It’s Even Worse Than It Looks – Audiobook Online

It’s Even Worse Than It Looks is a social science book by Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein.
Hyperpartisanship has deadlocked the US government. Congressional approval ratings are at record lows, and both Democrats and Republicans are disgusted by the government’s inability to get anything done. Congress scholars Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein present a grim picture of how polarization within party and tribal politics has led Congress — and the United States — to the brink of failure. institutional failure.


The authors update their important book in an ever more divided political environment. The underlying dynamics of the situation – radical Republicans holding the government hostage to their ideology, anti-government beliefs – have only worsened, reinforcing their argument that Republicans are not only ideologically distinct from Democrats, but also engage in a unique form of politics that undermines the economy. system itself. Without a fundamental change in the character and course of the Republican Party, we may have a long way to go before bottoming out.

This book is to convince people that the United States should have a European-style government, with a permanent left or extreme left government for both branches of government of the President and Congress at the same time.

The authors believe that one of the first steps is to ensure that the US Senate can do all its work with a simple majority. Currently, for many business categories, 60 Senators are required to vote in favor of stopping debate, which would then allow a vote that requires only a majority to pass or defeat the bill. is being discussed. This is called cloture. Interestingly, after the 2004 election, when Republicans increased their majority in both houses, Republicans in the U.S. Senate discussed getting rid of the 60-vote rule, an internal rule. set for the US Senate rule, because the Liberal Democrats have used it to repeatedly thwart any aggressive Republican action! The Saner heads prevailed knowing that there could be no permanent Republican majority, and that this would turn around and hurt the Republican Party in the future.

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