Brett Kavanaugh was recently nominated by an unpopular president to the Supreme Court yet managed to won 3 million fewer votes than the runner-up. A Senate majority that represents a minority of the country confirmed him. He was confirmed although most Americans didn’t want him to be seated in supreme court.
Nothing about Kavanaugh’s high position breaks the rules of American government. As the Republicans hold a majority in the US Senate, the Elected officials bear no responsibility to follow public opinion. They feel Kavanaugh’s confirmation as illegitimate, and they’re turning their anger on the composition of the US Senate.
American politics is deteriorating and ending to an era of crisis. A constitutional system built to calm the tensions of America’s founding era is disturbing the political competition between parties, making the country less democratic and more political.
Since 2000, the records tell us that, 40 percent of presidential elections have been won by the lower party of the popular vote. Republicans control the US Senate even though having fewer votes than Democrats, and it’s understood that House Democrats need to beat Republicans by as much as 7 or 8 points in the popular vote to hold a majority in the house. Next year, it’s possible that Republicans will control the presidency and both chambers of Congress even though having received fewer votes for the White House in 2016 and the House and Senate in 2018.
How long will a Democratic coalition that has more members but less political power accept this system? And what will happen when they fight back against the mighty republicans?
It is that feeling of legitimacy that is keeping them away from Republicans. This is the feeling that is draining out of the American political system, and as bad as it is now, it can, and likely will get even worse. Read More politics news at Storifynews.