Perception. Funny how it works.
My point, unoriginal as it may be, is simply that people bring their own looking-glasses to anything they see, and find in it what they want. That it applies to politics is unsurprising; although to the extent that it shows how little common ground remains on US soil, it is pretty dispiriting. And my perception is that the perception problem is stronger on the right. If I'm wrong, does it matter?