So, I was, much like Charlie Brown fooled yet again by Lucy, knocked flat on my rhetorical rear by his conclusion that
...we have the worst of all worlds right now. The days when there were liberal Republicans and conservative Democrats, who nudged the two parties together, appear over. We don’t have compulsory voting. Special interest money is out of control, and we lack any credible Third Party that could capture enough of the center to force both Democrats and Republicans to compete for votes there.Somehow he got from a big pile of evidence that the Democrats represent the entire span of sane politics, and the Republicans have gone crazy, and reached his standard conclusion of "its polarized, and everybody's to blame!" Good Grief!