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The end of bipartisan "democracy": how the US political system could change after Biden's victory

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The American bipartisan model is nearly 170 years old. Since 1856, the US Congress has been alternately controlled by either the Democratic Party or the Republican. Presidents also alternate: now a democrat, then a republican. However, the confrontation between Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Donald Trump can be costly for the usual model of American political structure.


Republicans: Party line does not suit Trump supporters


Let's start with the fact that very big internal contradictions have matured in the two basic political parties. With the Republicans, everything is clear: there is a fairly active and close-knit group of supporters of the incumbent President Donald Trump, which gravitates towards the traditional values ​​of the "American right" and requires restricting migration flows, strengthening the fight against crime, new jobs, and a reasonable approach to minorities. But the main part of the Republican establishment is used to thinking and acting within the framework of the system, and it is either afraid to support Trump or simply does not want to.

This opposition within the Republican Party has already led many Republicans to publicly denounce Donald Trump and his supporters. And it will not be surprising if Trump's supporters, after such behavior of their party comrades, no longer want to have anything to do with Republicans.

Moreover, it is not even about Trump, but about the ideas with which a certain part of Americans associate him. It is possible that the right-wing electorate, the conservative part of the WASP, will create a new center of gravity, alternative to the Republican Party. It may be a party or, rather, a social movement, but the very fact that a third and impressive force in the number of supporters will appear in American society, claiming to consolidate the conservative part of the population, will lead to a radical breakdown of the existing political system.


Democrats: the party is sharpened by a tilt towards leftism


Now about the Democrats: On the surface, Democrats are now more united than Republicans. However, their identity is negative; they are united against, not for. Before Biden's victory, their main goal was to keep Trump out of a second term. Now this danger is over, which means that tensions will soon begin within the Democratic Party itself.

There is a ground for these frictions: in the Democratic Party, we see an elderly elite - the same establishment, starting with Joe Biden and ending with Nancy Pelosi. These people are well over 70 or even over 80, and it is not surprising that younger and more ambitious politicians are breathing down their necks. These young and ambitious democrats have an obvious tilt to the left, but not towards communist ideology, of course, but towards left liberalism - support for immigration from developing countries, feminism, and sexual minorities. BLM - from the same opera.

Give these "leftists" will, they would turn the United States into a state dominated by African Americans, WASP's constant apologies to any non-white people, be it even an emigrant from Somalia who never had anything to do with the American stories and its layouts.

But the transformation of the United States into a kind of South Africa will turn into a total collapse of American statehood, and the other part of the Democrats still understands this. Therefore, "leftism" looks spectacular at street rallies and demonstrations, but when serious guys get involved, slogans fade into the background. While the US Democratic Party still maintains the illusion of unity, but sooner or later it will either change itself, finally drifting towards left liberalism, or split into two parts - a more moderate and more radical one.

In any case, two conflicting positions collided in American society - the right-wing conservative, which Trump is personified, and the left-liberal, exploiting completely different values ​​and ideas. The split within American society threatens to become so total that the United States will begin to devour itself, from within.

Of course, the Civil War a la 1860 is hardly to be expected, but the radicalization of political life, the complication of the political spectrum and the transfer of all these tendencies to the streets of American cities is inevitable. Actually, you and I already see it.
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  1. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 24 January 2021 15: 15
    +2
    Now this danger is over, which means that tensions will soon begin within the Democratic Party itself.

