seem to think.
The military/industrial complex (call them oligarchs for short) call the shots in both parties. And both parties candidates have to be approved.
(It amazes me that people still think that traditionally Republicans are the party of war and Democrats are the party of peace. That's not what the record says. Must be a hold over from the protest days of the Nixon Administration.)
An I would deny that the "welfare state complex" is much of an issue for real at all anymore. That's an invented boogeyman that the right created just to beat up.