Agreed. There are people who seem so obsessed and distressed about their chosen issues that they are like rabid dogs or drunk people. I feel bad for them, not for their views but for their rabid state. I have/ had a friend whose views I shared but I couldn't stand to be around him when he got into politics. Change the subject, walk away, introduce him to somebody who liked to obsess. Not sure why he died young but I suspect stress was a part of it. I vote and I write my congresspersons. I also presume that there is stuff happening that I am not privy to, like when a politician doesn't do what I want or expect. They are required by law to lie about govt secrets. They MUST engage in behind the scenes deals and compromise on one thing to accomplish another. I am absolutely certain that no matter how much reading I do, there will be stuff happening that I cannot fully understand or make sense of. Fighting over the details does not improve my life or our society.