    The Democratic Party did not win, but simply acted, which, of course, will not improve the party's health and, moreover, will not lead it to full support of the US population. The Republican Party can be said to have collapsed and disappeared into oblivion.
    1. Finches
      Finches 24 January 2021 15: 32
      +1
      You need to understand that the change in the head of the Oval Office does not really play anything - after all, the state apparatus, that very invisible army of officials, actually runs America - they sit there for years, regardless of which president spoils the air in the corridors of the White House: a democrat or Republican! Kennedy a little bit wanted to change the rules of the game and his apparatus removed, like a wheel unnecessary in the cart. They acted a little softer with Trump (because behind him are ordinary Americans from the still classic American hinterland and part of the establishment with money and influence) - with the help of banal falsifications (and not even secretly) they changed it to a pure product of the system - the docile old man Biden!
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 24 January 2021 16: 22
        0
        The old witches from the US Democratic Party, 80-year-old Nancy Pylosi, and 73-year-old Hillary Clinton, sick on the head, have not calmed down and continue to attack the Republicans with the aim of retaining power for the Democrats in the United States in the presidential elections in 2024.
        They have already called for the revival of McCarthyism in the United States with lustration and persecution of supporters of Trump and Trumpism, and indeed with the banning of the Republican Party in the United States.
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 24 January 2021 16: 30
          +1
          Quote: Tatiana
          and in general with the ban in the United States of the Republican Party ..

          Well, these "bugs" just want it. Nothing new was invented.
      2. evgen1221
        evgen1221 25 January 2021 08: 21
        0
        I agree with you, the apparatus is the one that rules, and it is the product of systematic propaganda, attitudes, lifestyle and rules since the Cold War.
    2. paul3390
      paul3390 24 January 2021 16: 18
      +4
      The whole question here is, does the corporate government of the West need the continued existence of the United States? Actually, why do corporations need it? Production has long been taken out, capital has been withdrawn, and the very population of America is completely devoured, lazy, only consumes as if not to itself. And he also asks. The only thing else that is needed from the States is perhaps the army. But even that is a moot point. It is extremely expensive, and the combat capability is dubious .. It is not worth the opportunity to kick off some Iraq - such a dough. Others who wish will be cheaper .. In addition, there are debts on mattress mattresses like fleas on a mongrel .. It's easier to reset to zero than to continue to maintain ..
  2. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 24 January 2021 15: 18
    +10
    For the multiplication of parties in the United States, it is necessary to send troops from Russia. One representative from each party that participated in the RF elections. And one conductor from the Kremlin. They will arrange a clownery, show what a multi-party system is.
    1. Pilot
      Pilot 24 January 2021 15: 53
      +7
      Quote: 7,62x54
      For the multiplication of parties in the United States, it is necessary to send troops from Russia. One representative from each party that participated in the RF elections. And one conductor from the Kremlin. They will arrange a clownery, show what a multi-party system is.
      So we have already played enough of the "multi-party system," now they are starting to mate again, like Mironov and Prilepin. laughing Dystrophic (political) + dystrophic (political) = Heracacles wassat
    2. Avior
      Avior 24 January 2021 17: 51
      +4
      In the United States, there are forty political parties at the federal level alone.
      They themselves will send party troops to whomever you want.
  3. Poetry
    Poetry 24 January 2021 15: 23
    +4
    The Russian Embassy in Washington needs to coordinate mass protests in the United States. And more violence and minced meat.
    1. figwam
      figwam 24 January 2021 17: 11
      +3
      Quote: Poetiszaugla
      And more violence and minced meat.

      So it is necessary to wait for Yellowstone, he will put everything in its place.
      1. Poetry
        Poetry 24 January 2021 17: 46
        +2
        The buffaloes piled out of there a long time ago, but he still won't explode.
  4. Avior
    Avior 24 January 2021 15: 28
    +14
    ... A civil war a la 1860s is hardly worth expecting,

    For two months, passions were whipped up that it was about to begin
    But quietly peacefully Biden became president, Trump went to the country to recuperate.
    Nothing like New Year's eve vanging.
    About the split of the Republican Party - are there any who want to get out of politics?
    For a long time already, Americans have actually voted for one of the two, which were previously chosen from several.
    The rest are for extras.
    And who of the Republicans wants to go to the crowd? Nobody.
    So these predictions will end like the predictions of the Civil War in the States, that is, nothing.
    You need to look at the situation more soberly ...
    1. Kara
      Kara 24 January 2021 15: 33
      +11
      Quote: Avior
      So these predictions will end like the predictions of the Civil War in the States, that is, nothing.

