I decide to continue the discussion about how mindless partisanship is a real problem and how I’ve never seen the electorate more polarized. It was prompted by @zeb1’s speaking out of two mouths on when lying is bad in a politician (and bad equates to arguing they should be disqualified, impeached, should not get your vote, etc.) and when it is tolerable (yeah, they lie, but they all do it, so that’s not a reason not to vote for them, keep supporting them, etc.).
Using Zeb’s record as an example, lying is bad if it’s a Democrat, but less worrisome if it is a Republican. Standards differ depending on your party affiliation.
But this topic is bigger than one partisan poster’s offerings in an internet forum - and I read somewhere that only 11% of House districts are competitive, so the partisanship is institutionalized.
Can we fix it? Do we need to?