Why haven't Americans reacted?
There are a lot of people like me that didn't know the score. I don't think we in the media have done a very good job of informing them. And people on both sides politically, but one side in particular, have been deliberately trying to confuse them.
Is there a way to reverse this trend?
The main thing to do is correct the power shift and the only way to do that is for middle-class Americans to get involved in politics between elections. Americans today don't believe they can influence Washington. They could if they organized.