The American political system is fucking stupid. You only have two major parties to choose from. The Democrats, a centre left to centrist party who's nice enough to try to compromise with the other side and smart enough to be economically sane. Of course, the other side, the Republicans, are centre right to right wing social conservative wackjobs whose economic policies got America in the mess it's in now. The Democrats have offered to help but the Republicans are too stupid and stubborn to meet the Democrats half way.
There needs to be two new major parties in the United States. A Libertarian Party for people who are fiscally conservative, but don't want to buy in to the social conservative bullshit of the Republican Party. We also need a Socialist Party for the millions of Americans who think the Democrats aren't strong enough in their economic policies.