Republican Dumpster Fire Threatens Two-Party Structure Of American Democracy | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Republican Dumpster Fire Threatens Two-Party Structure Of American Democracy | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1

 

Rachel Maddow notes that as long as the Republican Party is wrestling with the extremists in its ranks, the Democratic Party does not have a functional opposition that forms the basis of the two-party system in the United States. Aired on 01/27/2021.
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Republican Dumpster Fire Threatens Two-Party Structure Of American Democracy | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

45 Comments on "Republican Dumpster Fire Threatens Two-Party Structure Of American Democracy | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. There can’t be supply without demand. And likewise there is no Trump without his cult followers. And the latter make up the more dangerous part of the equation because the leader doesn’t even need to be in a appointed position of power for the group to continue to worship, obey and act.

  2. It’s really more of a clown car careening downhill while on fire.

  3. Would love to see a several party system.

    • @JamesAllmond With 2 parties, we’re only 1 party away from being 1 party. You want that?

    • @Marcos Juarez What do you mean “proportional representation”? It doesn’t have to be Manichean. Representation will of course be different in different states. But speaking of that, maybe also time for the Electoral College to go, and to herald in a one-person-one vote system. America is ripe for it. It really doesn’t need the electoral college anymore, which was designed in a time period lacking in modern technology.

    • @Jennifer H Like how specifically does the Electoral College does not catch up with modern technology?

    • @Marcos Juarez In those days, people didn’t have fast and easy transport or the internet, so they elected certain persons to travel to the capitol to convey how their state voted. The other reason was to avoid a populist vote, but as is obvious, neither of those reasons are applicable anymore, since as we saw with Trump, electors don’t really have the power anymore to override the people’s vote when they’d made a bad choice.

    • @SirTone They aren’t major parties. Their influence is virtually insignificant.

  4. Richard Darlington | January 27, 2021 at 2:13 AM | Reply

    “How can that be your governing partner?”
    Jeez Rachel, when you put it that way…

  5. “Governing partner.” Haven’t seen that in a long time.

  6. Republican party, is not the Republican party anymore and that is the sad truth.
    With that in mind, they should not even be allowed near a can opener without supervision.

  7. Stability and continuity is a pretty crass euphemism for two centuries of fighting against progress topped by 30 years of overt obstructionism.

  8. It’s pretty funny, how you americans think you are a democracy, but only have two parties. You are not a real democracy!

  9. Benjamin de Montgomery | January 27, 2021 at 3:15 AM | Reply

    Democracy.. Realy? How Manny of your congress members are to scared to vote for what they think.

  10. “Two-Party Structure”
    “Democracy”
    Notice something?

  11. The Republicans want to destroy the USA.and they don’t want the Democrats to do the work that the Republicans never did.

  12. Siobhan Corrigan | January 27, 2021 at 4:11 AM | Reply

    The country is too large for a 2 party government, in Ireland we have far more choice and we are a small country.

  13. I use to be moderate but seeing what the republicans party has turned into over the years going back to when Clinton was in office is disgusting and has pushed me further to the left. They are the ultimate hypocrites. And there hypocrisy know no bounds.

  14. A two party system has destroyed this country

    • Max the maltipoo | January 27, 2021 at 11:13 PM | Reply

      The problem is that you constantly have elections – every two years there is either a Senate, Congress or presidential election. These elections are unlike mayoral and city elections because they are two party elections. Most nations have one election for government every 3, 4, or 5 years, thus having at least 2 years without political noise.

  15. Their fear of having a lifelong target on their back is overshadowed by their towering political greed to stay important and powerful. HISTORY WILL REMEMBER.

  16. At least a dumpster fire does eventually get rid of the trash.

  17. This is so true they do nothing for the people! What do they do ?? But fight ? They good for nothing!!

  18. Stop dividing chairs that they all sit on, mix them all together alternating red/blue so they all get used to sitting next to each other and share ideas and get along more in the long run, respect each other more. Where you sit makes a big difference to how you treat someone. Sitting with your mob doesn’t bring the best out in people

    • Nice sentiment, but if you mixed them all together they wouldn’t be able to scheme, which would take all the fun out of it for them. So I don’t think they would agree to it. Cheers

    • Guillermo Peralta | January 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM | Reply

      Is all about money and keeping their voters, don’t be naive.

  19. 2parties = stability ?
    Hm nope, i think the splitting of the US people was just a matter of time due to this.

  20. The dissolution of the Republican Party can only be good news for society

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