The elites vote with their donations. The little people go to the polls and vote like zombies, pretty much for whichever candidate gets the most contributions from the global elites. Obama is openly having fundraisers in China and Europe now.
The Republicans do not want to do anything about it. They don’t need Harry Reed to investigate Obama in the House. This is likely also the reason that the courts will not do a legitimate investigation of anything that has to do with Obama’s eligibility.
The elites do not want Obama or other corrupt politicians to be severely punished or even embarrassed, because they are doing exactly what they want them to do. They like illegal immigration and the Constitution to be ignored. They want to concentrate power in Washington, D.C., because centralized power is easier to influence with money.
The two parties, with the cooperation of the media, lock out any third parties from being able to compete and spoil the game. Sure, the Democrats and Republicans still feel competitive with each other in elections, but it is like two Rugby teams of the same fraternity competing to win. It makes better theater. These parties are competing for the right to pillage and loot the country for another four years.
It does not have to be a conspiracy. The people with money recognize their common interests and act independently to support those who will help them reach their common goals.
If you think Romney is much different from Obama, you are very much deceiving yourself. Romney will, at best, represent a somewhat slower pace along the road to total control by the oligarchy.
The public is kept polarized, so that they will remain loyal to their respective parties. As long as people keep voting for whomever can raise the most money, this charade is going to continue.