Robert Reich: America Actually Has Six Political Parties

Robert Reich: America Actually Has Six Political Parties



the old Democratic and Republican parties are exploding you take a closer look America actually has six political parties right now first our establishment Republicans consisting of large corporations Wall Street and major GOP funders their goal is to have their taxes cut second anti-establishment Republicans consisting of tea partiers the freedom caucus and libertarians their goal is to have a smaller government with shrinking deficits and debts many of them also want to get big money out of politics and end crony capitalism the third are social conservative Republicans evangelicals and rural southern whites they want America to return to what they call Christian values member for establishment Democrats corporate and Wall Street executives and upper-middle class professionals they'd also like a tax cut but they believe in equal rights five anti-establishment Democrats younger grassroots movement types and progressives who still call themselves Democrats their biggest issues are widening inequality racism sexism and climate change they also want to get big money out of politics and they reject crony capitalism the sex party is Trump this party consists of Donald J Trump and his fanatical followers Trump's goal is to get more money for himself get more power for himself get more attention to himself and get even whoever can put together elements of a governing coalition among these six parties we'll win you

36 thoughts on “Robert Reich: America Actually Has Six Political Parties

  1. Hmmm… You kind of stuck with the two-party system there, though the Libertarian Party is a party in it's own right, isn't it?. What about the Green Party of the United States, a registered political party? And other 'third-party' parties? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_party_(United_States)

  2. It is a populist year.

    Whoever can convince the people that they will go to bat for them, "will win."

    45 is a fake populist.
    Bernie, Elizabeth and Tulsi are real.

  3. This denotes the factions among the 2 major parties. There are really about 120 political parties in there USA, even a Marijuana party

  4. I don't agree, the 6th "party" is labor & industrial workers. Trump won with a quasi-coalition of ~ 2/3rds of each the anti-establishment right, social conservatives, and the labor & industrial workers. This is evident in the fact that Trump won the "rust belt" (formerly known as the "manufacturing belt"), where the labor & industrial workers "party" is most prevalent. This "party" never would have voted for Hillary because they blamed NAFTA, rightly or wrongly, for having gutted industrial sector jobs, and they saw that she was advocating for the TPP, a similar "free-trade" agreement.

  5. Aren't social conservatives mostly for Trump? He is absolutely for himself and no one else, but the majority of that group seemingly still follows whatever he says regardless of its quality.

    Of course, when considering thou shalt not hold any other idols before God or should love thy neighbor as thyself, it certainly doesn't seem like the basic tenets of Christianity are followed by many of those who want a "return" to it.

  6. It was making sense up till it turned into a bashing of trump. Now for the record I don't like Trump at all but in order to deliver a successful argument you have to as much as it pains you to do so, remain objective and without bias. You have to be willing to let your opponent have their say no matter how opposed to it you are, only then will the true virtue of your case show through. Both sides are willing to listen as long as you don't tell either of them that they're wrong just because you say so. If you divert from just explaining the facts and target only one side negatively your credibility waivers and people will immediately label you as just some crackpot spouting hate for one party. Given how fanatical trump supporters, conservatives, and liberals can be when confronted in a hostile manner, you only drive them further away. If you want to change their minds, you need to let them figure it out on their own. Give them just the true unbiased facts and let them try to validate what they know, some may be a bit more stubborn than others but when they see the contradictions, they start to question what they know. This video should have finished with the 5th party or named the 6th as Radicals or "Wild Cards", parties that push for drastic shifts in policy or propose large scale and often unrealistic changes to gain appeal to large groups despite having no realistic means to deliver. They gain brief bouts of support to obtain relevance for a short time before they fade back into obscurity. They tend to be made up of people who serve special social and economic interests. Whether its racists blaming tough times on minorities, religious zealots who want to curtain freedoms in the name of seemingly moral values, wealthy elites seeking to maintain their standing while suppressing those beneath, or noble minded individuals determined to break a flawed system in favor of a more fair one but don't realize it can't be done overnight. Does it name anyone specific? No, but there are plenty of examples of them that you can identify on your own if you listen to enough facts.

  7. establishment democrats and republicans need to unite to prevent the rise of far left and right populists

  8. Trump wants to stay out of prison. He ran for President to get political clout so that the Department of Justice would not investigate him and his family for racketeering. He has always believed that the DOJ is politically guided. He expected to lose to Bush or Clinton but would get enough political clout that Bush or Clinton would not let DOJ investigate Trump.

