I’ve said for a while that we need to retire:
People on the right think that most people on the left are wrong; people on the left think that most people on the right are evil.
This guy in Bloomberg View has a similar take, from the left:
The trajectories that the two counties have followed are different, but they have ended up as almost exact political mirrors of one another. If you’re in that 90 percent in Cullman County or in Manhattan, you probably aren’t accustomed to discussing politics with people who sharply disagree with you. And if you’re in the 10 percent, you probably keep your politics to yourself.”Politics” might even be the wrong word for it. As Bishop describes it in his book (and Andrew Sullivan does in a new essay in New York magazine), the divide is really more about identities, or tribes. Policy disputes aren’t what separates us so much as differences in attitude and language. Which is why Donald Trump, despite his New York County address and all-over-the-political-map statements on the campaign trail, seems to be mainly just deepening the divide. Attitude and language — and loyalty — are what he cares about most, so those are the buttons that he keeps pushing.