I could not agree more. They play us like a fiddle and they know the toons we want to hear. For generations, U.S. consumers have long been the subjects of behavioral studies and research by advertizing corporations. They track each market and sub-market of consumers. The carefully researched techniques used to sell junk food are also used to sell junk political ideas. They don't care what you as an individual are thinking, but they know group dynamics inside and out.