How can we eliminate partisanship if we have problems telling a partisan from a potato-head??
Here is a quick checklist to help in the citizenry’s quest to cope with the politically challenged:
A. Is more concerned about who is right than what is right.
B. Thinks social harmony will be achieved just as soon as the opposition’s voice is successfully eliminated from public debate; “It’s their fault!”
C. Always responds to any critique of their politics by attributing to critics the most radical attitudes/positions of their opposition and then responding to those positions/attitudes instead of addressing the point raised.
D. Is dedicated to gaining an unassailable political “mandate” for their party/ideology; “Give us the power, turn your backs, close your eyes and then we will make the world a better place for everyone, we promise!”
E. On the Right they work the system making the status quo the “victim” by default in order to exercise unjust power; on the Left they game the system, and the underdog is the default victim in the quest of partisans on both sides to control the most political “sheep“.