"Pathetic excuse for democracy"
Well, we are NOT a Democracy, officially we are a Republic:
"a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation.
Unofficially I believe we are a Oligarchy:
"A form of government in which ONE elite group rules and they have NOT been elected/voted. Only certain members of society have a valid voice in the government. Everybody has to listen to this group.