In America, we have a two-party system of government. Other countries have more parties to haggle over politics and accomplish little of value for the citizenry. In our country, it has become fairly obvious, we have for all intents and purposes a one-party system with two heads that change positions about every two presidential election cycles. The Republicans are the bad cops and the Democrats pretend that they are the good cops.
The Republicans don’t need to do much pretending as they are uniformly bad and getting significantly worse on a daily basis. They no longer represent the people–as in “the teeming masses” referred to at the Statue of Liberty in New York City Harbor. These politicians are bought and sold by the chosen few who truly possess wealth and power in America. People like the Walton Family, owners of Wal-Mart, who among them are worth a whopping $151 billion. Republicans, and many Democrats, move quickly when their true masters whistle. You and I, basically being “little folk”, have only the power attained when we group together as our single votes mean next to nothing what with heinous attempts to enforce fictitious voter fraud and keep people of color, students and seniors from voting. As long as money controls Congress we are at the mercy of corrupt officials and the corrupted political system.
Here is Bill Maher exposing how the Republicans work to keep legislation from positively impacting us “little folk” by consistently lying: