Tuesday, January 03, 2023
THE AMERICAN MULTIPARTY SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT
Update> Feb 6, 2023 >> Defaulting on the debt would be terrible for the US. Caving in to budget reductions to pass the debt bill would be terrible for the US.
If there are just a few Old Republicans left in the House of Representatives, they should unite with the 212 Democrats to pass the debt bill. Better, if they join the Democrats that voted for Jeffries as Speaker of the House, form a coalition in the House, and create a moderate, pro-democratic, pro-republican, pro-American leadership for a coalition Speaker of the House, we can create a Congress capable of passing the laws that will help the US and Americans prosper.
Jan 3, 2023
The United States does not have a two-party government. There are currently at least three parties in government:
(1) the Mainstream Democrats, led by President Biden;
(2) the very conservative, right-wing Republicans, led by Kevin McCarthy; and
(3) the Extreme Right, anarchist, anti-democratic, anti-republican faction represented by GOP characteristics (Greed, Obstruction, Prejudice), currently opposing McCarthy in the vote for Speaker of the House.
There are several other parties in the US. There are the independent and progressive Democrats, who have been supporting Biden to pass moderately progressive legislation. There are the conservative Democrats, who have also been supporting Biden so that moderately progressive legislation could pass. There is also the "Old Republican Party", that believes in a republic and democracy. They are mostly business (including international business) friendly, socially conservative, and supportive of the military. They are currently not a strong force in the current “Republican” party.
In addition to specific parties, there are also interest groups for every demographic, and every geography. The interests of the coastal states tend to be more international, more technical, and more social welfare supportive than the interior and southern states.
Many democratic countries have coalition governments. For much of US history, there have been coalitions which grouped themselves into two "Party"s . Sometimes a Party would split, creating a year or a few years with a significant minor Party.
The "Republicans" are having trouble managing to create a working Party coalition. They could split into two Parties.
Right now, to create a House of Representatives that can function to support the needs of America, the Old Republicans should form a coalition with the Democrats to elect a Speaker of the House.
If there are six or more Old Republicans left in the House of Representatives, they should unite with the 212 Democrats that voted for Jeffries as Speaker of the House, to form a coalition in the House and create a moderate, pro-democratic, pro-republican, pro-American leadership for a coalition Speaker of the House.