Heres the thing about democrats and republicans. No they arent exactly the same, but they do similar things at a power structure level. Both parties try to limit the number of people who can put them in power, just in different ways.
The democrats try to limit the essentials while increasing the interchangables.
Republicans try to limit both essentials and interchangables.
Both are pathways to autocratic systems.
Neither one wants to be truly beholden to the people.