CSPAN televised a debate in Toronto and it was a real fireworks display. The debate was on the proposed resolution the Canadians put together about American democracy. They wanted to have a vote on Trump actually. The left was Andrew Sullivan and E.J. Dionne. The right was Newt Gingrich and Kimberley Strassel of the Editorial Board of the Wall Street Journal. The moderator did a crappy job. Of course, the left in the audience was rude and disruptive when the "righty" speakers were on. The "righty" audience members were never disruptive when the lefty speakers were yapping.
Here is the link and I recommend you watch it all the way through. It is so relevant to the "divide".
What fascinates me is this. The left and the right are 180 degrees off. Even the facts are that much off. Every single point brought up was disputed in the 180 degrees off mode! It was like a different planet's people were debating! I actually yelled at the liberals a few times. Thank goodness my windows were closed. I am a voracious reader of news and I prize facts. The lefty debaters made up most of their crap while the righty ones did not. And the moderator allowed the lefty yappers to over-talk the righty ones when they were talking. Totally blew the debate decorum in my view.
The lefty debaters are no different than the antifa in Berkeley or any college campus these days. If you are a conservative they are all about shouting you down or interrupting so the people can't hear you. They even did this to Newt. But in their zeal to shout down the right, you will see they made the liberals look really bad.
The point of the debate was simple. Is Trump undermining democracy? And the left in their tabloid way did their best to insinuate Trump does. The right said there is no legal undermining and democracy and the rule of law are maintained. Emotions and finger pointing and lies as usual by the left. Facts and backup information and the actual laws were presented by the right. In the end, the Canadians, (most are liberals), probably sided with the emotional arguments of the left. The conservatives sided with the actual facts and laws as presented by the right. They did not tell us the results.
If you are weak-kneed about these kinds of things I still think you need to watch and listen. You will see how deranged the left is and how smooth and brainy the right is.