A house divided against itself cannot stand.<quoted text>
The Republican elected officials don't care about government, just themselves. But the power behind them wants to undo the US Constitution and create a plutocracy/aristocracy are very much, and the process is well under way. But don't wait for them to send out an announcement that democracy is the target. You'll have to figure it out yourself. When the time comes that the people have no real say about the important issues, such as if wars will end, whether banks should be regulated, whether torture will continue, whether constitutional rights will be respected and protected, etc. When the day comes that these things are no longer decided by people like you and me (I still have voting rights), then democracy will be dead.
But like I said, don't wait for anybody to gloat about it when it happens. Expect the illusion of democracy to persist. Expect the illusion that there is a two-party system representing opposite poles of a spectrum. You'll be able to identify that that is not longer the case when the day comes that both liberals and conservatives express disgust, and when the only issues that you decide are local issues, such as who will be dog catcher or if the roads will be resurfaced.
If that day ever comes, expect that the elections, the news and the schools will all be dysfunctional as well.
And if that day ever comes, I would suggest that you consider extricating yourself from the Democrat versus Republican mindset and recognize that that is an illusion and a distraction that benefits the behind-the-scenes concerns as they transform the country and its government to serve them while citizens quibble over D and R.
Do you think this is too cynical?
If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
It's sad to see the endless donkey v elephant bickering.
It may very well be the downfall of this great country.