PARTY Molly Beth Malcolm-TDP Chairwoman

  15. The Collin County Republican Party2520 Avenue K Plano, Texas  75074Plano, Texas 75074-5342Phone: (972) 424-2122E-mail: chairman@collincountygop.com LOCAL PARTY

  16. PARTY FUNCTIONS

  17. BUSH ACCEPTS IN 2000 NOMINATION FUNCTION

  18. OBAMA IN 2008

  19. FUND-RAISING FUNCTION

  20. FROM RNC WEB PAGE

  21. BUSTED! FROM DNC WEB PAGE

  22. CAMPAIGNING FUNCTION

  23. “OUR GUY IS THE BEST!” INFORMATION FUNCTION

  24. PARTIES ARE ANOTHER LINKAGE INSTITUTION

  25. PUBLIC OPINION SHOWS THAT MORE AND MORE AMERICANS ARE GETTING FED UP78% of Americans Think the Economy Is in Bad Shape; 74% Say It's Not Getting Better

  26. VOTERS CAN RECOGNIZE THE LEANINGS OF CANDIDATES- THIS HELPS TO SIMPLIFY THE PROCESS & MAKES IT ACCESSIBLE TO THOSE WITH LIMITED KNOWLEDGE

  27. MOBILIZATION FUNCTION

  28. Join the Sign War- Place a sign in your yard or office window. Drive around your neighborhood to make sure signs didn’t come down overnight. Make sure candidate signs are up and looking sharp. FROM RNC WEB PAGE

  29. Act as a Designated Driver- Drive volunteers to targeted precincts and get voters to the polls.  Mail in Absentee Ballots-Make sure your friends and neighbors send in their absentee ballots early. FROM RNC WEB PAGE

  30. “Serve the Democratic Party by increasing political participation among all segments of the Democratic Community.” FROM DNC WEB PAGE

  31. farm subsidies BROKERAGE FUNCTION cap and trade immigration abortion PARTY UNIFIED POLICY

  32. REPUBLICAN PLATFORM 2000-Renewing America’s Purpose.  Together. The 2000 Democratic National Platform: Prosperity, Progress, and Peace

  33. "BIG TENT" PHILOSOPHY PARTY ANYONE?

  34. 2000 PRES. ELECTION

  35. NATIONAL STATE & LOCAL GOVERNING FUNCTION

  36. PROCEDURES, POLICIES, & PROCESSES ARE ALL ORGANIZED ALONG PARTY LINES PARTY

  37. MAJORITY PARTY CONTROLS CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES

  38. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) THE SPEAKER (until Jan. 3, 2010) OF THE HR IS ALWAYS FROM THE MAJORITY PARTY

  39. ROLE OF PARTY?

  40. WHY ONLY TWO PARTIES?

  41. “I want you to imagine walking into Baskin Robbins to get an ice cream. You go up to the counter, look in the case, and see only two flavors – chocolate and vanilla. "What happened?" you ask. "I thought it was 31 flavors." The attendant looks back and you and says "No. We changed our minds. We think two flavors is enough.“- Howard Ditkoff

  42. Multiparty Systems Advantages • Provides broader representation of the people. • More responsive to the will of the people. • Give voters more choices at the polls. Disadvantages • Cause parties to form coalitions, which can dissolve easily. • Failure of coalitions can cause instability in government.

  43. Winner-take-all system

  44. Proportional system Four members would represent district 48% 32% 12% 6% 2%

  45. Reflects the percentage of how people voted

  46. Proportional system Coalition government 48% 32% 12% 6% 2%

  47. Winner-take-all system Only one representative per district 48% 32% 12% 6% 2%

  48. Winner-take-all elections encourage parties to unite.

  49. 255 178 Reflects who got the most VOTES