Street-level Republicans are happy... just as they were in 1994, when pretty much the same thing happened in the mid-term elections. Since then, after Corporate Clinton completed his gig, we've had Bush & Obama...SSDD. Starting with Reagan and Thatcher, Neoliberals and Neoliberalism have prevailed to this very day. [If you're not well-versed in Neoliberalism, you'll have a very difficult time grasping politics in this day & age. It's a term well known by educated people throughout the world...except in the USA. There's nothing new and nothing liberal about it. That's according to Noam Chomsky. He's right.]
According to CBS News, about four billion dollars was spent on the recent election cycle. That's truly an obscenity...and all for Propaganda Kool Aid. Do you think that the bulk of that money came from donations by people like you and me...for mid-term elections? Hardly. The overwhelming majority of it was so-called "Dark Money"...from mega corporation "citizen" organizations. Surely no one any longer can doubt that elections are bought by mega transnational corporations, the ones who don't give a damn about any country, much less the USA. The ones who backed Reagan, Poppy Bush, Clinton, Dubya Bush, and Obama...they won again. The Neoliberals still prevail. They have taken over our politics, our military, our corporations, and our economy. All of that was accomplished with Edward Bernays style Propaganda...and we're still drinking the Kool Aid.
So, what's it all about? It's not a "conspiracy". It's about Globalization, and that essentially means nothing more or less than monopolistic, Mega Transnational Business. [It's anti-Free-Market-Capitalism.] The objective is to make that as smooth as possible for the super-rich. To those people, politicians-governments-common folks-countries-economies-Democrats-Republicans essentially are all irrelevant. Oligarchs simply have similar goals, and they work sometimes independently, sometimes cooperatively to attain mutually beneficial objectives. Just because they don't always make their methods for getting richer "public" does not make the whole thing a conspiracy. They're out to do whatever it takes to get richer & richer in order to secure the maximum comfort & security for themselves and their families. Ethics and morality rarely ever get in the way of that.
"Voting", at least under the current corrupt system, will not change any of the above. Instead, voting aids and abets it. There are peaceful ways to oppose the present dystopian Machine; I've enumerated a few here & there recently in this Blog.
Not just my opinion. Be Well