Admit it. Republicans have broken politics.

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Neither party is perfect, but Republicans in Congress have been drifting towards political extremism since long before Trump, and they’re making it impossible for Congress to work the way it’s supposed to.

Over the past few decades, both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have moved away from the center. But the Republican Party has moved towards the extreme much more quickly -- a trend that political scientists’ call “asymmetrical polarization.”

That asymmetry poses a major obstacle in American politics. As Republicans have become more ideological, they’ve also become less willing to work with Democrats: filibustering Democratic legislation, refusing to consider Democratic appointees, and even shutting down the government in order to force Democrats to give in to their demands.

Democrats have responded in turn, becoming more obstructionist as Republican demands become more extreme.

And that’s made it really easy for media outlets to blame “both sides” for political gridlock. As political scientists Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein explain in their book “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks,” journalists feel a pressure to remain neutral when covering big political fights. So politics coverage has been dominated by the myth that both parties are equally to blame for the gridlock in DC.

But they’re not. And the only way to stop Republicans in Congress from continuing their drift towards the extreme is to be brutally honest about who’s responsible for breaking our politics.

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Admit it. You came here for the comments.

Author — Kawaii Gamer


*Democrats came for the video, Republicans came for the comments.*

Author — JosiahXsims819


There's a reason George Washington scoffed at the idea of political parties

Author — Brendan O'Donnell


Oh well, it's not like some earth-shattering event will happen in 2020 where not working together or taking swift action will result in the loss of tens of thousands of American lives. What do we really have to worry about...

Author — Red Green


When will people realize that the two party system is a complete joke?? The division between republicans and democrats is getting out of hand. No body is civil anymore and just attacks each other

Author — Petey Zee


Politics is just high school with older people

Author — M


If there we no political parties at all, people would have to actually read about the politician to understand what they stand for. Thats what I think

Author — Abd_Chees e


When Obama became president, the Republicans became evil and blocking everything the democrats would promote even if its good for the American people. Then they would spread lies about the dems with accusations of not doing anything even when they were the ones blocking them from doing their job.

Author — coconutmix


people are elected into office no longer to support their constituents but to support their party and that's getting worse and worse

Author — patrick bai


I think the media actually broke politics

Author — David Henry


I can’t wait for the comments section to be full of reasonable debate and people willing to listen to other viewpoints

Author — Dankk Mann96


Me: comes for the comments
Comments: Admit it you came for the comment
Me: 😑

Author — Charm Jn Baptiste


The only reason this has become a problem in the first place is because of the lack of choice we have. Having only two political parties is bound to end in disaster because they both have to be extreme to differentiate from each other.

Author — Gage Hoornstra


Currently searching for one comment that specifically states: “You know what, you’ve convinced me I was wrong.”

Author — Rayan Arslani


Me: not from America
Also me: watching a video about American politics

Author — Rotem Tamir


I remember, a specific person said that we should never create parties as it will divide the nation.


Author — Don't look at my profile pic


In summary: Greed. It's surging faster now more than ever.

Author — DJ BIS


Libertarian gang chilling in the corner, knowing we will never win a modern presidential election.

Author — BlancoTopRamen


Big money in politics - if anything - broke American politics.

Author — Sam Burns


Why is no one talking about the fact that only having two major parties is contributing to the problem?

Author — ernest wamalwa