Similarities with American politics
Not unlike American politics, a socialistic platform have lifted up the Democratic Party and opened up the way for the first ever election of an African-American president. However, despite having a complete majority in Congress in Obama's first term, and complete control of the executive branch of government, the Democratic Party was unable to prevent historical back to back credit rating downgrades of the United States in 2011. They have also created additional taxes against the middle class to support new universal health care coverage, and impacted professionals with lower payouts in Medicare.
The only thing that hasn't happened yet, in contrast to Thailand, is a coordinated nationwide rebellion against the ruling party. Thankfully, the American electorate still respect the Constitution and will still voice their displeasure at the voting booth instead of firing a gun.