Mitch McConnell, current majority leader of the US Senate, has stated publicly that we will not bring any bills to the senate floor unless they have the support of the president. This was a fairly stunning abdication of his responsibility as the leader of a major part of our government that is meant, among other things, to serve as a check and balance to the executive branch. He has basically said he now does whatever the president wants.
The recent midterms put the democrats in charge of the House of Representatives. Nancy Pelosi is Mitch McConnell's counterpart in that legislative body. She has stated that she will not support a bill of impeachment unless she has bipartisan support, which would of course include the GOP-controlled Senate.
The Senate will not act unless the president agrees. The House will not act unless the Senate agrees. This essentially elevates the president to the level of a dictator. A dictator who is stuffing the judiciary with judges sympathetic to him and his agenda.
How is it possible that our system has so completely collapsed?
Is it citizen's united, and the flood of money into politics?
It is the rise of balkanized journalism in the form of cable news?
Is it corrupt social media, and/or foreign governments manipulating us?
Is it the re-emergence of virulent racism as a reaction to the first black president?
Has this country run its course? Are we seeing the final days of Rome?