This is the extraction model of diplomacy. Extract representation in order to extract participation, in order to extract the broadest spectrum of capture. This is not governance to promote democracy it is the double-down on decades of Clintonesque extraction by slime-slip. It is the strategy of full spectrum dominance / superiority by being incompetent at anything other than bludgeoning - everything is studied in terms of weaponization. we’re simply seeing more aspects of it. Unfortunately, I would submit, not enough people realize what it is we are witnessing. If we do,we tend to interpret it inappropriately according to day to day criteria - myself included.
Now, imagine the capture of entire spheres of engagement and walk back through Citizens United… its probably called something like an authoritarian kleptocratic oligarchy … fascism for short or sure.