For the last three decades or so, there’s been a phony war going on. Whichever democracy you happen to live in, you’re involved, but your role in it is purely confined to being a football kicked around between the two sides. The two sides in question doing the kicking are the two political parties which broadly style themselves as right or left of some notional line through the no-mans-land middle ground between them.
As I often remind people, and illustrated by the above graphic, "Republican" and "Conservative" are far too often not one and the same.
As usual, the Pointman is on point. Read more at: