The simple answer is that they use us against ourselves. They use the fear of the populous to protect them from those that question their actions. They intimidate the weak to not listen to reason. The fear of the masses keeps them in power.
If that is not bad enough, we now have a second generation of Singer wannabes. Steven Langert Shuie Shmukler and Chesky Seitler are all examples of people that have seen what was happening, and were impressed enough to try to emulate our Senator. Instead of saying that we should rid ourselves of a leader that is abusing us for his own be benefit, they became his sidekicks. They are the new generation of little bullies.
But only if we let them.
In reality, we have the power to rid ourselves of these abusive politicians. So why haven't we?
Perhaps it is the fear of failure. As long as we allow these bullies to stay in office, we have someone to blame. If we get rid of them and we fail, we will have nobody to blame but ourselves. This way of thinking is what keeps these people in their positions.
We are at a point now where all the abuses that our leaders have subjected us to are making our lives unlivable. The time has come to say goodbye to these supposed representatives and take charge of our own destiny. Let's send the bullies packing.