Yes, the direct cause of the current situation is primarily the collapse of the Republican Party into a criminal organization. But the obviously I think this problem is far bigger than that. The party system in this country ceased to function decades ago.
The Democratic Party is not actively criminal but certainly not interested in risking any of its funding or corporate support for anything other than the status quo. The fact that the old status quo looks so good now is directly the result of a sudden lurch into neofascism.
Please note that, other than vague muttering about vast asset imbalances being less than good, what has been suggested to correct this? Totally by the ruling elite’s dictates we will probably end up with lonely Joe Biden as the chosen candidate.
The totality of his message is that the Republicans aren’t that bad and we can go back to the way things were. Yes, sir, morning in America. Joe does well in the Black population but lousy with everyone else. He has that status because he did nothing terrible in eight years as Obama’s sidekick. To the Black community that is as good as they can imagine.
We are now down to an all white slate of potential, let’s go slowly, candidates. At least we have Sanders and Warren, Sanders with massive support and Warren with ability to plan and, hopefully, implement. Sanders will not be allowed to win whatever the primary results.
This is another aspect of the same corrupt system that allowed Russian manipulation of the 2016 election that provided a distraction while the electoral college was used to deny the popular vote.
This is not black and white. Everyone in Congress is responsible for the conditions that allowed system failure.