  9. as earlier commenters have correctly noted: the first five sub-groups may well be correctly defined, although i should add that at least for now they are not reorganized into separate political parties. the final one is somewhat more nebulous in definition so i don't know what to make of it as a distinct segment of political thinking. anyhow, a coalition between the anti-establishment sections couldn't exist because the anti-establishment democrats believe in that a more active stance has to be taken to solve the problems of the present, whereas the anti-establishment republicans still basically believe that freedom means every man for himself and that anyone who tries to get you to care about anything is basically trying to infringe on your freedom. thus, the coalition that has to win is an internal one in the democratic party, or better yet, the anti-establishment democrats leading/

  10. This kind of video widens the divide between a stupid nation that that on one side has the stupid old fashioned republicans and on the other the whiney melenial Democrats, both parties are equally stupid in their endeavors to see who can fuck this nation up the most in 4 years

  11. The Trump party I didn't know it was a political party!!!!!!!!!!!Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  12. The Catholic vote (approaching 25%) would be won, if only the Democrats would compromise on the abortion issue.

  13. Progressive here. I agree with you and also would like to congratulate you on a perfect drawing of Rand Paul.

  14. Yh I had that impression too because it irritated me every time when I compared US Partyโ€™s with German partyโ€™s.
    In Germany you have

    Neoliberal Conservatives
    = CDU/CSU (Establishment Rep.)

    Far Neoliberal Liberals
    = FDP (Establishment Dem.)

    Neoliberal โ€œSocialistโ€
    = SPD (Establishment Dem.; This Party is tricky because they did Neoliberal policyโ€™s wich brought poverty and a whole left party(the soul) โ€“ wich is later Part of โ€œDie Linke โ€“ split from it because of the NL policyโ€™s and now they seem to come back but nobody really trust them)

    Democratic Socialist
    = Die Linke (Anti – Establishment Dem.; FunFact: Friends of Bernie)

    Neoliberal Democratic Socialist
    = Die Grรผne (โ€œAnti – Establishment Demโ€ but you can buy them with money and just as tricky as the SPD

    Far Neoliberal Conservative
    = AFD (Establishment Rep)

    Note: All Neoliberals partyโ€™s supported and still support support the Neoliberal policyโ€™s of the SPD with Old-Chancellor Schrรถder. And Surprisingly these are the Partyโ€™s who accept big Donations from Corporations.
    Die Linke is the only who donโ€™t accept Donations from Corporations just like Bernie and the Green Party from the US.

  15. There's a party for the Jim Crow christian values alt-right types already: The Constitution Party
    The large corporate, big money types are still the establishment GOP without question, but the small business capitalists are the true Libertartians
    The anti-establishment further left liberals are appropriate to the Green party
    The big money liberals are still the DNC
    But as usual, the bicameral system that is in no way part of the constitution hoovers up every group and will not tolerate a 3rd, 4th, or 5th place disruptive party, or even empowering independents who think for themselves.

  16. No Robert. You forgot the dsa. The socialists. Iโ€™m a socialist. And Iโ€™m in a political party. Crony capitalism is capitalism. We wonโ€™t return to the Democrats fuck capitalism

  17. The most simple and profound summary Iโ€™ve seen yet on why we need a third party. Robert, you are my hero.

  18. Outstanding diagnosis of key elements in contemporary politics.
    Breaks through not only the outdated "right-left" distinction of the feeble minded but also the contemporary "establishment-anti-establishment" rage.
    There are common elements to some significant degree — IF a political leader can articulate core values common to the above w/out being confined w/in one bubble.
    If Jesus — throwing the money changers out of the temple and calling for care of all others were the dominant Christian value — then all of the above is needed, except narcissism.

  19. There are not 6 parties. There are 6 factions of a TWO party system with a typically 'winners take all' scenario leaving equal representation impossible in the US. However, hear him out because he's revealing some truth here. I would argue that the establishment GOP want more than tax cuts but understand that he is over simplifying. Then read "The Federalist Papers". Essay 10 especially concerning human nature and factionsโ€”> http://www.gradesaver.com/the-federalist-papers/study-guide/summary-essay-10

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