Originally posted by @eladar
Alabama was given to the Democrats by the establishment Republicans.
There are actually three major parties in the US
Democrats who are all establishment
You still don't get it, do you?
USA politicians are establishment. All. By design. Republicans even more than Democrats, by the very nature of the party. But even Democrats. Even Ralph Nader, who has consistently been the only pseudo-succesful candidate to have the guts to tell the Great American Uneducated things they do not want to hear but badly need to, is establisment. Trump? Rand Paul? Perot? Good grief. Personal millionaires, businessmen with buddies all over the commercial "upper" class. There's nobody quite as deeply established as a Right-wing "rogue" candidate from the world of business.
Besides, it's inherent in the system. Yours is a commercial political world, and set up to be so from the start. It's nepotism and plutocracy made official, freemasonry with the show of the ballot box. It's all about personal acquaintances and pulled strings, and since the advent of television personal fame.
To be a politician in the USA and not fail even before the ballot, you have
to be establishment. You have to have a war coffer of millions of dollars and a media presence every single day. And that's never going to change until you get rid of this cult of Strong Personality, and that's
never going to happen until you get rid of the two-party-forming district voting system and adopt real democracy in the form of proportional representation. And that'll never happen, because you, like your Limey ex-lords and masters, are slaves to the baronage.
Therefore, all USA politicians except the utter failures are and will remain, by design and inevitably, establishment.