quote [ The defining divide in American politics is probably between Republicans and Democrats. It encapsulates all our other divides — by race, education, religion and more — and it’s growing. This partisan divide is such a big part of people’s political identities, in fact, that it’s reinforced simply by “negative partisanship,” or loyalty to a party because you don’t like the other party. ]
It's not just the Coastal Elites who don't know what's on the other side of the divide.
Perry Bacon Jr of Five Thirty-Eight discussed the phenomenon with On The Media.
Who Do We Think We Are?
The category is People, not Politics, because there is very little policy, if any, when it comes to partisanship for most. It's identity politics all around.