It seems today that the only thing that unites Republicans is their disdain for Democrats and the only thing that unites Democrats is their hatred of Republicans.
Meanwhile, both parties face their own internal struggles. For Democrats, secular progressives want to slash and burn everything about America that causes them outrage while traditional liberals favor more government spending and social change but still salute the flag.
Among Republicans, Trump loyalists are in ascendency, rationalizing whatever position the President tweets, while limited-government conservatives spin themselves dizzy, applauding Trump when he does something conservative but rolling their eyes (or worse) when he’s crude, undisciplined or philosophically incoherent.
Both Trump and his secular progressive counterparts relentlessly stoke support from true believers while antagonizing most everyone else.
A growing number of Americans (myself included) just want our elected lawmakers to “shut up and do your jobs!” (more…)