Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis

The going narrative laments the US's current left-right tribalism as the death of measured discussion and the rise of clickbait and metapolitical showmanship.

However, adamant party loyalty could also suggest the very opposite—that we prefer consistent policy positions to cunning bipartisan displays.

Both of these claims encode a wish for the White House to focus on policy instead of decorum, but perhaps, by letting presidential politics stand aside as a theatrical diversion, we could restore focus to the lower-lever executive appointees and state legislators who actually implement laws and regulations.