Poitical Sectarianism and the Cure for It.

New York Times columnist Thomas Edsall wrote yesterday about a baleful phenomenon, “political sectarianism,” which is said to have three basic ingredients, “the tendency to view opposing partisans as essentially different or alien to oneself; aversion — the tendency to dislike and distrust opposing partisans; and moralization — the tendency to view opposing partisans as iniquitous.”

Edsall doesn’t say that the cure for this condition is for morally deficient characters, like the 126 Republican members of the House of Representatives and the 18 states attorneys general, those Republican U.S. senators and their media confederates, and a lot of others who have endorsed Trump’s destructive and totally phony claims that the election was rigged against him, thereby betraying and undermining our democracy, stop being different from and alien to decent responsible people of good will, stop being dislikable and untrustworthy, and stop being patently immoral and iniquitous.