Skip to comments.MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell condemns the Senate as a 'permanently anti-democratic institution'
Posted on 04/28/2022 6:50:25 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell decried the upper chamber of Congress as "anti-democratic" during his appearance Thursday on "The ReidOut."
Host Joy Reid led to the topic of the Senate by discussing whether the United States is "governable" as a country based on "a system designed by European men who certainly never envisioned racial and gender equality or the kind of diversity that we have today or that anyone not like them would share power in this country."
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All I can say is what a country we have. Where a certifiable idiot gets her own cable TV show.
“Host Joy Reid led to the topic of the Senate by discussing whether the United States is “governable” as a country based on “a system designed by European men who certainly never envisioned racial and gender equality or the kind of diversity that we have today or that anyone not like them would share power in this country.””
Totalitarian double talk.
The Ministry of Truth needs no consistency or logic.
The Senate was designed to be a check on the flaws of democracy. Of course, it has failed at that, since it has simply become a creature of partisanship. They do not represent the citizens of their respective states, as intended.
Of course it is, along with the many other anti-democratic parts of the Constitution our founders placed there to protect us from one of the worst imaginable evils - democracy.
Crazy and absurd doesn't even begin to describe this.
If every Democrat was a white male and every Republican a black woman she'd still say the Republican Senators are racists and sexists.
What an ignorant fnidjit Lawrence O’Donnell is.
And all of them.
I find myself in some agreement, in full disclosure I have had a pathological hatred for most senators anyway and have for 50 years. The Constitution has only one major flaw and that was the incorporation of the Great Compromise (or Connecticut Compromise) as it was necessary at the time to to pull all the states together to form a nation as each state got two ‘senators.’
The intention at the time was these senators (chosen by their perspective state representatives) represent their own state, today is that these turncoats represent their perspective party instead.
I cannot think of anything that would help this nation more than the repeal of the 17th Amendment.
Well, the Senate is supposed to cool the tea.
We’re a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC.
NOT a Democracy. Destroying democracy, mob rule, is not necessarily a bad thing.
We should back to selecting Senators the way it was originally done — not just because it’s a better way, but also to spite the likes of Joy and Lar.
It was designed by European men? 56 men signed the document, I counted 8 who were from Europe, 2 were from Ireland which had been treated brutally at times by the British. The rest were from the Colonies, not Europe.
Oh, you say, their ancestors were from Europe. Well, no, they originally came from Asia, then went to Europe. Go back far enough, well not too far in terms of earth history, we all came from Africa.
And the documents generated, the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, stemmed both from Greek (Europe and Asia Minor) and Hebrew (first Asian, for a while North African (Egyptian) and then Asian) teachings.
These people on the left are truly non-playable characters (NPC’s).
However your screen name was already taken when I signed up almost 20 years ago. ;-)
A dog barked. A jackass brayed.
O’Donnell spoke. All the same.
White men have advanced the world more than anyone else by miles.
Reality sucks for some.
I didn’t think he was so bad in the 90s. It was pretty
easy for folks to agree that Clinton was a slime-ball,
and then pile on.
When he left office, it all became a big drive to trash
Bush and Conservatives.
Bush wasn’t an enemy of them in some ways, but they
never give squishy Republicans a break.
If you want to get rid of the Senate, you’ll have to get rid of the Constitution itself. I realize that’s what the left is really wanting to do. Any part of the Constitution can be changed by amendment except the equal representation of states in the Senate. It’s right there in Article V. So if you don’t like the existence or structure of the Senate, you are opposed to the Constitution of the U.S. itself. Perhaps this should be pointed out.
Really? That’s interesting to learn. So the allocation of Senators can never change.
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