How billionaire oligarchs are becoming their own political parties? They already control both the Republican and Democratic Parties. Becoming their own parties would seem a redundant effort. Indeed, political parties are mere window dressing for the reality that the entire political class in this country are wholly owned subsidiaries of the oligarchs. The people are presented with no real choices when the elections come around. The best one can hope for in any election is that one candidate is slightly less evil than the other.
Financial elites own both parties lock, stock and barrel. Most Americans know this. Sure, there are important social issues in play. But, for the vast majority of working class Americans, economic issues are not really in play to any serious degree. Both parties support the spread of Free Trade Agreements and the resulting offshoring of job. Both parties stand by the banks, oil companies, corporate consolidation, less consumer choice and more oligarchs. Both parties prefer to spend a larger piece of America's budget on war. Both parties want to spy on Americans and run roughshod over the Bill of Rights. Our argument gets more intense over a decreasing universe of issues.
Large variance of the change in attitudes like intra party marriage could be explained by the change within in the parties themselves rather than party label. Before Nixon southern strategy both parties were much more diverse internally on almost every social racial and economic subject which is hardly the case today where the parties are totally split on almost every issue.