      The bulk is apolitical.
      1. Crowe
        Crowe 24 January 2021 15: 54
        +11
        Yes - the silent majority always wins the elections.
        1. Quadro
          Quadro 24 January 2021 23: 49
          +8
          Quote: Crowe
          Yes - the silent majority always wins the elections.

          Straight from the graveyard
    2. vladcub
      vladcub 24 January 2021 16: 04
      +6
      Well, Kharluzhny claims that the GW in the USA will start: "at seven in the evening"
    3. evgen1221
      evgen1221 25 January 2021 08: 38
      0
      I agree. There are no prerequisites for a less symbolic explosion at all. They will throw benefits, who need to be slowed down (blm) and everything is quiet again. An explosion occurs against the background of deteriorating life, but this does not happen. Buzz on the net and the media have long been denied (micro-circulation does not affect anything)
  5. dgonni
    dgonni 24 January 2021 15: 48
    +7
    Nothing is going to fall apart for the Republicans. Donny's clientele and apologists will kick out At the same time, by all means preparing for the primaries what kind of hawk thread like Reagan or the Bush.
    And in the next elections they will make Democrats outright.
    But the question is that this does not shine any good for Russia.
    P.S. If Doni was adequate and did not jerk the business with his thoughtless laws. He would have won these elections too.
    But the absence of a coherent program for the development of domestic production and attempts to resolve these issues pointwise in isolation from the entire general economic picture led to a natural result!
    1. The eye of the crying
      The eye of the crying 25 January 2021 01: 15
      -1
      Quote: dgonni
      Nothing is going to fall apart for the Republicans. Donny's clientele and apologists will kick out


      This will be the collapse of the Republicans. But this is unlikely to happen - rather, Trump will kick out the remaining Conservatives from the party.
  6. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 24 January 2021 15: 51
    +8
    Of course, the Civil War a la 1860s can hardly be expected,

    So they want to call it the Civil War, but in fact the greedy North with a pack of financial capitalists simply captured the independent agricultural South, or rather the territory of the South.
  7. antivirus
    antivirus 24 January 2021 15: 51
    +7
    Of course, the Civil War a la 1860s is hardly to be expected, but the radicalization of political life, the complication of the political spectrum and the transfer of all these trends to the streets of American cities is inevitable.
    - we will see not a classic civil war, the 21st century will bring its own alignment-trends.
  8. vladcub
    vladcub 24 January 2021 15: 58
    +3
    Ilya, glad to see you. You haven't been on the site for too long.
    Now, according to the article: 1) Trump is already an ex-president. But this is not your fault, probably, the moderators pulled rubber.
    2), Americans used to be proud of their electoral system, but now I doubt they will be proud. Their system of counting votes, rather convoluted, failed even before the election. And the last elections clearly show that they NEED REFORMS.
    3) Ilya, a little reproach to you: say that the Republicans: "the coated group of the incumbent President Donald Trump" they understand what they want, and the Republicans, that they criticized Trump, what idials they have, what they want? I wanted more details. the "wing" of the Republicans is more authoritative.
    About the Democrats. A little more was said, but again I wanted more.
  9. Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin 24 January 2021 16: 01
    +3
    That's right, I disagree about the civil war. The country is not built on indigenous ethnic groups, this will contradict democracy itself, since everyone will consider himself damaged. Then they (ethnic groups) must either be driven into a corner or destroyed. But Ethnic groups are unlikely to agree with this. And no one even remembers the Indians, they cleaned them up!
  10. 220976
    220976 24 January 2021 16: 16
    +10
    Republicans: Party line does not suit Trump supporters

    Maybe Trump will create a new third party? In any case, the internal political situation in the United States requires the emergence of a new political party (power, center)
  11. Bez 310
    Bez 310 24 January 2021 17: 00
    +8
    The US used to rot, but now it is splitting
    and begin to devour themselves.
    But we have stability ...
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 24 January 2021 18: 29
      -1
      Quote: Bez 310
      The US used to rot, but now it is splitting
      and begin to devour themselves.
      But we have stability ...

