What Happens When We Can’t Vote? Beto On Why Politics Is Personal In A Democracy | Rachel Maddow

What Happens When We Can't Vote? Beto On Why Politics Is Personal In A Democracy | Rachel Maddow 1


Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke points out that beyond the abstract arguments over the health of democracy in the United states, there are real world, individual consequences when voting rights are restricted. Aired on 04/07/2021.
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What Happens When We Can't Vote? Beto On Why Politics Is Personal In A Democracy | Rachel Maddow

43 Comments on "What Happens When We Can’t Vote? Beto On Why Politics Is Personal In A Democracy | Rachel Maddow"

  1. brilliantly said, ty rep o’rourke!

    • @Ash Roskell please explain to me how the Ga bill is suppression……I need details

    • @Ash Roskell the left hasn’t been based in democracy for a long long time

    • @Rita Poon these people aren’t liberals

    • @Ralph Sims
      And the right have been based on politics, or was it more like what ever the former Presidents mood was ?

    • @Angel Hart did I say anything about being on the right? That is the problem with you illiberal regressives your feeble mind can only comprehend a world where everyone is either R or D. The Left has allowed themselves to be brainwashed beyond belief.

  2. Sherrycola#7 | April 7, 2021 at 7:33 AM | Reply

    So my USA 🇺🇸 passport will no longer be enough to place my vote 🗳 ❓What’s next my DNA 🧬 ⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️

  3. Junior Harry | April 7, 2021 at 8:16 AM | Reply

    Hi Rachel Anne.👋🍺.

  4. If there was a 20$ surcharge per vote and it was profitable they would be begging for everyone to vote.
    Their profit will come from people not voting. What does that actually say?
    What kind of things are profitable by preventing voters from participating.
    Definitely not for the common good.

    • Lawrence Holst | April 7, 2021 at 10:08 AM | Reply

      Exactly right !! This why
      i believe America has 2 BIG mistakes number
      1) People who have no knowledge serve as jurors most commonly JURY DUTY for the people to decide Guilty or not guilty With a judge who brief them …. number
      Voting for people we have no knowledge or INSIGHT of laws But America says you do
      That is darkness two fold …. all the injustices that have occurred over the last 400 years because we didn’t do anything about (it) corruption and oppression is now at an unprecedented level of which God knows best
      I’m just saying we really need responsible super responsible people to make sure the public is safe. Just like the Covid vaccine no prior experiment just the American way I shouldn’t have to vote should be a given and you should be very cautious about where you’re putting your needle’s OK

    • Lawrence Holst | April 7, 2021 at 11:02 AM | Reply

      The snake is like you know I was a snake when you let me in

  5. Witch Doctor | April 7, 2021 at 8:33 AM | Reply

    There is no hope working for $7.25 hr.-none and they know this….

    • @Witch Doctor yeah sure you do.
      Yet your sitting there complaining about something that doesn’t affect you.
      And a job making 7.25 a hour is better than no job or sitting and waiting for the government to take care of you isn’t it.
      They been doing such a good job at it so far haven’t they ?

    • @Ray S excatly. I started of in a heavy equipment operator job making 5 bucks a hour. After 30 years I retired. Making 75 bucks a hour. So yes your skill level increases so does your pay. But you can’t get these people to understand that fact

    • @Witch Doctor I started out making 5 dollars a hour as a heavy equipment operator. After 30 years I retired at 53 making 75 dollars a hour.
      So learn and trade that increases your pay according to your skills.
      But for these people demanding the same as what someone has been doing the job for 20:years to get paid the same is ridiculous. They think that just because they graced us with their presence they should be the kings from day one

    • Witch Doctor | April 7, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Reply

      @David Hale
      Time on the job counts-I am retired from the Military and the City of Richmond and currently have a retirement business in upholstery-you get out of life what you can put into it but starting at 3.35hr to date the wage is far behind and never will be a living wage.

    • @Witch Doctor ok pay your employees what you want and make yourself happy.
      Bet you don’t pay them above minimum do you ?

  6. Lawrence Holst | April 7, 2021 at 10:03 AM | Reply


  7. Lawrence Holst | April 7, 2021 at 10:07 AM | Reply

    Can’t believe I grew up in such a great place for America to become so bad I guess it was just a matter of time “‘in fact”’

    • Lawrence Holst | April 7, 2021 at 6:48 PM | Reply

      @Steve Kelley because of the very few everyone is at a loss
      when we recover
      Human beings are owners of their own fate do you understand

    • mike briganti | April 8, 2021 at 8:53 AM | Reply


    • Lawrence Holst | April 8, 2021 at 2:58 PM | Reply

      @mike briganti never!

    • Steve Kelley | April 8, 2021 at 3:08 PM | Reply

      @Lawrence Holst I beg your pardon Mr. Lawrence…… So you think the Jews in Europe during WWII were allowed to control their own fate. Thats only one example of how your statement doesn’t hold water. The Quid Pro Joe regime that STOLE this last election is telling us, and without any conscience at all is doing things that are illegal and boldface lies every breath they take and laughing their way as they transform our great country into a dictatorship while Fake News and Big Tech support their Socialist Marxist agenda. Do you understand what I’m telling you or are you one of the gullible slaves to the Demoncrap Slave Plantation or a willing participant of the Hitleresque, Mussoliniesque, Stalinesque, Leninesque quest ?

    • Steve Kelley | April 8, 2021 at 3:11 PM | Reply

      It sucks their are people so weak and gullible they fall for a clownshow charade like the DEMONcRATS !

  8. It’s very difficult to listen to ANY Texass occupant…. why would we ?

  9. “America is a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere”.
    – Ronald Reagan

    Now the Republikkkans want to change all that and take away people’s right to vote.

    “We’re NOT a democracy. And that’s a good thing.”
    – Mike Lee, Republikkkan Senator from Utah

  10. Jesus loves and cares about you so much so repent so That we all make it to heaven.

    Like so more people can see this

  11. Use the power of your wallet and support only corporations standing for Democracy against the GOP efforts to restrict voting rights especially for minorities and especially urban voters who typically vote Democrat.

  12. Mistair Arts | April 7, 2021 at 11:56 AM | Reply

    The big boy Republican’s don’t want hope… they want obedience…

  13. Thanks, Rachel! Thanks, Beto! 💜

  14. Great statement.

  15. When a party no longer believes in democracy, it no long belongs in America.

  16. Mark Roberts | April 7, 2021 at 10:23 PM | Reply

    “To keep this Republic you will need to now and then shed blood of those denying your rights in the Constitutional”. Thomas Jefferson. This is then. Beto.

  17. Helen Rothberg | April 8, 2021 at 5:08 AM | Reply

    Thank you. Beto!

  18. The 14th amendment allows for the removal of representatives based on the number of voters.

  19. Pencilneck Schiff | April 8, 2021 at 8:53 AM | Reply

    Quid pro quo Sleepy Joe and Cocaine Hunter.

  20. I am so glad we have Beta working for us. A real good and sound man. Thank you, sir!

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