This proves, if it were necessary to prove it, that the USA is not a democratic political system. Congress does not represent a fair image of the US electorate but a thwarted image because of the two party system that forces, through primaries, what should be autonomous forces to conquer some other “autonomous forces” with all kinds of bullying, promises and manipulations so that instead of voting for what they believe in they vote for the bully, the Big Man on Campus. And not a woman, please. Even Obama played that game twice and managed to bring together a fair minority share of whites, the full vast majority of blacks and a very fair majority of Latinos, mostly. Plus the woman vote added what was needed along with the gender vote.

Two countries in Europe tried to work on the same pattern and failed. England is in a fix (Brexit) today because of a rebellion against the two-party system which is a four- or five-party system nowadays. Germany has been proving over and over again that the two-party system cannot work properly and alternative parties on all sides have been blooming and growing. The USA will become a democracy when they finally change their electoral system which is the worst possible solution available in the West. Even China is keener on balancing the various trends of their political spectrum in their Communist Party than the USA are in their Congress. In the USA, minorities are excluded. In China, minorities are included by principle and excluded by exception.

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Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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