I've got no problem with being disagreed with on that, it's just an opinion. And I could be wrong. I just can't come up with a better explanation for the extreme partisanism we've been enduring the past few years. You mean Trump? There's no way I, personally, could ever support him, for any reason, at all, ever. My own take on him is that he has no moral compass at all. He's a narcissist, period. I don't know if he, himself, is a racist or not. I think he thinks there are people who ARE racists who will support him if they think he's one too. And, he might be a racist. Who knows? These days the whole "racist" thing is something I don't feel qualified to speak on. As near as I can tell, the consensus is all white people are racists and no one else can be. Since I'm white, I don't know that I'm qualified to make that call, except in cases that are ridiculously clear. Trump looks like a racist to me, for sure. But the only thing that really tells me is that he has some sort of reason for wanting to be perceived that way, until he doesn't. I wouldn't have voted for him if he'd been the last candidate on the face of the earth, but that has absolutely nothing to do with politics. I wouldn't have voted for him if I'd actually AGREED with him. Because I've dealt with enough people like him in real life I deeply believe there is no, legal, way to deal with them safely. Trump, and Mitch McConnell, and Nancy Pelosi, and the rest of the extreme partisans on both sides are the people that I think have decided it's good, for them, if the rest of us decide we have nothing in common. They want lines drawn and compromise to be out of the question. To me, it makes a lot more sense to start with the things we can agree on an work from there. You're not going to get the Aryan Nation on board, obviously. Again, that kind of group is extreme partisan and they aren't interested in democracy, they're interested in "winning". The thing is, we all live here and the people who disagree with me have just as much right to their opinion as I do. (We can all have different opinions, but not different facts.) No one has the right to take someone else's rights away. And THAT is where I tend to have a problem with a lot of the people who self identify as conservative. They DO, apparently, think they should be able to take some people's rights away. Not all conservatives, but some of them. Or so it seems to me. And we disagree on things like whether or not health care is a right too. (I could accept it as something we should each be responsible for, if most of us were able to earn enough money to pay for either health care or insurance. But that would mean the 1% would have to spread a little of their money around.) I didn't get that, but I could be wrong. Sure wouldn't be the first time.