Blame the people.
People vote, perhaps it comes down to lack of education.
More often then not, a lack of desire to educate themselves. To many are more then happy to be told what to think, why they should think that way, whether they should feel happy or not, who's to blame for why their not happy, and that those who don't think like them, are the enemy.
Thinking requires far to much effort, for far to many people.