      Stability - because you got drunk. Some. I'm wondering who will finance the next Lenin, really our oligarchs? laughing
  12. prior
    prior 24 January 2021 18: 11
    -1
    China has a one-party system, Russia has a one-party system. In North Korea too.
    America is not some sort of Somalia, therefore, looking at normal democratic dictatorships, it also came to the need for a one-party system.
  13. I do not care
    I do not care 24 January 2021 18: 44
    +2
    what kind of attack, the elections in the usa is the most important topic that a resource with state support can miss. The heading of opinion has fallen to nothing at all. The number of posts has decreased threefold, the quality is about the opinion, someone's or something different from the given site, course you can just dream.
    I'm not a newbie here, after the betrayal of the Russian Spring, I occasionally visit here. and I understand perfectly why the bison of journalism left here. Only Roman remained, but looking at his latest articles,
    I can't believe they used to think the same way.
  14. evgen1221
    evgen1221 24 January 2021 19: 05
    0
    Oh, and would someone explain what is the fundamental difference between their fur (immeasurably competing) political chicken coops? In foreign policy, one line is steadily bending (America is uber alles), in domestic policy too (the population is growing and getting richer). It seems to me that analysts do too much honor and frank sublizon in the Russian Federation to American politicians and everyone else behind them.
  15. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 24 January 2021 20: 42
    +1
    With my spinal cord, I sense the great deprivation in the US is sneaking. According to Biden's speeches: One thought they can trace, with Trump it was bad, Russia influenced Trump, and everything will be very bad with us. America hold on, a team of supermen will save you. Biden is the main superman. , and further down the ranking. good
  16. Pamir
    Pamir 24 January 2021 20: 55
    +2
    Yeah, an interesting revolution turns out. Do these revolutionaries have at least a program? Or an agenda? Or as a recent trend "for all good, against all bad"? And what criterion? What is good for some, bad for others. And how to figure out who is where , everything changes from day to day. Here is the one in the photo in a furry hat with horns, all in tattoos, is this a leader or something? A symbol of revolution? Something, it is shown everywhere. You’ll lose your mind that Democrats, that Republicans, are like two kinds of radish , but the essence is the same: that those who are rushing about yesterday for, today surrendered their own, are working against. A corrupt official is driven by a corruptionist and a bribe-giver. In general, they don’t pull the revolution, they’re more involved in the Makhnovism. Well, they don’t have a problem with them, in their smoke without fire.
  17. BAI
    BAI 24 January 2021 21: 08
    +2
    The end of bipartisan "democracy

    Exceptional nonsense. The Republicans will nominate a new (more precisely, another) candidate who will play according to the established rules. And everything will continue as before.
  18. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 25 January 2021 10: 45
    +1
    Left-wing liberals are rich and getting richer, as IT giants increasingly use information about users, which they freely collect and analyze. It is on data analysis that the so-called. "digital fascism", when data about users allows them to effectively manage them, not giving people a chance to even speak out, let alone change something. It becomes easier to manipulate people, as the education of young people through Internet content goes on. So liberals are gaining strength every day.
    They are confronted by unstoppably impoverished people, organizations and firms trying to defend what makes them human - their beliefs, their value system, their right to live as they want, and not as they are told. However, all these people should remember - capitalism is for the one who has the money! All other ideas and values ​​have some meaning, but do not seriously determine anything.
    Since within the framework of capitalism "just people" cannot win, their position is hopeless. The same Trump perfectly understands the ways of money, and he calmly betrayed his supporters. As it should be under capitalism - nothing personal. Just business ...
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